The National Retail Federation is reporting that Halloween spending is at an all-time high this year, with $2.5 billion being spent on costume sales alone. Of that amount, an estimated $0.3 billion will shelled out for pet costumes that we will force our poor cats to wear for about, oh, 0.3 seconds.
While human costume trends are skewing towards zombies and superheroes, the top 10 pet costumes are generally more traditional, with pumpkins, witches, and ghosts all making the list. The most notable trend is "species switching" (cats dressed as dogs and dogs dressed as cats), which oddly offers these rivals the rare opportunity to see how the other side lives. (Although if your pup tries to start using the litter box, you might have some problems).
So does the list match up with your cat's Halloween 2011 costume expectations? Share your kitty's costume plans in the comments!
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3. Hot Dog
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7. Bowties/Fancy Collars/Bandanas
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