Sunday, October 29, 2006

Halloween Parade & Costume Extravaganza

On this crisp autumn day, canines from Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO gathered for the 2nd Annual Dog Halloween Parade and Costume Extravaganza. About 60 animals and their human companions assembled at the Remsen St. entrance to the Brooklyn Promenade, then scampered to the Harry Chapin Playground for judging.

The event's sponsor, Perfect Paws, awarded dog-centric prizes for costumes in categories such as best large dog, best small dog, best store-bought, best homemade and most original. All entry fees from the Parade and Costume Extravaganza are being donated to the Hillside Dog Run and the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC) and will be used to benefit the animals of Brooklyn.

Parading towards the Playground Posted by Picasa

Little Orphan Annie Posted by Picasa

A little witch Posted by Picasa

Shar-pei cheerleader (sans pom-poms) Posted by Picasa

Count Dracula Posted by Picasa

A pig Posted by Picasa

Dragon & friend Posted by Picasa

Elvis & clown Posted by Picasa

In Happy Halloween shirt & bandana Posted by Picasa

Angel inspecting the judges  Posted by Picasa

Little Red Riding Hood & Wolf Posted by Picasa

In a ball gown  Posted by Picasa

Hot dog with ketchup Posted by Picasa

Little Elvis Posted by Picasa

Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz Posted by Picasa

Fairy princess Posted by Picasa

Another Elvis Posted by Picasa

Security dog Posted by Picasa

Hippie Posted by Picasa

In a poncho & sombrero Posted by Picasa

Hula girl Posted by Picasa

Devil  Posted by Picasa

Bark Mitzvah boy Posted by Picasa

  • Perfect Paws

  • Harry Chapin Playground

  • Hillside Dog Park

  • BARC

    At 11/02/2006 03:40:00 PM, Blogger vasilisa said...

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog...

    These dogs are so cute! Makes me want to get one, just so I can play dress up... (and up untill now I thought that only celebrities dress their dogs... I'm so out of touch...)

    At 11/03/2006 03:45:00 AM, Blogger sher said...

    What fabulous costumes. And such cheerful doggies!!!! Best dressed dogs. :):)

    At 11/03/2006 01:12:00 PM, Anonymous Shannon said...

    Thanks for dropping by my blog as well! I was trying to figure out how you found me but of course, now I know--via Sher!

    I love the hula dog!

    At 11/03/2006 03:01:00 PM, Blogger photowannabe said...

    Elvis and clown are a riot. Great capture.

    At 11/03/2006 03:18:00 PM, Blogger pjt3ket said...

    i love count dracula and Dorothy!! what a hoot! all the dogs look fabulous!! :)

    At 11/03/2006 03:55:00 PM, Blogger Kelley said...

    Pug in a poncho? That is too cute!

    We had a similar event here in Richmond. I'm still kicking myself for not having brought my camera.

    However, I will definitely remember to bring my camera when they have the annual dog Easter bonnet contest this Spring. My dog had to forfeit last year (actually, she never made it to out of the house with the bonnet) because apparently dogs don't naturally tolerate foreign objects on their head? But we'll train for it this year. ;)

    At 11/08/2006 10:53:00 AM, Blogger makuahine said...

    Oh, my, I don't think I've ever seen so many dog costumes in one place before :)

    At 11/08/2006 10:54:00 AM, Blogger MeBeth said...

    If I had a dog I would SO dress it up for this parade! (Loved your Coney Island parade photos as well.)

    At 11/08/2006 11:34:00 AM, Blogger tallulah said...

    Only in New York could you see a "Little Orphan Annie" costume on a dog. LOVE IT!

    At 11/08/2006 10:06:00 PM, Blogger Mona said...

    OMG, Halloween is well over but I stil got a huge hootin' hollerin' laugh from this post. Hilarious! I'm partial to bulldogs so I'd have to go with the bulldog but I must say the hot dog with ketchup was pretty funny too. Wow.

    At 11/08/2006 11:45:00 PM, Blogger Brett_FLX said...

    Nice post with great pics. My mother is as fanatical about her dog (Puff) as the people in your pics. She refers to the dog as being my brother. But truth be told, I don't ever remember giving me as much attention as she gives to her dog. :) I've been reduced to a step child.

    Good post, I look forward to your next one.

    At 11/11/2006 10:53:00 PM, Blogger Anali said...

    Wonderful pictures! The Viagra man is hilarious! Thanks for dropping by my blog! : )


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