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These Are The Top Dog Hallowen Costumes of 2022, According to Rover

published Oct 22, 2022
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West Highland White Terrier dog decorated with photo props sits near orange pumpkins, at home
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As any pet parent will tell you, figuring out your dog’s Halloween costume can be as important — and time-consuming — as finding your own. Will your pup sport a classic look, going as a witch or a pumpkin? Or will you dress your furry friend after a recent popular trend?

Regardless of what you choose, you’re not alone in including your pup in your All Hallow’s Eve celebrations. A recent Rover survey found that 79% of pet parents plan to dress their dog in a Halloween costume, 70% say that their dog may help them greet trick-or-treaters, and 54% say they even plan to bring their dog trick-or-treating.

If you’re still deciding what your dogs’ Halloween costumes will be, pet services platform Rover.com has you covered. In anticipation of spooky season, the company put together a 2022 Halloween Guide, which includes a list of the year’s top pet costume trends.

First off, expect pop culture to play a big role in dog Halloween costumes. A September 2022 Rover.com survey of 1,000 pet parents found that nearly half (45%) of dog owners’ costume ideas were inspired by current events, from viral videos to movies and TV shows to athletes. Even more pet parents (52%) plan to wear a matching or complementary Halloween costume with their dog.

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Of course, when it comes to costumes, there’s been no shortage of 2022 pop culture inspirations. According to survey data, more than one-third (35%) of dog owners are considering pet costumes inspired by HBO’s popular “Game of Thrones” prequel series, “House of the Dragon.” Are you and your pup Team Green or Team Black? Now’s the perfect time to show where your loyalties lie!

Other popular dog costume ideas include the British royal family (28%), “Stranger Things” (26%), and “Hocus Pocus” (21%).

Still looking for costume inspiration? No problem! Rover.com also worked with their “resident dog influencer, Olive, and identified three more Halloween costumes they expect to see on furry friends everywhere: The “It’s Corn” kid, Margot Robbie as Barbie, and Wordle. Stay hip, pet parents!

You can view Rover.com’s full Halloween Guide here.