There is just nothing more natural than a pug in a costume.

Pugs were MADE for costumes. If they could, pugs everywhere would dress THEMSELVES up, stuff THEMSELVES into motorcycle-shaped cookie jars and wait patiently for a photographer to appear. You know they would. Their little faces have humor built right in.


Hilar idea, Mary and ‘Popeye’ pup. Thanks to sender-inner Jennifer H.



  1. Puglicious!

  2. I’ll take it!

    Wrap it to go please….

  3. I dunno – could be the cute or sad category. Then again, it could be that Pug’s always look that way.


  4. “That’s when I fell for
    The Leader of the Pack…”

    (it makes sense for a dog to be a leader of the pack anyway, right?)

  5. He looks vaguely disgruntled, yet resigned to the fact that his owners will continue to dress him up in costume.

    “Okay. Fiiiiiiiiine. One more picture, fer cryin’ out loud.” *Sighs, shakes head*

  6. Before somebody pipes up with a “Born To Be Wild” gag, this is definitely a Brando-esque “Wild Bunch” pug. Just lookit ‘im.

  7. Or, yeah, what Aubrey said. Heh.

  8. Get your motor runnin’
    Head out on the highway
    Lookin’ for adventure
    And whatever comes our way
    Yeah Puglet go make it happen
    Take the world in a love embrace
    Fire all of your guns at once
    And explode into space

    I like smoke and lightning
    Heavy metal thunder
    Racin’ with the wind
    And the feelin’ that I’m under
    Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
    Take the world in a love embrace
    Fire all of your guns at once
    And explode into space

    Like a true nature’s pug
    We were born, born to be wild
    We can climb so high
    I never wanna die

    Born to be wild
    Born to be wild

  9. [sigh]

  10. Lol!

    Pug on a hog!

  11. *plops more puddin’ in the universal trough in front of T-O*

  12. mpphfft…sorry teho

  13. A thinker says:

    *Sigh*–poor pugs. They must win the award for most long-suffering dogs ever, too.

  14. You coulda *been* someone, Sandy P.
    You coulda been a contendah.

  15. i coulda been………….

  16. Sweet. If you’re up for more pet costumes, check out these pics.

  17. NebraskaErin says:

    In a situation like this, everybody wins.

  18. Is it chocolate pudding? Kin I have some, pleeeeeeze?

    Puggy wuggy looks kinda sad, if you ask me. Kickass bike, though.

  19. Meh… I’m all outta Brando quotes now. I have the lame. Save me, internets!
    [click bleep whirr bloop PING]


  20. “In the day we play just like runaways in an all-American dream
    At night we put on costumes of glory as suicide machines
    Sprung from cages proud and canine,
    Curly tailed, redonkulous and steppin’ out over the line
    Baby this town steals the bones from your dish
    Attack or trap, I could never tell which
    Gotta ‘scape our cages while we’re young
    ‘Cause pups like us, baby we’re born to be pugs”

  21. lurkertype says:

    Righteous, Aubrey!

    (waves cigarette lighter)

  22. Oh jeez, are those REALLY his LEGS?! They’re so human-like!

  23. Lurker: how’s the walking wounded? I know you drug him to the doctor. The antibiotics should be kicking in now and he should feel better.

  24. you guys r silly says:

    And Rachel … girl … I STHERIOUSLY hope you’re pulling OUR legs…

  25. Square: “What are you rebelling against?”

    Cool Biker Dude Brando: “Waddaya got?”

  26. No. No, CO, you’ve gone too far. This, this is pure ridiculousness!

    I applaud you. 🙂

  27. Wonder what kind of cookies are in that jar…

    Perhaps snickerpugoodles!!!

  28. Only my FAVORITE oldie ever, for your enjoyment:

    Is she really going out with him?
    Well, there she is. Let’s ask her.
    Betty, is that Popeye’s collar you’re wearing?
    Gee, it must be great riding with him
    Is he picking you up after school today?
    By the way, where’d you meet him?

    I met him at the off-leash park
    He turned around and wagged at me
    You get the picture? (yes, we see)
    That’s when I fell for (the leader of the pack)

    My folks were trying to have him put down (down, down)
    They said he came from the wrong kind of pound
    (whatcha mean when ya say that he came from the wrong kind of pound?)
    They told me he was bad
    But I knew he was sad
    That’s why I fell for (the leader of the pack)

    One day my dad said, “Find someone new”
    I had to tell my Popeye we’re through
    (whatcha mean when ya say that ya better go find somebody new?)
    He stood there and whimpered “why?”
    But all I could do was cry
    I’m sorry I hurt you (the leader of the pack)

    His tail sort of wagged and he licked me goodbye
    The tears were beginning to show
    As he drove away on that rainy night
    I begged him to go slow
    But whether he heard, I’ll never know


    I felt so helpless, what could I do?
    Remembering all the things we’d been through
    In obedience school they all stop and stare
    I can’t hide the tears, but I don’t care
    I’ll never forget him (the leader of the pack)

    ooooOOOOoooOOOOOO . . . .

    The leader of the pack – now he’s gone . . . (Repeat to fade)

    Unfortunately, it didn’t need all that much tweaking. I declare CO commenter karaoke night!


  30. Lemur, instead of the motorcycles churning in the background after each verse, I can just hear doggies barking…

  31. Aubrey, I hear ya. I also see poor Popeye surrounded by shards of broken cookie jar, pulling one of those super-sad pug faces post-crash.

  32. MelissaLovesPugs says:

    *Passes out from the cuteness*

  33. Born to be wild and bad to the bone! But really folks he’s just TOO cute to be bad.

  34. Oh, that is priceless.

  35. Once again I’m speechless at both the cuteness of the subject (pug) and the inventiveness of the c.o. viewers who create poems, sing, dance and otherwise make me laugh. I don’t know how I got through my workday pre-c.o. Thanks to everyone!

  36. hrh.squeak says:

    Lemur – dat’s wonderful.

    I think he looks more like an off-duty cop, meself. “Hello, ladies, what seems to be the trouble? Do you require assistance?” (with deep voice, serious face, and twinkly eyes, not to mention waggy tail)

  37. Looks like a pug thug.

  38. PUGS-4-LIFE


  39. Band: Bones Pugs and Harmony.

  40. He’s got the sad rebel look of James Dean and Marlon Brando. A kind of tough guy with a heart of gold look that makes the honeys swoon. Awesome pug.

  41. Oh my goodness. How exactly is he *in* the costume? Those aren’t really his hind legs in those little boots, are they?? So cute, I want one for my beagle..

  42. he’s like, “I hay choo. I hay choo so mush.”

  43. All you need is Pug…la da da da da All you need is Pug…la da da da da All you need is Pug, Pug, Pug is all you need

  44. AuntieMame says:

    “I think he looks more like an off-duty cop, meself. “Hello, ladies, what seems to be the trouble? Do you require assistance?” (with deep voice, serious face, and twinkly eyes, not to mention waggy tail)”


    Your comment made me think back on the episodes of Cops I was watching yesterday.

    Until I got to the “waggy tail” part.


  45. oh my god! I’m stuck in a loop of going ‘Awww!’ then chuckling like an idiot then going ‘Awww! then chuckling like an idiot…

    Somebody whack me over the head with something please? I love Pugs. That guy can seriously join my pug army.

  46. staticgirl says:

    aw. Normally I don’t like people dressing up dogs but this is very special. The examples on CO at least have a funny sense of humour. 🙂

    I juts love this whole photo.

  47. Please please please a new category for pet costumes? I want to see them all on one page…

  48. My pug loves to dress up & wear jewlery too. And she is a camera hound…guess they all like it. too cute