Dressing pets in costumes is a Halloween tradition, so do it for a charitable cause.

Proceeds from Saturday's 19th Annual Fright Fest Pet Parade Costume Contest at Elitch Gardens benefit PawsCo, a non-profit dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation.

Awards will be given out in three categories: funniest, most original and best pet/owner combination.

Registration into the pet parade is $20 per pet and can be done online here.

Check-in begins at noon and the contest gets underway at 1 p.m.

For more information visit ElitchGardens.com.