Unleash your pet’s inner monster for BluePearl’s national Beastly Halloween Costume Contest

TAMPA, Fla.  –  Break out the costumes and grab your four-legged friend – it’s time for the fourth annual BluePearl Veterinary Partners Beastly Costume Contest!

The 2015 Beastly Costume Contest winners: Penny and Charlie

The 2015 Beastly Costume Contest winners: Penny and Charlie

More than 250 people submitted pictures of their pets dressed in their spookiest – or cutest – Halloween garb for last year’s contest. This year’s event will run Sept. 30 through Oct. 27. Winners will receive special gift baskets, as well as the honor of being recognized by a national audience of pet lovers.

To enter, participants must upload a photo of their cat or dog in a costume to the BluePearl Facebook site at A direct link to the contest can be found here.

Visitors to the site are encouraged to vote for their favorites. The five photos to receive the most votes will become finalists, so participants are encouraged to have their Facebook friends and family vote for their pet. A winner from the finalists will be selected by judges from BluePearl and will be announced on Oct. 31.

Looking for inspiration? Last year’s winner was Jessica Ward, a veterinary technician from Richmond, Mich., who dressed her Yorkshire terriers, Penny and Charlie, as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. You can view pictures of all of last year’s participants by clicking here.