With so many big dog costume options available, how can you possibly choose? There’s so many classic characters, funny outfits, and movie icons to consider. The sheer number of options can be mind-boggling, especially when you start considering additional accessories.
Choosing a costume can be further complicated by the practicalities of picking one that’s suitable for a larger breed. Constricting clothing and overly complicated outfits are generally a no-go, but there are still tons of choices.
Though a good rule of thumb is to go with your favorites, it’s also helpful to have a list of popular and easy-to-wear big dog costumes. We’ve compiled our top five costumes below, as well as some notable mentions that almost made the list.
A Childhood Favorite: Buzz Lightyear
To infinity, and beyond! This nostalgic Buzz Lightyear costume from Toy Story turns your dog into a canine Space Ranger, ready for galactic adventures. This pet costume includes a shirt with an attached chest piece, a light-up jetpack, and a headpiece to complete the look.
The material is made of a lightweight polyester that is comfortable for your dog to wear and easy for you to clean. It comes in XL, XXL, and XXXL sizes, so that your dog finally has a costume that’s as big as their personality! And if your pooch has a big personality but a slightly smaller stature, we also offer a Buzz Lightyear outfit in smaller sizes.
And if your Buzz Lightyear needs a sheriff to watch his back, we also have other Toy Story character costumes available. Check out our entire collection and recreate Pixar’s magic in your own home. The gang’s all here with Woody, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head, and even Bo Peep. And for dogs that aren’t comfortable with the whole costume, check out accessory sets like these.
Whether you and your pooch are setting off in search of some candy or to defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg, this costume is sure to be a hit.
The Indominable Amazon: Wonder Woman
Lasso up some fun and prepare to be amazed with this stylish Wonder Woman costume from the DC universe. This pet costume includes the iconic Wonder Woman outfit in a dress form along with a matching headband.
This costume is 100% polyester for easy wear and even easier cleanup. After your super-pup is done fighting crime, you can fight stains. It comes in XL, XXL, and XXXL sizes, perfect for Amazon warriors and your larger-than-life pooch!
And though your dog may be in a league of her own, she doesn’t have to be alone with our collection of TV and movie characters. Team up with Hulk from Marvel for a smashing good time or join Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. to discover what tricks (or treats) may lay in wait. For pups that prefer a little less costume but all of the fun, we also offers cape and collar combinations.
Protect your yard from winged invaders and evil squirrel-doers with this superhero costume. Every dog is mighty, and in this costume they’re sure to look it, too.
The Classic Choice: Teddy Bear
You love cuddling your dog and you love hugging your teddy bear, so why not do both? This walking Teddy Bear costume is a classic but beloved figure that perfectly complements your dog’s sweet nature. This one-piece costume has easy step-in front legs and a hoodie that fits comfortably around your dog’s head.
This costume is polyester-filled plush with soft, gingham-lined ears and a matching tie. To avoid rumpling your furry friend’s even furrier costume, this outfit is hand wash and spot clean only. It comes in XL, XXL, and XXXL sizes, so that your teddy bear can truly be life-sized!
Looking for some other animals to join your menagerie, or another funny walk-in costume? Check out these chicken suit, postal service carrier, and walking money outfits. They’re sure to be just as charming as the Teddy Bear. For dogs that want something less restrictive, try this donut and coffee costume or terrifying(ly adorable) shark fin accessory.
Celebrate any occasion with this simple but fun costume. This Teddy Bear costume is sure to bring back happy memories, even while you and your best friend make new ones!
Gotham’s Favorite Superhero: Batman
Transform your pup into a crime-fighting hero with this Batman costume, straight from the comics and into your home! This costume includes a form-fitting shirt that features the iconic bat symbol. It also comes with an attached cape to dramatically fly in the wind and a headband with bat ears.
Your pet may get dirty cleaning up the neighborhood (finally, no more of those suspicious gophers!), but this Batman costume is easy to clean. Simply wipe off any dirt or spot clean stains, and your dog is back in action. It comes in XL, XXL, and XXXL sizes so that your dog can seek justice in style.
