Let’s check in on the Costume Contest

Hmm, looks like we’ve got:

"I’d Relish some Ketchup",
"Exscuuuse My Beauty",
"Most Dangerous Catch",
"Shaken and Stirred with a Quill",
"Who Called for the Escort?" and
"Yippee Kai yei, M&%$***#ers!"

Yep, everything seems to be going well so far.



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  1. Tuxbunneh gets my vote.

  2. Weenie Dog gets my vote!

  3. CoffeeCup says:

    TuxBunny gets my vote too.

  4. CoffeeCup says:

    It’s the disapproval. I don’t want to know what happens if I DON’T vote for TuxBunny.

  5. I second the above votes fot the “Hot Dog” Dog & the BunnyinTux…
    & thankyouMeg 🙂

  6. That ballerina’s getting my vote. I don’t know if that’s a male or not but they’re trying to look so * butch* in pink.

    Smile, you’re wearing pink and a flower in your ear!

  7. I’m going to have nightmares about “Most Dangerous Catch.” GAAAAH! :-0

  8. Hmmm. I say the hedge. Love the sleeves! 🙂

  9. the most dangerous catch wiiiiiins! it rules in all matters hilarious! i love eet!!

  10. Tuxbunny, paws down!

    Followed by Hot Doggy.

  11. Dear Lord this is dangerous overload for me. I’m getting nothing done today going through all these costumes. ;D

    Can you stand that those lobster eyes? lol!

  12. …And that handsome cowpup! What a hunk!

  13. Whoa…I want to see a pic of Tuxbunny escorting Princess Pug to the Homecoming dance…

  14. warrior rabbit says:

    Well, of course I would vote for tuxbun (as CoffeeCup, noted I wouldn’t want to risk injury from the searing disappointment), but that lobster/Chewbacca mix is really rather cute, too.

  15. (the original) Mel says:

    Princess PUG! WHOOHOOOO!

    And since I live in Fort Worth, TX, I have to say that the cowpup is a close second.

  16. DaytimeDeb says:

    I want to, but I just can’t vote for wiener dog. Everybody knows that you don’t put ketchup on a hot dog. It’s just not done in proper circles.

  17. Okay, I can’t stand it–too much qte–a pug in a pink dress and a pink flower on her ear. That is just fallin’ down hillarious! (I’ll get off the floor now)

  18. “Lobster-Chewbacca mix”

    OMG! Lol! warrior rabbit…

  19. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Ballerina Pug. Love that look – “what?! I’m a girly girl, so what if I’m a tough lil’ pugger, too?”

  20. Is the cowboy a Shiba Inu? Too cute!

  21. Notices all the cats laffin’ and fallin’ about….
    “Shhhhh! you’ll be next!”

    (All a sudden cats remember they gotta be somewherez, far away)

  22. I’d submit, but that requires getting registered and it just ain’t gonna happen.

  23. GAWD I love animals in costume… Bawhhaahahahawwhahawahaaaaaaw!!!!!

  24. “Bun. James Bun.”

    Tux bunny gets my vote!

  25. scooterpants says:

    fab. i still fall for the weaner/weinie dog every time.
    its the best! but! searching for condiments! thats the best!

  26. Will Cowboy Dog please walk for the judges? I wanna see those little arms swing.

  27. But…. nobody votes for…the hedgie? *whimpers* 😦 Poor hedgehog gets nobody’s votes. *Hedge goes and weeps bitterly on his exercise wheel*

  28. I am standing up for the un-voted for. VOTE HEDGIE!

  29. little doxie gets my vote!!!!!!

  30. Hedgie! Hedgie’s #1! Look at the teeny lil leg stickin out under the jacket, it’s just too cute!! Reminds me of the time I stuffed my hedge into a pumpkin sweater and introduced him to my dad’s poker group- wish I had taken pics.

  31. The crab costume kills me! That is too funny.

  32. Being that I own a Shiba Inu myself, I have to vote for “Yippee Kai yei, M&%$***#ers!”…adorable!!

  33. momof2kitties says:

    Joha? You introduced a hedgie to a POKER group? Get it? Bwahahahaha!!! I kill myself sometimes…

    My vote is for tuxbunneh. The fur matchingks the outfit slays moi.

  34. Go figure we are not seeing any cats in this lineup. There be some smart kitteh parents out there not wanting to risk an eyeball being clawed out. But a kitteh in a costume would be so cute!! I’m going to try it out and sees whats happens with my kittehs!

    *loud noise*

    *stumbles away clutching a recently torn out eyeball*

  35. HedgieHedgieHedgieHedgie.

  36. #1 – Most Dangerous Catch
    and Tux Bunny a close second (the Disapproving Escort).

  37. AuntieMame says:

    Hahahahahaha! They’re all great! The lobster eyes with the orange beard crack me up.

  38. Ow, please stop dressing animals up… They’re already cute when they are not dressed! A contest just makes some people do ugly things to their animals…

  39. Princess Pug looks like a minor member of our Royal Family.

  40. Carolina2 says:

    Torn between the bunneh or the hedgie. AND I loves the doxie too. AND the pug!!! Oh, this is just TOO hard, they’re ALL winners.

