Real Photos: Kids in Halloween Costumes, 2008

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

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.

Animals

Cheetah Girl from wpp

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

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!

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?

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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