WEST LOOP — In the West Loop, landing the "best dressed pet" title pits you against some stiff competition.
At the sixth annual West Loop Veterinary Care Howl-O-Ween event Saturday, dressed up pups — and cats, too — competed in a costume contest and a trick-or-treat hunt at Mary Bartelme Park. Instead of bobbing for apples, dogs bobbed for rubber balls and could pose for portraits with their human family, too, said Gregory Harris, manager at the West Loop vet practice.
Don't have some Halloween duds for your pet yet? Feel free to draw inspiration from our favorite costumes.
Is your dog always saving the day?
Dress your doggie as classic superhero.
Dogs dressed as Superman (l.) and Batman at West Loop Vet Care's Howl-O-Ween at Bartelme Park. [Blaine Peckmann]
This dog's a hero, too, showing his support for the Chicago Fire Department.
Is your dog heaven sent?
Why not channel Pope Francis, who made his first visit to the United States year. Or is that Pup Francis?
Or does he have a naughty streak?
Why not dress your dog as your favorite cocktail?
Or your favorite food?
This is a hot dog. Literally.
Is your pooch a gentleman?
A tux may be the fit.
Or does she have her own sense of style?
The pup goes punk.
Can your pup complete your costume?
By dressing as Dr. Seuss' Thing #2?
Or a lion with its tamer?
Or a raptor straight out of Jurassic Park?
In the end, he may just want to blend in with the surroundings.
We can barely see the dog under this squirrel!
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