Can You Guess the Halloween Costumes of these Cute Cats and Dogs?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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Boo! Dressing up in Halloween costumes has been a tradition since the 1800s. If ghouls and goblins threaten to give you a fright this Halloween, you can cheer up with this set of adorable cats and dogs in Halloween costumes. Do you think you can identify all of them? Check out our quiz and see!

These two cutie pies certainly do look great together. It's just like that Forrest Gump quote: “Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.”

Cat owners know that cats aren’t all about monkeying around – they’re pretty smart, too! They learn by observation and have excellent short-term memory. Monkeys are also some of the most inquisitive and intelligent animals around.

This four-legged fish on dry land is sure to cause more than a few chuckles as he passes by. There are several real air-breathing and “walking” fish, however, that can survive out of water for extended periods. The lungfish is one of them.

Dogs love playing with balls and Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund loves playing hockey. NOTHING gets past this goalie!

This kitty certainly looks the part as the ultimate S.H.I.E.L.D. agent – Colonel Nicholas Joseph Fury. What’s the backstory to his iconic eyepatch? In the comic books, the original Nick Fury’s eye was damaged by a grenade blast and he slowly lost sight in it.

Some scientists think that early reports of unicorns may actually have been of the Indian rhinoceros. Wonder if he was as cute as any of these two specimens?

This holiday feline may be missing the long white beard and big round tummy that Santa Claus is known for, but he sure isn’t lacking in the lovable department. We hope you’ve been nice and not naughty so he won’t have to leave coal in your stocking!

Ian Fleming’s dashing Secret Service agent, James Bond, is well known for preferring his martinis “shaken and not stirred.” We’ll take ours either way as long as it’s with this handsome pooch.

Although the dog in this picture makes a pretty realistic (and scary) looking tiger, he does fall a little short. The largest adult male tigers (Siberian Tigers) can weigh up to 660 pounds and measure up to 13 feet in length. The largest known dog, an English Mastiff, got to 343 pounds and just over 8 feet in length.

Good witch or bad witch? Black cats were traditionally thought to be witches’s companions. Add a broom, a bubbling cauldron and a few suspicious-looking bottles of potion and this could be one scarily cute witch’s cat, indeed!

This doggie is certainly rocking that Leeloo wig and outfit – giving Milla Jovovich a run for her money! Wonder, though, if she can rattle off Leeloo’s full name as fluently as Milla does: Leeloo Minaï Lekatariba-Laminaï-Tchaï Ekbat de Sebat?

The Care Bears are an American Greetings Card creation from 1981. They are cute and cuddly, just like this awesome-looking pair. Care Bears enthusiasts will know those are Share Bear and Wish Bear costumes they’re wearing.

The “eyes” have it! With adorable froggy eyes perched above equally adorable kitten eyes, it’s a double dose of cute!

The Captain Jack Sparrow character from the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise is said to be based on both Pepé Le Pew (of the Looney Tunes cartoons) and The Rolling Stones's guitarist, Keith Richards. We think this little guy really looks the part – Better watch out Johnny Depp!

By definition, spiders have eight legs and between zero and eight eyes. We’ll take this cute twelve-legged, two-eyed specimen any day, thank you!

The beautiful Barbara Eden played the role of Jeannie, a 2,000-year-old genie, in the 1965 – 1970 sitcom, “I Dream of Jeannie.” She looked as fantastic in her pink costume as this lovely lady does in hers.

One way in which bumble bees differ from honey bees is in their sting. The honey bee injuries itself when it stings someone and dies as a result, but bumble bees can sting repeatedly. But we doubt you have anything to fear from this sweet feline bumble bee. She’s too busy looking cute!

Since "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981, Harrison Ford has played archeologist Indiana Jones on multiple occasions. If they ever need a stand-in, however, we think they should give this little guy a call. He has everything needed – the whip, the hat, the outfit and a swoon-worthy, ruggedly handsome face.

It is said that that teddy bears are named after former United States President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, with the very first teddy bear being made in 1902. Since then, the teddy bear has become one of the most popular and loved children’s toys but certainly none as cute as this little critter, we’re sure.

Although the term “caveman” has no academic definition, this guy certainly looks the part of what the word conjures up for most of us. He’s got shaggy hair, an animal skin robe and a club, just as any good caveman should. Plus, it looks like he’s already discovered the wheel!

When does one of the most iconic villains in the history of film not seem so scary? When he’s portrayed by this sweet little tyke, of course! Do you think he can do the James Earl Jones voice? – “No, I am your father."

Penguins range in size from the large emperor penguin (over 3.5 feet) to the little penguin (at 1.5 feet). Just like these dogs, penguins don’t fly and can be so very, very cute!

A male lion can surpass 550 pounds in weight. Tigers are the only wild cats that grow bigger. Be careful how you walk this “lion” down the street – He looks so realistic, he might send people jumping into the bushes!

Apart from providing protection and companionship, one of the first jobs the domesticated dog had was helping to herd animals. This little cowboy critter seems to take that responsibility to a whole new (and totally adorable) level!

