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

$16.49  $14.02

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

$13.19  $11.21

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

Zelda French Maid Pet Costume

Zelda French Maid Pet Costume

$16.99

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Zelda Rapper Pet Costume

Zelda Rapper Pet Costume

$19.99

I gotta believe U rappin COOL! Who let the dogs out in them clothes? What dog don't know that PaRappa be da man? Get ... [Read more]

Zelda Princess Zelda Pet Costume

Zelda Princess Zelda Pet Costume

$13.57  $11.80

This costume includes shirt, skirt, and tiara. [Read more]

Zelda Wisdom - Bumblebee Dog Costume

Zelda Wisdom - Bumblebee Dog Costume

$19.99  $11.80

Includes shirt, headband, and wings. This is an officially licensed Zelda Wisdom pet costume. [Read more]

Zelda Devil Dog Costume

Zelda Devil Dog Costume

$7.81  $6.79

Includes cape, collar, and hat. [Read more]

Zelda Wisdom - Prisoner Dog Costume

Zelda Wisdom - Prisoner Dog Costume

$29.99  $15.35

Includes shirt, pants, hat, and ball and chain. [Read more]

Zelda Bat Pet Costume

Zelda Bat Pet Costume

$3.99

This costume includes wings and head piece. [Read more]

Zelda Canine King Pet Costume

Zelda Canine King Pet Costume

$12.81  $11.14

This costume includes shirt with attached cap and crown. [Read more]

Zelda Frog Prince Pet Costume

Zelda Frog Prince Pet Costume

$13.57  $11.80

This costume includes shirt, pants, and hood. [Read more]

Zelda Cave Dog Costume

Zelda Cave Dog Costume

$29.99  $11.80

Includes: Shirt, Wig. Does not include bone or wheel. [Read more]

Zelda Wisdom - Queen Dog Costume

Zelda Wisdom - Queen Dog Costume

$19.99  $10.62

Includes a tutu and crown. [Read more]

Zelda Wisdom - Pirate Dog Costume

Zelda Wisdom - Pirate Dog Costume

$9.99

Includes shirt; pants; hook; and hat. [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)