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Michelle Dieffenbacher of Riverview, Fla., writes: "This picture was taken of my 1-year-old tuxedo cat, Luna. Don't let her pint-size stature fool you! She can take on her 14-lb. tabby cat brother any day – and has even been known to throw some hexes his way!"
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Ashley Devlin of Boston writes: "This costume was handmade by my co-worker. I wanted something unique for Shakespeare with a play on the word "pug"... so I came up with VW Pug."
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Adela Corona of Cudahy, Calif., writes: "I always wanted to dress up my dog as Frankenstein. He hates it whenever I put any clothing on him and just freezes."
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Leah Holten of Columbus, Ohio, writes: "Smidge hopped right out of her matching red cape, but the devil horns stayed on long enough for a picture (once I bribed her with a carrot). I chose this costume because her sweet looks don't fool me! She has an evil streak."
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Cheryl Gonzalez of Antioch, Calif., writes: "Our family dog had a litter of princesses so we chose to dress them up as such. We just love our babies!"
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Melissa Sawyer of Westford, Mass., writes: "This is Duke, my 150-lb. yellow Lab/German Shepherd/Great Dane/Greyhound mix.I could never find a costume to fit him, so I grabbed some old clothes, a crow (on his bum), and a pair of suspenders and he was the cutest scarecrow around."
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Stephanie Coville of Kingston, Ont., writes:"This is our adorable little Lulu. Her unique personality demanded a not-so-ordinary costume. She loves being a rooster – she wakes us up every morning without fail!"
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Cammie Maw of Ogden, Utah, writes: "My husband loves football, and hates the dog. I was trying to get him to like my dog!"
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Melissa Liebling-Goldberg of New York writes: "Sadie was such a good sport about having her picture taken, even though she was miserable with the hat falling over her eyes."
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Marcelle T. of Union City, Calif., writes: "I love to dress up Andy, my Welsh Corgi, any chance I get! He's adorable with just about anything I put on him. I couldn't decide on what to dress him in this Halloween, so this is literally costume one of three!"
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DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER
Rose Maske of Dallas writes: "Separated at birth? Georgie was Dog, the Bounty Hunter! She comes to work with me every day and she doesn't mind being dressed up. Believe it or not, she wore this costume ALL DAY ... even the mullet and sunglasses!"
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Kathy White of St. Marys, W.V., writes: "I chose this Snow White costume for Angelina because she is such a little princess!"
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Madeline Rakip of New Bedford, Mass., writes: "I bought the hot dog costume at Target, but got the Red Sox cap at Fenway Park. She was dressing up as a Fenway Frank since the Sox were the '07 World Series Champs!"
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Laura Helton of Forney, Texas, writes: "This is Gus, my 6-year-old Shih Tzu. I chose this costume because Gus has put on a few pounds, and it seemed fitting!"
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Marina Mezhberg of Brooklyn, N.Y., writes: "I knew Penny would make the perfect sheriff – being the boss of my house. I thought it was the perfect fit for her."
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Adrienne Bronfeld of Carmel Valley, Calif., writes: "My cat Riley reluctantly posed for this photo. While he's a real tom cat, he managed to stand in this Dracula outfit just long enough for me to take this photo."
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Carolynn Manfready of Manville, N.J., writes: "I dressed up my 110-lb. Akita as a baby! I wanted to give kids a laugh at the door – and ta-da! Worked perfectly!"
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Nicole Maciazka of Coon Rapids, Minn., writes: "Hi, my name is Charlie and I love to golf!"
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Christine Damiano of St. Catharine's, Ont., writes: "This is Fonzie. He may not look like he is, but he is very happy dressing up as his favorite cartoon character, Donald Duck."
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KayDee Lawson of Corona, Calif., writes: "LeRoy really wanted to dress up as Elmo for Halloween so we let him. Even though it does look like Elmo is eating LeRoy's face, he's not. LeRoy didn't want to take his costume off when Halloween was over."
