Canadian online Halloween Costumes retailer Oya Costumes announces today that it is expanding its selection of pet costumes and accessories in its web stores: www.oyacostumes.ca and www.deguisementhalloween.ca. Based in Montreal, the company is responding to the growing trends of pet owners dressing up their pets with Halloween Costumes Canada.
“One in three households owns a dog, which means Canadian families have 5.9 million dogs as pets,” said Faten Hodroge, President and founder of Oya Costumes. “This rate is even higher for families with young children. More than half of families with kids 6-17 years of age have a dog.”
Increasingly, families want their pets to join them in dressing up for the annual holiday. Although most popular pet costumes have been classic costumes like pumpkins, devils and hot dogs, the Montreal based webstore has noticed an increase in demand for licensed and branded costumes. “We’re expecting Star Wars pet costumes to be strong this year, as well as the Avengers pet costumes,” says Ms Hodroge. Like adult and children costumes, it seems pet costumes are now also reflecting the trends in media and movies.
“We assumed that most of our pet costumes are purchased as an addition to the family’s outfits, mostly families with young kids. But we are noticing there is also a segment of customers that are coming to buy only pet costumes.” Ms Hodroge notices that many adults with no kids are now celebrating Halloween costumes for pets.
Social Media is also playing a role in the growth of pet costumes. People seem to love to post pictures of their pets. And nothing is more fun that showing a unique picture of a pet with a funny costume! “It is obvious that some of those we sell like some with an intricate hat are really being used for just a picture whereas a hot dog costume can be used for walking the dog around the neighborhood.” The trend for dogs dressing up for Halloween is surely here to stay.
Oya Costumes was founded in 2004 by Faten Hodroge. The company is dedicated to providing a broad, year-round selection of Halloween costumes and accessories for adults, children and pets. Oya Costumes is located at 4710 St-Ambroise st, Suite 119, Montreal QC, H4C 2C7.
Company Name: Oya Costumes
Contact Person: Faten Hodroge
Phone: (514) 935-3242