Some Truly Excellent Costumes From NYC's Famous Halloween Dog Parade

Hilary Hanson

Every year, New Yorkers and their beloved canine pals embark on a time-honored tradition: The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.

While there are usually several holiday events involving dogs in costumes as a walk up to Halloween, the Tompkins Square parade in Manhattan is one of the best-known. According to the parade’s official website, hundreds of dogs and thousands of spectators gather to see the best-costumed pups in the city. 

On Saturday afternoon, festively dressed dogs and their humans gathered in the park for the parade’s 27th year. If you didn’t make it, it might be a little upsetting that you have to wait a whole year for the next one. Luckily, we’re here to salve the wound a little, with photos of some very good dogs and their very excellent costumes.

Kissing Booth

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Devilish Dog

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Dog-ald Trump

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Doggie Sailor

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Oscar the Grouch

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Dog Scout

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High-Rolling Dog

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An Experienced Paw-lot

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Staten Island Furry

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Andy Dufresne of "Shawshank Redemption"

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Pilot Dog

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Hugh Hefner

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Under the Sea

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Leia and a mini-Wookie

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King Tut

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Patriotic Pup

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The Best Tour Guide Ever

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Ruler Dog

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A Fearsome Lion

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The Prettiest Peacock

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An Adorable Paw-napple

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101 Dalmations

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Partying Dogs

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Finding Nemo

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Three Chickens

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Mario and Luigi

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Better Than A Pot Of Gold

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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.