  41. darkshines says:

    Gotta be dangerous catch, those eyes, lol. I keep scrolling up for another look, haha.

  42. “Bun. James Bun.”

    Hahahaha! Yeaaahh!~ Escort me, I’ll paid you a Handsome fees~

    That bunny looks so suave in his tuxedo doesn’t he?? Hee :p

  43. Mad, stupid and ridiculous!

    People who do that to animals, need therapy!

  44. Excellent, my post got deleted.

    Anyway, I find dressing up animals the silliest thing ever!

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not here only to criticize. I love this site and come here every day!

    I have just this thing/disgust about dressed and caged animals… Forgive me for loving animals just the way they are.

  45. Ok, my post didn’t get deleted. And sorry for being so harsh, but I just can’t watch these pictures with dogs dressed up with I don’t know what.. Don’t want to see. Don’t wan’t to know. I quickly scrolled down. I don’t need to see a dog in a pink dress or worse. It does not make sense to me, it just can’t be fun for the dog. It’s pure selfish entertainment for the owner. It does not make sense and it’s not necessary. The dogs look stupid not cute. I haven’t looked at them, but I know they look stupid. NOT CUTE AT ALL!

    [Comments don’t get deleted, here. Occasionally some will be un-published, but those stay saved behind the scenes. Rarely, a commenter will get kicked out; for instance, we won’t suffer a chronic troublemaker. – Ed.]

  46. darkshines says:

    So don’t look, scroll down for pictures of anmals you DO like? I don’t understand complainers. Don’t get me wrong, I will speak up if I have an opinion, but not three times in a row, jeez.

  47. Jenn in IL says:

    Okay, ALL of these little guys up here are PRECIOUS and awesome and wonderful…

    …But, being the owner of a Shiba Inu, I will have to vote for the cowboy because I KNOW the dangers involved in stuffing a Shiba into a silly costume. Rather like trying to stuff a cat into one…I’m amazed the person still has eyes.

  48. Jenn in IL says:

    But Most Dangerous Catch is really making me giggle quite a lot, so he’s my second favorite!

  49. darkshines – of course I can scroll down, but I complain because I want it to stop! I want people stop dressing up animals like dolls or kids they don’t have.. Animals are not dolls or kids. They don’t need that stuff and it’s plain RIDICULOUS! In addition I think it’s a very anglo-saxon thing.. Or people are just boooored. But I guess it’s better than killing animals..

  50. hey all, God here. The one on the center left is actually more like how I was trying to get dogs to come out in the first place. (I couldn’t get the eyes right, so I just gave up. I think they turned out pretty cute after all though.) Anyway, nice to see you humans making it happen!

  51. Cute little Lady Bug in the tutu get’s my vote!

  52. “Exscuuuse My Beauty”, She is the best dressed and should win 1st place!!!

  53. Allison V. says:

    It’s gotta be ‘Most Dangerous Catch’.

  54. momof2kitties:
    Oh gawd, I just got that! D’oh!

  55. hedgie hedgie hedgie!!! sure the bunny also has a tux but no one else has a delicious paw trembling and exposed. excuse me, garcon? uh, yes one small breton cracker please this hedge d’ouvre is too delicate to eat on its own

  56. Yes, the tuxbunneh is totally telling me that they don’t have a table for me, and even if they did I wouldn’t get past him without a jacket and tie, and I probably can’t afford to eat there anyway.

  57. “But I guess it’s better than killing animals.”


    Yeah, that’s a close one there…

    I love the pretty pretty princess but Dangerous Catch made me lol out loud with au jus sauce at the ATM machine.

  58. “People who do that to animals, need therapy!”

    What about people who need to tell others what to do and then add a little racist twist?

    I’m all about the weiner. S/he belongs in the Wiener’s circle!

  59. OMG! The lobster is my pup 🙂 So funny to see him featured on CuteOverload and thanks all for the compliments. I’m tempted to use “lobster/chewbacca mix” whenever people ask me his breed (he’s an adopted mystery mutt so I have no idea what he really is!)

  60. cowdoggy!!!

  61. Hedgie all the way!

  62. snoopysnake says:

    The bunneh! Definitely the bunneh! I was in the pet store last week and met a gorgeous little dog whose owner was trying to fit him with a Halloween costume. I told her he was so handsome, she should dress him in a tuxedo! She got a big kick out of that.

  63. i like the hotdog one
    but maybe im just sayin dat cuse im hungrey
    but its still a dog in a bun with mustered lookin 4 tamato. kida well not kinda
    really really really cute but i loike them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!there just W2C2BT
    as in way to cute to be true

    as in 222222222222222222222222222222222222 cute i luv cute thing there so cccccccccccccccuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttttttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! soooooooooooooooooooooooo wuvable wuvable wuvable
    u want 2 eat em up so super duper cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sooooooo i pick um the hotdog one its 2 wuvable

  64. warrior rabbit says:

    “I love the pretty pretty princess but Dangerous Catch made me lol out loud with au jus sauce at the ATM machine.”

    Babs, do you listen to A Way with Words, by any chance?

  65. I do, warrior rabbit, on occasion, although “au jus sauce” has been a peeve of mine since well before they addressed it.