New York City Canines Get Into The Halloween Spirit

By Meera Dolasia on October 31, 2011

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While there are many Halloween dog parades held all over the country, one of the biggest and most elaborate is the one held at New York City's Tomkins Square Park. Now in its 21st year, this is one where owners and their pooches seem to go through extraordinary lengths, to win the title of  'Best in Show'.

This year was no exception. On Saturday October 22nd, over 500 dogs and their doting owners came together and waited patiently for their five minutes of fame in costumes that ranged from the ordinary to those that were well - A little over the top!

There was a painful looking pincushion, a runaway bride a bulldog strong man complete with weights and even, an aircraft carrier. 

The entertainment world was represented by a Lady Gaga wannabe dressed in a red and white replica of the entertainer's attire from the 2009 Video Music Awards - Which not surpringly, took home the prize for 'best dressed'.

Hollywood was not forgotten either - With a tiny pooch emulating Black Swan star Natalie Portman, complete with a tutu.

New York and its public transportation system were full represented too, with a pooch dressed as the city itself, another as its subway and a third, as an M23 bus with its little owner lugging behind as passenger. The cute duo impressed the judge's enough to win the coveted 'Best of Show'. Unfortunately, by the time the announcements were made, neither was around to claim the prize and bask in their few minutes of fame. 

HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE HALLOWEEN!

 

Sources: Dailymail.co.uk, nypost.com, dnainfo.com

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  • Weirdo girlFriday, October 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm
    That is the cutest but craziest thing I've ever seen!!!!!!!
    • MarcelineFriday, October 3, 2014 at 7:13 am
      *hugs all the dogs* THEY ARE SO FLUFFAH!!!
      • tomloverSunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm
        so cute
        • spinnypeeps
          spinnypeepsFriday, September 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm
          That is ADORABLE! (squeal!)
          • spinnypeeps
            spinnypeepsFriday, September 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm
            My favorite part of Halloween is CANDY! What about you?
            • dutchessmarian1
              dutchessmarian1Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm
              I enjoy the candy the most, but I also enjoy dressing up because I am only allowed to wear makeup on Halloween :p
              • happypug12
                happypug12Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm
                Yeah, I like the candy. In my neighborhood, the community is all invited over for some yummy pizza!
                • bearbear
                  bearbearSaturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:25 am
                  me too!!!!!!
              • coolnicki477
                coolnicki477Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm
                awww they look so cute in their costumes:) I love the small one with the bright bumblebee costume
                • dutchessmarian1
                  dutchessmarian1Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm
                  I liked that one too :)
                • coolnicki477
                  coolnicki477Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm
                  I cant wait!! Halloween is only a month away!
                  • awesomereporter
                    awesomereporterTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm
                    Hey... Wonder if that IS her dog?! :-3
                    • awesomereporter
                      awesomereporterTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm
                      That white and black dog wearing the tie and suit looks EXACTLY like my friends dog!!! She lives in NY.
                      • awesomereporter
                        awesomereporterTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm
                        That is SOOO adorable!!! :->

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