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.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Mr. N has several costumes this year as well as several events to attend… We’ve seen a lot of food, bee and devil costumes.
Michelle & The Paw Pack says
Cute costumes! For some reason I’m not feeling Halloween this year. I didn’t decorate like I usually do or bother getting costumes for the dogs. I don’t think they mind at all to be honest. I made them homemade Halloween themed treats the other day and they were happy about that.
Talent Hounds says
Yes Kilo only really cares about the treats, and the positive attention from me. I am a little late on decorating but on it today.
Lori Hilliard says
I’ll be dressing my dog Soldier as a sushi roll this year. I’ll be sure to post a pic on my website as soon as I can get the photo taken. I loved the costume with the pug dressed as a bumblebee and the owner in a beekeeper’s outfit – so clever, but comfortable!
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
Fabulous post with so many things to remember. I have to say my favourite Halloween costume is the pirate!!!! Soooo adorable!
Kilo you look great in all of these costumes! We have a great time dressing up for Halloween and I have a couple of costumes in mind for Edie this year. Thank you for the great safety tips for keeping out pets safe during Halloween night.
Heather Wallace says
I love all these Halloween costumes! I don’t dress my dogs but we do dress the horses and have fun at the horse show. My daughters asked me to be Wonder Woman this year- and I agreed!
Cathy Armato says
I was surprised that more pets weren’t expected to be Wonder Woman this year! I thought that one would really take off. I love all the doggies in costume in your video, so cute!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Awww those costumes are adorable! I loved the hot dog and pirate ones!
Those are some great costumes. My dogs rarely wear more than a bandana or bow tie, unless it is quite cold.
Kelsie | It's Dog or Nothing says
This is just what I needed! I’ve been struggling to come up with a costume idea for the floofs and I’m just about out of time!
Shelby @ For The Love of Paws says
Adorable!! Our boys have their halloween costumes on the blog, but I love some of these ideas!! I think you can never go wrong being a hot dog. LOL
Ruth Epstein says
I love seeing the dogs in costumes, they are so adorable. Layla refuses to wear one so have stopped with her
Viktoria Marquardt says
I really wanted my husband to go as the Joker and I was going to go as Harley Quinn and the dogs were going to be batman/woman. But we won’t be taking the dogs this year as we have 2 little daughters that are going and that will be enough lol!
I think that list was pretty accurate for the pet costumes, its not even Halloween yet and I’ve already seen lots of dogs dressed up as pumpkins and a few bees, and I’ve seen a wonder woman too!! Have a safe Halloween!
sara lafountain says
These costumes are SO cute! I wish our dog would wear a costume. She does not allow any clothing I item to go on her body. Actually she allows it, but then she refuses to move one step! HA!
Sweet Purrfections says
I wish the girls would let me dress them in costumes, but they hate it. Those are some really cute costumes.
Carol Bryant says
We had a Halloween photo contest as we do yearly. I love Halloween and I always do a homemade costume for Dex. Great ideas here!
Lol so cute! We were the cast of Aladdin this year, so I’m glad to see we aren’t on the most common list this year!
Dr Leigh @ Your Vet Online says
Some great costumes to choose from! I’m amazed at how much people spend…wow!
Thanks for concluding the safety info too…great reminder for people.