new lead story (as opposed to a reprint story).
In "Costume Drama," Betty and Veronica learn of a pet costume contest. Both girls initially find the concept of a costume contest for pets to be ridiculous. Betty goes so far as to complain that she would never put a costume on her poor kitty Caramel -- which seems odd since both girls just hosted a costume party for pets in the previous week's WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #43! (I'm just saying...)
Pretty quickly though, both girls dream up costumes for their pets. Betty designs a cheerleader costume for Caramel and Veronica purchases a fabulous Cinderella costume for Fifi! Veronica thinks that Betty's homemade costume is amateurish and Betty thinks that costumes need a little bit of heart and a little less commercialism!
After a bit of mutual stewing, both girls come up with gimmicks that they believe will propel their pets to the winner's circle!
Check out Veronica's Cinderella prop for Fifi!:
And then check out Betty's scheme to highlight Caramel's cheerleading abilities!:
I'll leave it up to you to purchase this digest and figure out which animal ended up winning the costume contest!
This was a fun story with a twist-ending that totally made me chuckle! I think you'll like it, too! "Costume Drama" is written by Angelo Decesare, penciled by Jeff Shultz, inked by Jim Amash, and lettered by Jack Morelli.
As I noted before, there are several other Halloween-themed stories in BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DIGEST #227 -- plus some Sabrina and Little Archie tales. But there are also some non-Halloween stories so you don't find yourself totally overwhelmed by that theme!