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Top 23 Best Dog Christmas Outfits and Costumes

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Dressing your dog  for the holidays is hard to resist. Finding just the right outfit can be the difficult part, because there are so many options available to choose from. If you’re having trouble choosing just the right dog Christmas outfits or costumes, check out the choices on this list. You're sure to find something that is just right for your Fido.

The Best Dog Christmas Outfits and CostumesWhether you're looking for a dapper outfit for your pooch to wear in family holiday photos or you want your little beauty to be the talk of the Christmas dinner table, we've got something for everyone on this list. There are hundreds of options available for you to choose, so if you can't find what you're looking for here, check out some of the other dog Christmas outfits from these manufacturers.

It's important to consider your dog's needs when choosing any type of clothing for him. Some dog Christmas outfits may look adorable, but could also cause major problems for your dog.

Clothing and costumes need to fit properly. Loose fitting apparel can be a safety hazard, as it may get caught on something and cause injury to your dog. Costumes and clothing that are too tight will restrict range of motion and might lead to chaffing or lacerations.

The best thing that you can do is to bring your pet shopping with you for dog Christmas outfits. However, if you need to order online be sure to following the manufacturers measuring instructions precisely.

The Best Dog Christmas Outfits and Costumes

1Klippo’s Christmas Formal Velour Dress with Boa Trims for Small Breeds

Klippo’s Christmas Formal Velour Dress with Boa Trims for Small BreedsThis Santa-inspired dress from Klippo is made of luxurious velvet cloth adorned with feather boas along the hem and around the neck. Seen from your dog’s back, the bodice would be body-hugging and the skirt shirred. A bow of the same velvety fabric provides accent for the back of the dress.

At the front, the hem slants upward to the girth strap which fastens with snaps. There’s a similar strap or band around the neck, which also has snaps and a loop that holds a D-ring for a Klippo ID tag. The fit of the Klippo Christmas Formal Velour Dress with Boa Trims for Small Breeds is true to size, so we suggest that you measure your dog carefully based on the size chart provided.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTO): “I bought 2 of these dresses one for my dog and one for my friends dog. They are gorgeous and very well made. My little girl was beautiful and it…”

 

2Pawaboo Pet Costume – Santa Suit

Pawaboo Pet Costume - Santa SuitThis is a funny Santa costume from Pawaboo that’s a bit of a puzzle at first. The costume is made of red polyester fabric with white trimmings and collar made of plush material. It is designed with a long back, fake Santa “arms”, full front details including Santa’s belt, and Santa’s pants which is actually where your dog’s forelegs go through.

You dog’s hindquarters would have no leg covers, but the standing Santa figure would adequately conceal that. The Pawaboo Pet Costume – Santa Suit fastens at the chest with hook-and-loop clasps, and comes with a matching Santa cap.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Way too small. I ordered a medium (according to their measurements) for my miniature daschund. I measured him. It still was too small…”

 

3Mesasa’s Dog Shoes – Non Slip Snow Shoes

Mesasa’s Dog Shoes - Non Slip Snow ShoesThese adorable little elf boots from Mesasa would make any dog stand out during a Christmas function. Velcro straps keep the shoes securely on your dog's paws, and they also offer a non-slip rubber sole to keep Fido safe on the ice and snow.

These shoes are waterproof, have textured outer soles for a better grip, and buyers say that these make for one of the best dog Christmas outfits. The Mesasa Dog Shoes – Non Slip Snow Shoes are available in 4 sizes. The sizes are a bit small and snug, so it would be best to order one size up.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Sadly the arm fell off this and it was to small for my dog. I was told there was a new one being sent but that was sometime ago. I have not heard back since. Cute idea, but the material is very cheaply…”

 

4Rubie's Elf Pet Costume

Dress up your dog as Santa’s helpful elf with Rubie’s red-and-green elf dog costume. The main outfit is made of green polyester fabric, with a jester’s collar and red jingle bell pompom accents. This pattern is repeated on the Santa-style hat and the ankle cuffs. This is absolutely one of the best dog Christmas outfits!

