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Last-Minute Dog Costume Ideas

POSTED October 27, 2020

If your furriest friends love Halloween as much as you do – then late October holiday is going to look a little different this year — but still with in plenty of treats, belly rubs and Halloween costume fun! Who doesn’t love dressing up and impersonating your favorite food, celebrity or pop culture sensation?

These costume ideas are perfect for socially-distanced parades and social media photos – especially if you’re just getting around to thinking about what to do and be. We’ve found the most adorable DIY costumes for your pup — and you! — to celebrate the spooky season in style.

The Foodie Fido

There’s just something about dressing your pup up as a sweet treat that is the definition of adorable. We don’t make the rules, that’s just how it is. Showcase your dog’s sweet side by turning her into a sweet treat like a giant cupcake with sprinkles or even a tiny s’more that will have you squealing with cuteness overload all day long.

Lean into their silly personality with a taco costume that you can whip up in an afternoon. If your four-legged friend has more of a refined palette, a bit of hot glue and some stuffing will turn your four-legged best friend into a lovable sushi roll.

When in doubt, it’s best to really lean in, right? This DIY rainbow cotton candy costume ticks all the boxes of bright, impressive, and downright delightful. 

Just Plain Cute

If your pup’s cuteness is the stuff of legends, look no further than a mythical creature costume. Whether you go majestic unicorn or silly flying spaghetti monster, the only thing more endearingly sweet than your dog, is your dog dressed in a costume that will elicit smiles from everyone he or she meets.

Go big on the pun game with a beret, stripes, and bread for “French toast” — bonus points if you dress up your French Bulldog in this costume! Or, give your short-legged friend the speed they can only achieve in their dreams with a racecar getup worthy of a trophy cup. 

Need a super quick option? Adding a TY tag to their collar turns your dog into the Beanie Baby of your dreams. Fill in the tag with their personal details for a charming customized touch! 

Costumes for The Whole Family

We know you want in on the fun! Whether you make your pup a part of your ensemble or feature them as the star of the show, you can choose from lots of clever options when creating costumes for your whole family. Lion manes and some creative feathers make for a fun Lion King-style costume.

When you style your pup as The Boy Who Lived, you can dress up your fur baby as any Harry Potter character you want — plus, is it just us or is there something extra-adorable about a pup in big round glasses?


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We absolutely love throwback costumes worthy of our childhood dreams, and having your pup star as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hits all the best nostalgic notes. And Dog-atello needs some sidekicks, of course!

We Love Dogs at Crystal Valley

Your pup will feel right at home in Crystal Valley — we even have a dedicated community dog park in Pinnacle Park. With brand new homes in one of the most popular master-planned communities in Castle Rock, you’ll be surrounded by 600 acres of open space that is perfect for long walks with Fido. Choose from dozens of styles from Richmond American Homes, Kauffman Homes, Century Communities and D.R. Horton, with ranch or two-story layouts priced from the $300s. 


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