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Planning all the fun and spooky festivities of Halloween should be an experience that the entire family gets to enjoy — and that includes your pets. Even something as silly as choosing one of the best Halloween costumes for dogs can be a wonderful and fun family tradition that kids and adults alike look forward to every year. With these popular dog costume ideas, you can incorporate your furry family member into a family Halloween costume, or a group costume theme that you're planning with friends. You can also plan on matching dog and owner Halloween costumes that are sure to make every trick-or-treater smile (matching dog-and-owner costumes are also a hit on Instagram, so be sure to shoot lots of content if you go this route!).
Including your dog in the Halloween festivities by giving them a playful, creative costume to wear while you trick-or-treat as a family or take annual Halloween photos may seem a little bit silly or unimportant, but one thing is for certain: It's sure to create memories that will last for years to come. Your kids may not remember every Halloween craft or carved pumpkin, but they will definitely remember the family pet dressed up as a pumpkin! (Or a pirate, or a panda… You get it!)
Corinne Sullivan is an Editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers a variety of beats, including lifestyle, entertainment, relationships, shopping, and more. She can tell you everything you need to know about the love lives of A-listers, the coziest bedsheets, and the sex toys actually worth your $$$. She is also the author of the 2018 novel Indecent. Follow her on Instagram for cute pics of her pup and bébé.
Olivia Muenter is a freelance writer and former fashion and beauty editor who writes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, travel, home decor, and more for Woman's Day and beyond. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Refinery 29, Glamour, Byrdie, Apartment Therapy, Philadelphia Magazine, and more. When she's not reading (or talking about reading on Bad on Paper, the bookish podcast she co-hosts), you can find Olivia working on her first novel, curating the perfect playlist, or shopping online.
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