Over the years my family has spent a bundle on Halloween.  And we’re not even pagans!?  And we are not alone.  This year some 170 million people will celebrate Halloween and Americans alone will  spend more than $8 billion on the holiday.  The average person will fork over $79.82 on decorations, costumes, and candy.  That’s up from $72.31 last year.

But here is the real kicker … Consumers are expected to spend $370 million on Halloween costumes FOR THEIR PETS!  That’s according to Time Magazine. That's up from 2011 by about $70 million bones!

Now I will admit that my family has embarrassed many a pet by forcing them into dainty Dragon outfits and perky Parrot costumes.  WHAT ARE YOU DRESSING YOUR PET UP AS THIS YEAR?  WHAT IS THE COOLEST PET COSTUME YOU’VE EVER SEEN?