If you have no Halloween parties to go to and there’s no children in the family, there’s still an opportunity for dressing up if you have a furry friend in your life.
An online gallery reveals people’s best efforts at kitting out their pets for the spookiest night of the year, but the results are more funny that frightening.
From a ghoulish Dachshund to a triceratops Boxer, these cute canines are unlikely to scare anyone with their slightly grumpy demeanour.
Their feline friends have also joined in the fun with one getting its surgical cone accessorised with decorative olives to transform into a cheeky martini.
From a Harry Potter cat to a Yoda dog, some of these critters look so cute they’ll put their humans’ Halloween costumes in the shade.
Kitty crustacean: This cat’s owners went the whole hog to create this Halloween scene
Boo! This sausage dog is unlikely to cause alarm in the local neighbourhood
Fancy a snack? A cat was transformed into a hearty feline feast
Jurassic lark! This dog looked somewhat bemused at being turned into a dinosaur for the day
Can I take it off now? Some days you just don’t feel like being a Cookie Monster
Best of a bad situation: A surgical collar became a glamorous martini glass with addition of a few olives
May the force be with you: These furry pals are ready for their role in Star Paws
Seal of approval? This dog has the mournful look of a baby seal perfected
Nightmare on Elm Street? Unlike Freddy Kreuger this adorable dog won’t be giving anyone bad dreams
Giddy up! This pet was left confused as to whether it was a cat or a horse
You ain’t nothing but a hot dog: Dressing a Dachshund up as a sausage in a bun never seems to get old
Top banana: This new addition to the fruit bowl isn’t going to alarm anyone
It’s Octopussy! Extra tentacles will surely come in handy for going out on the prowl
It’s Harry Petter! This cat has clearly been practicing the wise wizard expression
This little piggy… A snout and some ears can provide a surprisingly convincing transformation
A cat who does not look ready to join the other gnomes in the garden any time soon
Hello Kitty: With a face this adorable, how could anyone resist?
Where’s my rum? Pirate cat is definitely ready to plunder some treasure
Feeling sheepish? This cat didn’t seem too sure about being dressed up as a woolly creature
All it takes to start feeling wise is a quick change into a Yoda costume
Anyone for cocktails? Apparently this dog knows a thing or two about martinis
I’m so scary! It’s not clear what this cat was supposed to be dressed up as, but it’s certainly a good look
Do I have to? This dog was definitely not feeling in the festive spirit
This dog was clearly hoping nobody saw him with this hat on
Is Halloween over yet? If you think this is bad, just wait until the Christmas pudding outfit comes out
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