IN PHOTOS: Meet 'Yaya Dog,' 'Heneral Tuna,' more pets in amazing Halloween costumes
MANILA, Philippines – Humans aren't the only ones who can get dressed in their Halloween best. This Halloween, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a non-profit, volunteer-based, animal welfare organization, held their annual "Scaredy Cats and Dogs" competition and it was chock-full of adorable cats and dogs in costume.
A lot of the pets were dressed as pop culture icons too, including 11 cats as the cast of "Heneral Tuna," dogs dressed up as Minions, and even a dog in an outfit inspired by Audrey Hepburn.
Of course, the AlDub tandem couldn't be forgotten – "Yaya Dog" made an appearance at the event, with "Lola NiDogra" and her bodyguards, "Dogelio, Dogelio, and Dogelio."
Check out photos of some of the costumes here:
All photos courtesy of PAWS.
Now in its 12th year, there were over a hundred pets that joined the Scaredy Cats and Dogs competition this 2015. It was the pomeranian named Jacks, though, dressed as the "Ghost Rider," that took home the grand title of Best Pet in Costume.
Here are the other winners of the competition:
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
- Best Pet in Costume – Jacks the Pomeranian as “Ghost Rider,” Pet owner: Natasha Navarro
- GHOULISH PARTNERS (Best Owner and Pet Tandem) – Peewee the mini pinscher and Ms. Bujeng Jose as “Winged Warriors”
- PHANTOM’S PICK (most creative costume)- Klondike as “Zorro Junior," Ining Dalmacio
- CASPER’S CHOICE (cutest pet in costume) – Toby and Heaven as “Minions," Mark Trinidad
- SCREAM OF THE CROP (scariest costume)- Bilog the Chihuahua as “Chibog” with a message against dog-eating, Len Wonchai
- HALIM-AW-AW (best native dog in costume) – Maxim as YayaDub a.k.a. “YayaDog," Mandaluyong Animal Shelter (MAS) volunteers
- HALI-MEOW (best native cat in costume)- Oscar as “The Prince," Shirley Moquete
- SPOOK-TACULAR PET AWARD (pet with the strongest stage presence) – Tinkerbelle the poodle as “Vampire," Karen Bernards
- MIDNIGHT SOCIETY-Dog Category (best group in costume) – 10 Golden Retrievers named Hunter, Chewy, Rio, Bossa, Mighty, Maggie, Sassy, Ash, Spoon and Tony as The Golden Justice League: Endangered Animals Edition: Hunter the Lion, Chewy the Shark, Rio the Tiger, Bossa the Dolphin, Mighty the Panda, Sassy the Brown Bear, Ash the Pig, Spoon the Philippine Eagle, Tony the Bumbleebee and Magic the Baboon, Owners: Jennie Cerrada, Carlos Palma, Melody Sirena, Ruby Ferriols, Marie Imperial, Au Larsen, Henry Lim, Carina Dizon, Dessie Gonzales and Cybele Manlapaz
- MIDNIGHT SOCIETY – Cat Category (best group in costume) - Cat Care Philippines’ 11 native cats as the whole cast of the movie “Heneral Tuna” – puspins Maru, Third, Pastille, Lexi, Baggy, Luke, Lexie, Rue, Sebastian, Emboy and Gray, Owners: Cat Care Philippines’ Sunday Park Gang: Ivy Ilaya, Liza, Umayam, Nix Uy, Lyne Opinion, Karyn Silva, Joyce dela Mercado, Arrah Miranda, Jona Baquillas, Sarah Cayetano
PUMPKIN PATCH HONORABLE MENTIONS
- Siber the Siberian Husky as Captain America, Norman and Gloria Lopez
- Chewie the shih-tzu as “Chewbacca” of Star Wars, Michael Cadampog
- Soujiro the Siberian Husky as “Yoda”, Ace and Angelica Tia
- Viber as “Ramen dog”, Michael
- Cha-cha as “Three Headed Chihuahua”, Connie Perez
- Hydro as “Banana con Aso”, Julie Imperio
- Hercules the Siamese cat as “Black spider”, Raselle Flores
- Ax the maltese as “Harley Davidson Biker”, Minnie Fernandez Mirin the aspin as “Falcon Dog”, Jeremy Sy
- Gingerbelle the Chihuahua as Audrey Hepburn in “Barkfest at Tiffany’s”, Julie Imperio
- Tango, Bullet, Pablo, Trimee, Kim and Giant as “Chi-wawa / Yagit” dogs, Teng Coronado, Rachelle Ann Esumadia, Vina Froilan, Connie Perez and Julie Imperio
- Tyra as “turkey dog”, Josephine Arnaiz
- Burgoo the Pomeranian as “vampire dog in a coffin” Entry title: “The Awakening of Dog-cula”, Anika Ramos
- Tango the Chihuahua as “Little Frankenstein”, Connie Perez
- Chloe the mini-pin as “Dracula’s bride”, Monching Austria