Last year’s doggie Halloween Costume Contest was so much fun! We made so many new friends and got lots of great pictures of dogs dressed up in their best trick or treatery.
There was so much creativity shown that our whole staff was amazed and we got a lot of great comments from you too!
The only hard part was going through all the pictures and picking the dogs who would be finalists. Chip and I had to get some help because there were a lot of great costumes and even whole settings. It’s clear a lot of you got your pets to help you, but that’s okay here because it’s the final result that counts.
Of course, I was not thrilled when it was Chip who got to pose as Toto to my little pet’s Dorothy for our cover picture last year.
Yeah, Reilly, you fussed and whined so much last year that everyone let you do it this time just so we wouldn’t have to listen to you! I must say, your little pet makes a great princess Ariel — and you don’t look too bad in the picture yourself with all your undersea friends from Ariel’s treasure trove!
That whole incident aside, we enjoyed putting together and running the contest so much last year that we just had to do it again.
2014 Halloween Costume Photo Contest for Dogs
Yes, it’s time to kick off our 2014 Halloween costume contest for dogs (cats are okay if they’re in the picture with dogs)! Time to show off your best Halloween finery, whether you try to trick, treat, scare or amuse us.
We can’t wait to see what you and your pets can put together this year after all the fabulous entries we got last year.
Did I mention there’s a prize for the winning entry — as voted by the visitors to our site? Yes, once again we will have a good bag of neat stuff for dogs including a $50 gift card from one of our affiliated major pet retailers (see ads below) for the winner. We had so many great entries last year that we are going one step further and will be giving a $25 gift card for the second place entry.
Do you need help getting a costume or ideas? Some of our affiliated retailers have good selections. If you click on the ads below, you will go to their Halloween collections (sounds very haute couture, doesn’t it) to find some things to inspire you and your pets.
Costume Contest Schedule
Starting today and through 5:00 pm Eastern time Friday, October 24 you can send your entry to Contest@FromOurDogsToYours.com. Please include contact information and identification of all dogs (and even cats) pictured. You may also provide a brief description of the costume(s) and/or setting if you wish.
We will post the finalists, the top entries as selected by me, Chip and our staff, for voting on Saturday, October 25.
Voting will close at 11:59 pm Eastern time Friday, October 31 (Halloween Day).
Winning entries will be posted Saturday, November 1 here at From Our Dogs to Yours and on our Facebook page. The photo receiving the most votes will be declared the winner, with second place going to the one with the second most votes.
Halloween Costume Contest Rules
We want this to be a fun contest for everyone so have some ground rules so everyone knows how it will work. Our staff came up with these for us, under strict instructions to keep it simple.
First, neither Chip nor I will be submitting pictures of ourselves or allow anyone in our families to submit pictures.
If you or your pet choose to submit a picture for entry in our contest, by doing so you are agreeing to the following.
- By submitting a picture you are agreeing to allow From Our Dogs to Yours to post the picture on this site and in any social media postings made by or on behalf of us in connection with this contest. We will not use your picture for any other purpose.
- Entries must be appropriate, in our sole opinion, for posting on a family-oriented site.
- Pictures will be evaluated based on the the costumes worn by the dog(s) in them, not those worn by any people in the picture.
- Selection of the finalists shall be made by our judging panel at From Our Dogs to Yours, whose decision will be final.
- We will do our best to get everything right but are not perfect, so we won’t be liable for any posting or vote counting errors.
We look forward to your pictures!
Click any of the ads below to go straight to the Halloween page of one of our great affiliated retailers: