2018: The Best Halloween Costumes for Dogs & Cats

The witching hour has arrived! If there’s one thing that we love more than dressing up ourselves, it’s finding the perfect costumes for our pets. Whether it’s a hotdog cat or a dog dressed as a donut, there’s just something undeniably amusing about adorning our willing pets in outfits. From the seriously cute to downright crazy, here’s our round-up of the best dogs and cats dressed up in Halloween costumes, serving as perfect inspo for the spooky season!

As always, we only recommend dressing up your pet if they are a completely willing participant. 

The Lion King


If your cat or dog thinks they’re bigger than they actually are, they’ll definitely love donning a mane for the day. Bonus points if you can get them to go trick or treating. Shop the look here.

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We spotted this photo of @theoblongboxshop’s cute Boston Terrier dressed as Popeye on Instagram and we couldn’t be happier about it. If you fancy recreating the look, this sailor outfit is the perfect place to start.

Hipster Dog

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Those glasses… oh my! If you fancy DIY’ing it, this hipster dog is the easiest option. Did you know that toddler clothes are the perfect size for dogs?? All you need is a hipster-inspired cardi, some glasses and an old hat. Find out how to recreate the look here.

Carrot cat

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What’s better than carrot cake? Carrot cat! While this will look amazing on a ginger feline, there’s no denying it has the funny factor on any cat. Shop the look on Etsy here.



Who you gonna call? This guy of course! If you’re opting for a group costume, this one is perfect! Get the essentials for your doggo here.

Jon Snow

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This one wins Halloween! If your furbaby is white, put this DIY Jon Snow costume on your list. All you need is a furry black oversized cape and a stuffed direwolf to turn your dog into a very intimidating (but seriously cute) sword-wielding king.



Turn your cat into a chat thanks to the simple addition of a beret. If they’re not averse to knitwear, pop on a stripy jumper too to really up the ante. Luckily, Tickety Bootique offers a to-die-for array of berets that any fashion-forward cat will love. Shop the look here.

Taco dog

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It doesn’t get much cuter than this taco dog! This little meat-sweater is actually DIY’d and it’s a lot easier than you might think. Get the tutorial here.

Where's Wally

Image: Amazon UK


Waldo… Wally… whatever you choose to call him, there’s no denying that those glasses are amazing! Add to your cart here.

Beetlejuice Pet Costume in Halloween Costumes For Small Dogs

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There are no words! The wig… the suit… that cute face! If your dog is a willing subject, this Beetlejuice costume is a winner. Shop it online here.

Cat Dracula

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This incredible, reversible Count Dracula cape will instantly allow your kitty to channel her inner vampire (she definitely has the teeth for it). It’s available on Etsy here.


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Disney fans rejoice! This homemade Up inspired costume is definitely one of the best things we’ve seen online. Simply make a house shaped doggy vest from cardboard, decorate accordingly and add balloons. Check out the tutorial here.

Did you dress your pet up this year? Tag us in your photos on instagram @styletails. 

Happy Halloween!



Aideen is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer, from Northern Ireland. She grew up with a sassy tabby cat, named Lucky, who proved unlucky by nature, creating mischief wherever her paws took her. She currently has a British Shorthair cat called Indy, who has a penchant for the finer things in life. She loves combining her passion for writing, fashion and cats, spending her days blogging with Indy by her side.

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