Halloween Costumes for Pets

Halloween Costumes for PetsWith Halloween just a couple of weeks away, this can be a fun time of the year for both you and your pets.  In a future post, I will I go over some of the steps you can take to keep your dog safe and free from anxiety when the tricker-or-treaters come around. For now, let’s talk costumes!

According to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans are projected to spend $1 on pet outfits for nearly every $3 we spend on our children’s costumes (actually $2.71) – that’s $350 million. Now that may seem a lot but adults will spend another $1.2 billion on their costumes and accessories. So from my perspective, spending just $16 out of every $100 on the total family’s Halloween wardrobe doesn’t seem odd at all.  Plus, my two human babies are now grown and I have a lot more furry children to clothe that I ever did two-legged ones. If anything, i should probably be spending MORE on my pets!

Need some ideas for your Fido? Heavy.com posted their Top 10 Best Costumes for Dogs. The list of adorable outfits includes Dracula, Lobster Paws, Crayola Crayon, Squirrel, Peacock, Butterfly, Ghostbusters, Stegosaurus, Batman, and R2-D2.

The Huffington Post had their 30 Hilarious Pet Halloween Costumes That Will Make Your Day list a couple of years ago.

Over at Amazon.com, the Triceratops remains one of the top sellers. Though for either dog or cat lovers, it’s hard to go wrong with any of the Lion Mane and Wig combos.

Party City has a wide range of outfits for the young and older puppy. I love the classic Dapper Dog Classic costume with top hat look!

The Glow in the Dark pet costume from Halloween Express looks like it could be a conversation starter.

And the Star Wars Bantha Rider costume from Costume Express is hilarious.

Classic Dapper Dog Costume

Star Wars Bantha Rider Dog Costume

Lion Wig and Mane Dog Costume

Glow in the Dark Dog Costume

So dear readers, what are your plans for this Halloween? Will you go with store-bought or homemade?  Cute or scary?  Please let me know. Email me your actual dress-up photos and I will include the best ones in a future blog post.

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