tompkins square park halloween dog parade

Doc, Dalmatian (7 m/o), Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, New York, NY • “He’s been dreaming of being a cow for months.”

Today’s Bright Place: a #TBT to when @HudsonTheGoldenDoodle dressed as a beanie baby and was the absolute most precious thing at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. If this guy doesn’t brighten you’re day…. #Howloween #toocute #woof #AllTheBrightPlaces (photo via @TheDogist) (at Tompkins Square Park)

Sprout, Brussels Griffon (9 m/o), Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, New York, NY • “He’s perpetually pouty, so Eeyore was the perfect costume.”

Bodie, Golden Retriever (2 y/o), Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, New York, NY • For ten more dogs in costumes, visit facebook.com/thedogist - Happy Halloween! 🎃

Chloe, French Bulldog (2 y/o), Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, New York, NY • “She’s been farting so much, so we were like, ‘Obviously a skunk.’” @chloetheminifrenchie

Pickle, Labrador Retriever/Corgi mix (8 m/o), Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, New York, NY • “He loves to roll over and just lay on his back” (Video of Pickle at thedogist on Snapchat)

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BestWeekEver’s Michelle Collins interviews the best and brightest dogs in costume at the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. [BestWeekEver]

True story: Almost every year my Pomeranian pup has a better Halloween costume than I do. Maybe it’s because she’s way cuter than me, but Piper always seems to nail the perfect off-the-moment, adorable costume!

Case in point: This year we hit up the Tompkins Square Dog Park Halloween Parade where hundreds of doggies (seriously!) show off their spook-tacular costumes. Piper had two requirements for her costume: (1) it would have to be comfortable to move in and (2) it had to stand out in that massive crowd.

I was inspired by our rad gallery of the 10 Best 2014 Pop Culture Halloween Costumes—specifically, our DIY Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress and veil embroidered with her kids’ doodles. It was perfect! Relevant, iconic, and as pretty as Piper! I grabbed a yard of cheap tulle, an old white T-shirt, a handful of Sharpies, and a glue gun, opened my copy of People, and constructed a tiny replica for my anipal. Happy Howl-oween!

– Katie Donbavand, InStyle.com Associate Producer