Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-10-15 22:40:50 –
Mentor, Ohio (WEWS) —Halloween is just around the corner, and holiday lovers are preparing their outfits. Most of the time, kids are getting a lot of attention with cute costumes and masks, but pet owners are also preparing to spend a fortune.
National Retail Federation report This year, one in five will dress up their pets for Halloween.
Mentor-based shops sell handmade pet costumes for pet owners in Ohio.
“I just went and looked at the fabric and decided,’Oh, that would be cute in itself’ …” Jennifer Brel said. “I’m going to browse the internet and get a lot of ideas.”
Brhel is the owner Posh pet boutique..
“I love animals and dogs are my life,” she said. “Similarly, my whole world revolves around dogs.”
Brhel, who has done several other jobs in the last few years, said that hand-crafting pet costumes brings her joy. She hosted several pet fashion shows, dressed puppies for Game Day, and everything in between. And as Halloween approaches rapidly, she says the business is booming.
“I was a bit busy, and now that we have two stores, I seem to be trying to catch up,” Brhel said. “I made ducks out of food, pumpkins and peacocks. It’s just fun. I make whatever they come up with.”
According to the National Retail Federation, the top five pet costumes are pumpkins, hot dogs, superheroes, bumblebees, and ghosts. Costume prices at Posh Pet Boutique range from $ 20 to $ 50, depending on size and amount of decoration.
Small business owners said they were excited to be busy again as sales stopped suddenly due to a pandemic. From time to time, Brhel said he wanted to give it up, but her business partner persuaded her to stick it out.
“It was a kind of vacation, as I didn’t want to say, as I didn’t count last year,” she said. “A lot of companies, such small ones, have gone out of business, but I’m grateful that they didn’t.”