There’s no better time to dress up a dog than when he or she is a puppy. If you’re looking for a great costume for the little dog in your life, you’ll definitely want to take a look at one of the costumes listed below.
One of the best ways to get some joy out of a puppy costume is to ensure that it masks your playful pup as a fearsome creature. This shark costume represents a fun way to show off your pet by disguising him or her as one of the ocean’s greatest predators, giving you a chance to let your pup show off his or her scary side while still allowing him or her to be a cute puppy.
This costume is definitely more cartoony than realistic, but that’s part of the charm. While the costume is undeniably that of a shark, you’re looking at something more akin to a child’s costume than what you’d find from someone trying to make a real effort. That’s a perfect fit for a puppy, though, as the gentle-looking costume really accentuates the fact that you’re dressing up a very young animal. If you’re looking for a cute but dangerous look, this might be for you.
- Incredibly easy to wear, with easy-release buttons and a separate hat.
- Warm and cozy, making it a perfect winter costume.
- Comfortable microfiber liner.
It’s always fun to make your puppy part of your holiday celebrations. While there are tons of great Christmas costumes out there, most of them are a little on the outlandish side. If you are in the market for something that looks a little more comfortable and that can double as a regular dog coat, you might want to take a look at this simple reindeer costume. Not only is it adorable, but it’s actually quite functional.
This is a great costume because it can pull double-duty. If you want to dress your pet up, simply put the hat on him and her and your dog will look like a reindeer. If you’re looking to keep your dog warm, though, you can leave off the hat and you’ll have a great coat.
- Two-piece costume with optional reindeer antler hat.
- Warm and comfortable coat for colder days.
- Easy to put on your dog and take back off.
Puppy Latte Costume
When the weather gets cold, many pet owners reach for a warm cup of coffee. If you’re looking to celebrate your favorite beverage while still having fun with your dog, this Puppy Latte costume might be one of the best buys that you’ll make this season. An undeniably cute ode to coffee, this costume is a two-piece set that will almost certainly make most dogs look adorable while still ensuring that they are not too uncomfortable when they get dressed up.
The body of this costume is a stylized ‘coffee cup’ bodysuit that fits snugly but comfortably. The hat features the trademark latte foam and purple stirring stick. One of the best parts of the costume is that it works equally well with or without the headpiece, making it a good fit even for those dogs who do not typically like wearing anything on their heads.
- Two piece costume with bodysuit and hat.
- Sized fairly well for most breeds of dog.
- Very comfortable costume for most puppies.
Darth Vader Costume
Most people who have owned puppies know that their cute little companions can very quickly fall to the Dark Side of the Force. If you’re looking to tap into your pup’s inner Imperial, this great Darth Vader costume is a must-have. Not only is it a great way for you to show your fandom for one of your favorite franchises, but it’s also an incredibly cute costume that’s sure to impress any of your guests.
This is a three-piece costume, so you can mix and match pieces to figure out what your dog will tolerate. The main element is a bodysuit and it is typically coupled with the distinctive Darth Vader cap. The look is completed with a detachable cape that is sure to both help your puppy look a little more intimidating and to give him or her something fun to chase. If you are a Star Wars fan, this is the costume for you.
- Three piece costume with bodysuit, cap, and cape.
- Easy to put on and take off.
- Official Star Wars costume.
While subtle Christmas costumes may work well for some dogs, others might benefit from something that’s a little bit more obvious. If you are in the market to find a way to celebrate with your favorite puppy, why not allow him or her to dress up like the big man himself? This Santa costume is a great fit for almost any puppy, with some very playful elements that are sure to get a laugh or two out of your friends.
Like many popular costumes, this one really makes use of perspective and your dog’s shape to drive the gag home. The two piece costume fits over your dog’s chest, making it look like he or she has a big Santa belly and tiny arms. The look is completed by a Santa cap that can sit jauntily on your dog’s head. When all the elements are worn, your dog will look like he or she has just finished a day at the North Pole.
- Two piece costume with Santa body and cap
- Light and comfortable
- Easy to put on and take off of most dogs.
Superman Chest Piece and Cape
Not every costume needs to be elaborate. If you are a big fan of the Man of Steel, you will quickly find that the most important elements aren’t the tights or the hair – it’s the cape and the ever-present ‘S’ symbol. Fortunately, this costume brings the most important elements without bogging your dog down with extra weight.
This single-piece costume is essentially a bib with an attached cape. That makes it perfect for puppies, as it isn’t very constricting and it is certainly quite light. As a bonus, your dog really will look like a superhero when or she is running around. If you love the Big Blue Boyscout, you need to check out this costume.
- One piece costume with cape and symbol
- Incredibly light and easy for most dogs to wear
- Single piece is very easy to put on and take off.
Keep In Mind When Choosing Your Puppy’s Costume
No matter which costume you choose, there’s one big thing you’ll need to keep in mind – your dog’s comfort. Try to figure out how your dog feels about clothes and which materials he or she enjoys. If you’re able to find the right combination of fit, weight, and material, most dogs really will love wearing a costume. For more great dog costumes, make sure to check out The Pampered Pup’s full guide to today’s best dog costumes.