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Is it Halloween Costume Time for Your Pet?

Clock's ticking 'til Halloween, and the weekend before is a prime time for holiday parties, costume competitions, and festivities galore. The Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and costume contest on October 28 in Long Beach, Calif. may just be the world's largest pet-specific Halloween event. Last year, they had 557(!) registered costumed dogs, and raised around $10,000 for various local charities through activities like the Bulldog Kissing Booth. Many dog parks host pet-friendly functions, contests, and parades so check with your local pet shop or newspaper for details.

I know the clothing on animals conversation can be very polarizing, but will you be dressing a pet in (any sort of special) costume this year? If you're planning on dressing your pal up, or you have in the past, join the PetSugar Halloween Costume Extravaganza group on Team. As soon as you do, upload your pet's Halloween costume photos to share with us!

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eudocia eudocia 7 years
I love dressing up my dog for Halloween. If anyone would like to get a Sarah Palin wig (or other dog wig) for their dog go to this site: www.wigglesdogwigs.com
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
i dont have a pet but I dont think they would like that.
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 8 years
Our Daisy (pup) is going to be a Spider, and our Allie (child, 2)is going to be little Miss Muffett. :-) I'll post pics
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 8 years
We have too many to buy costumes for (and we couldn't leave anyone out), so we don't dress them up for Halloween.
tigerbunny27 tigerbunny27 8 years
Tiger doesnt really like clothes, but once he get's in them he doesnt want to take them off! I never put him in clothes but on Halloween sometimes i put him in costumes for fun!
Sugie Sugie 8 years
I don't think any pet likes wearing clothes, especially an uncomfortable costume
Babycakes1234 Babycakes1234 8 years
My kitties are much to dignified to be dressed as anything other than their already beautiful selves! Leave that to the pooches.
Viperwoman Viperwoman 8 years
i put my dogs in costumes for all of two minutes while i desperately try to get a photograph - it never works. but's its funnier than hell to see them dressed up. my cat,...no way! he'd rather die than have any garment over his already gorgeous attire!
jmmst49 jmmst49 8 years
I dressed my dog up as Tinkerbell. She loved it which was hysterical. She got to go to PetSmart to have her picture taken and everything. I think its adorable.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I tried to dress my cats up, they just froze in place like if they stood really still the costume would just go away, finally they just laid down in a state of petrification untill i took them off.
licia licia 8 years
I want to, but there aren't many good costumes for ferrets unless you make it yourself, and I don't have the time or skills :( My mom is dressing her shitzu in a little witch dress though.
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 8 years
oh, and Boulder is going to be a Pumpkin a puffy one. he loves his costume. i put him in it and my friend and i couldent stop laughing. it was a puffy pumpkin juming around!!! he likes to be warm so it works.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
I can't wait to see some of you girls' pets dressed up!!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
Our pup's only 4 months old, so I don't know how he'll take to the costume...but we're going to try. My mom does her pups in cute little get ups every year so we have to try to "outdo" them :)
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 8 years
not only am i dressing my doggy up we are goin got the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade in Long Beach. we lived walking distance to it begining of this year and now its just a hop skip and a jump away!!!! SUNDAY dog day!
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 8 years
I have a bunny. No way in hell he'd stand for that.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
No, my dog would kill me in my sleep if I did that to her. Plus she would rip it off and shred it fast. Why waste the $
mbkosel mbkosel 8 years
I want to do something, but I'm not sure what. I don't think the whole get up is for my little pup, but he does like to be the center of attention. Maybe a batman cape...
hottpink hottpink 8 years
I have three cats and they each wear a different "neck" costume. One is a jester, one is a witch and the other is a devil. There is no way I could put them in full costumes...so I just stick with a cute necklace thing :)
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I put him in a costume for 2 seconds then take it off. He hates it. When it is cold he does like his sweaters and jackets.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
My dog actually doesn't mind outfits very much. He doesn't wear clothes (we live in the desert) but when we visit cold places, I bring hima jackets because his short hair doesn't keep him warm enough. As for halloween, it's one of my fave holidays so yes I make him a costume. I would never put him in something uncomfortable, which is why I make them myself, so I know it fits him properly. I love halloween!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Definitely not. My cat would kill me.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I have two cats so no. And if I had a dog (which I will someday) I would not put it through the misery of an all out costume, I'd keep it simple. (like my 'rents do)
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
My dogs HATE clothes, so nope, can't have them all costumed up. Plus, I don't really see the point in spending a lot of money. xD
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't have a dog, but if I did, I would probably only do something simple (if anything at all). I don't like the full costume get-up...I think it must be so uncomfortable for the poor animals.
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