Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Best Halloween costume ideas for dogs

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The 14 best dog costumes for Halloween 2014

Halloween is drawing near and pet parents are starting to get their pets costumes together.  Spider Dog- created by YouTube prank group SA Wardega- terrified citizens and respectively raised the bar for creative dog costumes. Whether the costume is scary, clever or just plain adorable the bar is set high for 2014. Check out these spooky pups model 14 of the best Halloween costumes for fall 2014. We added a few more photos of adorable dogs in Halloween costumes at the bottom of the page- just for fun!


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Be yourself

Ironic costumes are always a hit on Halloween so why not let your dog get in on the fun? Let your pooch be himself by dressing up as a dog for Halloween. Go all out and find a costume that is the same breed as your pet- like this Pug in a Pug costume. You will have everyone laughing while you trick-or-treat this year.











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Be part of the Star Wars

It is one of the most iconic films of all time. Star Wars features so many characters you can chose from. Dress your pooch up as Yoda or Luke Skywalker. If you have two dogs that's fine- Star Wars offers some great couples ideas. R2-D2 and C-3PO would make a fantastic canine couple. Let sci-fi reign supreme this Halloween! 





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Be a pirate

Is that old Black-Beard? No- its just your dog dressed up as an adorable pirate. Most pirates are scary but this pirate is just furry. To take this classic costume to the next level why not dress your pet up as the most famous pirate ever: Jack Sparrow! YAR ready for Halloween now!









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Be a toy

Dogs love toys! This DIY costume can be made with tin foil, a paper towel roll, duct tape, a piece of cardboard and some tough scissors. Its cheap and easy but most of all its clever! This is one toy your dog wont be able to chase. Impress all the other dogs in the neighborhood by making this great Halloween costume!







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Be a comic book hero

This year the film industry brought many comic book characters to life. With the new TV shows Gotham and The Flash its hard not to get excited about comic books these days! Your dog can bring a comic book hero to life this Halloween. 






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Be a piece of meat

Hot dog! What a perfect Halloween costume for a dog. Your pet could dress as many different foods but a hot dog is at the top of the list. Its funny, cute and sold at many pet supply retailers. Give your pet an edible inspired costume that belongs on a plate! Dog food if you will. The only question is mustard, ketchup or relish?






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Be an everyday hero

Halloween is an opportunity for us to make characters come to life. Why not bring to life a character that's more realistic? Dress your pet as an everyday hero this Halloween. Police, fire and a doggy doctor to go door to door- begging for treats and representing your community. You never know when someone may need rescuing!












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Be in a movie

Bring the silver screen to life on all hallows eve by dressing your dog up as a character from your favorite movie. The options are endless. You can go with a costume from a more recent film like The Hunger Games or spooky classics like Harry Potter. Kick it old school by dressing your pet up as a character from your favorite 80's or 90's movie. Let your creativity run wild this Halloween and make your dog a movie star! 









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Be royal

The song Royals by Lorde was a huge hit this year winning countless awards and inspiring millions of teens all over the world. Reign in this Halloween by paying homage and allowing your dog to be royal for just one night. Trick-or-treaters will have to bow down to your royal pooch as he takes the throne on Halloween.





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Be a bee

Hold on to summer a little bit longer by dressing your pooch in an adorable bumble bee costume. Kids look so cute in bumble bee outfits and so do dogs! Your dog may be a busy bee or a sleepy bee- either way he will be all the buzz this Halloween.







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Be a scary clown

Do you still have nightmares from watching Stephen King's TV movie It? Then maybe this next dog costume isn't for you. Truly terrify your neighbors with a scary clown dog. You could always dress your dog up as a funny clown but who wants to do that on such a dark and spooky night!












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Be wild

Why not let your pet go wild this Halloween? Lion dog costumes have been frightening neighbors for years. Bring the roar to life by adding a mane to your furry family member. Red and golden colored dogs suit this costume especially well. Big dogs can become ferocious lions on this spooky day of the dead.




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Be patriotic

Save a little money this fall and use your dog's Canada day or 4th of July outfit for Halloween. Your dog will look adorably patriotic. Plus you get to celebrate Halloween and your country! 














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Be traditional

Those true Halloween fans may want to celebrate with something a little more traditional. One of the oldest Halloween traditions is the jack-o-lantern. It is the perfect costume for a dog that wants to stay true to the Halloween spirit. Not to mention its a jack-o-lantern who can do tricks for treats- now that's tradition!






Check out this story on Paws For Reaction to see even more photos of adorable pets in Halloween costumes! Shop great priced pet costumes on eBay and check out the creative costumes available for pets on Pet Smart!


Be part of the Star Wars
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Be a comic book hero 
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 Be a piece of meat
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Be royal 
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Be wild
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Be a bee
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Be traditional

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