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Behind the Scenes : Pet Costumes

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One of my favorite projects was the pet costume story in this month's issue of Living.

After rounding up some of the best-looking staff pets, pulling together simple costumes—both handmade and store-bought—and gathering handfuls of tasty treats (after all, every trick has its price), we rallied together for a very hands-on photo shoot.

Who knew wrangling animals all day could be so exhausting? Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the shoot in progress:

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Mickey was such a bashful bat.

1 Mickey was such a bashful bat.

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Lucy didn't want to wear the hood and antennae that came with her bee costume.

3 Lucy didn't want to wear the hood and antennae that came with her bee costume.

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But she certainly played the part!

5 But she certainly played the part!

Here's Suki giving her fiercest dinosaur poses.

6 Here's Suki giving her fiercest dinosaur poses.

And a little

7 And a little "Blue Steel" for good measure.

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Our photographer Bryan does double duty as Attila's handler.

9 Our photographer Bryan does double duty as Attila's handler.

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Will the real jack-o'-lantern please stand up?

11 Will the real jack-o'-lantern please stand up?

Shy at first, Rhoda quickly grew into her flower costume.

12 Shy at first, Rhoda quickly grew into her flower costume.

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C'mere's coloring made him the perfect sunflower.

15 C'mere's coloring made him the perfect sunflower.

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For more instructions and pet costume ideas, click here.

Also, be sure to watch the show next Wednesday, when Martha will demonstrate how to make the Dino Tank.

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