PupStyle CEO and Author, Dara Foster was a guest on Fox Business News on Halloween to chat about the impact of social media on pet halloween costume spending and what is causing the surge in pet Halloween costume spending. Dara can be reached for further interviews and comments at Press@PupStyle.com
Looking like a dog never looked so good thanks to the artistic work of Miesmesa Berni! If you’ve ever researched the web under the search terms “adult Halloween dog masks” what you likely find are tons of pictures of Clifford The Big Red Dog and cartoonish rubber dog head masks that will creep out children. That is a big “No, No”. Instead, spend a little time searching around on ETSY.com and Pinterest.com for unique, handmade animal masks that no one else will be wearing.
Check out 5 artful animal Halloween masks hand sculpted out of paper mache by the ETSY.com artist Miesmesa Berni. Each mask ships from Latvia with prices ranging from $58-158 plus shipping. Hit up a local vintage or second hand clothing store for clothing and accessories to wear with the mask. After Halloween, display your beautiful mask on a shelf or hang it on a wall hook.
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.
Chicken sweater by PaulFarm
Check out some of our favorite small pet Halloween costumes found on Etsy.com. These are great DIY pet costume ideas for you to experiment with or buy directly from the designers.
Sheep’s costume for a hedgehog by Crafted4Pets
Hedgehog or hamster birthday hat by Crafted4Pets
Guinea pig newsboy hat by Pinkismart
X-mas guinea pig costume by Crafted4Pets
Pizza slize rat costume by Custommadebybethany
Yoda Halloween costume for bearded dragons by Pampered Beardies
Bearded dragon Princess Leia costume by PamperedBeardies
Happy Halloween! CLICK below to Watch Dara Foster PupStyling rescue pups Halloween Fashion show on The Better Show!
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!
OMG! So simple and beautiful! Shows you how important it is to match up the right wig with the right dog. This wig is perfect for this adorable dog! GREAT styling!
Photo credit: marthastewart.com
Halloween will be here before you know it and you can’t forget to include the family dog in the fun!!!!
Warren London has just launched a line of all natural, safe, vegan hair color you can put on your dog any time of year OR accent his Halloween costume.
Make a green Mohawk on your Maltese, a pink tail on your poodle and let your imagination run wild. It’s a ideal and safe alternative to dressing up your pooch if he’s not a fan of costumes. You can experiment with a rainbow of colors for $14.95.