Every year, Petful runs a contest asking readers to send in photos of their pet dressed to impress for Halloween.
Members of the Petful team put their heads together to pick the winners — but let me tell you, it’s not easy. An incredible amount of creativity and thought go into some of these costumes. Even though not everyone can win, so many deserve a shout-out.
With that in mind, I took a look through last year’s pets who entered but didn’t win a prize — although they did win our hearts. Here’s my personal list of 2016 honorable mentions.
1. These pups crack me up. Odie and Klo are representing the best kind of packages … although I have to say, they don’t look entirely thrilled with it. Perhaps they should have been sent first class?
2. This entrant went all out. Casanova decked himself out from muzzle to tail and everywhere in between. All he needs now is a ghost rider.
3. Our next honorable mention goes to D.J. from California. He decided that there’s a new sheriff in town — him! Maybe Casanova would be his “Horse With No Name”?
4. Beautiful Beatrice Ticketyboo from Ohio stole the show as an operatic diva. Judging by the look on her face, she’s either about to hit a high note or has just seen a mouse in the audience.
5. These adorable pugs have decided to dress as either ladybugs or Poké Balls. If they are dressed as Poké Balls, would that make them Poké Pugs?
6. Who doesn’t love the Olympics? Princess from Florida does, and she’s awarded herself the top spot. She deserves it — look at that face.
7. Californians Herman and Olive collaborated to come up with an inventive and creative way to gain control of the household while pretending they were just dressing up for Halloween.
8. Supercat Tony is looking for just the right phone booth to change back into his mild-mannered alter ego.
9. There’s no such thing as too much gossip. The more sordid, the better, thinks Tennessee gal Cleo.
10. And last but certainly not least, this honorable mention goes to Disney fan Mila Mouse, from Louisiana. Could there be a cuter Minnie lookalike anywhere?
If you haven’t entered your pet our 2017 Halloween costume contest, featuring more than $1,900 in prizes, there’s still time. Read all about it here.
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