It's not enough for some people to lose their own dignity on Halloween, prancing around in silly costumes. They have to go into anthropomorphic overdrive and inflict the nonsense on their hapless pets, too:
A lot of kids will be wearing scary costumes on Halloween, but have you seen Terre Haute's scariest dog? About 15 dogs competed for treat prizes in the first ever Halloween Dog Costume Contest.
The categories included the scariest, funniest and most original. The best overall award went to a dog wearing a rubber ducky bubble bath costume.