Dog Ghost costume DIY

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As the leaves fall and the nights grow longer, it can only mean one thing – Halloween is just around the corner!

This year, why not get into the spirit with a dog ghost costume DIY that’s sure to turn heads? Even better, include your furry friend in the fun with a matching ensemble.

In this guide, we’ll show you step-by-step how to create a hauntingly adorable ghost costume for both you and your dog.

Materials Needed

For You

  1. White bedsheet or fabric
  2. Scissors
  3. Black fabric marker or felt
  4. Safety pins or fabric glue
  5. Elastic or ribbon (optional, for a snug fit)

For Your Dog

  1. White dog shirt or fabric
  2. Scissors
  3. Black fabric marker or felt
  4. Elastic or ribbon (for securing the costume)

Steps for Your Ghost Costume

Select the Sheet

Choose a white bedsheet or fabric large enough to wrap around yourself. A twin-sized sheet usually works well.

Cut and Shape

Lay the sheet flat on a clean surface. Using scissors, cut a hole in the center for your head. Trim the sides to your desired length, ensuring it’s easy to move in.

Mark the Eyes and Mouth

With the black fabric marker or felt, draw ghostly eyes and a mouth on the sheet. Get creative with different expressions – spooky or silly, the choice is yours!

Personalize (Optional)

Add your own flair to the costume with accessories like a spooky hat or cape. You can also use fabric paint to create additional details.

Secure the Costume

Use safety pins or fabric glue to secure the sides of the sheet, creating a loose, flowing gown. If you prefer a more fitted look, attach elastic or ribbon to the sides.

Steps for Your Dog’s Ghost Costume

Select the Dog Shirt

Choose a white bedsheet or fabric large enough to wrap around your dog.

Dog Ghost Costume
Image Credit: Loki from Instagram

Cut and Shape

Lay the dog shirt flat and cut a hole for your dog’s head. Trim the fabric to the desired length, keeping it short enough to avoid tripping.

Mark the Eyes and Mouth

Use the black fabric marker or felt to draw ghostly eyes and a mouth on the dog shirt. Adjust the size of the features according to your dog’s size.

Secure the Costume

Attach elastic or ribbon to the bottom of the shirt to secure it around your dog’s belly. Make sure it’s snug but not too tight, allowing for comfortable movement.

Accessorize (Optional)

Enhance your dog’s ghostly appearance with accessories like a small hat or a matching collar with ghostly decorations.


With your dog ghost costume DIY complete, you and your furry friend are ready to haunt the neighborhood in style!

Halloween is all about fun, and what better way to celebrate than with a matching ghostly duo that’s sure to steal the show. So grab your scissors, unleash your creativity, and get ready for a howling good time this Halloween!

Written By

Laura is the founder of Furs'n'Paws. She is a also a pet writer and expert with more than 20 years of experience of working with dogs and cats. She developed a very strong love for animals at a young age. Her passion led her to establish a thriving pet sitting and dog walking business in Dubai. As an expert in pet training, behavior, and nutrition, Laura is committed to helping pet owners and pet lovers by offering high-quality information on a wide range of topics.

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