Throughout the year, many Americans celebrate holidays that hold significant personal and cultural value. In addition to the familiar winter holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve, Americans also have a special place in their hearts for the fireworks, BBQs, and patriotism of on the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, the ghosts and goblins of Halloween, and of course, the autumnal feasts that take place at the Thanksgiving Day table.
While these celebrations are meant to be a time of celebration and tradition with family and friends, they can be a chaotic time of year. It’s easy to forget about your pets amid the whirlwind of parties, dinners, and last-minute shopping trips.
As you gear up for Halloween, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, the Fourth of July, or Christmas, don't forget to include your pets in all the holiday fun!
Fill the whole house with the holiday spirit by picking out some fun and adorable pet costumes.
If you're stuck with zero ideas, browse our collection of funny, quirky, and cute holiday costumes for dogs. Our designer holiday dog costumes are easy to wear and cater to all breeds.
All over America, Halloween is a time to get spooky, stock up on candy, and get creative. Halloween is fun for both kids and adults, but you don't need to limit your ideas to just family members anymore. Your furry friends can join in on the fun as well!
A lot of people think that dogs hate dressing up. The truth is, some dogs love to dress up and some don't. It varies depending on your dog’s temperament and experience with clothing, but the most important thing to consider is their comfort. When you’re shopping for a dog Halloween costume, be sure to look for the right fit and appropriate material. This way, your pups can look fabulous and enjoy their Halloween at the same time.
Here are some of our top-selling Halloween costumes for dogs:
Chinese cutie dog costume: Ni hao, little pupper! Perfect for a Chinese New Year or Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, this silky pink dress will steal everyone’s hearts. The design is inspired by the traditional Chinese Qipao dress, complete with Pankou buttons. It fits most small dogs and comes in various sizes to ensure the best fit. The soft satin fabric and relaxed fit ensure comfort while the hand-knotted buttons and gold trim make for an adorable traditional Asian outfit.
Werewolf plaid dog costume: When the moon comes out on Halloween, it's time to unleash the ferociously adorable wolf within. Your frisky pup will delight trick-or-treaters with this werewolf costume complete with plaid shirt. It has a detailed wolf hood, button-up plaid shirt, and a convenient leash hole and fits dogs sized XS to XL.
Spider dog costume: Your friendly neighborhood spider dog is here to save the day! Dress up your dog as your favorite comic book character with this spider dog costume. Made of 100% cotton jersey with soft cotton ribbing, it'll keep them snug and comfy throughout a costume party. Just like the original Spider-Man costume, the web and the eyes glow-in-the-dark!!
Just imagine the memories you’ll make, not to mention the family photos! Dressing up can be a fun tradition for everyone, and even your pup will look forward to getting out the costumes again next year.
Dressing up for the holidays is a fun tradition -- for us humans, at least. Your pup may not share your feelings on the matter and that’s okay. It's important to determine whether your furry friend is comfortable wearing a costume or not. They may look good in pictures, but if you’re not careful you could end up stressing them out if you take them by surprise. Fortunately, there are several ways to tell if your furry friend doesn't like putting on animal costumes.
Begin by choosing a holiday costume that is easy to put on and take off. It shouldn't be so tight that your dog has to squeeze into it, or so loose that they could trip over it or snag it on something.
As much as possible, avoid getting a costume that will obstruct your dog's vision. Aside from the obvious safety concerns, your dog will get stressed and could even become violent if it can't see anything, so make sure that the eyes aren't covered as a result of any costume you choose.
Just as with any change in your dog’s routine, you should take it slow. Conduct a test run with a t-shirt before the big day and check for any signs of irritation. These include rolling eyes back, folding ears, or biting and scratching at the costume's fabric. If they shake their body vigorously, run around, or tuck their tail, those are all pretty good signs they’re not happy with the arrangement.
If your dog shows signs of irritation or discomfort, remove the costume and try again another day.
Other holiday costumes
While Halloween is probably the most famous costume holiday for humans, dog costumes have applications for all kinds of holidays. Dressing your dog up in a holiday-themed costume is a fun way to get everyone in the mood.
Below are some costume ideas for popular American holidays.
Christmas: Do you hang a stocking for your dog? Dress your dog in some festive attire that will make for a Christmas card that tops all others. We have Santa dog hats, reindeer antlers, snowman costumes, and Christmas tree jackets for dogs of all sizes. Christmas is a time for delicious feasts and fun parties, gift-giving, and loving gatherings of family and friends. Sure to be fun for the whole family, you can wrap up the costume and put it under the tree or order one early and spread some holiday cheer leading up to the big day!
July 4th: Celebrate America's independence with your best friend. Let them join in on the fun during picnics, carnivals, and block parties by dressing them up in an adorable costume. We want you to have an Uncle Sam dog hat and costume and lead the big Independence Day parade. Just make sure your pup is safely inside the house before the fireworks begin to keep them happy and stress-free.
Mardi Gras: Join in on the fun Fat Tuesday festivities and don't forget to include your dog. We have a Mardi Gras Tee Dog costume and a Mardi Paws Dragon costume, both equally cute and colorful. Watch the parade, marvel at the colorful floats, and party all night long. Make sure you serve dog-friendly food to your pup and dress them in comfy but fun carnival costumes.
St. Patrick's: While your dog can't throw back any green beers or Irish whiskey, that doesn’t mean they can’t dress up in adorable outfits and dole out plenty of kisses! Make sure everyone is wearing their green this year and choose from a variety of leprechaun costumes for your dog. Dance a jig and enjoy some Irish food with your friends on this fun-filled day. You’re little lucky charm will be as adorable as a shamrock this St. Patty’s Day!
Thanksgiving: During the long holiday weekend, you'll be busy preparing a delicious feast, watching the parade, and maybe even catching a few football games in the afternoon. Kick the festivities up a notch by putting a Thanksgiving costume on your turkey—err, doggie. A turkey costume will surely make everyone gobble with delight at the sight of your dog. It's a colorful and fun suit that your dog will be happy to show off around the dining room table.