Howl-O-ween Pet Costume Contest Goes Virtual

Winners Get Prizes, Bragging Rights

Bad Dog Walker won First Prize for Funniest Costume in the 2019 Howl-O-Ween Costume contest.

Every fall for years, costume pets have delighted crowds in Lincoln Park for the Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest!

This year, the pandemic prevents the usual pet parade. To keep neighbors and staff safe during COVID the COVID-19 epidemic, this year pet supply store Howl to the Chief (733 Eighth St. SE) will host the event virtually!

Participate in two ways. Enter the contest by submitting entries through this link below until October 30th.  Or participate by voting for your favorite costume, and sharing with family and friends.

Dog-nald Trump and the Whistleblower, won second place in the Homemade category in 2019.

Yes, there will be prizes (and bragging rights). Prizes will need to be picked up from the Howl to the Chief storefront.

Winners will be determined by voting and by judges and will be announced on October 31st.

Categories this year are:

  • Best 2020 Theme Costume
  • Best Political Costume
  • Best Group Theme
  • Best Homemade
  • Funniest

Please keep all entries family friendly!

Learn more about Howl to the Chief’s products and services and about the Howl-o-ween costume contest by visiting