This is a well-made costume that uses high-quality materials. The bells and pompom accents are secured well to the Rubie Elf Pet Costume. There are five sizes to choose from and a size chart is provided. However, the size runs small and you would do well choosing a bigger size for your pet.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “This may have been an extra large but that does not necessarily mean it fits your extra large dog (i.e.: my golden retriever). I presumptuously assumed it would fit after only checking her measurement for…”

 

5Mixmax Dog Christmas Clothes – Reindeer Costume

Mixmax Dog Christmas Clothes - Reindeer CostumeThis brown polar fleece hoodie jacket from Mixmax is exactly like a regular winter coat for your dog, except for those fanciful reindeer antlers which turn it into a Christmas costume. The brown fabric is soft and cozy, and it is trimmed on the hood edges, cuffs, and hem with white velvet material. Front snaps make donning and taking off these best dog Christmas outfits a breeze. The stuffed antlers would transform your little puppy into a cute reindeer in an instant and make him the darling of the party.

The quality of materials and craftsmanship used to make the Mixmax Dog Christmas Clothes – Reindeer Costume are commendable. The hood is very suitable for chilly walks. If you’re buying this for a dog with pointy ears, you may want to know that there are no holes on the hood for the ears. This is available in small and medium sizes, and runs rather small based on the size chart provided. So if couldn’t decide between two sizes, you better choose the larger one to be safe.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Cute outfit! I bought this jacket for my cat. He's 10 lbs and I bought him a size M which still ran a bit small so I couldn't button him up and the hood doesn't cover his head properly (keeps on falling…”

 

6Ultimate Halloween Costume Elf Outfit Dog Costume

Ultimate Halloween Costume Elf Outfit Dog CostumeThis is a costume of Santa’s little elf helper from Ultimate Halloween Costume. These dog Christmas outfits are made of green, soft, felt-like material that covers the back and fastens around the neck and chest. It has a red jester’s collar, which is made of the same material. A red-and-white striped fabric adds color at the lower back of the outfit.

The red-and-green pattern is repeated for the elf’s cap which has a jingly bell on the tip. This UHC costume comes in five sizes, but unfortunately, its sizing is off. The XL Ultimate Halloween Costume Elf Outfit Dog Costume would fit a 50-lb Great Dane, but any heavier and you would have a problem.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “It was the perfect outfit for our dog durning the Holidays especially when we had company over…”

 

7Reelok Christmas Santa Claus Outfit

Reelok Christmas Santa Claus OutfitThis Santa costume from Reelok takes the same concept as the Pawaboo pet costume, except for some important features. One important difference we noticed would be the fabric used because this outfit is made of highly breathable cotton fabric instead of polyester.

The collar is round in shape and the front details are also slightly different, although overall they look the same. The Reelok Christmas Santa Claus Outfit is a set, which also includes a Santa hat. These dog Christmas outfits are only available in one size – a medium – and they fit dogs 15” around the chest, 11.8” around the neck, and 9.8” along the back.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Ordered a medium to fit a Westie. The costume came and would basically fit a large rat. Very disappointing…”

 

8Rubie’s Costume Reindeer Hoodie

Rubie’s Costume Reindeer HoodieYour dog would love wearing this costume from Rubie's because it’s so comfortable and hassle-free. Except for the stuffed antler, it would look like a regular dog hoodie shirt. It’s made of chocolate brown soft cozy fabric with a hood and a funny reindeer face print on the back.

The Rubie's Costume Reindeer Hoodie is worn by pulling over your dog’s head. It has no sleeves that may limit your dog’s movement. Instead, the fabric curves around the neck and chest, and that secures the coat on your dog. The small size would fit small breeds with chest girth of 14” and neck-to-tail length of 11”. There are four other sizes available.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “We buy family pajamas every Christmas for our Christmas cards photo and this year we got some super cool looking reindeer jumpers, complete with hood and antlers. Sadly, the set we got didn't…”

 

9California Costumes’ Gingerbread Pup Dog Costume

California Costumes’ Gingerbread Pup Dog CostumeYou won’t always find gingerbread man costumes for dogs, probably because it would be difficult to attain the look. This outfit from California Costumes is a nice interpretation of a gingerbread man. It is made of 100% plush fabric with parts that are stuffed. The color of these dog Christmas outfits are mainly brown like a baked cookie, with pink ribbon accents and other details.

