If you’re about to humiliate your dog with a Halloween costume, take heart: You’re not alone.
Published 3:49 pm Monday, October 21, 2019
If you’re cruising the expanding pet aisles at Walmart and searching for Fido’s 2019 Halloween costume, don’t be ashamed. Wear your pet obsession with pride.
A new report indicates nearly $500 million is spent in the U.S. each year on pet Halloween costumes. This year, it’s estimated 29 million people will dress up their pets for the trick-or-treat season.
While those crazy folks in Kansas are at the top of the list, Mississippi appears to be no. 2 on the list of states that are most likely to buy pet Halloween costumes.
10 Top States For Dog Costumes This Year
Our findings show that the middle of the country and even the west coast are gaining interest in dressing their pets up for Halloween this year, whereas last year, it was mostly the states east of the Mississippi River who were howling in excitement.
Here are the top 10 places most likely to dress their dog up for Halloween in 2019:
3). West Virginia
4). District of Columbia
7). New Mexico
We used Google Trends to search Halloween costumes for dogs and determine the states that had the most interest in this topic over the past 30 days.2
Google Trends analyzes the popularity of search queries performed over time via Google Search. This analysis provides directional data of what people in a specific geographic region are searching for most and, thus, may be most concerning for citizens.
Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Pets In 2019
Here are the top 10 costumes that people expect to dress their pets up as this year.1
#1 Pumpkin: 9.3%
#2 (TIE) Hot Dog: 7.2%
#2 (TIE) Super Hero: 7.2% (Up 4.5% since 2018)
#4 Bumble Bee: 3.9%
#5 Cat: 3.2% (Dogs As Cats?)
#6 Witch: 2.5% (New Since 2018)
#7 Lion: 2.2%
#8 Dog: 2.1% (Cats As Dogs?)
#9 Devil: 2.0%
#10 Shark: 1.7% (New Since 2018)
Reprinted from: https://www.caninejournal.com/dog-halloween-costumes/