These dogs in costumes steal show this Halloween 2018

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Venice as The Predator was named this year's Most Original Pet Costume, while Tyra Barks as the frightening Mananang-Aw won as the Scariest Pet Costume.


The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a non-profit animal welfare organization, held its annual Halloween fundraiser last weekend at Ayala Malls Vertis North.

Now on its 15th Year, Scaredy Cats & Dogs has grown to be the grandest and much-anticipated pet costume competition in the country.

Here are some of the mind-blowing entries this year.

The 2018 Transylvanian Star was aspin Cassie. Awarded Best Pet in Costume, Cassie as Reyna Elena rode her own float dressed in a dramatic red feathered dress and headpiece, and escorted by her owner Michael Feria.

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Ayen the chihuahua and her owner Sherilyn Latayan won the Best Ghoulish Partners Award. They made a creepy pair with their bloodied faces contrasting their beautiful bridal gowns.

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Hydro, the little chihuahua in a costume inspired by the Caravan ni Juan, was the Phantom's Pick for the Most Creative Pet Costume award.

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Casper's Choice for Cutest Pet Costume was awarded to Tweetie—all glammed up as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Tyra Barks created quite a stir as the frightening Mananang-Aw whose mid-transformation was the judge's unanimous choice for Scream of the Crop or Scariest Pet Costume.

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Venice as The Predator was named this year's Crypt Keeper's Choice for Most Original Pet Costume.

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Dapdap, as the sexy pirate aboard her own pirate ship, was this year's Hali-Meow Awardee or Best Native Cat in Costume.

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Button and her owner Gina Evangelista were a frightening sight as Pennywise from the movie IT and as a scary female clown.

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Soaring high was Peekachoo as the Pilot of the Trojan Plane.

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Prince wore a unique costume to promote the PAWS Animal Shelter.

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Celebrities who supported the event were (L-R) Amy Perez, Makisig Morales, Tom Rodriguez, and Ruby Rodriguez.

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It was a family affair for returning judge Ruby Rodriguez, who was accompanied by her kids AJ and Toni.

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Heading this unique fundraiser were PAWS Director for Special Events Rich Ilustre, PAWS Executive Director Anna Cabrera, and PAWS Director Cristina Martinez.

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Top winners went home with a prize package worth PHP20,000. It included three months worth of Alpo dog food, a Bow House dome home, an overnight stay at AcuaVerde Beach Resort, and a grooming package.


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