It has a round-shaped hood that you fasten with a tie around your dog’s head. Your dog’s forelegs go through the gingerbread man’s pants or legs. This one’s for the photo because the California Costumes Gingerbread Pup Dog Costume looks really funny, but something that your dog wouldn’t want wearing for any extended time.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “I have an 18-pound Boston Terrier, and this costume in the Small size fits him great, it's even a little loose on him so I think it's the perfect size for a heftier Boston Terrier or French Bulldog. My dog hates wearing…”

 

10Pet Leso’s Dog Christmas Coat Santa Costume

Pet Leso’s Dog Christmas Coat Santa CostumePet Leso’s dog Christmas outfit is not only a costume – it’s also a warm coat. This is styled in the way dog hoodie pajamas are cut – with covering on all four legs, elasticized along the opening to retain the shape along the hindquarters. A flap secured by a Velcro strip on the front makes this costume easy to wear and take off.

It’s made of a soft and warm red fabric, adorned with Santa details, such as black belt, white furry trimmings along the hem, cuffs, and hoodie’s edges. And, the Pet Leso Dog Christmas Coat Santa Costume comes with Santa’s cap, of course. Your dog can be like Santa on Christmas and enjoy it, too.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “We got this for our dog. Measured our dog. Got the bigger sizeso wouldnt be tight on her. Got it in.. was two sizes to small wouldnt fit around my dogs belly.. i have very small dog. Will find someone with…”

 

11Rubie’s Costume Santa's Little Helper Elf Pet Costume

Rubie’s Costume Santa's Little Helper Elf Pet CostumeLet your dog dress up as Santa’s Lil Helper with this costume from Rubie's. Like the previous gingerbread costume, this has the same concept of mock arms so that Santa’s helper will look like it stands upright. These dog Christmas outfits are cut like a jumpsuit, but your pet’s forelegs will actually wear the pants.

Your dog’s hind will not wear any costume but that will be mostly hidden by the funny green front. The important measurements here would be your dog’s chest girth, neck circumference, armhole circumference, and sleeve length. The material used to make the Rubie's Costume Santa's Little Helper Elf Pet Costume is soft green fabric, which is also the same material used for the cap.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Too small. I have a 25lb dog and purchased a medium. It was way too small. I would have had to purchase a large which seems ridiculous for a dog that is the size of a small terrier. The hat is so…”

 

12Pawz Road Elf Pet Costume

Pawz Road Elf Pet CostumeThis green velveteen cloth is both warm and silky soft. Your dog would definitely not mind wearing this costume from Pawz Road, because it’s so comfortable. It is shaped like a usual dog coat, with sleeves for the forelegs and front opening that closes with white snap buttons.

The back is a bit long and designed with zigzag hem. A jester’s felt collar with red pompoms adds to the festive look. The zigzag and pompom pattern is repeated on the hem, cap, and elasticized ankle ornaments for a more put-together look. The Pawz Road Elf Pet Costume comes in four sizes.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “So happy with my purchase, I initially got a size S for my 10.5 lb Morkie but is was too small so I contacted the seller and they sent me a size M instead they were so easy to deal with. The size M fits perfect for…”

 

13Pawz Road Santa's Costume with Hat

Pawz Road Santa's Costume with HatThis looks so much like Reelok and Pawaboo’s Santa costume, except again for the fabric and possibly the sizing. Like those two previous brands, this Santa costume from Pawz Road has phony Santa arms. Your pet’s forelegs will wear Santa’s pants. A set also comes with a Santa cap in the same material and an elastic band to keep it in place.

