10/29/2011 05:51 pm ET | Updated Dec 29, 2011

Animal Costume Ideas For Halloween (PHOTOS)

With Halloween quickly approaching, many people will turn to animals for costume inspiration.

Most of the photos below aren't actually from Halloween (many are in fact from protests), but they could work well for trick-or-treating or your next party.

Animal costumes are certainly a little more obvious than the many obscure costume options, such as a hero's sidekick.

If animals aren't your thing, this list of celebrity-inspired costume ideas might help you to be the most memorable on Halloween.

For the actual animals themselves, Halloween might not be as exciting. Check out this list of reasons "it sucks to be a dog" on Halloween. Either way, some of these dogs look pretty cute in their costumes.

Check out the animal outfits below for costume inspiration:

Best Animal Halloween Costumes