Bulldog Costume Ideas

*Typical costume size: Depends on the type of bulldog, but generally ranges from small (French Bulldog) to Large (English and American Bulldog)

Similar breeds:

  • The Pug, which shares some common ancestry with the modern bulldog. It's generally a safe bet that your pug will fit into a size small costume.
  • Mastiffs - also a related breed. Sizes Large to Extra Large, some Mastiffs may be too large for off-the-shelf costumes, in which case a little ingenuity, a few yards of fabric, and a glue gun will go a long way.!

Costume fit challenges and advantages:

  • Larger chest/neck in some Bulldog breeds, particularly the English Bulldog, may require a size larger than dogs of a similar height and length for costume styles with a collar or fitted midsection
  • Blocky bulldog (and bully breed) heads are perfect for just about any kind of hat, though the earset of the French bulldog can get in the way of some hat styles. If you have a Frenchie, look for hats that are narrow enough to fit between the ears - ideally a hat where there's a "loop" at the top of the attaching ties for the ears to fit through.
  • Short nosed breed - don't dress them in such a way that any part of the costume obstructs their breathing, particularly if the weather is warm or humid or if they will be in a warm room.

Originally used for the sport of bullbaiting (or bearbaiting) and to control livestock and guard property, the bulldog evolved into a number of different varieties - each with a distinct appearance and temperament.

What could be more perfect a costume for a bulldog, especially of the English variety, than a line of costumes designed for (and modelled by) a famous bulldog? The officially licensed Zelda Wisdom ™ line of costumes features a variety of clever styles ideal for your bully boy or girl. They're available in sizes from Small to Large and yes, they fit other breeds too.

Butterfly Dog Costume - Animal Planet Dog Costumes

Butterfly Dog Costume - Animal Planet Dog Costumes

$19.10  $9.90

Pet Costumes - This Butterfly Dog Costume includes the black and grey headpiece with the antennae and the printed Mon... [Read more]

Triceratops Dog Costume - Animal Planet Dog Costumes

Triceratops Dog Costume - Animal Planet Dog Costumes

$17.59  $8.80

Pet Costumes - This Triceratops Dog Costume includes the brown donosaur headpiece with the horns. [Read more]

Pity The Fool Dog Costume - Pet Costumes

Pity The Fool Dog Costume - Pet Costumes

$28.49  $14.25

This Pity The Fool Dog Costume includes the mohawk wig and the costume vest with muscles. Now the A-Team is mans best... [Read more]

Clown Dog Costume - Dog Costumes

Clown Dog Costume - Dog Costumes

$13.95  $6.98

This Clown Dog Costume includes colorful headpiece and matching tie around ruffled collar. Now your pet can participa... [Read more]

Animal Planet Bat Dog Costume - Pet Costumes

Animal Planet Bat Dog Costume - Pet Costumes

$19.24  $9.90

Pet Costumes - This Bat Dog Costume includes the black headpiece with the ears and orange feather trim and the black ... [Read more]

Mexican Serape Dog Costume

Mexican Serape Dog Costume

$15.39  $7.70

Dog Costumes - This Mexican Serape Dog Costume includes poncho, sombrero. [Read more]

Spider Harness Dog Costume - Dog Costumes

Spider Harness Dog Costume - Dog Costumes

$30.79  $21.55

Dog Costumes - This Spider Harness Dog Costume includes harness. [Read more]

Cat on My Back Dog Costume - Dog Costumes

Cat on My Back Dog Costume - Dog Costumes

$15.39  $7.70

Dog Costumes - This Cat on My Back Dog Costume includes bodysuit with cat. [Read more]

*(costume size and fit can vary widely for individual dogs even within the same breed. If you have any questions, we recommend you take advantage of the merchant's live help feature or call their 800 number before making an online purchase)