Real Photos: Kids in Halloween Costumes, 2008

From you, to you. Here are the top Halloween kid costumes picked in 2008.

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    Animals

    Little Dalmatian from dcarey03

    Why we picked this: This little Dalmatian is dog-gone cute. We adore her necklace, which is shaped as a bone and has her name, "Spot," written on it.

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    Animals

    Cheetah Girl from wpp

    Why we picked this: This little Cheetah looks like she's ready to pounce -- on some Halloween candy.

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    Animals

    Kitty Cat from martin

    Why we picked this: The face paint on this black-and-pink kitty really pulls together the entire costume. We love the pink fur, too!

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    Sweet Costumes

    A Pretty Bride from anonymous

    Why we picked this: This tiny bride looks elegant in a pretty white dress, veil, and long white gloves. Do you suppose she's serving Halloween candy at the reception?

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    Sweet Costumes

    The Tooth and Fairy from jcc

    Why we picked this: This is one of the best costume duos we've ever seen! And we especially love how the fairy's crown is made of toothbrushes.

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    Sweet Costumes

    Sweet Snow White from anonymous

    Why we picked this: Because this little one's shoes are darling! We think the red pattern in Snow White's shoes goes perfectly with her dress.

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    Sweet Costumes

    Pretty Princess from lmaxey

    Why we picked this: We're mesmerized by the subtle, sparkling details in this little girl's light blue dress. Her wand is gorgeous, too!

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    Sweet Costumes

    The Fairy Princess from jnewtown

    Why we picked this: We were bowled over by her long, hot-pink hair and multicolor wings. And what a fabulous grin!

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    Scary Costumes

    A Scary Face from peggy.daugherty1

    Why we picked this: We couldn't believe this was a real little boy at first. His make-up and costume are extra spooky!

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    Scary Costumes

    Unhopeful Cheerleader from Mpath

    Why we picked this: A spin on a typical cheerleader costume, this one is anything but cheery. We like how the bluish tone of her skin reflects the purpose of the costume. Go Zombies!

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    Scary Costumes

    Beetlejuice and His Bride from sfyke

    Why we picked this: We can't decide what we love more -- the little guy's black-and-white suit (and black eyes) or her tattered gray-and-white wedding dress.

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    Scary Costumes

    Werewolf in Florida from kris.gillespie

    Why we picked this: Yikes! We were terrified by this werewolf's long, sharp teeth and glowing eyes.

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    Character Costumes

    A Holiday Chef from l_bar_z_ranch

    Why we picked this: We love how professional this little chef looks in her official jacket and toque (and dimples).

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    Character Costumes

    A Happy Army Man from anonymous

    Why we picked this: Because the camouflage face paint blends perfectly with this little one's military uniform.

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    Character Costumes

    A Little Boxer from vyrios

    Why we picked this: This tough little guy is ready to throw some punches. And Rocky Balboa would surely be jealous of the dazzling blue robe and red boxing gloves.

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    Character Costumes

    Sweet Shortcake from maryenix

    Why we picked this: Strawberry Shortcake couldn't be any sweeter! We love her vibrant pink wig, delightful strawberry hat, and rosy-pink cheeks.

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    Character Costumes

    Little Mermaid from tntscotty

    Why we picked this: We really like this glamorous spin on Ariel from the film "The Little Mermaid." Her sparkling crown and decorative jewelry make this costume exceptional.

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    Character Costumes

    Bunny Brooke and Spiderman Ralphy from kmr351

    Why we picked this: We never thought Spiderman would hang out with a fuzzy pink bunny, but in this photo, they're best friends!

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    Character Costumes

    Tiny Dorothy from anonymous

    Why we picked this: This little girl sports the ruby-red slippers and pigtails just like the real Dorothy. We really like her playful basket.

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    Character Costumes

    Little Red Riding Hood from juzmedarlene812

    Why we picked this: We love how the red-and-white plaid fabric in the basket matches the plaid fabric in her dress. Can the Big Bad Wolf be bought off with apples?

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    Character Costumes

    A Puppet Show from pattydelprete

    Why we picked this: We've never seen a living, breathing marionette before (outside of a Disney movie, that is). And this little guy's oversized hands and feet really made us laugh.

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    Character Costumes

    Dorothy for a Day from vkyln

    Why we picked this: We love her hair! The wavy pigtails really make this little girl look like the real Dorothy. And her vibrant red lips call attention to her great smile.

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    Character Costumes

    Nana's Little Scarecrow from tootsnana1119

    Why we picked this: The details on this costume are truly impressive. We especially love the straw poking out of his sleeves and pants, and the "stitched-on" nose. Cute as can be!

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    Character Costumes

    Go Mario from emmitav

    Why we picked this: This Mario knows what's up. We really like his thick black mustache, floppy red hat, and white gloves, all of which really make this video game character come to life.

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    Witch Costumes

    A Green Nose from sassiechick77

    Why we picked this: This little one's cute-as-a-button green nose stands out from the other witch costumes we've seen. Plus, we really like her bucket, a witch's pot perfect for hoarding candy.

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    Witch Costumes

    Angelic Witch from clairebearsmom2004

    Why we picked this: This pretty orange-and-black dress makes this young witch look awfully angelic. Do you think she's trick-or-treating for eye of newt?

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    Witch Costumes

    Golden Good Witch from clobugzmom

    Why we picked this: We love the golden hue of this witch's dress and hat -- a spin on the classic black dress.

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    Pirates

    Tough-Guy from maf1946

    Why we picked this: Talk about attitude! Drawn-on facial hair, a black eye patch, and a hat with white-trimmed fur all make this pirate look pretty tough.

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    Pirates

    Captain Jack Sparrow from sjriddle7

    Why we picked this: He's only 7, but this boy looks like an experienced pirate in his stringy brown wing, striped bandanna, and boots.

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    Pirates

    A Pirate's Hat from nikkilehman

    Why we picked this: Even a simple pirate's hat can make a little girl happy. We love how she looks like she's having fun even when not in full costume.

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    Robot Costumes

    A Boxed Robot from messymommy

    Why we picked this: Because robot-chic is in this year. And we love how this simple robot costume comes with its own calculator.

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    Robot Costumes

    A Talking Robot from april_abney23

    Why we picked this: Made from cardboard boxes, spray paint, tape, and some imagination, this costume turns a real child into a walking, talking robot.

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