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We’re Obsessed With These Pets in Nerdy Halloween Costumes

What is Halloween for, if not to dress your dog up like an AT-AT?

A dog is seen dressed as "Paw-Casso" during the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade on October 29, 2017 in Long Beach, California.

Few things are as wholesome and delightful as dressing up our beloved pets in Halloween costumes. After all, is it even Halloween if you don’t see a dachshund dressed up as a hot dog or a cat rocking a witch’s hat? Creating elaborate costumes for our critters is good old fashioned fun, and guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. Dogs and cats (and various other animal friends) already give us so much unconditional love and affection. Throw a beret on that, and you’ve got a party.

It’s no surprise then, that various Howl’oween and pet parades have sprung up across the country. And each year, it seems that there are more and more options for pet costumes. And for the cosplayers among us, Halloween is the perfect time show off these adorably nerdy creations on our creatures. We combed through social media to find the cutest, nerdiest pet looks for the season, and y’all didn’t disappoint.

Got an adorable pet pic of your own! Share it on social media and tag us! Happy Howl’oween everyone!

(image: Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.