Halloween Pets: Costume Parade!

Hundreds of pups in disguise turned out for Tompkins Square Park's 20th annual procession

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SCARLETT O'HARA

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Gracie the pug, playing Scarlett O’Hara in Woof with the Wind, won first place in her round and Best in Show. Her costume wasn’t just a critical hit, it was a crowd favorite as well.

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TRON

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Jessica Lin

He’s very pleased that he didn’t have to use his legs at all that day.

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
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Points for punniness, elegance and for being New York-centric.

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ANTOINE DOGSON

ANTOINE DOGSON
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Not only did Benny the Bed Intruder dog win a prize at the parade, he also became a viral hit on the Internet in the days following.

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CAPT. NACHO SPARROW

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A pirate ship and a pirate all in one –that’s what we call costume efficiency.

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BUTTERSTICK

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Jessica Lin

Extra credit for the pad of butter hat.

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LION & SCARECROW

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Jessica Lin

Thanks to these characters from The Wizard of Oz, who stopped by the PEOPLEPets.com photo booth on their way down the Yellow Brick Road.

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BUMBLEBEE & LADYBUG

BUMBLEBEE & LADYBUG
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Insect costumes were by far the most popular costumes at the parade – there could have been an entire round of contestants wearing bumblee outfits!

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SWISS PIRATE PRINCESS YODLER

SWISS PIRATE PRINCESS YODLER
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Not sure how she did it, but this dog kept her braids on for the entire parade, which lasted for hours.

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TUFFY, MUNCHY & LOLA

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Jessica Lin

The motley Chihuahua crew came with their mom, Lourdes Lebron (3chimom), to show off their Halloween looks: prisoner, princess and pumpkin!

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QUEEN ELIZABARK I

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Jessica Lin

The resemblance to the human monarch is quite uncanny.

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WICKED WITCH

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Jessica Lin

So evil, in fact, she’s trying to trick you by dressing as a pumpkin. Don’t fall for it!

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LADY GAGA

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Jessica Lin

There was bound to be at least one meat dress in the crowd.

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PINK BALLERINA

PINK BALLERINA
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She looks convincingly flushed, but we see through her rose-colored fur (her owners used Kool-Aid).

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LOBSTER MEETS HIS DESTINY

LOBSTER MEETS HIS DESTINY
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This photo was taken right before the lobster in the pot became seafood in somebody’s belly.

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MR. POTATO HEAD

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Jessica Lin

The potato suit was made using papier-mache, and the pooch walked around proudly displaying his owner’s handiwork.

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WONDER WOMAN

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Jessica Lin

Somebody looking for this dog? She’s totally ready to be a hero.

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OPERATING ROOM

OPERATING ROOM
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This surgical crew stopped by to visit during a rare break from saving lives.

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RABBI DOG

RABBI DOG
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This spiritual leader looks rather sage, doesn’t he?

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WILLIAMSBURG HIPSTER

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Ironic hipster dog is so over walking that he needs to be carried.

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TOY STORY

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Buzz Lightyear and Woody rolled in on a wagon that required more than 40 hours of work to create. To infinity … and beyond!

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iPAD

iPAD
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This pooch is much cuter – and more user-friendly – than a tablet device, wouldn’t you agree?

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BEDBUGS & BEYOND

BEDBUGS & BEYOND
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The most frightening costume of the day was this duo of bedbug dogs. There’s a bite that’s way scarier than a bark.

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CLEOPATRA'S MUMMY

CLEOPATRA'S MUMMY
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Despite being a member of the living dead, this pup was alert and ready to work the crowd.

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CORGI QUEEN

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How regal! A fitting tribute to Queen Elizabeth by the British matriarch’s favorite dog.

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