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PHOTOS: Your cutest costumed pets

Halloween has gone to the dogs (and cats). They’re the true stars of Halloween.

You don’t have to take them trick-or-treating.

Here’s Buffy in her pumpkin outfit!. Samantha Rupert

And unlike kids, you don’t even have to consider what kind of costume they want to wear.

Macy and Sage as lions last Halloween.
Macy and Sage as lions last Halloween. Rosemary and Cliff Shea

You can just put them in whatever you want them to wear.

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And there’s nothing they can do about it.

Here’s Buffy again. This time dressed as a devil. Samantha Rupert

It’s so much easier that way.

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But it’s ok, because it’s clear they totally love it.

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Darby the Golden Pumpkin. Val
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Or at least most of them do.

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In the photo on the left, it almost looks like the golden retriever is smiling.

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And even if they’re not always super happy about it, they look so cute! So how can you not dress them up?

Stephanie Passutto

It’s just too hard to resist.

Moo. Lori Russell

Fun fact: The National Retail Federation in the U.S. estimates that 20 million pet owners will dress their pets this Halloween, spending $350 million on the costumes.

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“There does not seem to be a ceiling on what people are willing to spend on their pets,” said Michael Esposito of Costume SuperCenter.

The majority of their pet costumes sell online for $14.99 to $24.99. You would never know the costume only required a 10th of the fabric needed for a human costume, he said.

“Costume SuperCenter has seen its pet costume sales double every year for the last three years,” Esposito admitted. He expects the trend to continue.

READ MORE: Dressing up not just for Halloween for some dogs; it’s a year-round job

The 25th annual Halloween Dog Parade held in NYC last weekend had roughly 300 costumed canines.

There were doggy dinosaurs, an alligator and a fisherman. There were also characters from The Wizard of Oz and The Flintstones, as well as a pup dressed as Pope Francis.

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Paralyzed rescue dogs Maury, right, and Little Miss Lexi in Google Maps street view car costumes participate in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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Dachshunds Eli, left, and Emily in Minion costumes participate in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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Londin, a Chihuahua in a dead bride costume, stands in a diorama of a pet cemetery during the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Hundreds of dogs took part in what's billed as the nation's largest Halloween dog parade. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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Twiggy, an Italian greyhound in a "pizza rat" costume, participates in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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A pug in a tarantula costume participates in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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Chong Cha in a wizard costume and her Pomeranian Zuzu in a unicorn costume participate in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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Danny Cox, left, with his Chihuahua Paco, Alice Woodroof, center, with her Chihuahua Pearl and Amy Cox with her Yorkshire Terrier Penelope, all from Dallas, Texas, wear Day of the Dead costumes in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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Eric Launder in a piano costume and his pomeranian Simon in a Liberace costume participate in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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Michelle Guillen and her shih tzu Jojo wear a Pope and a nun costume as they participate in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

You can still send in photos of your pet dressed up in its Halloween costume. Email photos@globalnews.ca! And don’t forget to keep your Halloween candy away from your pets.

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With files from Sue Manning, The Associated Press

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