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10 Costumes That Wowed Us at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Wait til you see the "Game of Bones" throne for a bulldog.

Halloween came a little early this year for hundreds of pooches in New York City. The Big Apple hosted its annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade over the weekend, and it was pawsitively one for the books. Picture the four-legged participants in adorable costumes and thousands of spectators who had come just to get a glimpse at this parading cuteness — it sounds like the best day ever to us.


Unsurprisingly, movie and TV Show-inspired costumes such as Game of Thrones and Stranger Things were big this year. Keep scrolling down to see some of the most original and funny Halloween outfits and who knows, maybe they will inspired some of you still looking for one.


1. Like this DIY setup inspired by Stranger Things — string lights and all.


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2. This Instagram-famous Pomeranian comes with some serious swag.


3. Here's a sentence we never thought we'd write... that hot dog is giving this clown major side eye.


A clown is GLARED at by a hot dog #dogcostumeparade

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4. Look at the smile on this Tinkerbell.


Tinkerbelle #tompkinssquarehalloweendogparade #dogparade

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5. Cutest. Ewok. Ever.


6. Meet Harrison Pawter.


7. Winter is coming.


8. Could there be a better candidate as E.T.?


9. Every pup is a winner in this "pugkin patch." (Get it?)


Pugkin patch!#halloween#dogparade#towerdistrict#pugs#dogs#pumpkin#pumpkinpatch

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10. Of course, we'd be remiss to neglect mentioning the Best in Show. The honor goes to the group costume, called "Sweet Shop."


Want to join the fun? It's not too late! If you're in the New York City area, attend the Great PUPkin Dog Costume Content held in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. And until then, you have all the inspiration you need to come up with a "barking" good costume for your canine companion... including this DIY Shark Fin: