Every Halloween I like to check out the latest fashions for canines. The options are usually limitless and always hilarious. Last year I posted a picture of a dog in a pimp outfit (ugh) and now “big daddy pimp” is one of the most common search terms for this website. My mom would be so proud.
The first one to catch my attention this October is one of the Bret Michaels’ costumes available through PetSmart. No, it’s not a rocker outfit. Why would you want to dress your dog up as a boring musician when he can be a whole tour bus?
Note the wheels along the bottom. Nothing says “adorable dog” like rubber tires. That’s what I’m talking about.*
Petco also has an amusing line-up. As for the most humiliating choice in the catalogue I am torn. It’s either the hula girl :
This cat looks far too happy to be wearing a bikini.
Or the hotdog:
Dogs dressed as food. It just seems wrong on so many levels. But no worse than the sexualized cat, I guess.
If you live in the Maritimes, this lobster costume found on Amazon.com may be ideal. It’s always good to advertise for the local economy, right? This dog looks so proud, too.
Unfortunately, I found one in my search that wasn’t so funny but I think requires commentary. While this was supposed to be a humourous post, I can’t keep my dismay to myself. Am I alone in questioning the motivation behind the below?
I assume it’s supposed to be funny. A little dog dressed as a big-toothed beast. I’m afraid I didn’t giggle. In a world where dogs are killed based on appearance alone, I don’t get the joke. Maybe I am looking too much into it. The dog doesn’t look like any recognizable breed, though it’s clear it is meant to be a bull dog of some variety. But at best, the dog is portrayed as rabid. Since I don’t find rabies something to laugh about, nor is it a costume I would want on my dog, I am not going to be visiting the Glamour Dog website in the future.
On that sour note, I will share with you my two favourites, both found on SpiritHalloween.com:
I think Shiva would make a brilliant Lady Dogga.
I don’t know if I like this Bloomin’ Snout costume so much for the outfit itself, or if it’s more because of the happy dog inside. As cheerful as any flower.
Have you seen any interesting pet costumes in your travels?
ETA: It was pointed out to me in the comments that Sammy Sam has rubber tires and he is definitely a cutie. I stand corrected and apologize for my thoughtless words. Sammy Sam’s rubber tires are quite the brilliant thing. But I still think the fake tires on the tour bus costume are weird. Really, the whole costume is weird.