Last Minute Dog Halloween Costumes: Easy & Spooky Outfits!

Cuteness Explosion By Meg Marrs 2 min read September 30, 2022

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Forgot to get Fido a Halloween costume? Never fear, we have a list of last minute dog Halloween costume ideas that you can whip up in a flash!

Check ’em out and make sure your pooch gets to enjoy the holiday festivities!

7 Last Minute Dog Halloween Costumes: Quick-and-Easy Halloween Fun for Fido!

We’ve assembled a few of our favorite easy Halloween costume ideas below. A few of them will require some crafting, but most can be put together by just grabbing a few common household items.

Just remember: The holiday is supposed to be fun! So, don’t stress yourself out. This is just another chance to have fun with your pooch and snap a few adorable pics (which you can share with us via our photo uploader).

1. Easy Ghost Costume

No reason to mess with the classics — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! But keep in mind this will probably only last 2 seconds on your pup, who will most likely quickly shake it off!

2. Aqua Dog Halloween Costume

This is another quick and easy dog Halloween costume idea that certainly won’t last long, but at least you’ll be able to snap a few pics before your dog tears it all off!

3. Mutt Martini

This last minute dog Halloween costume is super easy to put together if you have a dog cone hanging around from your dog’s last surgery. A few green balls and a bit of paint or red electrical tape and you have an adorable outfit!

4. Hawaiian Halloween Hound!

Putting your dog in a bikini top is automatically bound to bring big laughs. Just add a grass skirt and flower lei necklace and you have an instant dog Halloween costume!

5. Festive Fall Getup

OK, so this isn’t really a costume per se, but it will give you a chance to snap some fabulous holiday photos. Best of all, it is super simple! Just dig out a holiday-themed hat, clip on a spooky neck charm, and toss some pumpkins or other fall decorations around your pooch.

Voila! Instant holiday memories.

6. Pooch Poop Factory

This one takes a little more doing than the others, but the laughs you’ll surely get will make it worth the effort! Plus, we be that you already have everything you’d need for this laying around the house.

7. Canine Cereal Killer

Need a costume with a little more of an edge (heh)? Grab a cereal box from your pantry, take apart an old butter knife, and you’ve got yourself a cereal killer costume!


Do you have any of your own ideas for last minute dog Halloween costumes? Share them in the comments below!

If you need a quick and easy last-minute dress-up option for your pooch, make sure to read our DIY Halloween bandana & dress-up ideas that can be stitched together with a sewing machine quickly.

Also check out our article on the best dog and owner Halloween costumes for some fun human & canine outfits!

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!


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