Whether you’re looking for something scary or cute, there are plenty of ideas for matching Halloween costumes for dogs and owners. And they’re likely easier to pull off than you might think.
Why Matching Costumes with Your Dog?
Dressing up for Halloween is an exciting tradition for many people. It’s a chance to be creative, have fun and show off your personality.
But why should humans have all the fun? Matching costumes for dogs and their owners have become increasingly popular in recent years.
Last year, PetSmart, the pet retailer, surveyed pet parents about dressing their dogs up for Halloween — including with matching costumes.
Here are some of the findings from that survey
- 75 percent of pet parents are planning to dress their pets up for Halloween and other fall occasions
- 25 percent plan to take their pets trick-or-treating
- 30 percent dress their pets up more than once for Halloween
- 86 percent of Millennials plan on dressing up their pets, leading the pack amongst all generations — Gen Z (81 percent), Gen X (74 percent) and Boomers (59 percent).
- 70 percent of urban pet parents say they have matched their pets’ attire with their own
It’s this last stat that connects with the theme of this article — matching Halloween costumes for dogs and owners.
Here are some ideas on finding costumes you can wear with your pup.
Did you give your dog a Halloween-themed name?
One popular idea is to dress up as a famous duo. It could be a superhero pair or one from a popular film
For example, you could go with Batman and Robin, or Han Solo or Princess Leia and Chewbacca from “Star Wars.”
Or you can capture cartoon heroes like Buzz and Woody from the “Toy Story” franchise.
On the other hand, you can find duos from history, such as Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill.
With the first ideas, you can buy a human costume for one of the characters and then the complementary one for your dog. Chewy.com has a huge collection of “Star Wars” costumes for dogs.
For those Wild West stars, you can wear matching cowboy hats, bandana and a vest.
Fun and Creative
Matching costumes are also a fun and creative way to express yourself. You can choose a theme that reflects your personality or interests.
For example, most NFL teams and universities have football jerseys for dogs. Some even have cheerleader costumes for dogs.
So, you and your pup can wear matching jerseys or uniforms that reflect your favorite professional or college sports teams.
At its most basic, the two of you can dress up in the same sweatshirts. That would keep your costume simple yet get across the idea of matching outfits. Heck, you could wear this 365 days of the year, not just on Halloween.
Matching Food Costume Ideas
I’m sure you’ve seen hot dog costumes for dogs. And these are not just for weiner dogs.
How fun would it be to dress your dog like a frankfurter. And then you, the owners, could dress up as hot dog condiments? I think this is the funniest idea for creating matching Halloween costumes for a dog and its owners.
If you’re a couple, one of you can be ketchup. The other person could be mustard. This idea would work with two children who want to take their dog trick or treating with them.
On the other hand, you, the owner, can dress up as a hot dog. Then your pup could be mustard or ketchup.
Here are additional ideas for couples costumes for Halloweens — with or without the dog.
Below are some matching costume options available on Amazon.
Where to Shop for Matching Costumes
Many pet stores and online retailers offer a wide variety of Halloween costumes for dogs. Stores like Target, Chewy and Amazon offer a range of options, from classic Halloween costumes to more unique and creative options.
Overall, store-bought costumes are a great option for those who want a quick and easy solution for matching dog and owner Halloween costumes. With a little creativity and some shopping around, you’re sure to find the perfect costume for you and your furry friend.
Pet safety with costumes
When choosing a costume for your dog, it’s important to consider their comfort and safety. Make sure the costume fits properly and doesn’t restrict their movement or breathing.
Also, you’ll want to avoid costumes with small parts or decorations. Your dog could chew that off and possibly choke on them.
Overall, matching dog and owner Halloween costumes are a fun way to celebrate the holiday with your furry friend. Whether you choose to go with a classic costume or a more unique idea, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the day together.