The most epic costumes from this annual Halloween dog parade

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There’s no denying that dogs in costume are a pretty adorable sight to behold. Which is why Halloween dog parades are so popular. On Oct. 28, in fact, hundreds of dogs and their owners gathered for the 28th annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Halloween Parade at East River Park Amphitheater in New York City. Despite a last-minute venue change, this long-running event was still a success, featuring tons of original and creative costumes.

Some pups were in group costumes with their humans on floats, while others sported simple ensembles. But all of the dogs were very good boys and girls who looked absolutely awesome in their costumes. Check out some of the highlights in the pictures below.

Mr. Rogers And His Trolley

How precious is this Mr. Rogers and trolley duo? Instagram user @tailsofaguidedog totally nailed the iconic Fred Rogers and his neighborhood trolley.

Joey Ramone

Instagram user @xolohairlessdog is giving us major rock star vibes as Joey Ramone of the Ramones.

A Chipwich

This little cookie ice cream sandwich, posted by Instagrammer @scruffy_jackapoo, looks good enough to eat.

The Mad Hatter

This tiny Mad Hatter, posted by Instagram user @longboy_lincoln, looks like the king of the parade atop his teacup throne.

An Alpaca

This pint-sized Yorkie disguised as a much-larger alpaca, posted by Instagram user @localdawgs, is definitely one of the more creative costumes spotted at the parade.

The Pope

I’ve heard of “The Young Pope,” but how about this canine Pope and their human nun, posted by Instagram user @manhattanmorkie?

A Rainbow

This sweet little rainbow, posted by Instagram user @my_north_star, is sure to brighten even the cloudiest day.


Although Chucky, the evil doll from the “Child’s Play” franchise, is meant to be terrifying, this pup’s take on the look, posted by Instagram user @hitomins16, is downright adorable.


These little angels, posted by Instagram user @yeyush_the_chihuahua, certainly look like they can do no wrong.

Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda (Instagram user @sugartittiesnyc) and her Pomeranian mini-me took home a trophy from one of the many costume contests held at the event.

Which costume was your fave?

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