30 Aw-Worthy Pictures of Pets in Costume

They may not love wearing clothes, but we love it when they do.

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Most pets don't love wearing clothing. When you put a sweater on a cat, you're likely to get a look that says, "You laugh now, but I know where you sleep." And dogs typically prefer to be naked and free, too. Though my corgi won't wear his jacket when it's cold outside, he will subject himself to the temporary indignity of a Sherlock Holmes costume if it means he'll get more belly rubs and head scratches. Pets are quick to learn that donning some adorable duds means extra attention—and these 30 incredibly cute photos of pets in costume prove it.

1
Beanie Baby

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Freddy is one precious collectible.

2
Devil

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grumpycat/Instagram

Grumpy Cat does not appreciate your sense of humor.

3
Sailor

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I will go down with this ship.

4
Vampire

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mugimeshi323/Instagram

She wants to suck your blood, but you want to cuddle her to pieces.

5
Cinderella Before the Ball

cinderella cat
rinne172/Instagram

Obviously, this is pre-fairy godmother and magical mice.

6
Yoda

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sherlock_the_fluffybutt/Instagram

"Judge me by my size, do you?"

7
Cookie Monster

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darylm3/Instagram

We are all this cat on a winter afternoon.

8
Elf

cookie the dog
Cookie_the_Pomeranian/Instagram

Cookie the Pomeranian is Santa's favorite helper. And if you're interested in bringing home your own helper, check out 15 Amazing Benefits of Adopting a Pet.

9
Pizza

pizza cat
monte_and_carla/Instagram

Who wouldn't want a piece of this little slice of heaven?

10
New Year's Partygoer

samson the dood
samsonthedood/Instagram

Samson the Dood is ready to bring his A-Game this year.

11
Doctor

nurse dog
@gabrielle_le/Twitter

Is there anyone with better bedside manner?

12
UPS Delivery Worker

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englishwomaninseattle/Instagram

He has a special gift for you–the gift of unconditional love.

13
Pirate

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This seems on brand for this feisty feline.

14
Cinderella at the Ball

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@fionakmu/Twitter

She found her Prince Charming at last.

15
Lion

lion cat costume
frodoandleonardo/Instagram

His name is Leonardo, so it suits him perfectly.

16
Tarantula

charlie the dog
@charlielickstheworld/Instagram

Would let him bite me. 100 percent.

17
Darth Vader

darth vader cat
squishdelish/Instagram

He's already plotting his revenge.

18
Mayor

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Simba is running on a platform of more belly rubs, more tennis balls, and more treats. And to learn about other pets taking on big jobs, check out these 15 Animals with Impressive Titles.

19
Harry Potter

harry potter pup
nostalgicfuzz/Instagram

He'll definitely get into either Gruffindor, Huffleruff, or Ravenpaw.

20
Gandalf

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Fitting, because if a cat doesn't let you, you shall not pass.

21
Minion

freddy the westie
westiegram/Instagram

Freddy the Westie is hardly despicable.

22
Cowboy

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Mikayoo/Amazon

There isn't enough space in this bed for the both of you.

23
Bob Ross

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BenjifromtheBronx/Instagram

Benji is in search of happy little trees… to pee on.

24
Superwoman

pig superhero costume
piper_pig/Instagram

Piper may be small, but she is mighty.

25
Ewok

ewok dog
officialstarwarscostumes.com

This little guy is even cuter than his original counterpart.

26
Can of Coke

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The bottle cap as a top hat is really too much.

27
Hershey's Kiss

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Get it?! Because he's a chocolate lab!

28
Taco

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Petco/Twitter

"But I wanted to be a purrito!"

29
Another Taco

freddy the westie
westigram/Instagram

Don't you just want to eat him up?!

30
Sleeping Beauty

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Who wouldn't want this little lady to take a snooze by their side? And if you want to see some historical dogs and cats, check out these 20 Pets Who Lived in the White House.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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