Happy Howl-oween! 27 Dogs in Costumes You're Going to Love
So you're almost ready for Halloween, right? You've stocked up on candy for trick-or-treaters, your pumpkins are carved, you have a batch of super cute bat cookies ready, and you've picked out a totally rad costume for yourself—but what about your furry friends? Your cutie canine companions need a great Halloween costume too!
To give you some four-legged inspiration, we visited one of the largest Halloween dog costume contests in the world: New York City's Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. In its 24th year, the annual event has become the Super Bowl of ani-pal gatherings, attracting hundreds of dogs and thousands of humans to fawn over them.
From rescues to purebreds, pups of all shapes and sizes vie for the Best in Show.
We navigated the slobbery smiles, pop culture in-jokes, prosh paws, doggie wigs, and floppy ears to find the very best Halloween costumes New York had to offer. From Ewoks to Rihanna, we narrowed it down to these 27 picks!
Game of Thrones
Robin Williams from A Night at the Museum
Bride Angelina Jolie
Cabbage Patch Kid
Camp Ivanhoe's most notorious and romantic members are manifested here as humans Jaclyn and Joe portraying Moonrise Kingdom's Suzy and Sam while Willy the dog stands in as the camp's canine mascot.
These Three Amigos would make one seriously cute Mariachi band! Parents Seth and Hannah flank the lovely Meena.
Breaking Bad Winnebago
Handsome pup Jax portrays the "Barking" Bad Winnebago.
Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
Little Red Riding Hood (Jessica) stands with the too-goofy-to-be-scary Big Bad Wolf, played with panache by Azula the Husky.
We didn't think the Minions from Despicable Me could get any cuter! Waffles and her parents, Jenny and Andy, amp up the adorable factor for their Halloween costumes.
Cast of Star Wars
Games of Thrones
Pet Fashion Couturier Anthony Rubio shows off his pups' Game of "Bones" inspired costumes. For more snaps of his cutie pie Chihuahuas, Bogie (playing Jon Snow here) and Kimba (dressed in white and blue as Khaleesi), follow them on Instagram.
Statue of Liberty
Snow White and the Poison Apple
Snow White (Corine) takes a bite out of the cutest poison apple (Cassi) you'll ever see!
The Cast of Frozen
Superman and Wonder Women
A duo of primary colors—with a bonus, spare Wonder Woman!—stood out in the crowd.
Ewok, Jedi, and Princess Leia
RMS Titanic Passenger
Baxter waves goodbye from the deck of his replica Titanic. The homemade creation earned the pup a Best in Show medal.