It is the time of the year when ghosts, goblins, witches and warlocks come out. Time to figure out which one of these or the thousand other possible movie stars, political figures, singers or even inanimate objects you will dress up as on Halloween.
Also its time to do the same for the puppy in your life. Yes dogs also like to get dressed for this special occasion and you need to put in the time to provide a costume that makes your pooch look like a contest winner. Here are some ideas for finding the perfect Halloween costume for your doggie:
Halloween is a unique holiday that demands a certain type of attitude. You need to get into this attitude to be led toward a great costume choice for your canine. So think about what type of costume you want. You can pick, scary, funny, cute, cool, heroic, edgy or sexy.
There are online shops that offer a variety of dog costumes for Halloween and you can use these as places to find ideas of what you might like.
If you still don’t know what you want your pooch to be yet, you might play off your costume or against it to lead you in a particular direction. Also try looking in magazines and watching news shows for ideas. As a fallback there are always the classic costumes such as French Maid, Superman, a ghost, or a witch. Choosing any of these you can never go wrong.
When you zero in on a costume idea for your dog, there are a few things you need to consider before you make your final decision.
Take the weather into account
If you intend to have your god outside or inside during the Halloween festivities consider the weather when you think about the costume to purchase. If it is very cold where you are and you have a short hair dog and plan on being outside, you might want to get a costume that has a thicker fabric and more material to keep your dog warm. If you plan on being inside whether the heat might be turned up and your dog has long hair, you might want to get a less body covering costume with thinner material. Take into account the amount of time you will spend in hot or cold weather and let this play into your choice of a costume.
Purchase the right size
Before you buy a costume you need to measure your dog so you know what size costume to buy. Costumes usually come in sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL. In order to find which size is right for your doggie you need to measure the neck, back and chest. Dog costumes will always be based on these three measurements. If you do is between sizes purchase the bigger size because you can always do some alterations and take it in a little.
Purchase as early as you can
The best doggie Halloween costumes typically get sold quickly, so look to buy early if you want to have your pick of costumes.
Selecting a Halloween costume for your pooch can be a wonderful exercise. There are dozens to choose from and your dog will love all of the attention. It also gives you the chance to spend extra time with your favorite animal.