It seems to be getting bigger and better every year – but this Halloween, it wasn’t just trick or treaters who were pulling out all the stops with their costumes.
Proud pet owners across the country took the opportunity to dress their beloved animals up for the occasion.
Although it was supposed to be the spookiest night of the year, we’re sure these adorable costumes melted more hearts than sparked frights.
While several opted for the crowd-pleasing pumpkin or witch yesterday, others pushed the boat out with Chucky outfits – inspired by the 1988 horror comedy Child’s Play about a murderous doll that comes to life.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the very best pet costumes of 2023…
Toffee the Dorkie dressed up as Chucky – their favourite horror movie character – for Halloween this year
Molly the black cat was a pumpkin for Halloween this year – complete with pretty orange ribbons!
Hot dog! This proud pet owner shared a photo of their adorable Dachshund dressed up as a fast food treat yesterday
Dougie, a one-year-old Dachshund, looked VERY pleased with his tarantula outfit for Halloween
A life-size Beanie Baby! Baxter’s Halloween costume was bound to have melted hearts yesterday
German shepherd Kody, who lives in South-West London, looked majestic with his black lion’s mane for Halloween yesterday
Bobby the bengal cat tolerated being surrounded by Halloween tinsel and light-up pumpkins yesterday
Barley the cat looked adorable in their wizard costume, which was chosen by owner Katie Brooks
Barley and Tilly matched this Halloween with their black-and-white wizard costumes
Winnie the seven-year-old shih tzu looked like she’d enjoyed a relaxing pamper at the salon this Halloween
Sarah-Jayne Taylorson’s adorable rescue greyhound Jake loved his pumpkin costume for Halloween
The adorable rescue even had a spooky hat to complete his Halloween costume for his daily walk
Maki the cavapoo looked frightfully adorable in their glittery pumpkin outfit on the school run yesterday
This gorgeous one-year-old black-and-white kitten gave a nod to Halloween with her knitted witch hat
Luna the Maltipoo seen celebrating her first Halloween with a pumpkin playsuit at her local pub
Yasmin-El Saie loves to dress her dog Chilli up for Halloween every year – and even took them on a ghost-themed photoshoot
Yasmin-El Saie, from London, and her dog Chilli also had matching devil outfits for Halloween this year
Noel Duan, who owns her own pet grooming brand Artemis, dressed up her beloved dog as a carton of fries
This hardcore Taylor Swift fan dressed their dog up as the songstress for Halloween – even putting them in a blonde wig
This gorgeous dog lived his boxing fantasy and dressed up as a world champion for Halloween this year
Butter wouldn’t melt: This lovely staffy wouldn’t hurt a fly – even though their costume seems to suggest otherwise!
Dogs dressed in costume participate in the “BiPAWtisan Howloween” dog parade in Washington DC.
This dog dressed up as the Magic School Bus while his owner dressed as Ms Valerie Frizzle from the cartoon
It is worth noting that if you are going to try and dress your pet in a costume, you should avoid forcing them into anything and never leave them alone wearing a costume.
A spokesperson for Cats Protection said: ‘The process will be stressful and cats can become extremely distressed when being forced into outfits. Being confined is very stressful for cats as clothing can get caught or snagged resulting in injury.’