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Halloween Is Almost Here So We Gathered Up The Best Costumes For Your Favorite Puppy Chulo

Halloween is meant to be celebrated by all: adults, kids, babies, and, yes, pets. In our house, we give out doggy treats to all those little dogs that come by in costume — it’s only fair. We have no idea if dogs like to get dressed up on Halloween, but they are such good sports about it. And they look so cute! 

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be freaking out about what sort of costume you should pick out for your little family member, well, we’re to help. Here’s a roundup of the best (and cutest) costumes for your dog. 

Special delivery from the UPS dog. 

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Your neighbors will love this costume! Buy it for less than $15. Please handle this package with care. 

Taco Tuesday is for dogs (and cats) too. 

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Just make sure you don’t include real food or take a bite. This cute costume is only $15. 

The holy furry ghost

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You cannot go wrong with a white bed sheet. Hopefully, your pup doesn’t shake it off. Also, don’t walk near a mirror, you don’t want to scare your dog. 

May the Ewok be with you. 

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Every dog deserves to be a Star Wars hero. You can be Princess Laia or Prince Luke!

Harry Puppy

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Harry Potter would have loved to have a dog, don’t you think? Now he has one. All you need for this costume is a baby scarf and a pair of gag glasses, and you’re set. 

Welcome to Jurassic (dog) Park

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This costume comes in all sizes and is just $25. Be sure to have the Jurassic Park theme music playing wherever you go. 

Your best sidekick

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If you’re Batman for Halloween, you’re going to need a sidekick, so naturally, it should be Robin. This costume is just $13!

A martini straight up.

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Work with what you got and dress up your doggy in a way that will make you and them feel good. You cannot go wrong with this DIY look. Just don’t drink and walk your dog. 

Snoop doggy dog, but the original.

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Your dog might not be able to rap, but that doesn’t mean they can’t bark like a rap star. Also, be sure you don’t overstep on the cultural appropriation. 

Two’s a charm over the rainbow.

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If you dress up as the Wicked Witch of the East you’re all set to take a walk down the yellow brick road.

Your wonder dog to the rescue!

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If you got a plastic bag and a Wonder Bread logo from your own load of bread, then you got yourself a great costume. It’ll be the best thing since sliced bread. 

Half ninja turtle/half dog

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All you need is a turkey foil tin, tie it to its back, and you got a crime fighter on your hands. 

Ghost-pupster

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Sure you can get this costume for just $16, but all you really need is a yellow shirt and a little backpack. 

Old town road, but for dogs

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There’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s all bite and no bark, so you better lookout.

A magical one-of-a-kind costume.

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Have you seen anything cuter than yarn as hair? Mark our own words, the unicorn costume will be the biggest hit this Halloween season. Click here for the DIY directions. 

Your own Beanie Babies!

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This might be the easiest costume yet, and the cutest too, just don’t try and sell them. They’re not actually stuffed animals. 

Create your own rodeo.

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No one will get hurt with this costume as long as you use a dummy for a person. Also, it’s just $16!

A bite-size kiss.

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If you love chocolate as much as your dog, this costume is for you. 

Pooping is optional. 

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If your dog poops while walk down the street on Halloween night, no one will blame you for it. You did give them a warning. 

Cha Cha Chia – pet

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We hope your dog is not one of those that eats plants, but if they are, then they might return home naked. 

This Coke is for you. 

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The costume also comes with zero calories and caffeine-free. 

Happy Halloween to you and your pup!

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Uplifting News: Mexican Man Used His Home to Shelter 300 Dogs From Hurricane Delta

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Uplifting News: Mexican Man Used His Home to Shelter 300 Dogs From Hurricane Delta

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In some uplifting news, a Mexican man has gone viral for housing stray dogs in need of shelter before Hurricane Delta hit the Yucatan peninsula in early October. Ricardo Pimentel of Cancun, Mexico, wrote on Facebook that he had boarded up his home’s windows and was currently housing 300 rescue dogs before the storm hit.

As background, Hurricane Delta touched down in Cozumel and Cancun and was reported to have winds up to 110 mph. The storm caused power outages, fallen trees, and the destruction of buildings and businesses. Luckily, Pimentel decided to get creative when it came to protecting his helpless four-legged friends from the ravages of the outdoors.

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Pimentel already owns an animal sanctuary called Tierra de Animales, but he decided to open up his home to the homeless dogs. Naturally, he need all the help he could get to take care of the canine creatures. He took to his Facebook page to ask for donations.

