Halloween is fast approaching, which means that you need to start thinking "costumes" before you’re left with something last-minute and lazy. While you’re checking out our list of potential ideas for yourself, don’t forget that your pet can unwittingly become a part of the festivities, too. Here are some of our favorite offbeat options.

1. PIKACHU

Matching Ash and Pikachu costumes could very well be the cutest thing to hit Pallet Town.

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2. SUPERMAN

Who knew arms were the only thing stopping dogs from saving the world?

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3. RAMEN NOODLES

Share the shame of Ramen noodles with your dog this Halloween. 

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4. LINK

No legend is complete without just the right outfit—not even The Legend of Zelda.

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5. MICHELANGELO

Dogs love pizza and would probably enjoy living in a sewer, so dressing them up as your favorite turtle superhero seems only logical.

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6. SLIMER

Your dog can get into all sorts of spooky trouble when dressed as the Ghostbusters' nemesis.

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7. GOKU

This Dragon Ball-themed costume is a pretty great one—just Saiyan.

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8. HARRY POTTER 

If you can get your dog to keep the glasses on, this costume would be magical.

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9. R2-D2

Beep boop bark!

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10. BACON

Be careful: your dog might be tempted to eat this one.

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11. A BANTHA

You can't ride your dog, but that doesn't mean a tiny Tusken Raider can't. 

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12. A DINOSAUR

Bring back all the fun and adventure of the late Jurassic period with this Stegosaurus costume.

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13. FINN THE DOG

Switch Adventure Time up with Finn the Dog and Jake the Human.

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14. BEETLEJUICE

Saying "Beetlejuice" three times won’t make your dog appear, though telling him it's bath time might.

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15. SONIC THE HEDGEDOG

Gotta go fast! After that guy in the mailman costume.

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16. DARTH VADER

All dogs look more devious when they're wearing capes.

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Do you have a favorite picture of your dressed-up pet? We want to see it—and possibly feature it in an upcoming story on MentalFloss.com. Tweet or Instagram your favorite Halloween-themed pet pictures using #MFPets.