Before dressing up the beloved mutt for Halloween, it might be useful for dog owners to know that Yoda outfits have been the most widely searched-for dog costumes on Yahoo.com in recent days.
While vampire costumes drew the most Yahoo Halloween searches in the human category, the Dracula ensemble ranked only 10th in searches for dog costumes, Yahoo said. (What? No faux fangs for the canine?) At first glance, that early evidence suggests that owner and dog won't necessarily be coordinating vampire outfits this year. Apparently, if the human is trick-or-treating as a vampire, then the dog will likely have to dress up as Yoda, the Jedi master of Star Wars, or as something else.
One pooch possibility: A bumblebee. Over the last month, bumblebee outfits have ranked number two as the most searched-for Halloween dog costume on Yahoo, according to a Yahoo publicisit.
And if a human doesn't want to be a vampire, a Michael Jackson ensemble might be just the ticket. In the people category, Yahoo searches for Jackson Halloween costumes ranked second.
And what about Elvis? For good or ill, neither man nor beast seems to want to impersonate the King this Halloween - at least in large numbers. On the Yahoo list, the only place that the pride of Tupelo turns up is on the list for most searched baby costumes.
The Ladybug outfit tops that category, Yahoo said, and Elvis ranks ninth, just nosing out Minnie Mouse in 10th. (Globe Staff)