dog Halloween costumes Archive

2014 Annual Halloween Party + Costume Contest!

The Muttropolis Halloween Party is one of the most anticipated and exciting events of the year! Our four-legged (and two-legged) friends pull out all the stops when it comes to creativity for Halloween. What a fantastic turnout this year! Here are some of our favorite photos from the event!

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Twins!

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You guys – it’s BATDOG! How cool is this?!

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This peacock is WORKING it!

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This is a shark we want to be friends with!

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Is this not the cutest pilot ever?!

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What a cute family!

To see these photos and more from the parties, check out our Facebook page!

Halloween LOLz: Our Favorite Dog Halloween Costumes!

Ah, Halloween! It’s the one day each year where scaring people, getting a sugar high and dressing up in a costume is socially acceptable. Dogs do the first two things on a daily basis, and when it comes to October, the third thing is taken to a whole new level. If you didn’t know, dressing your pup up in a Halloween costume is totally a “thing” and people pull out ALL the stops. Need a visual? We’ve got 10 for ya.

Exhibit 1: The “Wrecking Pug”

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Miley Cyrus’ ball has nothing on this pug. We give this costume an A+ – I mean, look at the Barbie riding the ball!

Exhibit 2: The “Yorkie Piñata”

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Whatever you do, do NOT hit this piñata with a bat. Instead, pet it!

Exhibit 3: The “Pop-kin Spice Latte”

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Love Pumpkin Spice Lattes? You’ll love the Pop-kin Spice Latte even more! If this costume doesn’t win a best dressed contest, then they didn’t have the right judge.

Exhibit 4: The “50 Shades of Dog”

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What’s better than one of the most popular books within the last few years? A dog with a literally 50 shades of grey. I mean…

Exhibit 5: The “DogCorn”

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This is the definition of “Too Cute to Eat!” The best part? The popcorn on the head of course!

Exhibit 6: The “EP (Extra-pugrestrial)”

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This is the easiest costume to re-create: grab a white towel and your bike! Oh wait – I guess you need a pug…

Exhibit 7: The “Dirty Dogtini”

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Is your pup in a cone? No problem – just add a cocktail shaker and some “olives” and you’ve got a dirty dog-tini! You’re welcome.

Exhibit 8: The “Mr. T(dog)”

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A English Bulldog + A Mr. T outfit makes us want to scream “I pitty da fool!”

Exhibit 9: The “Dogia”

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Ch-ch-ch-chia! I wonder how long this took to “grow”!

Exhibit 10: The Super Hero Clan

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We saved the best for last – this family is special to us as they are part of our Mutt Clan! We give them an A+ for dedication – not only are the parents involved, but they’ve got the DOGS in there!!!!!! We are obsessed. As Buzz Lightyear (our version of a superhero) would say – “To infinity and beyond!”

Halloween Tips for your Pup!

Halloween pet safety tips

Halloween is a fun holiday for the whole family, including the pups! While getting everything prepared for the spookiest holiday of the year, we thought we’d help you in the pet department by sharing a few Mutt Tips!

Is your pup protective of the family? Dogs are über protective of their family, but when it comes to Halloween activities, protection goes to the next level (you have to remember, dogs can’t tell the difference between a costume and a family friend!). If you’re planning on bringing your pup with you to Halloween activities, we highly recommend having them on a leash. If you think your pup will be too protective, then let them hang out at home while you’re out.

Have a pup that loves people? Bring them along for the ride! You can even take it up a notch and dress them up in a sweet costume! The most important part of bringing your pup with you (besides the costume)? Don’t let them eat candy! Instead of having your pup gnaw on Halloween candy that can make them really sick (resulting in you having to clean their mess later or worse), have some healthy treats on hand to hand to Bowser while the kids are getting their candy. It will make trick-or-treating fun for everyone!

Have a shy guy? You don’t want to put your pup in a situation that makes them freak out. Give your dog the night off and let them hang out at the house while you’re out and about. All they’ll need is their bed, a fun toy and (obviously) some treats and they won’t even know you’re gone!

Bonus Tip: If you’re taking your pup with you, make sure they have an ID tag on their collar. It’s pretty unlikely, but there is a chance that your pup can run away because they’re frightened (if you had no clue why there were zombies or ghosts walking near you, wouldn’t you be a little frightened too?). By having an ID on their collar, you’re giving the finder of your pup a way to contact you so you can save your dog from being even more scared!

We hope we’ve given you a little advice on what to do with your pup during the Halloween festivities. Have a fun and safe Halloween! 🙂

It’s Almost Time for Trick-or-Treating! Is Your Pup Prepared?

Our Halloween
Boo-tique
is filled with costumes to suit all canine personalities! Your
four-legged friend could be a golfer, monkey, flapper, or even a tootsie roll,
to name a few. Halloween is just over a month away, and some styles are selling
fast, so act fast for the best selection. Costumes aren’t all we have in our boo-tique,
we also carry funny and festive toys, adorable accessories, and darling
Halloween dresses!

Halloween Bou-tique
The Halloween Treats Dog Dress was designed
specially for those furry fashionistas who are always looking fabulous! Featuring
an extra fluffy ruffled double layered underskirt, decorative trim and polka
dot ribbon details, it’s a sure head-turner. The equally adorable, festive and
feminine Ribbon Pumpkin Dog Dress is
also a great choice for furry fashionistas with a striped ruffled skirt,
puffed sleeves, embroidered pumpkins and ribbon details. Both are cute costume alternatives!

Halloween Treats Dog Dress
Ribbon Pumpkin Dog Dress

For the
male pups, or females that don’t want to wear a dress, we have the Jolly Roger Dog Sweater with a skull
and cross bones on the back, a trendy choice that can be worn again when
Halloween is over! The Halloween Argyle
Dog Bowtie
is also a cute choice for dapper doggies. And probably the
easiest, fun way to let your pup get dressed up for the holiday would be with our
Candy Corn and Dots or Bats Dog Bandanas, both reversible!

Candy Corn and Dots Dog Bandana
Jolly Roger Dog Sweater
Halloween Argyle Dog Bowtie

We’ll be
hosting Howl-o-ween parties at all three of our Southern California store
location
s, so don’t forget to mark your Calender with the party nearest you. Stop
by our Solana Beach Muttropolis store on Saturday, October 19th at 6PM,
our La Jolla Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 6PM, or our
Newport Beach Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 7PM.

Stay tuned
for tips to stay safe while you and your pup are out-and-about on
a dark Halloween night.

This just in: Bloomin’ + Buggin’ Pet Costumes

Flower dog costume

Muttropolis Caterpillar Dog Costume

How completely REE-diculous is this!? Gerber Daisies have always been a favorite of mine, but on this delightfully goofy dog, 'Chewy,' it looks more like a Goober Daisy.

Looking for creative costume ideas for your pets or two legged goblins this Halloween? Why not dress your dog as this darling Gerber Daisy and your kids and/or other dogs as little bugs or in this case, a caterpillar.

This Flower Dog Costume is made from soft, warm fleece and designed a little looser for a more comfortable fit and easy movement. The separate petal head piece has an adjustable Velcro closure for a perfect fit. The Caterpillar Dog Costume features adjustable velcro closures, a comfy padded back and full coverage for optimal Spooky-ness!

Starting at $36, you can find the Caterpillar Dog Costume and Flower Dog Costume at Muttropolis.com.