These Pets Really Don't Want to Be Wearing Costumes

The look of death in their eyes is the giveaway.

Halloween is around the corner and if you've got a pet and some spare time on your hands, you might be thinking about dressing up your litle bundle of joy (and don't let that noble goal depress you for even a second).

However before you go dressing up Fido, Lucy or whatever third stereotypical pet name fits best in this sentence, maybe you should take a look at some of the following pictures of dressed up animals and consider if the end result is really worth $30 and some heavily-scratched up arms. (Full Disclosure: It probably is.)

Easter Cat

Cat in Pink Bunny Ears

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It's not that this little guy is upset about getting dressed up, it's just that he may have literally killed a rabbit earlier this week so dressing up like one seems like a bit of an insult. Of course, maybe he just doesn't realize how bad things could be for him right now...

Cat on the Yellow Brick Road

Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

She may not be in Kansas, but honestly, the only place she wants to be right now is hiding under the couch. Not only is this costume terrifying, but wearing four ruby slippers is doing a number on her paws.

Princess Pug

Princess Pug

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If this pug could talk it would probably be saying "Seriously? I've got bros that can't find out about this."

Birthday Cat

Birthday Cat


Tea Towel Cat

Tea Towel Cat

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This might not technically count as dressing up a pet. It's possible he was just standing under the laundry chute at the wrong time. Either way, he's not pleased.

Hedgehog in a Sombrero

Hedgehog in a Sombrero

Speedy Gonzalez could pull off the look so hey, why not a hedgehog?

Thug Pug

Pug in a Bandana

This isn't a costume. The Pug Life ain't no game.

Vampire Dog

Vampire Dog

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"I vant to suck your bloOoOod!!! (But I'll settle for licking your feet and chewing whatever crumbs I can find under the couch.)"

French Cat

Cat with a Beret

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Rarely has a cat so flawlessy achieved a look that says, "If you fell down the stairs right now, I'd take my sweet, sweet time calling for help." But this guy has nailed it. It's all in that trademark, "One day I'll make YOU the pet" facial expression.

Gentleman Cat

Cat in a Bowler

Though he looks like a proper English gentleman, he's definitely going to do something very un-gentleman-like in your slippers later.

Santa's Helper

Cat Elf

Christmas keeps starting earlier and earlier eeeeeeevery year. Wait your turn, Santa Claws & Co.

Return of the Jedi Pup

Jedi Dog

You know what -- not even going to pretend there's anything wrong with this. Everyone go dress up your cat or dog as a Jedi RIGHT NOW. Finally, someone who gets it.

Drew DiSabatino is a viral writer for iVillage. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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