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Hollywood-Inspired Dog Costumes for Halloween

Halloween can be fun for everyone, not just the humans. Check out these Hollywood-inspired dog costumes. Who will your pooch be for Halloween?

Summer is still in full swing, so it may seem a bit premature to start thinking about Halloween costumes. But everyone’s favorite dress-up holiday is only a few months away! If you have both yourself and your pampered pooch to outfit, it’s time to start your research. Here are some of the best Hollywood-inspired dog costumes around.

Glamorous Dog Costumes

Have you ever caught your little chihuahua or poodle looking at the cat water fountain as though she wished it was spouting champagne? Then these dog costumes may be particularly fitting for your little diva:

Marilyn Monroe

There is arguably no actress who exemplified old-school Hollywood glamor quite like this blond bombshell. Now your pup can capture her iconic “Seven Year Itch” look with a white halter dress and platinum-blond wig. (Gust of air blowing up out of the subway grate not included.)

Lady Gaga 

Fast-forward some 70 years, and there’s another blond star who’s captivated America, this one because of her outlandish outfits. If you choose to dress your dog as Lady Gaga, you’ll probably want to skip the pop singer’s infamous meat dress (sorry, Rover). Instead try a costume with a hair-bow wig, a spangly, ruffled bodysuit, and matching shades.

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Dorothy or Glinda

Deck your canine out in a blue-checkered dress and pinafore and some ruby red slippers. You’ve got yourself a doggy version of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz! If your pooch is particularly good at making dreams come true, there’s also a beautiful pink gown-and-crown costume so she can be Glinda the Good Witch.

“Ruff” and Tumble Dog Costumes

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Let’s say you have a boxer, pit, or french bulldog. A glamorous girl costume might be funny, but why not outfit your dog in something slighter more butch, to suit his personality?

Indiana Jones

Does your pup love to explore, and sometimes get into trouble doing so? Then this Indiana Jones costume, complete with a brown leather jacket, Jones’s signature fedora, and a whip, is ideal.

Mr. T

Even if you never watched the classic 1980s drama “The A Team,” you’re probably familiar with its most beloved celebrity, Mr. T. (and if not, well, we pity the fool.) This is one of the most instantly recognizable dog costumes around, with a mohawk wig and gold chains.

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The Incredible Hulk

If you are short on time or cash, and you have a short, stocky, muscular dog, here’s a DIY dog costume idea that will make your pooch the talk of the party. All you need is to get a pair of jeans that will fit your dog’s haunches, then cut them into shorts with ragged, torn edges. Then use some non-toxic body paint to color your dog’s fur that perfect shade of Hulk green.

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Last, but Not Least — A Latte Dog Costume

What does everyone in Hollywood have in common? Their love for take out coffee, whether it’s a pumpkin spice latte, an iced mochaccino, or a venti house blend with stevia and soy milk. You can purchase ready made coffee costumes for your pup, but they’d also be fun and easy to make yourself.

Dress your dog up like a Starbucks cup and who knows, you might even get a free frap!

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Chrissy Tiegen Looking Beautiful w/ Her Bulldogs on Instagram

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The nice thing about dogs is that they appreciate your love and attention no matter what you look like. Having said that, Chrissy Tiegen‘s (John Legend’s wife) dogs look pretty darn happy in the photos on her Instagram page.

Best Photos of Chrissy Tiegen With Her Dogs

If you follow Chrissy Tiegen on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a lot of her dogs. Here are some of the best photos of her with her French Bulldog, named Pippa, and her Bulldog named Putty: (click to view larger)

Related: Where can you print Instagram photos?

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John Legend: “All of Me” Bulldog Wedding Video

John Legend made this awesome music video for “All of Me” featuring his two dogs; a bulldog and french bulldog named Putty & Pippa.

So, why did John put his bulldogs in a wedding dress and tuxedo? Don’t worry, he didn’t go insane. (Although he does admit to being “out of his mind” in the song.

Actually, he and his wife, Chrissy Teigen made this video for charity. Watch the video, and you can enter a contest for the chance to have John Legend sing at your own wedding or event!

