Howl-O-Ween: 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade - Halloween Week


“Bridezilla” poses at the 21st Annual Thompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. All Photos by Lauren Hawker.

On October 23rd, New York’s East Village was crawling with dogs showing off their inventive and hilarious Halloween costumes with their adoring owners for the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. This parade of masquerading dogs is the largest of its kind in the United States. Five hundred costumed canines competed for 54 prizes and “The Best in Show Award”. BTR Photographer Lauren Hawker was on the scene, here are a few of her favorite costumed canines.


“Soldier Dog”


“Bat Dog”



“Occupy Dog”