There is a new report out that Americans spend $490 million collectively onHalloween costumes for their pets according to the National Retail Federation.

Since 2009 to 2019 the percentage of people buying Halloween costumes fortheir pets jumped 26%.

Dressing up pets might seem absurd to some, but it’s grown in popularity overthe years and is becoming big business. When we first asked the question in2010, 12 percent planned to dress up their pets; today, it’s nearly two in 10(17 percent). Likewise, spending on pet costumes continues to increase: Thisyear total planned spending for pet costumes comes in at $490 million, morethan double what we saw in 2010.”

This may not come as a surprise to some because if you look at costumes atTarget, Walmart, and even Spirit, you will find a large section for petcostumes. Even PetSmart and Petco sell dog, cat, and guinea pig (yes, guineapig) costumes.

“Curious what these cute animals will be dressed as? Top pet costumes thisyear include pumpkins, hot dogs and superheroes — because every pet is asuperhero in their owner’s heart.”

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