Friday 2 December 2016

Gallery: 27 times pets were better than you at Halloween

Published 21/10/2016 | 14:39

This dog in a spider costume is winning Halloween. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY/Getty Images
This dog in a spider costume is winning Halloween. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY/Getty Images

Halloween is fast approaching which means it's time to start thinking about costumes.

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The only thing more fun than picking out the perfect costume is picking out two. One for yourself and one for your pet.

Halloween is a magical time of year when, by some weird loophole in laws on animal abuse, we are allowed to dress them up in ridiculous costumes.

Morally wrong? Maybe.. but if you have a pet that's happy to cooperate and comfortable in costume then the possibilities are endless. We've trawled through the archives to find photos of pets in costume to provide some inspiration.

A dog in costume at a Halloween parade in New York (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog in costume at a Halloween parade in New York (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog dressed as a spider takes part in the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 25, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images
A pug in a Halloween costume. Photo: Getty
A dog in costume participates in the 23rd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 26, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY/Getty Images
A dog in costume participates in the 23rd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 26, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY /Getty Images
A dog and owner in costume participate in the 23rd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 26, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY/Getty Images
A dog in costume participates in the 23rd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 26, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY/Getty Images
A dog in costume participates in the 23rd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 26, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY/Getty Images
Jonna Baquillas holds her pet, a rescued cat named Rue, both dressed as Little Red Riding Hood during the Philippine Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS) annual Halloween fund raising event entitled "Scaredy Cats and Dogs: Year 8" at the Eastwood Central Plaza in Manila on October 23, 2011. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS/Getty Images
Dogs dressed in costume participates in the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 25, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images
Dogs dressed in costume participate in the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 25, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary
Dogs dresses in costume participate in the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 25, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary
A dog dressed as a turkey participates in the 23rd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 26, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY
A dog named "Teddi" is surrounded by teddy bears during a Halloween dog costume parade and contest in Long Beach, California, October 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck
Nikko dressed as "Elvis" attends during the 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 20, 2012. The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
Pekingese-chihuahua mix Rico Suave poses in his custome carrying bage at a Halloween dog costume parade and contest in Long Beach, California, October 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck
A dog dressed as Evita Peron attends the 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 20, 2012. The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
A child holds a dog dressed in a spider costume during the Cats and Dogs Halloween costume competition in Manila on October 25, 2014. The annual halloween event aims to raise funds to help animal rights group, Philippine Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS). AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS
A cats wearing a costume looks on during an annual contest for Holloween, in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture, 21 October 2007. Some 30 owners showed off their dogs wearing and cats wearing fancy costumes. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO
A dog is dressed up as a fairy during the 17th annual "Doggie Costume Halloween Party" at Riverside Park in New York on October 30, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A.CLARYGetty Images
Tank the English Bullodog as the "Runaway Bride" attends the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 22, 2011 The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty Images
A man holds her pet dog dressed as a devil during the Scaredy Cats and Dogs Halloween costume competition in Manila on October 26, 2013. The annual halloween event aims to raise funds to help animal rights group, Philippine Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS). AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS /Getty Images
A dog dressed as a sunflower rests on the ground during the Scaredy Cats and Dogs Halloween costume competition in Manila on October 26, 2013. The annual halloween event aims to raise funds to help animal rights group, Philippine Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS). AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS Getty Images
Pet owners and their pet dogs dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz participate at the Scaredy Cats and Dogs Halloween costume competition in Manila on October 26, 2013. The annual halloween event aims to raise funds to help animal rights group, Philippine Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS). AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS/Getty Images
Terrier-Pitbull mix Parker, dressed as a 'Unicorn' awaits the start as pet owners take their dogs dressed in Halloween costumes for a walk in the Growl-a ween Parade through Old Town in Pasadena, California on October 26, 2014, a few days before Hallloween, one of the fastest growing consumer spending holidays in America where not only are costumes sold for children and adults for the spooky festive fun but for their pets as well. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN/ Getty
Rembroke Corgi Louie, dressed as 'Raganar the Viking' awaits the start as pet owners take their dogs dressed in Halloween costumes for a walk in the Growl-a ween Parade through Old Town in Pasadena, California on October 26, 2014, a few days before Hallloween, one of the fastest growing consumer spending holidays in America where not only are costumes sold for children and adults for the spooky festive fun but for their pets as well. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN /Getty Images

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