I love dressing up and seeing Halloween Costumes for Pets and Humans, and turns out, I am not alone. In a recent survey conducted by the huge thrift store Savers on Halloween Trends and shopping behaviors, half of Americans aged 18 and over said that Halloween is their favorite holiday. According to the National Retail Federation, 179 million Americans will spend over $9 billion on Halloween, $3.4 billion of that on costumes.
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We find ours on Amazon, and at thrift stores, Dollar Stores, PetSmart, Pet Valu, Pet Expos and discount or second hand clothing stores.
10 Most Popular Human Halloween Costumes Trending
So what are the most popular human costumes trending this year? What are you thinking of?
We checked out the Google Frightgeist Tool last year and we got:
- Wonder Woman
- Harley Quinn
They make sense but I would have expected more Batman, Star Wars, Disney and Paw Patrol.
10 Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Pets
The National Retail Federation estimates that we’ll spend over $350 million on Halloween costumes for our pets in the US. Of those planning to celebrate Halloween this year, 16% of them will dress their pets up in costume. Some of the most popular Pet Halloween Costumes expected for this year are:
One of Kilo’s favorite most comfy costumes- easy to put on and take off.
2. Hot Dog
3. Bumble Bee
This is an easy one for Kilo the Pug.
5. Batman Character
Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy on Halloween
Make Halloween fun and safe for both of you.
- Always choose pet clothing that is safe and comfortable for your dog to wear.
- Make sure your dog can easily stand, sit, lie down, walk, and use the bathroom at any time while in costume.
- Always double check f there are things sewn onto the outfit, your pet may try to eat them and can get really sick.
- If your pet doesn’t like getting dressed up, don’t force him or her. Kilo the pug is not a fan of putting his paws through tight sleeves or wearing much so he often just has loose soft things or a simple bandana or collar or harness or vest instead.
Halloween is the second most common time for dogs to get lost after July 4th and a common time for poisoning to occur.
- Be careful with the Halloween treats and chips. Do not leave snacks and loot within reach. Kilo will steal chips and chocolates, wrapper and all.
Stay safe this Halloween by making sure your dog doesn’t escape or ingest anything dangerous like chocolate or candy, decorations, or costume pieces. Always contact a vet or the ASPCA Hotline immediately if they do.
- Don’t leave your pet unsupervised or in a high traffic area.
- Make sure your dog can’t get out the front door while handing out candy. Consider keeping them in their crate with a stuffed Kong or Chew or in a room away from the action if they get anxious or over excited like Kilo.
- Make sure tags and microchips are up-to-date, detailed and on.
- If you do have to go out, keep them on a leash during Halloween!
If you do get treats for your dog, make sure you train them to do some tricks for those treats.