There was a time when dressing up your dog for Halloween was considered a little, well, batty. These days, the only time people are likely to frown upon your dog’s costume is when it’s not original enough. With so many canines in costumes making the rounds on Halloween, you gotta do something extra special to stand out.
Coordinating your dog’s getup with your own – or with another dog’s – is one way to take your pet costuming to the next level. After all, couples costumes have always scored bonus points on Halloween. When one or both of the of the couple happens to be an adorable pooch, you have a combination that’s greater than the sum of its paws.
Here are some ideas for Halloween costumes for dogs and owner, two dogs, and other frightfully fun pairings. You can buy these costumes off the shelf, or use them as inspiration for your own homemade creations. Just don’t tell the dog it was our idea (we know how much they hate when humans pull this crap).
Bat and Witch
Bonus Idea: Another option is to dress your dog up as a witch to form your own little coven.
Lion and Ringmaster
Bonus Idea: For an ultra-simple human costume, get a safari hat and binoculars.
Batman and Robin
Bonus Idea: These costumes obviously also work well for a dog-human pairing, with the dog being your trusty sidekick.
Dinosaur and Cave Girl
Bonus Idea: You could also pair your dino-dog with a character from the Jurassic Park movies.
Chewbacca and Han Solo
Bonus Idea: Other Star Wars-themed costumes for dogs include Yoda and the ever-popular Ewok.
Police Dog and Prisoner
Bonus Idea: For an even bigger contrast, you could go with an angel/devil theme.
Bumble Bee and Flower
Bonus Idea: You can easily reverse the roles, with the baby/person being the bumble bee and the dog being the flower.
Taco and Hot Sauce
Bonus Idea: If you want to go the traditional hot dog route, you can
condiment complement your little wiener as a bottle of ketchup or mustard.
These are just a handful of couples costume ideas for dogs and their people. You can come up with plenty of other wacky options if you put your mind to it. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.