Never knew he and his wife were so funny! (nice comedic timing, too) Anyway, the charity, Omaze, is raising funds to build a new high school auditorium in John’s hometown of Springfield, Ohio.

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John Legend walking his dogs named Pippa and Putty (to get in wedding-shape?)

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Why Do Celebrities Love Bulldogs? A Brief History of the Bulldog

Why Do Celebrities Love Bulldogs?

English Bulldogs are small, muscular dogs with a big history. They are now the sixth most popular breed of dog in America. In Los Angeles, the home of the celebrities, they are the most popular breed. Celebrities like Pete Wentz, Shia Labeouf, Adam Sandler, Howard SternDavid Beckham, and Brad Pitt all own Bulldogs of their own. They are fun to look at and fun to play with.

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A Controversial History: Bulldogs

The history of the English Bulldog is controversial to say the least. There is some degree of confusion regarding the origins of the bulldogs. In some circles, it is believed that the Bulldog is the parent breed of the larger Mastiff. It’s more commonly accepted that the bulldog originated from crossbreeding the Mastiff and a Pug.

Some evidence to suggest the second theory comes from the “Book of Dogs”, which was written in 1576 by Johannes Caius. Nowhere in this book is there mention of the Bulldog breed. This leads many to believe that the Bulldog had not yet been crossbred at this time.

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Much older texts from the time of the Romans describe short, broad-mouth fighting dogs. These dogs were very popular in sporting events held in the amphitheater. It is believed that these roman fighting dogs were the ancestors of both the Bulldog and the Mastiff.

The origin of the name “Bulldog” shows what a fierce and formidable breed they once were. Bulldogs were used to guard and bait bulls before the bulls were slaughtered for meat. There was a time when selling beef that had not been baited prior to slaughter was considered a crime. Baiting of bulls was also a popular sport during this time and Bulldogs were the number one contender. They were low to the ground, fearless, and strong enough to bait the biggest of bulls.

It wasn’t until 1631 that the Mastiff and Bulldog were described as two separate breeds entirely. This first recorded distinction comes in the form of a letter written by Prestwich Eaton. He writes to ask for a case of liquor and some good bulldogs.

The Bulldog Today

Bulldogs are no longer used to bait bulls, but their stout, muscular form is a reminder of their past. In truth, the modern Bulldog looks quite different from those bred hundreds of years ago. Bulldogs today are lovable, family-friendly, and extremely intelligent.

They are appearing more and more in politics, pop-culture, and as sports mascots. Warren G. Harding was the only president to have owned a bulldog. They are one of the one of the most popular mascots for college universities, with the University of Georgia’s “Uga” being the most well-known.

The odd shape and structure of the Bulldog puts them at an increased risk of developing certain health conditions. Owners must put forth the extra effort to regularly check the health of their dog by visiting the vet. They can develop joint conditions as well as certain respiratory problems. It’s also easy for them to grow overweight if they don’t receive proper exercise. Overweight Bulldogs have an even greater risk of developing health conditions.

Bulldogs: A Unique Attitude

Despite their history of being sporting champions, Bulldogs can be quite lazy. Perhaps that’s why they are so popular with celebrities. They also tend to be pretty stubborn. If they aren’t in the mood to walk, then it can be a challenge to get them out of the door. This can be problematic if you’re trying to control their weight.

Bulldogs are most certainly indoor dogs. They are sensitive to cold weather, but can’t stand that much heat either. If you want a friend to keep you company in the house, then there is no better breed.


Jonathan Leger is a freelance writer and small business owner. He runs a popular question and answer website at AnswerThis.co.

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s Bulldog Jacques

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Brad pitt & Angelina Jolie's bulldog, jacques, in New Orleans

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Brad & Jacques

On Wednesday we got a rare peek at Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Bulldog, Jacques, when Zahara, Shiloh, and Maddox took him for a walk in New Orleans.

Although their dog is usually out of the spotlight, Jacques has been seen in various locations around the world & joined Angelina in a recent 60 minutes interview.

He was also reportedly dog-sat by Johnny Depp while Jolie filmed, “The Tourist” in Venice in 2009. Depp later told David Letterman that Jacques slept with him and was the smelliest dog he’d ever met. Anyway, great looking dog!

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