Once upon a time, dressing up your cat or dog in a Halloween costume was considered “wacky” and you were automatically put in the crazy pet lady/guy category by your family. Fast forward to Halloween season 2016 and it’s not only considered normal, but actually acceptable and eagerly anticipated by pet parents and retailers. In 2015, American’s spent $350 million on pet Halloween costumes. That’s $1 for every $3 spent on a kids costume according to the National Retail Federation. So what’s next? A sweater on a fish?
The small pet costume trend has been steadily growing over the past 3 years. Major pet retailer PetSmart has been expanding their small pet costume selection catering to the demands of guinea pig parents who want to put a tutu on their rodent. Etsy.com is a treasure trove of creative small pet costume designers offering everything from hand-made Yoda costumes for your bearded dragon to sweaters for chickens.
Halloween is by far one our favorite holidays at PupStyle.com. In my family we have a yearly tradition of carving pumpkins. Every year I like to change it up so this year, I was inspired by my Chiweenie Sophie!
I can’t resist her adorable face and hey why not put her face on a pumpkin? Here are the steps I took to create my Sophie Pumpkin!
Simply go to google and type in the breed of dog you have along with free pumpkin printable. For example I typed: weenie dog free pumpkin printable.
Where to snag these snazzy costumes and accessories??? Check out Petsmart for all the exclusive costumes and DoggieCoutureShop.com for the elegant beaded leashes and other fun Halloween goodies for your pet.
If you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the green LED collar and Leash set featured as much as we do, go to MhuGhu.com.
Special Thank you to all of our Celebri-Dog rescue models for joining in on the fun today!
We love you Oliver, Miyuki, Nobu and Princess Gracie and their wonderful mamas for showing America how perfect rescue dogs can be! Thank you for helping spread the message!
OwlyStore on Etsy.com has created a collection of adorable, tiny dogs and their “scary Halloween Pug” is simply brilliant!
These little art pieces make special gifts and also make very PupStylish Halloween decor for our home or office. The designer will even custom make a personalized version of your own dog. Think holiday gifst…LOOOVE! $23.00
The traditional skull and cross bones icon has been around for ages. It’s taken some new twists and turns with designers adding bows to the skulls for a more girlie look and now we are noticing more skulls entering the market with hearts, flowers and all sorts of embellishments added to them.
These beautiful harnesses are by RuffStuffDog.com HAND CRAFTED in leather (talk about a labor of love) and great for a Halloween fashion alternative AND can be used year round. Contact the brand directly for pricing.
At PupStyle HQ Halloween we always look forward to fall and one of our fav dog holiday’s of the year…HALLOWEEN!
Chocolate is a big no, no for dogs so serve up some healthy dog biscuits or treats in this candy corn looking ModaPet Bowl. Extremely durable with a non-slip base. Many styles and colors to choose from for Halloween or anytime of the year. Microwave & dishwasher safe $24.95.