With just a bit more than a week left until the 31st of October, now is the time to decide on the costume that best suits your pet's personality, be it Pinhead Chihuahua or Batcat.

However, coming up with a look for your companion can be tough. After all, it needs to suit their personality as well. So we at Bored Panda put together a list of ideas that should definitely help.

Continue scrolling to check out the adorably spooky celebrants and if you want more, fire up our other collections of the best Halloween pet costumes here and here. Also, don't miss the chat we had with PDSA's (which is the UK's leading veterinary charity) vet nurse Shauna Spooner about safety guidelines for this special occasion.

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And This Year's Winner Of Halloween

And This Year's Winner Of Halloween

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My Pirate Dog Was A Pirate Dog For Halloween

My Pirate Dog Was A Pirate Dog For Halloween

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Marion
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great wee thing! Ps: if this was a human who tortured that little sweety: hope you have nightmares every night until you die.

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Last month, Wag!, an American pet services marketplace company, surveyed pet parents nationwide to see how they were preparing to celebrate Halloween. 

After contacting a random sample of 1,000 U.S. adult dog and cat owners, it was discovered that 95% of them are excited about it, and 59% plan to take their pet(s) trick-or-treating, and 12% of the trick-or-treaters will do it for the first time.

It's no secret that now more than ever, dogs and cats are considered family members instead of just pets. And Wag!'s survey results emphasizes that sentiment across the board, from festivity planning, to costume spending, and more.

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The Halloween Cat Has Appeared

The Halloween Cat Has Appeared

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Minath
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's awesome, I'm always impressed by cat costumes, my two would rip me to shreds if I tried to dress them up.

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“We All Bork Down Here, Georgie”

“We All Bork Down Here, Georgie”

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Spoopy

Spoopy

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Tofu
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look at all the cute baby bats! 😆

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However, we have to remember that most animals aren't used to wearing cutout wings. “While we might like to dress up in scary costumes, most pets don’t share our enthusiasm as fancy dress outfits often make them feel stressed and uncomfortable," PDSA vet nurse Shauna Spooner told Bored Panda in a statement.

"There are some really important things to consider, which owners often don’t think about when contemplating buying a funny outfit for a furry friend."

#6

This Year's Halloween Costume

This Year's Halloween Costume

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#7

My Friend From Work And His Dog Dressed As E.T. And Elliot

My Friend From Work And His Dog Dressed As E.T. And Elliot

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alwaysMispelled
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just a still from the movie?? Where's the pic of the coworker and his dog? ;-)

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Rosie Has A Digestive Disorder That Forces Her To Eat All Her Meals In A Special Chair. So My Step-Mom Turned Her Into Ruth Bader Ginsburg For Halloween

Rosie Has A Digestive Disorder That Forces Her To Eat All Her Meals In A Special Chair. So My Step-Mom Turned Her Into Ruth Bader Ginsburg For Halloween

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“Think about whether your pet can move properly," Spooner said. "Clothes can be quite restrictive and can get in your pet's way when they try to do normal things like walking, going to the toilet, and grooming themselves."

"They also might make your pet feel itchy, too hot, or even choke them if they get tangled up or caught on something."

#9

Happy Halloween From Taco Thor

Happy Halloween From Taco Thor

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CWebby
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This should be number one! I love Taco Thor!

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#10

Cute Ghosts

Cute Ghosts

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Corgi + Cerberus = Corberius. He's Ready For Halloween

Corgi + Cerberus = Corberius. He's Ready For Halloween

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Also, keep an eye for signs that your pet might get stressed. "Wearing clothes isn’t natural for pets and it can cause them [anxiety], especially cats."

"Stressed cats might groom themselves a lot, be aggressive towards you, or make more noise than they normally would. Dogs might show they’re stressed by licking their lips, yawning, or panting," the vet nurse highlighted.

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No Thoughts, Just A Pinhead Chihuahua

No Thoughts, Just A Pinhead Chihuahua

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#13

Celebrating The Day Of The Dead

Celebrating The Day Of The Dead

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Happy Halloween From The Puppy Who Lived

Happy Halloween From The Puppy Who Lived

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“Ask yourself if your pet can still communicate effectively," Spooner continued. "Communication is very important for dogs in particular."

"If your dog is dressed up, other dogs may struggle to read their body language properly and could act aggressively towards them. If your dog is already stressed from being dressed up, they might act differently around other dogs too."

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My Nephew As Tigger, And His Trusty Sidekick Eeyore For Halloween

My Nephew As Tigger, And His Trusty Sidekick Eeyore For Halloween

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Louise Ash
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Double up votes for double the cuteness

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#17

You Severely Underestimate My Apathy

You Severely Underestimate My Apathy

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#18

My Best Friend's Halloween Costume. He's A Little Embarrassed By It

My Best Friend's Halloween Costume. He's A Little Embarrassed By It

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#19

Last Minute Halloween Costume

Last Minute Halloween Costume

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Most importantly, use your best judgment. "This may seem an odd question to ask yourself, but is it respectful to your pet to dress them up?"

