When the idea for this dog’s Halloween costume was first dreamed up, his owner probably thought it was a great idea.
To be honest, we would likely have come to a similar conclusion: dressing up your dog as a lion, especially if they have the correctly coloured fur tones, is an inspired choice.
However, as it turned out, his choice may have backfired a bit. In the following TikTok video, posted by user @godblessthismess21 , we see some of the consequences of creating a dog’s Halloween costume that is perhaps that bit too realistic.
The video is entitled ‘My husband thought it would be a good idea to dress up our dog as a lion for our toddler’s school Halloween party’, and goes as well as you might imagine.
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While the dog seems happy enough to be dressed up as a fearsome creature, the other children on the school run seem less sure, with more than a few pointing or suddenly retreating back. We’re fairly sure that we heard a scream or two too!
So that particular fancy dress either went brilliantly or badly, depending on what way you think about it. Personally we’re more inclined to think towards the former, as surely that’s the whole point of Halloween?
Discussing the video, TikTok commenters were certainly being provoked into discussion, with one saying, “Two seconds in…immediately started laughing. He’s adorable.”
Another commenter says, “The dog is probably like “what’s so scary?! Is there something behind me?!”” We hadn’t considered that, to be honest.
One more commenter wistfully puts themselves in their shoes: “My son would’ve lost his mind with excitement!! To see a damn lion at school?! He would’ve ran to pet it”.
Still, full marks for accuracy. We look forward to seeing what they come up with next year.
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Steve writes and proofreads buying guides, news stories and advice for Pets Radar, drawing on his lifelong experience as a pet owner. Currently sharing his house with two cats and a dog, he draws on the many highs and occasional lows of pet ownership he has borne witness to in his writing. He has worked in publishing for 15 years as an editor, sub editor and writer on a range of titles, such as SciFiNow, How It Works, All About History, Real Crime and Horrorville. You can follow him on Twitter @stevewright22