10/30/2011 02:13 pm ET | Updated Dec 30, 2011

13 Adorable Literary Pet Costumes For Halloween (PHOTOS)

For one day each year, overzealous pet-lovers can be forgiven for outfitting their animals. While dogs donning winter vests and hoodies may elicit more eye-rolls than "Aw!"'s, there is arguably nothing more endearing or comical than a canine in a costume. Still, we've seen one too many wiener dogs incased in synthetic buns.

If you adore books as much as you love playing dress-up, use your favorite literary characters as inspiration. A simple pair of mouse ears could work as a reference to E. B. White's "Stuart Little," or, for a more haunting option, tie a Dracula-inspired cape on your pet.

Check these ideas out!

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