Headlines And the Most Popular Halloween Costume for Pets Is … Published 3 years ago on October 1, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet Check out the top 10 pet costumes. Halloween is big business in the U.S., and there are plenty of opportunities for the pet industry to get a piece of the action. More than 179 million Americans plan to partake in festivities this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween survey. That’s up from 171 million last year, with spending slated to reach a record high in survey history. Of those planning to celebrate the holiday, 16 percent intend to dress up their pets, according to NRF. The most popular costume choice for animals: the humble pumpkin. Advertisement Interestingly, many pets will go dressed as dogs and cats. Perhaps that means the idea of dressing up a dog as a cat or a cat as a dog isn’t quite as original as some pet owners think. Here’s the top 10 list: Pumpkin Hot dog Dog/lion/pirate (tie) Bumblebee Devil Batman character Ghost Cat Witch Star Wars character Related Topics:retail click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8% Despite Pandemic, NRF Reports US Retail Sales Grew 3% This Holiday Season ‘More Cases and Higher Losses’: Organized Retail Crime Continues to Grow Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery4 hours ago LOL at These Pet Industry Bernie Memes Press Releases2 days ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases2 days ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines5 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store? Headlines1 week ago Pet Stores Have Questions About Lightspeed Supplier Network. We Have Answers!