I always laugh whenever I see a pet in a Halloween costume. But then I also always wonder what the pet thinks about it. It's got to be unuusal, to say the least, for an animal to find itself wearing a cape, tuxedo, or eye patch. This year, it is estimated that about 16% of Americans will dress their pets in a costume for Halloween. Here are some of the most popular Halloween costumes for pets, according to Petco and the National Retail Foundation.

  • Pumpkin costume.
  • Hot dog.
  • Lion.
  • Pirate.
  • Bumblebee.
  • Witch.

In Petco's online "Bootique" I saw some pretty funny Halloween costumes for this year, including a teddy bear costume for dogs, a Reggae wig for a cat, and a taco costume, which is similar to the popular hot dog costume.

If you're looking for fun Halloween stuff to do, be sure to check out our online guide to Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Fun in the Sedalia / Warrensburg Area. Also, mark your calendars for October 20, when we'll be having our very first Fall/Halloween Kidabaloo at Smith-Cotton Jr. High. No pets allowed at Kidabaloo, but your kids are encouraged to come in costume!