October 30, 2013 2:00 pm

Gallery: Halloween costumes for your pets

This dog thinks he's Batman, what fun!

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TORONTO – Although some may find it strange to dress up your pets for Halloween, the trend is catching on.

Recent figures from the National Retail Federation show that Americans will spend a whopping $330 million to dress up their pet this year.

But really, isn’t half the fun of owning a cat or dog being able to dress them up on occasion?

Perhaps these photos will sway your opinion.

This is Rue the cat, dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood and clearly loving every minute of it. (Photo credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Petey, the Yorkshire Terrier, dressed up as the Wicked Witch. Classic. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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It’s Zorro to the rescue. No, wait. It’s a dog. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Peanutter the cat dressed up as Cleopatra. Sassy. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Meet Oscar the tech-savvy Bichon. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A fancy cat dressed as the Mad Hatter, well now I’ve seen everything. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Don’t forget, babies are also fun to dress up. Check out this little Star Wars family. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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