Full body dog Halloween costumes consist of any costume that goes across your dog’s entire body, and most costumes probably fall into this category.
There are some classics that you’ll always see – your dog as a hot dog, as a pod of peas, etc. It can be pretty fun to play off of your dog’s natural size for these costumes – seeing a Dachshund dressed as a wiener never gets old.
PROS: Full body costumes are delightful and look good from every angle. Since they are composed of full outfits, they also tend to stay pretty secure on your dog and won’t be too likely to fall off even if your dog moves around quite a bit.
CONS: You’ll need to measure your dog carefully for full-body costumes to ensure you order the correct size.
A big theme with dog Halloween costumes seems to be dressing up your dog as a different animal that is much scarier and more menacing than your furry pal.
Dinosaurs make sense, they are pretty bad ass. Spiders though? Your pooch may be a little insulted that you find a spider more threatening than him, but if you’ve seen videos of a spider-clad canine scurrying around dark corridors, you know just how terrifying Fido can become!
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.
PROS: These costumes are very amusing, and it’s pretty wacky being able to see your dog imitating favorite characters with arms!
CONS: These costumes are cute, but only at the right angle (facing forward). From the sides and behind they just look kind of goofy. It’s also fairly easy for your pooch to tear and mangle the material since everything sits right below your dog’s face.
PROS: Dog jerseys are a fun way to support your favorite sports team, and they are sure to garner your canine a good amount of attention!
CONS: Dog jerseys are designed to cover the top half of your dog’s body, which can feel very unnatural for some canines. Try practicing with an old t-shirt before you spend money on a dog jersey that Fido refuses to wear!