Let me just be honest: there are few things I enjoy more than seeing a dog in a costume. It’s like mainlining absolute, unfettered joy to the heart! So on Saturday, Mike & I took our two dogs, Hank & Dolly, over to the park.
Tompkins Square Park was absolutely teeming with people who had showed up for the Halloween Dog Parade. It has happened every year for 20 years, & it’s brilliant! I’d never been before & it made me SO HAPPY! If you’re ever in NYC around the end of October, this is a must-see.
Without any further ado, here’s an assortment of my favourite costumes from the parade!
Punk rock pooch! (This is Tompkins Square Park, after all.)
This child & this dog turned up in matching costumes! (If this was Girlfriend magazine, I’d say, “How embarrassment!”)
A very dignified vampire.
AHHHHHHHHH. Photo from The Guardian.
Thing 1 & Thing 2! Photo by Jim Kiernan.
Armadillo? Photo by Jim Kiernan.
Cleopatra. (Her owner is dressed the same way!) Photo by Jim Kiernan.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s… Ba-doom-tish. Photo by Jim Kiernan.
Aw what a lover, look at that face! Photo by Jim Kiernan.
Aw, lobster! Photo by Vivienne Gucwa.
Gone With The Wind… Photo by Jim Kiernan.