DIY Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

Loki with Jet Pack

Do you have your costume ready to go for Halloween? What about a costume for your dog? Here are some super easy last minute Halloween costumes for your pet!

Beanie Baby
Has everyone always told you that your pet looks like a stuffed animal? Well now is the time to make that come true! Turn your dog into a Beanie Baby using this guide.

What you need:

  • Access to a color printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • String

Step 1: Print out the tag template below. Resize it as appropriate to fit the size of your pet.

Step 2: Cut along all solid black lines.
Step 3: Fold in half along the middle line so that the two hearts line up.
Step 4: Using either a hole punch or some sort of pointy object (I used a pencil), poke a hole through the indicated circle.
Step 5: Write your dog’s name on the inside of the tag along with a little poem in true Beanie baby fashion!
Step 6: Attach to your dog’s collar using the string (about 4” long).

We learned that Louie loves to check on paper and wouldn't sit still for his photo...

We learned that Louie loves to chew on paper and wouldn’t sit still for his photo…

A throwback to the golden age of cartoons. This easy Scooby-Doo costume for your dog will have him ready to solve mysteries! Bonus points if other members of the Mystery Gang are included.

What you need:

  • Access to color printer
  • String
  • Scissors

Step 1: Print out the tag template below. Resize it as appropriate to fit the size of your pet.
scooby doo tag
Step 2: Cut along the outer black line.
Step 3: Using a sharp object, poke a hole into the top of the tag for the string to go through. 
Step 4: Cut a piece of string approximately 4” – 5” long and loop the string through the holes and tie to your dogs collar.


Loki makes such a great model as he waits for Scooby Snacks!

Jet Pack
Is your pet out of this world? Time to prove it by giving them a jet pack this Halloween.

What you need:

  • 2 Empty 2-liter bottles
  • White/silver paint
  • Orange/red/yellow tissue paper
  • Duct Tape

Step 1: Take the caps off and paint both 2-liter bottles using the white/silver paint.
Step 2: Rip tissue paper into long strips of unequal lengths to represent the flames.
Step 3: Take a piece of Duct Tape about 5 inches long and adhere the pieces of tissue paper as shown leaving half of the tacky side uncovered.
Step 4: Carefully wrap the duct tape around the neck of the bottle (where the cap would be).
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 for a second layer of “flames”.

To attach the Jet Pack to your dog, we recommend cutting small slits in the back of each of the bottles for a dog harness to slide through. However if you only need it to stay on for a short time (just long enough to take a cute picture), just tape it to your pet and make sure to remove it carefully!

This is arguably the easiest costume for any brown dog, which makes it a great last minute costume!

What you need:

  • 5 pieces of white tape (1 long and 4 short)

Step 1: Put the long piece of tape lengthwise down the back of your dog.
Step 2: Equally space out the 4 short pieces along the long piece to make it look like football threading.


We caught Thanos while he was sleeping and curled up, the perfect football!

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