Unlike the two other brands mentioned which were rather limited in size options, you could choose from five sizes for the Pawz Road Santa's Costume with Hat. For the same size description, say medium, Pawz Road’s dimensions are way bigger, so you definitely need to measure carefully.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTO): “Ordered a size medium: A bit snug, but hilarious costume! Our miniature poodle/shih tzu mix (about 10-12 lbs) hated every second of wearing this costume, especially the hat, but we were able to…”

 

14Clever Creations’ Red and White Santa's Outfit and Hat

Clever Creations’ Red and White Santa's Outfit and HatClever Creations makes it possible for your dog to both feel comfortable in a costume and fit in the festivities. This Santa outfit is all about your dog’s comfort but also allows you to have fun in the party because your fur kid is not left behind. These dog Christmas outfits look awesome with the white-trimmed red Santa hat and coat that come with them.

The Clever Creations Red and White Santa Outfit and Hat is made of soft and warm fabric, which will keep your dog comfortable even on chilly Christmas events. The hat was thoughtfully designed to include holes for the ears. The coat is high in the waist allowing full movement and freedom in the hindquarters. The coat fastens on the front with Velcro strip for added ease when donning it or taking it off.

 

15Gimilife Santa Claus Costume with Hat

Gimilife Santa Claus Costume with HatThis Santa costume from Gimilife is designed and made for small dogs with chest girth of 12.4”, neck-to-tail length of 8”, and neck circumference of 8.4”.  It is made of red heavy-duty cotton blend fabric, white faux fur trimmings, black PU leather belt, and other details. It is cut like a typical dog pajama, which covers all four legs.

The opening on the chest of these dog Christmas outfits have button closures. The opening for the bottom part, which allows for your dog to pee, has elasticized edging to keep it snug. The Gimilife Santa Claus Costume with Hat will not only look good on photos, it will also be nice and comfortable for your dog to wear.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Cute but cut sooo tiny! I have a 10 pound ShihTzu and I ordered the Medium and it was really tight. Exchanged for a Large which was slightly larger but still pretty small. Very hard to get on my…”

 

16CozyCabin Christmas Elk Costume

CozyCabin Christmas Elk CostumePractical and no-frills are how we would describe this light brown elk costume from CozyCabin, which we believe pets would more likely not mind wearing. It is made of wooly material, which will be soft and warm on your pet. This is styled like a usual dog hoodie coat with three snaps on the front for convenience in wearing and taking off.

This is actually the same material and make as the Mixmax puppy elk costume also featured in this list, except that this is the large size, which wasn’t available in that brand. Please check the chart for the correct size of the CozyCabin Christmas Elk Costume for your pet.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “These are so incredibly tiny. A large would fit a Weiner dog…”

 

17Topsung Pet Blingbling Tutu Dress

Topsung Pet Blingbling Tutu DressYour dog will definitely wow the crowd in this ballerina costume with pink-sequined black cotton bodice and hot pink tulle tutu Topsung. The armholes and neckline are trimmed with soft pink edging, while the hem of the flared skirt is trimmed with pink satin. A very dainty flower accent on the waist adds overall flare to dress. You may need to add some stitches securing the flower on the dress so that it will stay there longer.

This is one party dress that can be worn for Christmas events, other special occasions, or photo shoots. The Topsung Pet Blingbling Tutu Dress is available in medium size only, which will be for dogs with chest girth of 13”, neck circumference of 9.5”, and back length of 13.4”.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Absolutely LOVE it!!!! we are having an 80s theme birthday party and she will def steal the show <3…”

 

18Pawz Road’s Dog Christmas Elk Costume

Pawz Road’s Dog Christmas Elk CostumeIf you liked the elk costumes that came before this, then you’d probably love Pawz Road’s darker elk costume version. And it’s not just the color, this is a totally different material and make. They are only similar in the overall elk look but they differ significantly in the details.

The outer material is dark brown fleece, while the inner lining is made of white wooly fabric. The Pawz Road Dog Christmas Elk Costume is also shaped in the tradition of dog pajamas which cover all the legs, so it’s definitely perfect for winter. It also sports a stylish elk antler hood, which qualifies it as a costume.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “So stinkin cute!! We have a 17 pound cocker spaniel and it was a little tight on her but so cute.. she loved it too!…”

 

19Mixmax Reindeer Costume for Dogs

Mixmax Reindeer Costume for DogsWe have yet another of the best dog Christmas outfits from Mixmax, and it’s a reindeer costume which looks so much like Pawz Road’s elk Christmas costume. Their sizes vary widely, though, so it’s very important to measure carefully while referring to each brand’s respective size chart.