“If I lived alone or nothing else with about 10 or 20 dogs, I would not worry much,” wrote Pimentel on his Facebook page. “But here are hundreds of animals and we can not afford to not have enough food stored.” According to Pimentel, he was worried about there being food shortages at the grocery stores in the aftermath of the unpredictable storm.

The post was accompanied by a a jaw-dropping photo of Pimentel surrounded by a sea of dogs packed into his home. The call-to-action quickly took off and Pimentel was soon receiving thousands of dollars in donations.

At first, Pimentel was distracted by the storm and wasn’t initially aware of how deeply he touched people. When he finally saw how people had rallied to support him and his sanctuary, he was humbled.

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“Your support at this time has been invaluable, we deeply appreciate all your messages, calls, and shows of affection,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thank you on behalf of all the animals in the sanctuary!”

According to Pimentel, many of the dogs he’s rescued on his sanctuary have been saved from dog-fighting rings and abusive homes where they’ve been badly beaten. He founded Tierra de Animales around 20 years ago as a place where dogs and other animals (including cats, bunnies, and sheep) can be safe and live a good life.

He says that his animals have been adopted by homes in Mexico, Canada and the United States. He hopes that the attention that the rescue dogs got from his viral post will encourage people to adopt them.

“We would like to think that thanks to all this attention, somebody would like to be part of the story and say: ‘I adopted a dog saved from that famous Hurricane Delta,” he told The Associated Press.

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Vanessa Bryant And Her Daughters Win Halloween With These Incredible Costumes

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Vanessa Bryant And Her Daughters Win Halloween With These Incredible Costumes

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Life goes on.

Over nine months have passed since basketball great Kobe Bryant lost his life alongside his daughter Gigi and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

In the months since his death, fans have paid tribute to the former shooting guard who left behind three other daughters and his wife Vanessa and watched as his family has slowly attempted to pick up the pieces of their lives without them. Since then, they’ve celebrated holidays and their own birthdays. But holidays like Halloween present unique challenges, since they’re so focused on family.

However, leave it to Vanessa Bryant to show us what true resilience looks like. Over the weekend, she and her family celebrated Halloween in the best way possible and we’re living for their joy.

It’s official: they win Halloween!

Although it’s been a turbulent year – to say the least – for the Bryant family, Vanessa once again showed us all just how powerful and resilient she is by putting together an adorable family photoshoot to celebrate Halloween. Even though it’s the first Halloween without Kobe and Gianna Bryant, the family were all smiles.

Together as a family, they did a double photoshoot for Halloween this year that featured two sets of matching costumes between Vanessa and the three girls – the themes being Madeline (the beloved and popular children’s book series) and a Halloween classic, Star Wars.

The get-together seemed like a pretty joyous event, but of course the shadow of Kobe and Gigi still loom large, which makes the shoot pretty heart-breaking at the same time. Like we mentioned, this marks the first Halloween without them around — and yet, the Bryants carried on with the family tradition of dressing up like champs.

For their Matilda photoshoot, the family pulled out all the stops.

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So many of us grew up reading and watching Matilda, so this is an awesome idea for a Halloween costume. For their adorable photoshoot, Mama Bryant dressed up as the boarding school teacher, Miss Clavel, while Natalia and her baby sisters, Bianka and Capri, donned the traditional uniform of Madeline and her classmates, from the house in Paris covered in vines.

Needless to say, they look incredible, almost like they were torn right out of the page. It’s crazy, because this is actually more realistic and faithful to the illustrations than the live action movie from the ’90s.

Their Star Wars shoot was a total blast to the past.

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For their take on Star Wars, the family channeled some of the film’s most popular characters. Vanessa was a shorter version of Darth Vader, Natalia was a much taller version of BB8 — and the two little ones were a Storm Trooper and an Ewok, respectively. These outfits were like the family-friendly ones you might find at a Target or something, which played well for the camera.

Of course, their Halloween celebrations were not the only touching and heartwarming firsts that they have had since the death of Kobe and Gianna.

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On May 5, Vanessa celebrated her first birthday since the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter. She turned 38 years old.

In June, the family celebrated their youngest member, Capri’s first birthday. Vanessa penned a touching heartfelt tribute to celebrate the special day, which came five months after their loss. 

Vanessa has also tried to keep the memory of her loved ones alive with a heartfelt tattoo. In a post to her Instagram page, Bryant shared another video of herself. This time the video revealed that she was actively receiving a shoulder tattoo that is meant to honor her husband. 

“I wanted my boo boo’s @kobebryant sweet message transferred on me,” Bryant explained in the caption of the photo.

The year has been a turbulent one for the Bryants, and fans are delighted to see that they are healing and finding their own ways to be happy together.

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