Your Best Photos: Pets in Halloween Costumes, 2009

Whether you need great idea starters or just a smile, check out these photos of users' pets all incognito for Halloween.

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Little Red Riding Hood and Grandma costumes

    Disguised Wolf from pearl2215

    Why we picked this: My, what great costumes you have! Could this fairy tale pair be any sweeter?


    Laney the Scarecrow from britty211

    Why we picked this: These two button-nose faces are a sweet autumn pair! Our favorite part is the patch-covered floppy hat.


    Tin Man from cragelhorst

    Why we picked this: Metallic material never looked better than in this straight-out-of-Oz costume.


    Wonder Dog from lilflowerlover

    Why we picked this: Yes, the getup is great, but we'll admit: Her facial expression says it all.


    Jack Sparrow from steel1936622

    Why we picked this: We can't think of a better costume for a Jack Russell terrier. From the beaded wig to the pirate ship backdrop, the details are perfect.


    Frog Princess from leonard.kate

    Why we picked this: Maybe we love how this dog's curls contrast with the frog's slippery-looking skin, but it also could be the costume's hilarious bulging eyes and wide-open mouth.


    Monster Face from jenniferbuehrer

    Why we picked this: Just look at that face -- his little Shrek looks ready to take on the scariest of ghouls at the Halloween party.

Dogs as People

    Be-bop Kelsy from brooke3l

    Why we picked this: It may not be worn by the most obviously appropriate dog breed, but the poodle skirt on this teenybopper is too cute to ignore.

Dogs as People

    Two Hippies from jennygret

    Why we picked this: An impressive amount of accessories adorn this peace-loving duo, especially those flowing black wigs!

Dogs as People

    Aloha from photocraf

    Why we picked this: Their costumes may not look like they were made for the canine form, but these two Golden Retrievers wear them well.

Dogs as People

    Two Little Indians from bkiss94738

    Why we picked this: We fell in love with the moccasins and braided wigs on these little faux Native Americans.

Dogs as People

    Pug-a-Haunt-Us from ruffred7

    Why we picked this: This dog is sporting a prime example of all-out-awesome Halloween garb. The war-chief portrait is a nice touch, too.

Dogs as People

    Puppy Longstocking from teekfiftytwo

    Why we picked this: It's all about those outrageous braids. Honorable mention goes to the stockings, of course.

Dogs as People

    Harley "Ruff" Rider from msbugg10

    Why we picked this: Our readers voted Harley the winner of's Halloween Pet Costumes contest in 2008, and we love him, too! The sign, which offers a "100 bones reward," is especially clever.

Dogs as People

    Wobbles the Biker from brygidat

    Why we picked this: Clearly, this 4-week-old miniature Chihuahua was born to be wild. Although, we wonder, should "Wobbles" and "biker" really go together?

Dogs as People

    Doggy Fashionista from hautepaws

    Why we picked this: From the jean cuffs to the leash, we found the most fashion-forward diva on four legs.

In Uniform

    The Matador from hautepaws

    Why we picked this: We are suckers for irony. We can't imagine a cuter fearless bullfighter than a cowering Chihuahua. (Are those pink claws we see?)

In Uniform

    Firedog from lovelyrita321

    Why we picked this: Never fear when this fire chief is near; he looks alert and ready for action.

In Uniform

    Locked Up from allie1002

    Why we picked this: The face on this pooch says one thing: guilty.

In Uniform

    Cop Kitty from vfalso

    Why we picked this: Details make this costume shine -- from its handcuffs to the shiny badge. Besides, we don't see many cats willing to pose in a costume.

Dogs as Other Animals

    Puglet from pwd11

    Why we picked this: This little piggy is downright hysterical. By the look on his face, we're not sure if he enjoys his costume -- but we sure do.

Dogs as Other Animals

    Daisy Bug from ltybug

    Why we picked this: We loved her pom-pom antennae at first sight -- and we can't deny those sweet eyes, either.

Dogs as Other Animals

    Lion from blindambition1730

    Why we picked this: Aren't lions supposed to be ferocious? The irony of this dog's shy face makes it the perfect king of the jungle -- for Halloween, at least.

Dogs as Other Animals

    Stegosaurus from lacey_9382

    Why we picked this: A dinosaur dog is such an original idea; we've never seen one like it. The fact that it's handmade makes it all the better.

Dogs as Other Animals

    Giant Bees from cheryl.dufficy

    Why we picked this: This honey of a pair looks right at home by the flowerbed.

Dogs as Other Animals

    Mouse in Cheese from Tianshingi

    Why we picked this: What a presentation! That block of cheese is actually a doggie stroller undercover. To top it off, it's handmade, and so is the Shih Tzu's costume.

Dogs as Other Animals

    World's Biggest Fly from jodylbm

    Why we picked this: Those mesh-strainer eyes are ingenious, and the rest of the getup is simple but just right for a fly.

Devil Dogs

    Little Devil Dog from emily.holmes

    Why we picked this: Fiery cape, pointy horns, mean scowl -- we get the point. Don't mess with this bulldog!

Devil Dogs

    Pearl from sarah.marie.86

    Why we picked this: Pearl's eyes don't exactly reflect the fiendish gaze of her mask, but that makes her all the more adorable.


    Argh, Matey! from mzmariness

    Why we picked this: We love the skull-and-cross-bone hat, and that clever, safer, sewn-on sword replacing the real thing.


    Halloween Pirate from mesteele86

    Why we picked this: We had to smile when we noticed this pirate's oversize hat doubles as an eye patch. And his candy-corn bandana fits the occasion just right.


    Captain Beau & Captain Rhett from texasbelle1021

    Why we picked this: These matching poodles are back from last year with another great Halloween ensemble. The three-tone pirate getups are handmade, too.

Traditional Costumes

    Burfurd the Pumpkin from hbboop

    Why we picked this: What a perfect dog for a roly-poly pumpkin costume. A wreath of leaves makes a great frame for that bulldog's face.

Traditional Costumes

    Hot Dog from ttmire3

    Why we picked this: Sure, it's an old idea, but this hot dog looks like it just jumped off the buffet table. Great job making a cliche look fabulous.

Traditional Costumes

    Ghost Dog from kelly.dixon

    Why we picked this: We love how this dog makes such a classic disguise new again. (Although we wonder how long he stayed undercover.)

Other Animals

    Ballerina Piggy Sue from doreen.lumbrezer

    Why we picked this: The thought of a pot-bellied ballerina won us over, and anyone who makes a pig this cute deserves some serious recognition.

Other Animals

    Nightmare on the Town from loveq9z

    Why we picked this: Such a masterpiece gives new meaning to the term "night mare," and really deserves a round of applause. Imagine seeing this horse in motion -- whoa!

Other Animals

    Movie Star from Patricia21

    Why we picked this: We definitely didn't expect to see a pet turkey, but this one delivered with style!

Other Animals

    Rooster from senyshin

    Why we picked this: We have never seen a chinchilla in costume before, but this furry little rooster must be as good as it gets.

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