Katie G. at AOL let me know that AOL Pets is teaming up with LIFE magazine for a Halloween Pet Photo Contest. Nothing says “I’m a weirdo” more than dressing up your pets, taking pictures of them and posting them online for the world to see! I know, I know, it’s “an expression of affection” … yeah, sure.
Look at that. A dog. Made to look like sushi. Check out the grin on that kid. It just exudes, “When you’re done taking the picture, I’m going to pick up this here knife and stab you in the eye for making me do this.” I see years of therapy in this kid’s future …
If dogs could talk, this one would probably say something like, “Not only do I look like Dumbo, but I feel really Dumbo.” I hope you doubled up on this dog’s treat ration that night, else I wouldn’t be surprised if he peed on your head while you were sleeping that night.
Look, maybe it’s just me. Maybe it really isn’t as weird as I think it is to dress up your pets. Perhaps they even like it–they are pets, after all. So, if dressing your pets and posting pictures is something you enjoy and your pet doesn’t seem to mind too much, then go and enter the contest. Ten lucky winners will have their photos featured on LIFE.com and one will appear in an upcoming issue of LIFE magazine. To get you started, here’s a link to CostumeSuperCenter.com, where they even have costumes for your pets! (See the “Pet Costumes & Mascots” link.)