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Ashley Laurito of Smithfield, R.I., writes: "I chose this costume because she made an adorable little pirate!"
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Tandi Turner of Springfield, Ill., writes: "Jake is stealth dressed up as a shark! My boyfriend came up with the idea and made it for him to entertain the wee ones that came to our door for Halloween. Jake likes it for all the attention that he gets while sporting the shark fin!"
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Annie Skinner of Centennial, Colo., writes: "This is our King Charles Cavalier, Henry, dressed up as a pumpkin! He hates wearing it and holds completely still until you take it off him."
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Ashley Roberts of Woodway, Texas, writes: "This is my baby Audrey Anne, a 4-lb. Chihuahua and Yorkie mix. I made this outfit for her knowing how adorable she would be in it. It was a huge hit at the party and everyone just died laughing when she made her entrance."
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April Meise of Long Island, N.Y., writes: "This is Catzilla. He is dressed like a honey bee. He is such a fat boy I had to buy him a dog costume to fit him."
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BATMAN AND ROBIN
Jennifer Maisch of Northbrook, Ill., writes: "My dynamic duo."
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Hope Frizzell of Clearwater, Fla., writes: "This is my Chihuahua, Doodle. It's hard to find him outfits because he is so small, but this one fit him. Funny thing is, though, I'm afraid of clowns!!!"
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BRIDE AND GROOM
Alicia Smith of Huntington, W.V., writes: "The picture is of my 'fids' (fur kids) Marley (bride) and Amos (groom). I made this costume with the assistance of my Mom (a.k.a. Grandma). They looked so cute. I tagged along as their flower girl, but they stole the show, that is for sure."
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Jessica Rhodes of Fenton, Mo., writes: "I wish I could take credit for making this costume, but I just found it at a store. I think Suzzy Q was a horsey in her past life. As the rider jumps up and down on her back, Suzzy Q just looks at me with those big pug brown eyes and smiles."
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Brian Goodrich of Bradenton, Fla., writes: "This is our cat, Maui, dressed up as a witch. She actually doesn't mind dressing up!"
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Denise Van Wyhe of Santa Rosa, Calif., writes: "I made this outfit for my dog Lola. She looks exactly like Stellaluna, the bat, and this is the only position she is calm in."
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Sara K. of New York City writes: "Katie Scarlett was not happy to be in her adorable lobster outfit!"
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Amy Gieseman of Chicago writes: "Frieda is a patient model even though she hates getting dressed up for Halloween."
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Kim Keller of San Diego writes: "I had just returned from China and thought my 1-year-old cat, Rio, would look adorable in a kimono!"
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Rachel Owens of Chandler, Ariz., writes: "This is my little schnoodle, Thumper 'Woods.'"
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Melissa Liebling-Goldberg of New York City writes: "My pug Sadie always manages to get into everything so somehow being a creepy-crawly spider seems totally appropriate!"
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CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRL
Misty Miller of Middleburg, Fla., writes: "This is Betsy, in her naughty Catholic school girl outfit! She loves getting dressed up!"
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Alicia Wiechert of Champaign, Ill., writes: "Our white shepherd, Sophie, did not mind her Superman costume, but despised her goggles! Although she looks tough, she is scared of everything!"
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Vicki Tavenner of Dallas writes: "Where's Tucker? This cute little pup of royalty found himself in a pumpkin patch!"
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Roseanne Kauss of Atlanta writes: "This is Teddy. She is a very goofy and silly dog and loves to be the center
of the party. I felt it was only fitting to dress her up as a clown for Halloween."
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Alicia Aguilar of Phoeniz writes: "My 4-year-old chocolate Lab Bentley actually picked this costume – while in the pet store I had a ladybug costume in hand, and he grabbed the Batman, so I got that one instead."
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Beth Morrison of Seattle writes: "Sophie, our year-old Golden Retriever, decided to be a princess because it was closest to her personality. She loves the hat!"
