Pre-dressed pets

Halloween can put a lot of pressure on the pet owner. Not only do you have to come up with a clever costume for yourself, but you've got think of one for the dog, too – one he won't hate, or eat, or ruin in a puddle. (If you have a dog; cat owners don't even bother.)

And there's always that one super-competitive neighbor who dresses her Westie as the entire So You Think You Can Dance judging panel somehow. It's just too much, right?

Well, we've got a solution. It's cheap, it's easy, and it requires no crafting or drafting skills. Ready? Okay: Google your breed or color/markings of pet; find a pop-culture example; tell everyone he's dressed as that example for Halloween. It's the non-costume costume! Boom, done, next problem.

Own a canary? He's Tweety. German Shepherd? She's Rin Tin Tin. "Stout" grey tabby? William Howard Taft. (It's the whiskers that sell it.) (But on a serious note, please check in with your vet if your cat is very overweight. Okay, back to the bad puns.)

Still not feeling inspired? We've got a few ideas that might help. All y'all bird owners, two words: Angry Birds. You're done here. Everyone else who's psyched to do no work at all on your pet's costume, watch this space!

Next: the melted-creamsicle costume.