Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and each year I look forward to seeing all the creative, elaborate and super fun costumes…on pets.
So in honor of this holiday and my absolute love for all things books and animals, I’ve scoured the web for the best literary pets costumes. It wasn’t easy to only pick 15, but here they are. Starting with the scariest of them all…
15. DR. HANNIBAL LECTOR
from the Thomas Harris thriller novels.
Watch out Clarice ,this chihuahua will haunt you until he gets his lamb chops.
from The Three Muskateers by Alexandre Dumas
This guinea pig is ready for adventure as one of Alexandre Dumas’ muskateers! All for one rodent, and one for all.
13. The Mad Hatter
from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
If you’re looking for a mad-tea party, just follow this feline.
12. ROMEO & JULIET
from William Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliet
“A plague o’ both your dog-houses!”
11. George Milton
from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
It’s the Great Depression for this pup as he moves from place to place searching for a new job.
10. Moby Dick (the White Whale)
from Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Forget the special effects to create the whale in the upcoming Moby Dick movie; this hound looks ready for the job.
9. Edward Cullen
from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
He’s fantastically sparkly, mysterious and beautiful…but don’t let his good hair fool you. After nearly dying from the Spanish influenza in 1918 in Chicago, this cat was turned vampire.
8. Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa
from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The snozberries taste like snozberries for this adorable Boston Terrier.
7. Harry Potter & Hermione
from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
“Expecto Patronum peanut butter cone!”
6. Christian Grey
from Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
It’s not BDSM this pooch is after, it’s bones and squirrels.
5. Gandalf, Frodo and Galadriel
from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
It’s a dangerous business, Pug, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your paws, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to!
4. The Headless Horseman
from The Legends of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The town of Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts, haunting atmosphere and this canine carrying the headless horseman!
3. Beauty and the Beast
from the traditional fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
It’s a tail as old as time for this adorable Beauty and her Boxer Beast!
2. Hester Prynne
from The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
This Puritan pup might have made a few mistakes in her younger years, but this scarlet A won’t hold her back from getting her favorite treats.
And #1 goes to…
#1. Scarlett O’ Hara
from Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Born on a plantation in Georgia, this pug is the epitome of southern charm. But she does need to be kissed and often, by a hound who knows how!
Have a great Halloween!
-The AdBiblio Team