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Your Best Photos: Dogs in Halloween Costumes

BHG.com readers have shown us just how creative pet costumes can be. Here are some of our favorite dogs all decked out for Halloween.


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    • Hairy Potter Dog Costume

      Submitted by: jlmcquay

      Abby looks simply magical in her black robe, sparkly hat, and round black glasses taped together just like Harry Potter's.

    • Sweet Treats

      Submitted by: snicklefritz21

      This sweet little dog, Bailey, has quite the colorful costume -- a banana split with all the fixings!

    • Doing Time

      Submitted by: Jilldelgreco

      With such a sweet, innocent face, 11-week-old Cruiser doesn't belong in juvie even though his Halloween jailbird costume may suggest otherwise.

    • Gone Fishing

      Submitted by: whitney__022

      This pint-size fisherman is proudly showing off his colorful catches of the day -- his dog and someone who just might be his sister.

    • Clowning Around

      Submitted by: Hairmeout

      Although Quincy looks serious, we bet he likes to clown around.

    • Dogs in Space

      Submitted by: dkittl201

      Echo the Boston terrier took a giant leap with his out-of-this-world Halloween gear.

    • Sweet and Angelic

      Submitted by: agamble2873498

      This is a guard dog of another kind -- a guardian angel, complete with feathery wings and a golden halo.

    • Corn-Fed

      Submitted by: msbugg10

      All dressed for Halloween, this dog is eager for the harvesting season. He's ready to gather treats and bring in his crops.

    • Queen of the Nile

      Submitted by: cae68

      This dog gets the royal treatment dressed as Cleopatra with a bejeweled dress and a golden throne.

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      Walking Taco

      Submitted by: debmelton2

      The owner really did "think outside the bun" with this taco costume, which includes all the fixings.

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      Happy Couple

      Submitted by: Gsclabes

      We hope this canine bride and groom live happily ever after.

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      Flying High

      Submitted by: brooke3l

      It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's a dog in a Halloween costume! With its flight goggles and an impressive wingspan, this pooch is ready to take to the skies.

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      Icing on the Cake

      Submitted by: princesskat81

      We love cupcakes and we love dogs, so this pairing makes a sweet confection.

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      Hero Dog

      Submitted by: carollynne2101

      Usually dalmatians are firehouse mascots, but this one, Misty, takes her job seriously. Dressed in uniform, she is ready to do more than decorate a fire hydrant. She's quite the hero -- Misty also is a certified therapy dog.

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      Water Works

      Submitted by: We2Sisters

      Phoenix and Aladdin rule the world under the sea as Triton and Poseidon.

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      Costume Change

      Submitted by: We2Sisters

      After a quick costume change, Phoenix and Aladdin are back on stage as a creepy crawly chef and a severed head, respectively.

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      Hound Dog

      Submitted by: mallorie6

      How fitting: a pooch dressed as Elvis Presley, the man who made the song "Hound Dog" famous!

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      Twice the Celebration

      Submitted by: gdjr13

      Liberty the dog is ready to party! This costume works for two celebrations -- Halloween and Mardi Gras.

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      Cookie Hound

      Submitted by: Sierrazfish

      We highly doubt the noncanine Cookie Monster would wait so patiently for a treat.

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      Ladybug and Devil

      Submitted by: djhennessy4955311

      Mickie and Jack look so cute in their Halloween costumes.

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      Pumpkin Buddies

      Submitted by: mgjersvig

      Lucy is dressed up in a classic pumpkin costume for her first Halloween.

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      Being a Clown

      Submitted by: doobieseesu

      Dixie is celebrating her first Halloween and her first birthday. She's waiting patiently for the party to get started!

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      From the Sea

      Submitted by: dreafrostmail

      Not only is this squid costume creative, it was handmade and looks great on Henry, the basset hound.

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      A Pirate's Life for Me

      Submitted by: NightWolf1974

      We wonder how much trick-or-treating treasure Gizmo nabbed on Halloween in his handmade pirate costume.

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      Mr. President

      Submitted by: Reneefrederick

      We cannot tell a lie, this pup is adorable in his Abraham Lincoln costume.

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      Pumpkin Patch

      Submitted by: ashleycallison1

      Pudge doesn't look very happy about his costume, but we bet he'll be happier once he snags a few Halloween snacks while trick-or-treating.

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      Jack the Bat Dog

      Submitted by: kchomes1

      Superhero Jack looks ready to rescue and perform other heroic feats. And maybe sneak in some trick-or-treating, too.

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      All Wrapped Up

      Submitted by: labsrus6

      Murphy, the 10-year-old yellow lab, looks mighty grim in this mummy costume.

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      M&M'S Posse

      Submitted by: bratlaw1

      Hopefully this gang of M&M'S dogs wasn't mistaken for trick-or-treat candy.

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      Royal Family

      Submitted by: oleta04

      Canine Queen LuLu really knows how to strike a regal pose!

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      Off to Neverland

      Submitted by: dm.smith

      Is he off to fight Captain Hook or to see the Lost Boys and Wendy, John, and Michael? This Peter Pan dog is dressed for adventure wherever he's going.

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      Scary Spider

      Submitted by: sonosis2002

      We're not sure how happy this pug is to be dressed as a spider, but he sure looks scary!

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      Family Affair

      Submitted by: oceanrena

      This family goes all out to celebrate Halloween together. Which "child" do you think got the most candy on trick-or-treat night -- Millie and Bailey, the Boston terriers, or Tristen, the one-month-old little guy in the middle?

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      Nautical Creatures

      Submitted by: svw2727

      This little guy, Diesel, is not much bigger than a real lobster.

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      Submitted by: jsbrooks2

      We bet this adorable pair gets into lots of mischief together, with the bigger dog leading the way. (The little stuffed dog can't think for itself.)

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      Hilarious Pet Costumes

      Dress up your doggie (or cat) for Halloween in one of these adorable "costumes" for pets!
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