We’ve received some great insight from Petco this year. Following are Petco Halloween Costume Tips, Contest, and What’s Hot!

Petco Halloween Costume Tips

Dressing pets up for Halloween and participating in the festivities is a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon. According to a recent survey done by major retailer Petco, a full 50 percent of the respondents noted that their pet will participate in Halloween this year. This is up 11 percent from past years. Of these pet parents, 84 percent noted that their dog will be the pet joining in on the trick-or-treat fun. What this means for pet fashion professionals, is a definite potential for revenue as 68 percent of the respondents said they plan to purchase a special Halloween toy or treat this year. No wonder that October is Pet Fashion Month as declared by International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals!

To make Halloween an enjoyable experience for pets and pet pawrents alike, Petco has created a tongue-in-cheek video with Tobuscus and Gryphon that includes Halloween costume tips. There are also several snippets of pets strutting the red carpet in their Halloween costumes.

Petco Halloween Costume Contests

Think your pet is the most fashionably fabulous? Check out Petco’s Halloween contests. Here are a couple to peruse:

Pet parents and their pets can participate in the Petco “Make A Scene” contest on Instagram for a chance to win $5,000. Here’s their Instagram feed. You’ll love the photos. In addition to the in-store fun (see below), plan to dress up your pets and participate in the Petco “Make a Scene” Photo Contest on Instagram. Take a photo of your costumed pet in a scene that matches the pet’s costume and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MakeASceneContest for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize.

You’ll want to get to the nearest Petco on October 24th to participate in contests – ‘live and in pet.’ Petco’s Halloween Pet Costume Contest: Bring your pet in to strut their stuff at Petco’s Halloween pet costume contest. Prizes and treats will be awarded, with a grand prize including a free mini make-rover. Date: Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m. nationwide local time. Fans of Unleashed by Petco can also participate in this event at all Unleashed locations – same day and time.


Petco – What’s Hot in 2015

Petco2015HalloweenAlways popular is Petco’s Halloween Taco Dog Costume. Blockbuster films and pop culture always serve as a catalyst for Halloween costumes such as  Petco’s STAR WARS Halloween Ewok Dog Costume. And, let’s not forget our feline family members. The Petco Halloween Purrfect Pumpkin Cat Costume and Petco Halloween Octopus Cat Costume are two of the most popular.