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Angie Peacock of Petal, Miss., writes: "When Harley is not treeing squirrels in the yard, she is helping me cook. She loves to dress up!"
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Jennifer Adams of Birmingham, Ala., writes: "This is my pug Dizzy (a.k.a. Miss Puggy). She makes a great puglet pig because she will eat anything (including Brussels sprouts) and she has a curly tail and snorts like a pig. I actually put this costume on her every morning so I can laugh and get in a good mood for the day!"
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Kathy White of St. Mary's, W.V., writes: "My Yorkshire terrier is named Angelina Ballerina, so my daughter got her this darling little pink tutu! Isn't she just 'tutu' cute?"
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Kathleen O'Reilly of Pittsburgh writes: "This is Abby, who turned 1 on Oct. 7. She LOVES her costume because she gets treats for wearing it! Bribery will win every time."
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MaShawn Hefner of Lynchburg, Va., writes: "I bought these awesome sunglasses and this outfit came to mind for my glam queen Puddin', a 5½-year-old chocolate Lab. I used one of my scarves, doll hair and Puddin's love of the camera and captured what I call 'Ms. Hollywood.'"
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Penny Szumaski of Hoboken, N.J., writes: "Our cat, Cosmo, loves to get dressed up on Halloween. This year, he is a rabbi!"
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Caitlin Eadie of Goldens Bridge, N.Y., writes: "This is my 10-year-old Maltese, Brie, dressed up as her favorite Disney princess, Snow White!"
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Jamie Kai of Alpharetta, Ga., writes: "Meet Jamos, my 4-year-old Pomeranian. He hates it whenever I put any clothing on him and just freezes. Doesn't stop him from being the cutest prisoner, though!"
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Kirsten Wagoner of Rochester, N.Y., writes: "Here is our kitty, Misu. She is quite the little princess, so I figured Tinkerbell was [the perfect] Halloween costume this year."
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Salome Rivera of Seymour, Conn., writes: "This is my boy, Chopper, ready to take on the night as 'Batcula '... he's even got an extra eyeball – the better to see you with! No hiding from his bites (or rather, kisses)!"
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Derek Powazek of San Francisco writes: "My dear wife got this superhero costume for our Chihuahua/Heeler mix, Bug. I don't think he felt very super about it. He just stood there until we took it off."
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Melissa Ybarra of Destrehan, La., writes: "This is my 5-year-old Chihuahua, Scrappy. He loves to dress up and has a closet full of clothes! When he is in the mood, he will grab an outfit and bring it to me so I can put it on him!"
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Nicole Goodrich of Bradenton, Fla., writes: "This is our cat, Maui, in her Halloween costume as a cowboy. She actually doesn't mind having a costume on, which is pretty surprising for a cat!"
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Marie Earley of Dallas writes: "This is Fat Toby in his soccer outfit. I adopted him in May, and yes, he came with the name! We've been trying to get him to exercise a little more, but as you can see he is not too interested in his soccer ball!"
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Erica Hampton of Decatur, Ga., writes: "Simon is wearing a bear costume that was originally made for a baby doll. I chose this costume because it fit him perfectly and he was willing to play dress up that day."
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MINNIE MOUSE, GIRAFFE, CHICKEN, PIG & FRENCH MAID
Fletcher Hassenfelt of Los Angeles writes: "Every year I dress up my Chihuahuas Peanut, Pumpkin, Miss Piggie, Baby Belle and Cozy for Halloween. They love wearing costumes, and especially love Halloween because they get to eat candy corn."
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Brandy Lee of Nashville writes: "Captain Jack dressed up as a pirate for obvious reasons: He already has a built-in eyepatch! Arrrrrr!"
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Cindy Fike of Tacoma, Wash., writes: "'Luke ... I am your puppy.' The look on Spencer's face says he wishes he was in a galaxy far, far away."
