Personally, I ask for one thing every Halloween — I ask my dog, a rescued Jack Russell mix, to wear a costume for Halloween. Granted, there are some limitations — he’s not a fan of hoods, or hats, or anything that might fall right on his head. He also doesn’t like costumes with too much bulk to them. In fact, when he last wore a costume (a hamburger) he protested by refusing to move, not accepting of the brief amount of extra weight he had to carry. (For the record, the hamburger mainly consisted of airy stuffing.)
Since, I’ve mostly given up, as a majority of costumes fit into the “dog will hate this” category — I love my dog, and I want him to be happy. And while I wish he’d make this annual sacrifice for me, I realize that he doesn’t understand how cute he looks, nor does he “get” costumes. To him, Halloween is just another day to bark at the door.
So, that’s why I’m glad that Instagram exists. At least I could look at other Halloween-themed dogs, and not just lament about the stubbornness of my own. Here are a few adorable cuties worth sharing on this Friday afternoon.
1. The Bewitching Pooch
Do I like this one because I know my own dog would knock that hat off immediately? Of course.
2. Vampire Pup
This guy held his seasonal toy just the right way!
Have no fear, Superdog is here!
4. Lil’ Boxer
This isn’t a boxer, but a chihuahua! (I know, that joke wasn’t super great.)
5. Jedi Pup
The force is with this pooch.
6. Pumpkin Carrying Pup
This adorable outfit would also be pretty appropriate for Thanksgiving!
7. Ghost Dog
Listen, this dog could try to be spooky, but it’s just coming off as “adorable.”
8. Little Lion Pup
This guy probably has quite a mighty roar!
9. The Great Pumpkin Pup
This costume looks like it was made for this guy!
10. Pirate Pooch
10. Clown Dog
Now, this is one clown we’re definitely not afraid of!
This cute Shepherd Husky wants to be a bear for the day!
12. Monster Pooch
This is one monster that can hide under our bed anytime.
13. Sassy Lion Pup
Uh, there are no words. Except for, “can I hang out with your dog sometime?” (I get the feeling we have a lot in common.)
14. Police Dog
This little dog is going to place you under arrest, for not providing enough belly rubs!
15. Monacle Dog
Guys, that’s it. This dog won Halloween. Seriously, this getup just can’t be beat.