I don’t want to get carried away too early or anything, but once September hits and those leaves start falling there is literally only one thing on my mind: Halloween. I can’t wait to do all the spooky things. Crack open the Halloween decorations, fill up the candy bowl, hang some purple string lights around my apartment, use a Ouija board to contact the dead…there’s no limit to the spooky fun! Of course, Beau and I are super excited to dress up for the occasion. Here are my fave dog and owner Halloween costume ideas for a little spooky inspiration.
And perhaps most important of all, planning out what costumes to wear.
I’m a firm believer that you can never start too early, especially if you’re someone who loves an opportunity to craft and DIY yourself into the perfect costume. If you aren’t into DIY check out Etsy for Halloween costumes. The further ahead you start, the more chances you have to rehearse, redo, and tweak your outfits to be the perfect storm of cute, creative, and realistic. And I like to think I am all of those things!
Lots of folks are really into couples’ costumes. Which makes sense. You have so many options when your costume is a two-part! Puns, famous characters, or even a chance to live out your favorite love story. Lots of people like to do them with their significant other year after year.
And I’m no different. That’s why Beau and I are going to absolutely crush the Halloween costume game this year with these dog and owner Halloween costume ideas. If you need a reason to do a couples’ costume with your dog instead of your boo – no you don’t. But I’ll give you some anyways.
Dog and Owner Halloween Costume Ideas
Dogs are loyal. They’re usually cuter. You won’t have to twist their arm to dress up with you (although you might have to feed them a few dog biscuits). They won’t spill drinks and ruin them. The list goes on and on.
Don’t think twice about whether to dress up with your dog with these scary cute dog and owner Halloween costume ideas. But do think twice about what costume combo you’re going to do, because you want to get it right! I personally have thought long and hard about what to do with Beau this Halloween, and I’ve got a collection of ideas to get your brain working as well.
And don’t worry, I won’t be mad if you copy me with any of these dog and owner Halloween costume ideas. There’s more than enough cuteness to go around. We are so excited about this season and kicking it off with these Halloween Movies to Watch This October.
Mario & Princess Daisy
Every day with Beau got me saying “Yes! I’m the winner!” But today, I get to do it in costume. This pairing feels so appropriate for how in love we are with adventure – and each other. Catch us running around the block, jumping down some pipes, and crushing some Koopas. It’s-a me!
Cowgirl & Cowboy
Sometimes we all need a little break from the big city energy and apartment living. Sometimes, getting back to our roots and soaking up the joy of old traditions can energize and invigorate you. I know that’s how I feel when I set out on a new adventure. And I can guarantee Beau loves nothing more than to stretch his legs and run out some of that energy.
When you don’t have time for a foray into the country, dressing up is the next best thing. Since Beau is a natural working dog, playing the role of cowboy seems only fitting. Yee haw!
Batgirl & Robin
Beau is my trusty sidekick every other day of the year, but on Halloween, we’re really going to play it up. Brittany Spaniels have a natural knack for hunting and normally Beau would be all over a bat flying nearby. Halloween is no exception – just with kisses instead! And believe me, those kisses are firm, just, powerful, and never give up.
Cindy Lou Who & Max
It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit – or fight against the lack of. I’ve always loved Cindy Lou’s passion and determination for holiday cheer, so it’s only right to pay homage to her with a costume like this. Plus, Beau loves how low maintenance this outfit is. Being a dog? By golly, he’s a natural. Such a wholesome fun dog and owner Halloween costume idea!
Boil, boil, toil and trouble; fetch me a bone and make it double! Big hats, big moles, big teeth – there’s no way to do this one wrong. I didn’t have to cast a spell on Beau to make him mine, but we’ll be casting spells on all of you this Halloween – to have a great night!
BB8 & R2D2
Ya’ll know me – I’m a happy person. So dressing up as BB8 feels like the perfect addition to my normal resume of cuteness, chirping, and whistling. Just a little bit more round on Halloween!
Beau, as he always does, balances me out with his wisdom, good judgment, and leadership. Plus, he’s so much more graceful than I am when he moves, so I let him be the more sophisticated Star Wars robot. Together, we’ve got this whole Force thing down with this dog and owner Halloween costume idea.
Beau and I, we transcend space and time. Two travelers in the darkness, finding our way across galaxies, with only one pledge: to live long and prosper.
This is a really fun way to embrace your inner nerd. We love how many ways there are to shake up this costume, because there’s so many versions of Star Trek! Keep it vintage or go new-school. If you’re feeling extra dedicated, we’d love to see your Borg face make up.
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Okay, so we’re not exactly identical twins, but it sure is fun to pretend to be! Catch us walking around talking (or barking) in rhymes, playing practical jokes, and being the happy little freaks that we are. Plus, how could we pass up an opportunity for a propeller hat? This could possibly be the CUTEST dog and owner Halloween costume idea ever!
Alice in Wonderland & Mad Hatter
It wouldn’t be the first time Beau and I have shared a little side-eye and agreed that we’re all a little mad here. However, it’s the first time we did it in costume! It’s so fun to take on the craziness of the world with Beau as my guide, per usual – just in fitting outfits this time.
Nineties kids unite! This idea is great because it’s easy to do and full of major throwback energy, which is always fun for Halloween. Beau loves his stuffed toys, so naturally, he’s thrilled to become one of them! Don’t get any funny ideas, though – no matter how cute and collectable we are, we are NOT for sale!
Retro never goes out of style, and naturally we had a blast time-travelling back to the fifties with this cute costume! I love the cute femininity of this one and Beau loved pretending to be a tough guy for a day. I don’t want it to get to his head, but he sure did a great job as we bee-bopped around in this funky get-up.
I’m not saying that I’m smarter when I wear this costume – but it helps! And Beau, being the brainy pup that is he, really leans into this one as well. Sometimes a little too hard. Stop chewing up my pocket protector.
I love how easy this one is to throw together on the fly without spending a lot of money. We just put our two minds together and, like any great adventure we go on, we come up with some great ideas and great energy.
Which is your favourite of these dog and owner Halloween costume ideas? Do you have any suggestions for dog & owner Halloween costumes next year?