If you think that Halloween’s only for humans, you might just be mistaken. It looks like it’s not just us who sometimes enjoy dressing up as spooky and spoopy characters, going trick-or-treating, and impressing the neighbors with fabulous costumes. Some of our pets seem to love wearing their Halloween costumes, too, and their owners can’t help but share photos of them online!

And, wow, the costumes are pretty impressive. Bored Panda’s bringing you some of the cutest, most adorable, and magnificent Halloween costumes for you to enjoy. So scroll down, upvote your fave scarily ‘awwwesome’ photos, and let us know which ones were the best of the best for you. Do you have any pet Halloween pics to share? Post them in the comment section below, dear Pandas. You can find more adorable pet costumes right here and here.

While the pets featured in this list seem to be having loads of fun in their neat little costumes, keep in mind that it’s far from every animal that enjoys this. There's another side to the story. Bored Panda reached out to PETA UK for a comment regarding dressing animals up for Halloween. As an organization, PETA encourages people not to dress their animal companions in costumes. Read on to hear what PETA UK's Director Elisa Allen had to say about owners putting their pets in costumes.

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Just In Time For Halloween!

Just In Time For Halloween!

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It’s My Dog’s Birthday Today. Here She Is Dressed Up As Dobby For Halloween

It’s My Dog’s Birthday Today. Here She Is Dressed Up As Dobby For Halloween

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Allen, who heads PETA UK, had this to say to those who dress up their animals for Halloween: "Dress up yourself, but please leave animals out of it. They feel uncomfortable, confused, and stressed when they're forced into costumes, and we've even heard of dogs and cats choking or running away, never to be seen again," Allen said.

"PETA strongly cautions that costumes with tight rubber bands can cut off circulation and that long or trailing parts can get caught on objects—with potentially disastrous consequences—making Halloween night feel like a trick, not a treat." You can also check out PETA UK's advice on how to keep your animals safe at Halloween right here.

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"People Don't Come To See The Tigers, They Come To See Me" - Joe Exotic

"People Don't Come To See The Tigers, They Come To See Me" - Joe Exotic

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Scary Dog Will Scare You This Halloween

Scary Dog Will Scare You This Halloween

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You should never force an animal to wear a costume if it distresses it. Just like you’d never force another human being to dress up for Halloween if they didn’t want to.

According to the RSPCA, our pets use subtle body language to communicate with us and other animals. So when you dress your pet up in a costume, you can cover up its ears, whiskers, and tail, which can make them feel uncomfortable or even frightened. What’s more, try to avoid costumes that restrict a pet’s range of motion, block their mouth, or obscure their vision.

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My Tortoise Halloween Costume For 2020

My Tortoise Halloween Costume For 2020

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varwenea
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too soon, too soon. 😱 (It is very creative though.)

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#9

Original Or Extra Crispy?

Original Or Extra Crispy?

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Vic
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Customer: But my bucket is empty. Sales boy: You see Colonel over there? He tastes every bite before serving a customer.

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Meanwhile, Irina Wells writes on Bought By Many that there are some signs that you should be on the lookout for to see if your pet is uncomfortable wearing a costume.

There are some obvious signs that they’re distressed like shaking, cowering, or trying to remove the costume you put so much effort into making. Then, there are more subtle indications. For instance, if you see your dog tucking its tail or your cat flicking its tail, these might be indications that it’s time to take the costume off and to spend Halloween without the frills.

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This Good Boy "Tripod" Halloween Costume

This Good Boy "Tripod" Halloween Costume

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Exotic Panda
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thank you for taking care of a dog with only three legs you have my upvote, and great thanks.

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#12

No Covid Puts Baby In A Corner. My 2020 Halloween Costume With My Dog

No Covid Puts Baby In A Corner. My 2020 Halloween Costume With My Dog

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#13

My Roommate Did This With My Cat While I Was Out Buying Candy

My Roommate Did This With My Cat While I Was Out Buying Candy

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varwenea
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your roommate costume-sneak-attacked your cat.

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#14

Simple Yet Effective

Simple Yet Effective

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually very slack and well executed.

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#16

My Halloween Costume Ft. My Pug, Chuck

My Halloween Costume Ft. My Pug, Chuck

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#17

She Appreciates Tricks, But She Definitely Prefers Treats

She Appreciates Tricks, But She Definitely Prefers Treats

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#18

Boof Is An Uruk-Hai For Hallowe’en This Year

Boof Is An Uruk-Hai For Hallowe’en This Year

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Vic
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the name.. he definitely looks like a Boof..

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#20

Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast

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Kari Panda
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only thing better than dogs are dogs together with children who love them.

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#22

When Black Cats Prowl And Pumpkins Gleam, May Luck Be Yours On Halloween

When Black Cats Prowl And Pumpkins Gleam, May Luck Be Yours On Halloween

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#23

Maleficent The Dragon Witch

Maleficent The Dragon Witch

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#24

Smallest Shark Ever

Smallest Shark Ever

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Chelle R.
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love, Love, Love this rare tiny hammy shark🐹🦈!

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#25

A Little Late, But Here’s My Little Chewbacca And My Girlfriend For Halloween

A Little Late, But Here’s My Little Chewbacca And My Girlfriend For Halloween

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#26

Every Journey Needs A Sam. Have You Found Yours?

Every Journey Needs A Sam. Have You Found Yours?

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want a Samwise Gamgee in my life!

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#28

Leeloo Dallas Multipass

Leeloo Dallas Multipass

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#29

This Is Our Foster, Butter, Being Himself For Halloween

This Is Our Foster, Butter, Being Himself For Halloween

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#31

A Spooktacular Spider Costume

A Spooktacular Spider Costume

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#32

My Dog Summarized 2020

My Dog Summarized 2020

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Michelle Line
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, a 2nd one with "this is fine." What have I missed? Who said this and why?

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#33

Working On Our Halloween Costume. Just Need To Work On Wearing Our Glasses

Working On Our Halloween Costume. Just Need To Work On Wearing Our Glasses

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#34

I Put A Spell On You And Now You're Mine!

I Put A Spell On You And Now You're Mine!

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Chelle R.
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Three freaking awesome looking witches! We put a spell on you, boo!

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#35

A Froot Loops? Heck You Karen

A Froot Loops? Heck You Karen

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#36

My Dog Is A Beanie Baby For Halloween

My Dog Is A Beanie Baby For Halloween

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#37

This Ebony Bird Beguiling My Sad Fancy Into Smiling...

This Ebony Bird Beguiling My Sad Fancy Into Smiling...

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#38

Copper Is A Free Dog

Copper Is A Free Dog

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#39

Hairy Pawter And The Chamber Of Fluffs

Hairy Pawter And The Chamber Of Fluffs

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#40

Oreo As 2020’s Most Fitting Meme

Oreo As 2020’s Most Fitting Meme

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