12 Great Dachshund Halloween Costume Ideas

For those that like to dress up their dog (and for those dogs who truly like to wear clothes), Halloween is a fun time of year.

And it seems that nobody likes to dress up their dog more than wiener dog owners.

Most cities will have at least one dog-themed Halloween event where there may be competitions, games, costume judging contests.

Here are a few of my favorites around Seattle.

Dog Halloween Events Around Seattle

Here are a couple of my favorite Halloween events for dogs around Seattle.

City Dog Magazine’s Halloween Muttmixer

This is a fun social event with costume contest. Awesome prizes are awarded to several different costume categories including best pack (group), best dog + owner pair, funniest, most original, and scariest.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Bellevue, WA

Paddywack Pet Store Howl-o-Ween

A pet trick or treating event benefiting the 4H Little Rascals Club and The Squeaky Toy.

WHEN: Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 430 p.m.
WHERE: Mill Creek, WA

Also consider visiting these dog friendly corm mazes and pumpkin patches around the Seattle area on your own.

Dachshund Halloween Costume Ideas

So you have a place to go, or maybe you just want to dress your pet up for pictures, but you need some Dachshund costume inspiration.

Here are some of the cute dogs and costumes I’ve seen an various Halloween-themed dog events I’ve been to.

Note: I am linking to where you can get some of these costumes. They’re affiliate links which means you don’t pay extra but I get a few pennies to support this blog if you buy one. Thanks!

Corn on the cob – a hand-made costume.

The pirate. (Get a funny dog pirate costume HERE.)

The Playboy Bunny – handmade costume.

Little Bo Peep, princess, or a maiden. (Get a German maiden dog costume HERE.)

The witch. Get a similar one HERE.)

The hula girl – obviously somebody is missing summer. (get a similar costume HERE.)

A cute outfit you find around the house.

Your dog doesn’t like to dress up? Put them in something like a homemade “parade float”.

A pony.

Glamour girls. (You can buy wigs like this HERE.)

Mariachi band. (You can buy this costume HERE or pick up this cute dog poncho and matching sombrero.)

A breakfast sausage! Also handmade (how creative!)

About the Author

Hi, I’m Jessica. I’ve been studying the Dachshund breed since 2007, owned 3 of my own, and shared in the lives of thousands of others through their owner’s stories. When I’m not sharing what I know on this blog, you can find me hiking, camping, and traveling with my adventurous wiener dogs.


  1. I love the costumes! Dogs in costume make me smile even more than children. Maybe we’ll get doggie trick or treaters on Monday night 🙂

    1. It gets better! That dog is actually a “chick magnet”. You can’t see the back but there are barbies stuck to it. Get it? Ha, ha.

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