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The Top Ten Halloween Costume Ideas for Pets

Dogs Dress Up For Annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Parade
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Oh, our poor pups!  It’s the worst season of their lives.  There’s nothing dogs dislike more than dressing up like a pumpkin, or a hot dog, or a cat for goodness sakes.  But they’re gonna do it this Halloween, in the name of fun.

Check out the ten most popular Halloween costume ideas for pets, and tell us what you would add to the list.

USA Today recently posted the 10 Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Pets, and this is what they came up with.

1. Pumpkin

2. Hot dog

3. Dog, lion or pirate

4. Bumblebee

5. Devil

6. Batman character

7. Ghost

8. Cat

9. Witch

10. Star Wars character

I see these every Halloween in my little corner of Texas, don’t you?  Texas gets a rebellious and independent streak with some of the national top ten lists, but we seem to fall right in line with this one.  What’s Halloween in Lufkin without a dachshund in a hot dog outfit anyway?  It’s a social media hit, even if the look on the dog’s face says he would rather eat one than be one.

My kids are planning to transform our beloved Mini-Pin/Chihuahua mix, Libby, into a cow this Halloween.  She’s brown most days, but she’ll have black and white spots and some pink udders when she goes trick-or-treating with the kids through the neighborhood on the 31st. The kids are excited, but Libby takes off and hides under the bed every time she sees the kids coming with that costume.  This will be an adventure.

All of us who pass out candy at the house should really stock up on some beef jerky bites too, to reward the pups for enduring and being good sports.  Halloween is not their favorite holiday.

But it’s happening, so what other pet costume ideas do you have?  Panthers and Dragons seem appropriate and the dogs may love those more.  Let us know.

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