Photo gallery: Hocus pooches
The annual Haunted Happenings pet costume contest, Bootiful Pets, was held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, on the Salem Common in Salem, Mass.
The crowd of more than 100 people also included contestants from around Massachusetts and onlookers from around the country.
And as always, while many pets were there to compete in different costume categories, some owners brought their furry friends just to enjoy the day. The numerous Chihuahuas — both contestants and spectators — were particularly popular with children at the event, probably due to a certain animated movie currently topping the box office.