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Jessica Ray of Montclair, N.J., writes: "This is Griffin, my 1-year-old cocker spaniel. She is very sweet and she loves to dress up!"
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A BUMBLE BEE
Mara Kap of San Francisco writes: My cat is the sweetest, but she always has a look on her face like she is really mad. When I put this costume on her she started walking backwards in an attempt to get the costume off."
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A CONSTRUCTION WORKER
Megan Selbst of Wallingford, Conn., writes: "Toby, my Chihuahua-poodle mix, is ready to go to work at the construction site!"
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BRIDE & GROOM
Trina Monis of Lindenhurst, Ill., writes: "My husband and I actually had a Halloween wedding. Everyone came in costume! So this was such a perfect idea to dress up our 'babies' PJ (bride) and Onyx (groom) for a cute Halloween picture."
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A POLICE OFFICER
Barb Rehahn of Ortonville, Mich., writes: "Because my 4-year-old lop eared rabbit Thumper attempts to 'investigate' everything, I thought this police officer costume would fit him well."
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Savannah Evans of Gainesville, Fla., writes: "I chose this costume for Pudge because last year the doctors thought they would have to remove one of his eyes. My family kept telling me that he would still be adorable; he would just be like a pirate. Well, the doctors were amazing and saved his eye, but Pudge still embraces his inner pirate for Halloween!"
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Lindsay Williams of Lewisville, Tex., writes: "This is my Australian shepherd, Tiger Lily. She is a bee for Halloween this year because she has a little nub tail with a little tuft of hair we call her 'stinger' at the end of it. She had a really great time going to the pumpkin patch and playing with all the little kids and showing off. She is my absolute sweet cake and is always 'busy as a bee.'"
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Gianna Arditto of Covina, Calif., writes: "I bought this wizard costume at Target for my cat, Matisse. She was not too happy about it, but she kept it on long enough for me to take the picture."
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Jennifer Wheeler of Columbia Heights, Minn., writes: "This is my Chihuahua, Penelope, in her Moose costume. She is only 3 lbs., so I thought it was funny to dress her up as such a large animal. She hates it, but she will wear it for treats."
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Sandra Link of Frisco, Texas, writes: "Rex dressed up like a true Texan! Giddy up cowboy!"
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Lindsay Craig of Cape Coral, Fla., writes: "Ahhh! I found this cute little gator in my backyard in southwest Florida!"
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Leslie Halliday of Chicago writes: "I chose the Elvis costume for my baby, Leo, because I thought it was the cutest costume ever and I'm a big Elvis fan – plus my Chihuahua ROCKS! Happy Halloween!"
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Nicole Browning of Yardley, Pa., writes: "There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Butch!"
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QUARTERBACK & CHEERLEADER
Janine Berube of West Roxury, Mass., writes: "These are my two children, Bella and Vino. They love to sit with their dad on Sunday and cheer on Tom Brady and the Patriots."
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Char V. of St. Paul, Minn., writes: "Gaarwyn, [our] 5-year-old pug, is 'Mr. Bullwinkle' this year."
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Stephanie Noble of DeWitt, Ark., writes: "Our two dogs, Harlie and Mattie, were talked about all over town after dressing up as hot dogs last Halloween! We are already being asked if they'll dress up again – and they will!"
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Amber Frieden of Poynette, Wis., writes: "Here is my Boston Terrier, Arnold. He's dressed as a witch/warlock. He posed pretty well for the picture, but was pretty humiliated that he had to get dressed up."
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Lisa Davis of Mechanicsburg, Pa., writes: "Joey is one handsome puppy in his tux! We took him out trick-or-treating last year and he was the hit of the neighborhood. We had to tempt him with treats to get him to sit and pose for the camera."
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Chrissy Narowski of Torrance, Calif., writes: "I chose this bumblebee costume because Tater is such a cute, sweet dog and needed an outfit that matched his gentle demeanor. He's the perfect little bee! I also love it because it acts as a straitjacket when he misbehaves!"
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