This is a hoodie jacket that covers all four legs. The Mixmax Reindeer Costume for Dogs provides an elasticized opening for the dog to pee. The hoodie is very cute but does not have ear holes. The weight of the antlers also causes the hood to keep falling off toward the back. The sizes of these dog Christmas outfits run small, but the quality of both materials and make is topnotch.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Cute outfit! I bought this jacket for my cat. He's 10 lbs and I bought him a size M which still ran a bit small so I couldn't button him up and the hood doesn't cover his head properly (keeps on falling…”

 

20Yoption Dog Christmas Clothes

Yoption Dog Christmas ClothesYou’ll definitely not run out of Santa costumes, because we have yet another suggestion – this time from Yoption. This girl Santa costume for dogs is a hoodie jacket with a two-tiered skirt. Since the hat is attached to the jacket as a hoodie, it solves the issue of Santa hats that keep falling or getting lost.

These dog Christmas outfits are made of villus fabric which is soft and warm. A large pompom adorns the tip of the hat, while smaller versions mimic buttons on the back. There are other variations and sizes of the Yoption Dog Christmas Clothes, but this particular style is available only in this size, which would be perfect for small dogs 14” around the chest.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTO): “Super cute but runs a little small. I have a fluffy 10 lb cat and this was a little tight on him (medium) and restricted his movement. You can see from the photo that it made him a little bit…”

 

21California Costumes’ Elf Pup Dog Costume

California Costumes’ Elf Pup Dog CostumeHere’s another elf costume, and this one stands upright. By that, we mean that it is in the same concept as the other upright costumes which have stuffed elfin arms while the leg sleeves of this elf costume from California Costumes are where your dog inserts his or her forelegs.

The costume depicts an elf wearing a hat and bringing a gift. The main colors of the California Costume Elf Pup Dog Costume are red, green, and white, with gold and black highlights. It is made of 100% polyester fabric with some details printed on the material. There are four sizes available for these dog Christmas outfits.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Does not fit on dog right even though the dog is the right size.. bone does not stay on as the Velcro is so small. You have to Return using your own money so that's 10 dollars vs the 17 I paid for…”

 

22Rubie’s Christmas Collection Pet Costume – Santa Claus

Rubie’s Costume Christmas Collection Pet Costume - Santa ClausWe’ve had Rubie elf and deer costumes before this, and we can’t leave this list without a Santa costume from them. This jacket has long sleeves for the forelegs and has no covering below the waist. Dogs that don’t want to be hindered in their movement would definitely be more tolerant with this style.

The materials used to make these dog Christmas outfits is thin and soft, but will surely be warm because of the thread’s density. The red jacket has a black Santa belt with metal buckle and metal holes for adjusting the belt’s tightness. A matching hat goes with the Rubie Christmas Collection Pet Costume – Santa Claus. The large size will be a good fit for dogs with chest girth of 20”.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTO): “We used the Santa suit to make my puggle the Grinch… and it turned out perfectly!! I ordered a large and it fit really good…”

 

23Kooltail’s Dog Costume Funny Reindeer Coat

Kooltail’s Dog Costume Funny Reindeer CoatOur final item is a reindeer costume from Kooltail, which is basically a hooded jacket. The jacket is made of 100% polyester brown fabric which has a velvety texture. The rim of the hood, the armholes, and the jacket’s hem are all trimmed with soft chocolate brown fabric. The hood depicts a funny face and reindeer antlers.

The Kooltail Dog Costume Funny Reindeer Coat is easy to wear and take off because the front has flaps that fasten with Velcro straps. The hem on the front is slanted upward to make way for your dog’s personal business. This is a very comfortable costume and we don’t find so much issue with sizing. Still, it is important for you to measure carefully before placing an order for these dog Christmas outfits.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “I like it but my dog not so much. I got the large one and it fits my 60lb Lab without issue. I guess my “Buddy” does not like the hood over his ears but other than that this vest outfit fits him…”


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