Does your dark knight need some company? No worries! Let Batgirl and Robin help out, or create an unlikely but lovable duo with Poison Ivy. You can even go beyond the Batman universe with our DC and Justice League costume collections. For dogs that need to be more free to bound over buildings, we also offer cape and collar combinations.
No need for a symbol in the sky— with this costume, your pet will be ready to fly into action at any time! Batman is a beloved character that will serve your beloved pet well during any Halloween outing, holiday party, or costume contest.
An Always-Iconic Character: Minnie Mouse
Who’s ready for fun? It’s no other than Mickey’s favorite gal and the famous mouse herself, Minnie Mouse! This costume comes with an instantly-recognizable red polka dot dress and an adorable headband featuring Minnie’s ears and bow.
Minnie is a gal of many talents, but in case your dog has a knack for getting dirty, this costume is 100% polyester (excluding the trim) and is quickly cleaned. It comes in S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL sizes so that dogs of every size and breed can join in the fun.
Have some friends that want to join in? Our Mickey and Friends and Disney collections have all your favorite characters. Micky, Goofy, and Donald are all ready to hang out in the clubhouse and start a new adventure! For non-walking costumes, check out these corresponding Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, and Donald headpieces and accessories.
You don’t have to go to Disney World to capture the magic of this costume. This Minnie Mouse outfit is enchanting whether it’s being worn around the park, to meet new friends, during a birthday party, and more.
Notable Big Dog Costume Mentions
There’s so many characters to choose from, how could we possibly limit ourselves to just five? Though we’ve listed the top five big dog costumes, there are some other contenders that definitely deserve to have their time in the spotlight. If none of the costumes above were the right fit for your Fido, check out the costumes below to see if one if more your style.
- Avengers – Assemble your coolest costume yet with choices like Captain America and Iron Man
- Disney – To have the best time at the ball, dress up like Cinderella or Ariel; no magic required to have fun
- Baby Shark – You’ve already got the song stuck in your head, so you might as well get the costume to match
- Star Wars – Join Darth Vader, Yoda, and Princess Leia as they search a kitchen far, far away for treats
- TMNT – Grab some pizza and join Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo on their latest adventure
These costumes all come in a variety of sizes, are lightweight and non-restrictive, and are easy to clean so that your dog can enjoy them again and again! Find the perfect costume for your furry friend with these collections and more.
Canine Costume Considerations
When choosing the right costume for you dog, keep in mind practical considerations like your dog’s activity and anxiety levels, physical needs, and personal preferences. Many costumes are also available as accessory sets or collar-lead combinations, so that your dog can still participate in parties and holidays.
Before ordering your costume, make sure to take your dog’s measurements to ensure the costume will fit properly and won’t cause issues like chafing or restricted movement. Check your dog’s tolerance for tight-fitting clothing, headpieces, and outfits that may cover their ears.
You should also take care to acclimate your dog to new costumes and outfits so that they’re comfortable and confident. Introduce your dog to his or her new costume and work up to wearing it for progressively longer periods of time. This is especially useful if you and your dog are attending an event like a parade, party, or trick-or-treat walk.
Which Costume is Right for My Dog?
There are so many costumes for your large dog to choose from, but ultimately the choice is up to you. What characters do you and your dog love? Which characters translate well into a dog costume? Think about these questions and consider what costumes might be fun for you and your dog.
If you’re looking for quick inspiration, classic costumes, or fun but popular outfits, these top five big dog costumes are the choices for you. Each has its own charm and lends itself to a variety of sizes and breeds, but especially larger dogs. Some like the Teddy Bear costume are enjoyable in their simplicity, others like Buzz Lightyear always drum up nostalgic fondness, and many like Wonder Woman and Minnie Mouse are media staples whose representations have touched people around the world.
Any one of these dog costumes would be a hit at any holiday party, Halloween trick-or-treating session, or even birthday celebration. When in doubt, check out these costumes and consider them for your four-legged best friend.
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