Dog Halloween costumes are a fun way to get your dog noticed and often make for great pictures to send to family and friends around this holiday, But what is the best Halloween costume for dogs, how to choose one that’s right for your dog? Follow along as DDG staff discuss what makes a great dog costume!
Choosing the Best Dog Halloween Costume
One of the most important things when considering a dog Halloween costume, or any costume, is going to be the fit. Knowing your dog’s height, length and width is important. What is equally important is to know if your dog is allergic to certain types of materials.
While a dog costume or outfit may look cute on Amazon, it may not look so cute on your breed. Some costumes look fantastic when they fit proper or, when the dog’s hair matches the outfit. Case in point: You buy an Ewok costume for your dog, but your dogs coat is straight. That costume is meant for a Terrier with thick bushy hair. Try to imagine what your dog would look like wearing such an outfit.
Then you must consider how it fits on your dog. A barrel chested Bulldog is going to be a completely different fit than a Jack Russel. Even when the seller states that the outfit is adjustable, or comes with straps, it might be a good idea to purchase a costume one size larger.
The material is also important, especially if your dog has allergies to certain cloth. Most dog costumes are made of polyester (which can also be a fire hazard, so check that too), I’ve even seen some that are wool, cotton, etc. So it’s a good idea to really read the advertisement and to ask the seller questions, or even ask other buyers what they thought. Checkout Allie in her dog costume!
Plan ahead. More than likely the costume won’t fit your dog and you’ll need to send it back. So if you’re planning on entering your dog in a Halloween contest, it’s best to know how well the costume will fit. It’s also a great idea to know how well the outfit will stand up to potential play, and bathroom time…
So take note when you’re purchasing a dog Halloween costume, or any outfit for your dog. Be mindful of fit and material, and check testimonials from previous buyers. DDG hope this information about dog costumes helps and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Halloween Party 2018!