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.

#1

Just In Time For Halloween!

Just In Time For Halloween!

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deanna woods
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8 months ago

AWWWWWWWWWW.

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#2

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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Perfumista Perfumista
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8 months ago

Dobby is FREE, to go trick or treating for snacks year round

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#3

Cute Cerberus Costume

Cute Cerberus Costume

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varwenea
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8 months ago

That's awesome!!

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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.

#4

"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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Ani Archeron
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8 months ago

Why is the expression spot on 😹

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#5

I’m A Very Spooky Ghost

I’m A Very Spooky Ghost

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh the terror

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#6

Scary Dog Will Scare You This Halloween

Scary Dog Will Scare You This Halloween

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xxmidnightwishesxx
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8 months ago

forget my treats and you’ll float too :p

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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.

#7

My Tortoise Halloween Costume For 2020

My Tortoise Halloween Costume For 2020

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varwenea
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8 months ago (edited)

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

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#8

Original Or Extra Crispy?

Original Or Extra Crispy?

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Vic
Community Member
8 months ago

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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#9

Halloween Costume Is Ready To Go

Halloween Costume Is Ready To Go

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deanna woods
Community Member
8 months ago

Ruh roh.

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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.

#10

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
8 months ago

He looks so proud

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#11

This Good Boy "Tripod" Halloween Costume

This Good Boy "Tripod" Halloween Costume

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Exotic Panda
Community Member
8 months ago

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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Kari Panda
Community Member
8 months ago

The dog really nails the pensive gaze :D

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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
Community Member
8 months ago

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
8 months ago

That's actually very slack and well executed.

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#15

Pew Pew

Pew Pew

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
8 months ago

Has permission to invade my world

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#16

My Halloween Costume Ft. My Pug, Chuck

My Halloween Costume Ft. My Pug, Chuck

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varwenea
Community Member
8 months ago

Perfection!! ET is timeless!

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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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deanna woods
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8 months ago

Barkley Quinn.

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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
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#19

Prince Charming And Cinderella

Prince Charming And Cinderella

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Chelle R.
Community Member
8 months ago

Cuties!

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#20

Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast

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Kari Panda
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#21

Wilderness Explorer

Wilderness Explorer

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Torchicachu
Community Member
8 months ago

ruff-el

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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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Natalie Bohrteller
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8 months ago

Cat is obviously vanta-black.

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#23

Maleficent The Dragon Witch

Maleficent The Dragon Witch

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Yana Friman
Community Member
8 months ago

Beautiful!

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#24

Smallest Shark Ever

Smallest Shark Ever

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Chelle R.
Community Member
8 months ago

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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Lis Daglish
Community Member
8 months ago

What a floof!

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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
8 months ago

I want a Samwise Gamgee in my life!

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#27

Finley The Pooh

Finley The Pooh

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Chelle R.
Community Member
8 months ago

So cute!

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#28

Leeloo Dallas Multipass

Leeloo Dallas Multipass

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
8 months ago

big badda bone!

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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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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
8 months ago

Butter makes everything better

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#30

What We Mew In The Shadows

What We Mew In The Shadows

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
8 months ago

Pawfect!

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#31

A Spooktacular Spider Costume

A Spooktacular Spider Costume

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
8 months ago

I is big scary spider!

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#32

My Dog Summarized 2020

My Dog Summarized 2020

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Michelle Line
Community Member
8 months ago

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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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
8 months ago

oh god that expression, I'm a puddle

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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
8 months ago

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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JK Rowling
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8 months ago

The expression says it all

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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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Hooked
Community Member
8 months ago

"The fluff is strong in this one"

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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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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
8 months ago

And pupper can actually fly

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#38

Copper Is A Free Dog

Copper Is A Free Dog

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Janine B.
Community Member
8 months ago

Master has given Copper a sock!

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#39

Hairy Pawter And The Chamber Of Fluffs

Hairy Pawter And The Chamber Of Fluffs

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My Name Is Jeff
Community Member
8 months ago

The Glasses!

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#40

Oreo As 2020’s Most Fitting Meme

Oreo As 2020’s Most Fitting Meme

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Maddox Wochenske
Community Member
8 months ago

It looks like smokey the bear

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