Dog costumes are getting more and more elaborate each year. The trend started with simple costumes like “puppy” or “doggie” and has now led to amazing works of art such as “zombie dog” and “rat dog,” in which the dog appears to have turned into a rat.
Dog Halloween 2018
In deciding what kind of costume to go as this year, I did a little digging around on the internet. One site I found was Top Dog Halloween Costumes of 2018: A blog listing the most popular halloween costumes for dogs. This blog is written by a woman named Monika, who has two dogs, and her pictures look like she has a blast dressing them up for the holiday.
She wrote that she hasn’t yet had time to make any of these costumes herself, but she has been following the trend closely, so she’s sure they’ll be a hit with her readers. She wrote that she tried to make a list of tips for making your dog’s costume work but got sidetracked by thoughts about how much fun it is to dress your dog up so it looks like you’re dressing it up!
In fact, her website is one of the best places I’ve seen on the
The idea of a dog costume is apparently widely appealing, because there are dozens of brand new dog halloween costumes each year. The most popular dog costumes change each year, but these are the top ten in 2018 as ranked by total search traffic.
The costume gets its name from the Old English word for “wolf,” and the first dog costumes were wolves made out of fake fur and papier-mâché. Some people say that dogs don’t have enough sense to recognize themselves in a costume, but I’m sure that’s just because they’re not aware of how many people look at them on Halloween.
One of the most interesting things you can do with a costume is to fit it to your dog’s personality. If you want your dog to be a pirate, you don’t put him in a top hat and tails. You dress him up as his own kind of pirate: a tough guy who dresses tough, goes for long walks, and barks at joggers. My dog is an especially good pirate, because he doesn’t know what it’s like to be me. He sleeps in his costume and jumps into the pool.
Dog costumes are an excellent way to showcase your dog’s talents. You can have him wear a fireman’s suit or a nurse’s uniform or just a tuxedo or a business suit or whatever. You can have him go all out as Batman or Robin or Harry Potter, but there are also many non-costume options that are very popular, such as having him wear an emu costume or something that looks like he’s been attacked by a squid.
Dog costumes are not just for puppies. There are other reasons to get your dog dressed up, too.
1. You can take a picture of your dog dressed up and send it to prospective pet parents without having to worry that the pet parent will confuse your dog with an actual dog.
2. If you’re hiring a pet sitter or a boarder or doing a home-stay, you can refer to your dog as “a little old lady.”
Telling people how to dress their dogs is an easy way to make a living. It’s also a way of making money out of those who are already making money from dressing their dogs, like Dan the dog walker or “Doggy Dan” the dog groomer.
Brian likes dressing his dog up, so he buys a top dog costume and makes Brian wear it at dog shows. No one else can make Brian look as authentic as Brian himself. Brian has just made $500. Now everyone can make money dressing up their dogs, and everyone will be able to dress up their dogs even more authentically than before.
Dog costumes are a great example of how being in the know can turn an everyday thing into a big deal. A big deal usually means expensive, and that is usually true in the case of dog costumes too.
But people don’t tend to think of dogs as celebrities. When you go to a party or a social event, your dog is just another person there. When you go to the movies, or when you watch TV with friends, you are in the same situation, and so is your dog. But if there was something new on TV, or something you wanted to give as a gift, what could you do? You could say, “Should we both get the same costume?” But no: who would want that?
Instead you could say, “What should I wear?” And then someone else would say, “You should wear my old Halloween costume.” And then someone else would say, “I’m afraid it’s not really Halloween yet. You should wear my Halloween costume.” So that’s what everyone did. The costume became hot property all over again.
The costume contest is usually a dreary affair, with all the participants dressed in their best, most ordinary clothes. Occasionally, however, someone will come up with an inspired costume, and all eyes are drawn to it: your average dog looking like a burglar or police officer. In fact, the costume is a work of art that took hours of creativity and effort to produce. The dog’s owner is as proud of his creation as any parent would be of a child’s first Halloween costume.
But what if the dog is not happy about the costume? What if it makes him feel anxious and anxious and anxious? What if he feels more scared than he looks at his annual Halloween party?
The owner has no idea what the problem is. He assumes that somehow he has done something wrong, but he has learned nothing from years of experience in dealing with dogs who were afraid of things that look scary to us.
But the problem is not complicated: dogs are not really scared of Halloween costumes; they are just uncertain about how to feel about them. They don’t know how to integrate new information into their basic feelings about costumes without feeling anxious.*