Here are this year's Halloween Contest winners in the category of
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of our 2010 Halloween Contest's Pet Costume Winners and Runners Up. Since there's no such thing as a pet (or pet costume) that's NOT cute, this was an especially difficult category for our panel of judges. But slowly and painfully, eliminations were made until they came up with this very fine group of winners that you see above. Congratulations, winners! (Note: Since the "Pet Costumes" category was so very large, there are 4 equal winners, and a number of Runners Up. The names of the winning contestants will be released soon.)
Special Prize: Contest Mascot
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of Rainbow the Miniature Horse, who has been chosen by our editorial staff as the official contest Mascot.
Rainbow is a very special animal who works full time bringing cheer to the sick, the disabled and the elderly. Whether heading to a Children's Hospital or a nursing & rehabilitation center, Rainbow is always greeted with admiration and cheer. His loving visits have brought joyful smiles to the faces of hundreds of patients ranging from tiny tots to centenarians.
Debbie Garcia-Bengochea, Rainbow's human companion in these compassionate visits, is especially pleased and blessed to live with this gentle and beautiful creature. She sometimes makes him colorful original costumes to wear for his hospital visits...especially if they fall during holiday periods.
Rainbow is based out of central Florida. If you know of a facility which could benefit from one of his love-filled visits, you may wish to view his special website for information on how to contact him and make arrangements. The website is www.Horse-Therapy.org
Below, you'll find ALL 2010 Pet Costume entries
Pet Costumes, A to F
What could be cuter than adorable pets? Not much! On the rest of this page, you'll see the sweet & whimsical pet costumes that loving pet-owners have made or purchased for their companion animals.