Inspired by this giant mutant spider dog terrorizing the city, we realized something: if we’re gonna make a killer dog costume, it’s time to start researching, cutting, pasting, sewing, and bloodying up some gauze.
Want to find a costume for your pet that’ll terrify—or at least amuse—your neighbors? Check out these amazing dog costumes for a little inspiration! A few are successfully scary—but when they fail, it’s even better.
First up, of course—the infamous giant mutant spider. I dare you to look away.
You can still thrill trick-or-treaters without being a viral video mastermind—this zombie dog is getting it right.
And this triceratops gets an A for cuteness (but I’m definitely not running the other direction).
Feeling erudite? Big Harry Potter fan? Try a Cerberus-inspired costume.
Or go full-on medieval with a spectacular headless ghost dog display.
This bulldog takes “devil dog” to the next level with some seriously sinister horns.
Try a striking skeleton costume for your fearsome pooch.
I’m straight-up in love with this goofball. He’s so sweet, it’s scary.
This not-so-scary bat dog wins big points for cuteness. Plus, he could probably take flight if a gust of wind blew by.
No puppy? No problem. There are plenty of amazing adult dog costumes out there.