Jaybeau Jones

Jaybeau Jones

LONG BEACH, CA - OCTOBER 29: Scooty dressed as a pilot attends Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade on October 29, 2017 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

Halloween pet costumes were all the rage again this year for Halloween. Did your fur baby look like a pilot, hotdog, Batman, or Barbie? The poor thing.

Why do we do it? Of course we do it for the pics on social media. Sometimes when we take those pictures, our fur babies look like they are posing, as if they are saying, “can we get this over with? But some, feel like it’s their moment to shine, to be all they can be.

The Stats

According to The National Retail Federation, Americans will spend a new record amount of $12.2 billion this year. An estimated $700 million is expected to be spent on pet costumes! That’s right, The National Retail Federation says we spend nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars on cat and dog costumes.

Some of the most popular options include: superhero, pumpkin, hot dog, bat, bee, devil and witch. There are some new entries on the list that include ghosts and dinosaurs! GHOSTS? How do they see through the sheet?

According to The OnlineCasino.ca poll:

3,000 Americans were asked to identify their favorite Halloween costumes for themselves and their pets and broke that data down by state. Pollsters found that 47 percent of respondents who had pets said they intended to put them in Halloween costumes this year.

Almost HALF the pets in America wore a Halloween costume!

Is It SAFE To Put My Pet In A Costume?

According to Preventivevet.com, it is generally safe to dress them in a simple costume. BUT, they don’t recommend dying your fur babies fur for the optimum effect.

While it may be OK to do this with some cats or dogs (who have the right disposition) and with certain products — coloring your pet’s fur or making them wear a costume isn’t always the best idea. In many cases, it can cause your pet discomfort or distress.

So, let’s go find the TOP Halloween Pet Costumes by state!

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  • Rhode Island

    (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    What are the MOST popular pet costumes in little Rhody? Well alot of data didn’t come back from Rhode Island.

    According to the study, ghosts and devils are very popular in most states!

  • Connecticut

    Lion

    (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    The insurance state went the route of Mufasa and picked LION as the number pet costume!

  • Maine

    (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)

    Maine loves pumpkins SO much, it’s also the favorite for dog costumes!

  • Massachusetts!

    Bat

    (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

    Massachusetts pet lovers chose BATMAN or BAT as the number one choice for their Halloween pet costume!

    For the other New England states not mentioned, there was not enough sufficient data provided.

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