Spooner reminded us that as owners, we love and protect our pets, and we wouldn’t want to see them come to harm of any kind. "Dressing a pet up could open them up to ridicule and mockery which is neither kind nor respectful.”

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I Ate Rubber Band. Went To Surgery. Won Pet Costume As Handmaid

I Ate Rubber Band. Went To Surgery. Won Pet Costume As Handmaid

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#21

Happy Halloween From This Golden Girl

Happy Halloween From This Golden Girl

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K-9 Karen. Happy Halloween

K-9 Karen. Happy Halloween

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#23

Halloween’s Most Handsome Devil

Halloween’s Most Handsome Devil

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PDSA vet nurse Shauna Spooner added: "As we stock our cupboards with tasty Halloween-themed treats, it is important to remember that chocolate is poisonous to pets as it contains a toxic chemical called theobromine which, even in small doses, can prove fatal."

"Sweets can also be dangerous to pets if they contain the sweetener xylitol (birch sugar). It is vital that owners keep these human treats, along with any wrappers, well away from prying paws."

Stay safe, folks!

#24

Happy Halloween From The Sweetest Group Of Guinea Pigs

Happy Halloween From The Sweetest Group Of Guinea Pigs

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#25

This Dog's Halloween Costume

This Dog's Halloween Costume

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#26

Thor Is Going To Cast A Spell On You This Halloween

Thor Is Going To Cast A Spell On You This Halloween

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Kimberly Alison
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The multitalented Thor, ladies and gentlemen. From taco to wizard.

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#27

Feeling A Little Exotic This Halloween

Feeling A Little Exotic This Halloween

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#28

Mango Is Ready For Halloween

Mango Is Ready For Halloween

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My Lil Bee

My Lil Bee

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#30

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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R D
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ow Lord that is too cute, I might have to cuddle my phone...

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#31

The Two Most Mischievous Loki Variants You’ll Ever See

The Two Most Mischievous Loki Variants You’ll Ever See

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#32

Happy Halloween From Vampire Puppy

Happy Halloween From Vampire Puppy

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Appa And Momo Pet Costumes

Appa And Momo Pet Costumes

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Susan S
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cat pic reminds me of one of those Anne Geddes pics of newborns dressed as flowers or bunnies, etc

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#34

Happy Halloween From My Favorite Bat

Happy Halloween From My Favorite Bat

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#35

Bob’s Boo-Gers

Bob’s Boo-Gers

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#36

Judd Was A Bat For Halloween

Judd Was A Bat For Halloween

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#37

Pray For Me. I Decided To Dress My Cat Up For Halloween

Pray For Me. I Decided To Dress My Cat Up For Halloween

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Minath
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You should definitely sleep with one eye open.

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#38

Dragon Costume For Fibs

Dragon Costume For Fibs

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#39

I Adopted A One-Eyed Dog, Everyone Said He Must Be A Pirate For Halloween

I Adopted A One-Eyed Dog, Everyone Said He Must Be A Pirate For Halloween

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karl briggs
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why are pirates called pirates? Because they arrgghhh.

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#40

My 15-Year-Old Chihuahua (Munch) Got Her Halloween Costume Yesterday

My 15-Year-Old Chihuahua (Munch) Got Her Halloween Costume Yesterday

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Owen Jarvis
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd like it if all UPS drivers were Chihuahas that just did a little bork and left a parcel.

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#41

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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Susan S
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Took me a secnd to realize who these two doggies are. They need a mini dog house with balloons attached to it.

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#42

Demogorgon. I Am A Stranger Thing

Demogorgon. I Am A Stranger Thing

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Tofu
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor kitty has an eye infection 🥺

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#43

My 2 Pups Playing Their Part For Their Halloween Costume. Herbie Looks Super Happy That He Caught A Criminal And Marley Just Looks Guilty And Sad

My 2 Pups Playing Their Part For Their Halloween Costume. Herbie Looks Super Happy That He Caught A Criminal And Marley Just Looks Guilty And Sad

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#44

Our Dog Won Best Costume At His Daycare And Thought You All May Appreciate It

Our Dog Won Best Costume At His Daycare And Thought You All May Appreciate It

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#45

Costume Contest Winner? I Think So. Soon As I Tried To Take A Pic The Mop Decided To Do A Flip Out Of The Bucket

Costume Contest Winner? I Think So. Soon As I Tried To Take A Pic The Mop Decided To Do A Flip Out Of The Bucket

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#48

The Cutest Bat Ever

The Cutest Bat Ever

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#49

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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karl briggs
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's the difference between batman and a criminal? Batman can go out without Robin. 😁

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#50

Happy Halloween From The Gardener + Her Flower Children

Happy Halloween From The Gardener + Her Flower Children

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