Geek Out Alongside Your Pooch With 17 Spook-Tastic Costume Duos

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi

October 27, 2015

Happy Halloween, fellow nerds! Don’t you just love having an excuse to embrace your inner nerd with a geek themed costume? How about spreading the bespectacled love to your pup? After all, they are the Robin to our Batman. Don’t they deserve a rad costume, too?

Whether you’re a bibliophile or a LAR-per, an anime junkie or a god ol’ fashioned comic book nerd, hold onto your pocket protectors, because we’ve got costumes for all of you AND your pooch!

Harry Potter and Fluffy:

The ultimate geek anthology, the Harry Potter series made being a smart underdog cool! Slap on some glasses, a maroon and gold scarf, and that essential lightning bolt scar to transform yourself into Harry. As for your faithful companion, get crafty with the papier mache or lop the heads off some stuffed pups to morph him into Fluffy the three headed dog!

harry potter dog


Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale:

“Ah, but let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Fellow fans of classic literature, rejoice! All it takes is a big red “A” on a drab colonial dress and your pup is the tragic Hester Prynne pining for her holy lover! To become Reverend Dimmesdale… dress like a Reverend, silly!



Pokemon Guys:

Gotta catch ’em all! Gotta catch ’em all! I choose you, Pikachu!

Ok, sorry. I had to get that out of my system. Obviously, your dog should be Pikachu. Because, adorbs! You can choose to be Ash Ketchum, Serena, Misty, or your favorite Pokemon!



Adventure Time Lumpy Space Princess & Brad:

Please, Cosplay pug owners?! Please make your dogs dress up like the Lumpy Space Princess?!



Mario Brothers & Friends:

This one comes with lots of options. You can go as Mario and dress your pooch as that green-loving, be-moustached Italian, Luigi. Maybe you have a geeky SO to play your Luigi? No problemo! Fido can easily rock a Princess Peach or Yoshi costume!


Got more than one pooch? Don’t forget about Bowser!



Star Wars:

So many characters to choose from, so few Halloween party invites! Whether you fancy yourself a Luke or a Leia, there are oh so many fun sidekick costumes for your dog to choose from. I’m partial to Yoda myself.



E.T. & Elliot:

Classic eighties movies geek? Me, too! This one is so easy, but so iconic! A red hoodie for you, Elliot. A milk crate and a white sheet for your adorable extraterrestrial canine!



Gandalf & Frodo:

You shall not pass! (the treat bowl without giving me one)!

Your dog is sure to be a hit at any party as the great grey wizard. Besides, when are you ever going to get another chance to go barefoot in public?


Or, Go as Frodo and his faithful sidekick, Sam Wise! frodo


Bane & The Batman Ally or Nemesis of Your Choice:

This was just too darn good to pass up! As you modern Dark Knight fans know, Bane is a bit of a lone wolf. Choosing your costume is a simple matter of preference. Ladies, go for Cat Woman or Poison Ivy, Gentlemen, The Joker or the Dark Knight himself!



The Incredible Hulk & Black Widow:

Got a beefcake of a pup with rippling muscles? Some green washable, non-toxic paint and some ripped jeans and that stud is The Hulk! Pair up as The Black Widow. Or guys, green up and go as The Hulk and his faithful green Hulk Dog!




The truth is out there. And the truth is, your dog looks freaking adorable in an alien costume! Go the traditional Little Green Men route, or retro with these silver helmets complete with antennae!



Ivy League Grads:

Nothing’s more geek chic than an Ivy League degree! Don your caps and gowns or maybe a pair of matching Collegiate hoodies. The only question is, should you One- or Two-strap it with your backpacks?



Michonne & Zombie Slaves:

Bad-ass babe Michonne rocks the Zombie Apocalypse on The Walking Dead. Play Rick or Daryl Dixon, or maybe a gnarly zombie. It’s ALL good!



Sherlock & Watson:

This classic literary duo has been making a major comeback thanks to cable TV. I like the vintage take on Sherlock’s getup, plus it gives you a chance to go Steam Punk crazy with Watson’s wardrobe.



Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen & Dragon:

Or Queen Khaleesi if you are a handmaiden. What dog doesn’t fancy himself a fire breathing dragon protecting his Queen (aka: Mom)?

game of thrones

Or for the whole family…



Dr. Who & Rose:

I just REALLY want to see more dogs wearing fez hats and bow ties! The Rose costume is adorable for the nerdy girly girl, too!



Lego & Lego Dude:

I hope you like yellow! Get your paws on a cool Lego man costume and dress your pooch as the missing Lego piece to your heart!



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Written by: Dina Fantegrossi

October 27, 2015

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