My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

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!

My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Punk rock pooch! (This is Tompkins Square Park, after all.)
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Wonder Woman!
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Munched.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
This child & this dog turned up in matching costumes! (If this was Girlfriend magazine, I’d say, “How embarrassment!”)
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Hello sailor!
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
A very dignified vampire.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
AHHHHHHHHH. Photo from The Guardian.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Recognise him? It’s Antoine Dodson! My #1 favourite of the day!Photo by Jim Kiernan.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Thing 1 & Thing 2! Photo by Jim Kiernan.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Armadillo? Photo by Jim Kiernan.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Cleopatra. (Her owner is dressed the same way!) Photo by Jim Kiernan.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Breakfast At Tiffany’s… Ba-doom-tish. Photo by Jim Kiernan.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Aw what a lover, look at that face! Photo by Jim Kiernan.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Sexy mustard! (I never tire of that video!) Photo by Jim Kiernan.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Aw, lobster! Photo by Vivienne Gucwa.
My Favourite Costumes At The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Gone With The Wind… Photo by Jim Kiernan.

Want more? It’s okay — I understand! Check out Gothamist’s coverage, as well as Buzzfeed’s top 25 costumes.

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