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 Β Posted by Picasa

Little Red Riding Hood & Wolf Posted by Picasa

In a ball gown Β 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 Β Posted by Picasa

Bark Mitzvah boy Posted by Picasa

  • Perfect Paws
  • Harry Chapin Playground
  • Hillside Dog Park
  • BARC
  • The SITS Girls
  • 14 Responses to Halloween Parade & Costume Extravaganza

    1. vasilisa says:

      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…)


    2. sher says:

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


    3. Shannon says:

      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!


    4. photowannabe says:

      Elvis and clown are a riot. Great capture.


    5. pjt3ket says:

      i love count dracula and Dorothy!! what a hoot! all the dogs look fabulous!! πŸ™‚


    6. Kelley says:

      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. πŸ˜‰


    7. makuahine says:

      Oh, my, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many dog costumes in one place before πŸ™‚


    8. MeBeth says:

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


    9. tallulah says:

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


    10. Mona says:

      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.


    11. B-FLX says:

      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. πŸ™‚ I’ve been reduced to a step child.

      Good post, I look forward to your next one.


    12. Anali says:

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


    13. Idetrorce says:

      very interesting, but I don’t agree with you


    14. Olivier says:

      amusante cette parade des chiens, je trouve que c’est tres newyorkais πŸ˜‰


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