Halloween 2013: Dog in Sheep’s Clothing

We all have some unfortunate skeletons in our Halloween closets. There was the Mexican wrestler outfit that didn’t account for acrobatic moves. There was “wild and crazy guy” costume you wore as a woman, while your ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend went as a Baywatch babe. There is every occupation, animal or devil that has ever been turned into a costume by wearing too few clothes and adding the word “sexy” in front of it. Halloween fails: all of them.

Do you know who has never gone wrong with a Halloween costume? A dog.

Our pups are social creatures. If they had opposable thumbs they’d surely be working on their own costumes weeks in advance. Some people claim it’s demeaning to dress your dog. We say, let them make up their own mind. Their body language will tell you what you need to know.

Either way, all dogs look good in costume. We are pleased to report there is not a “sexy kitty,” or a “sexy nurse,” or an “unintentionally sexy Mexican wrestler” in the bunch. For your viewing pleasure:

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Dora the Explorer. (Courtesy: Rubie’s Costume Co., via Amazon.com)

imageA rat terrier T-Rex. Does it get any better? (Courtesy: www.costumecraze.com)

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Who doesn’t want to be a superhero? (Courtesy: Alfi, via Amazon.com)

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Game day cheerleader. (Courtesy: www.badasspetz.com)

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Ch-ch-ch-chia! (Courtesy: www.cutestdogever.com)

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“Wise they are, the dogs,” said Yoda. (Courtesy: www.halloweencostumes.com)

Of course, here at Ibex, all our dogs lean the same way:

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“Do it yourself” is always the best. (Courtesy: Southern Living

And don’t forget to let your cats get in on the action. Cats LOVE to dress up, too.

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Beware the sheep with claws. (Courtesy: www.helablog.com)

We have to stop before the Internet explodes with cuteness.