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Happy Halloween from AdBiblio: The top 15 literary pet costumes!

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. 

image source: Daily Mail UK

image source: Daily Mail UK

Watch out Clarice ,this chihuahua will haunt you until he gets his lamb chops.

 

14. Muskateer
from The Three Muskateers by Alexandre Dumas

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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

 

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image source: Book Riot

If you’re looking for a mad-tea party, just follow this feline.

 

12. ROMEO & JULIET 
from William Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliet

 

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image source: Flavorwire

“A plague o’ both your dog-houses!”

 

11. George Milton
from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

 

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image source: Huffington Post

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 

 

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image source: Huffington Post

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

 

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image source: Book Riot


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

 

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image source: Costume-Works

The snozberries taste like snozberries for this adorable Boston Terrier.

 

7. Harry Potter & Hermione
from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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image source: Buzzfeed

“Expecto Patronum peanut butter cone!”

 

6. Christian Grey
from Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

 

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image source: Book Riot

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

 

image source: The Daily Mail UK

image source: The Daily Mail UK

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

 

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image source: uproxx

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

 

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image source: Costume-Works

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

 

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image source: Book Riot

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 

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image source: Flavorwire

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

 

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