This little darling seems proud to be donning his astronaut costume. He might not make it into space, but it is worth knowing that the first animal to be put in orbit around the Earth was a dog named Laika. She was a mixed husky and terrier mongrel launched on November 3, 1957 by the Soviet space program.

Knights in shining armor aren’t just the stuff of fairytales (or super cute dog Halloween costumes either, for that matter). They were warriors given the title of knighthood in recognition for their bravery and loyalty to the lords they served.

For some pets, the simpler a Halloween costume is, the better and cuter it is. That point seems proven by this ingenious bag of fries hat – no nibbling!

bulky hunky superhero%0DFun Fact: The Hulk was first introduced to comic book fans in 1962. His first issue was called “The Incredible Hulk” – a term by which he would continue to be known. With his bulging muscles, ripped shorts and angry green tinge, we think this guy is pulling off one pretty credible (and incredible) Hulk impersonation.

Dogs are well known for their long canine teeth (quite appropriately named after them) but this guy was perhaps looking for an upgrade with his awesome walrus costume. Walrus tusks are elongated canine teeth and can reach up to 3 feet 3 inches in length.

Scary does it! If this or any other hammerhead shark jumps into the water with you, better get out – fast! Hammerheads can reach nearly 20 feet long and 1,300 pounds and several types are known to be dangerous to humans.

We seriously doubt any pirate was as sweet-looking as this adorable feline (we’re totally mesmerized by the walk). Pirates were hardened ocean raiders who attacked ships, killing their crew and stealing whatever valuables were onboard.

Adorable dinosaur pet costumes are popular year-round. It’s worth remembering, though, that most real dinosaurs died out around 66 million years ago. Dogs, on the other hand, only started living among people about 12, 000 years ago. The domesticated cat, didn’t show up until about 9,500 years ago.

In Greek mythology, Cerberus is a many-headed monster dog who guards the gates of the underworld. He was as scary as this “aww”-inspiring little guy is cute.

A wooden beam called a barre is where ballerinas typically begin their practice. Like the barre, a mirror usually runs along one wall of the dance studio, so dancers can see and perfect their form. We think this particular ballerina is simply admiring her good looks, however, and she certainly has every reason to!

Let’s face it, just the thought of vampire bats is enough to send shivers down your spine. Three species of bat survive on an exclusive diet of blood and bat bites have been known to spread rabies to humans. We doubt anyone will run screaming, however, when this cutie pie makes an entrance.

Bad guys beware! The “cute” written all over this little guy’s face will stop you dead in your tracks. You’ll wish your mugshot could be as cute as his – we think we hear Milan calling!

When creating the Winnie-the-Pooh character in 1926, author A.A. Milne named the loveable bear after a toy his son had. His son’s name was (you guessed it) Christopher Robin. This little pup is certainly on top of his Winnie-the-Pooh impersonation – right down to being fast asleep!

The tradition of carving scary-faced jack-o’-lanterns into pumpkins has been traced back to 19th century Ireland. It seems this little guy decided to leave the “scary” part out – he’s all sweet and cuddly.

The AT-AT walker is just one type of walker featured in the "Stars Wars" films and this big boy does a seriously good impression of one. Other types of walkers include All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) and All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE).

No other costume could so perfectly match the angelic face on this little critter. Throw in a halo, and he’s got all other costumed pets beat, hands down!

Dogs love ball games and tend to be very good catchers. We hope this guy ends up on our team. One look could send the opponents running!

There’s nothing cute about scorpions – until you dress an adorable pet up like one, that is! Scorpions are arachnids with eight legs and a venomous stinger. They are found all over the world, except Antarctica.

Many regions of the world have tales of a headless horseman in their folklore. The best known is perhaps the Headless Horse of the American short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." This little guy does a scary good impression of him.

The unmistakable outfit on this doggie says he’s ready to hit the fairway. If you want to be his caddie, better get in line!

Starting with the very first one in 1977, Chia Pets were always popular. This little pet dressed like a Chia Pet would make anyone want a pet Chia Pet (or is that Chia Pet pet?) We’ll continue admiring his cuteness while you figure it out.

DC Comics superhero, Superman, has a pet named Krypto who is sometimes called Superdog. Krypto has the same type of powers as Superman, and while he isn’t a talking dog, he does understand human speech. As for this adorable guy, we can see he’s pretty strong but we’re wondering if he has any other superpowers.

The Force is definitely with this cute little dog. He’s sure to live to a ripe old age – that’s about 13 years for dogs and 900 years for Yoda.

White wedding dresses are a mostly western tradition. In any eastern cultures red is the preferred color (especially since white is associated with death). This chic-looking bride in white would make any groom proud to say “I do!”

There are actually several scuba diving dogs and cats around the world – some with real certification. Typically, their owners are diving enthusiasts themselves and the pets practice in pools before venturing out into the deep.

Charming though he is, this dog certainly looks more like the Big Bad Wolf than he does Little Red Riding Hood. That could be because the closest relative of the domesticated dog is the gray wolf.

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