You can claim to be above such immature offenses as taking cat-bearding selfies or ordering your pampered pooch a decaf Puppiccino at Starbucks (yes, they exist). But no spine is strong enough, no funny bone numb enough, to resist the pathetic cuteness overload that is pets dressed as food.
Go ahead, try your damnedest to give that dog dressed as a lobster you most dead pan expression. Tell that cat you could care less that he's covered in sprinkles. It's not going to happen. You know it. We know it. And sadly, the pet knows it too.
So this Halloween, rather than deny our weakness for culinary pet costumes, we're embracing it, by giving you the 10 best instances of pets dressed as food.
And stay tuned: Chow Bella is sponsoring a contest we'll announce soon. Just how cute is your pet's Halloween food costume?!
The Hot Dog
We'll start with the classic, for as long as there have been sausages sandwiched by buns, there have been dogs parading around as their dopplegangers. A perfect example of word association turned accessory, the hot dog costume is obviously pulled off best the wiener dog, and most ironically by the cat.
The Kosher Hot Dog
A playful twist on the pet costume of choice, the kosher hot dog costume needs only the addition of a simple strap-on yamaka to put your pup in the good graces of the Jewish community.
The Baked Pugtato If ever there was a reason to place your puppy in the very turned off oven, these people have found it. The baked pugtato get points not just for its design but also its clever word play. Obviously any dog could sport the spud suit but the keg-like shape of this specific canine makes him a better candidate than most.
The Spaghetti and Meatballs
We're not sure who came up with the idea to cover their dogs in synthetic pasta noodles and Styrofoam meatballs but we imagine the inspiration came much like a sneeze, that blew their poor meatball off of the table, and onto the floor, and incidentally, right out the door.
The Ice Cream Sundae
It seems bittersweet to dress your dog in the very foods he can't eat -- dairy, chocolate, and a generous topping of artificial syrups. Adorable as it may be, the ice cream sundae style of dog-wear is sadly a treat that only the dog's owner can enjoy.
The Cheeseburger Cat
"I can has cheezburger?" No, LOL cat, you can be cheeseburger. If you're wondering why there is a lack of feline food costumes, go home and try to wrestle your cat into a foam cheeseburger. Then you'll understand.
The Taco Chihuahua
We'd like to credit Taco Bell's late 90's ad campaign for putting the idea of chihuahua and tacos at the forefront of pet owners' brains. Although any pooch can pull off pico de gallo, the chihuahua carries a particular flair for novelty fashion (and fast food commercials).
The Rice Crispy Cat
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What the rice crispy cat box lacks in giving your cat mobility it makes up for with the limitless potential of pranks, photos, and laughter from your stoned roommates. Simple in design, the rice crispy cat box can be made at home using a shoe box, paper mâché, and mild cat tranquilizers.
We'd like to raise out glasses to the innovation of this cocktail-inspired creation. DIY dog fashion at its finest, the martini glass costume turns your dog's cone of shame into -- well, a more adorable version of shame.