Front facing costumes consist of hilarious visual illusions where your dog appears to be a totally different creature from the front. These costumes usually have dangling arms that allows your dog to transform into an elf, TV character, you name it.
The issue with these costumes is that they only work from the front. From the sides, your dog just looks like he has a bunch of stuff hanging from his chest.
At the right angle, these costumes will generate tons of laughs. However, with all of the costume material front and center, it’s easy for your dog to chew and mangle it if they so desire. For that reason, this style of costume is probably best for more low-key dogs.