'Star Wars' to Starbucks: Dogs flaunt creative costumes at Halloween parade
A dog dressed as a Zoltar fortune telling machine participates in the 23rd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 26, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the countrys largest Halloween Dog Parade. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARYTIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty ImagesTIMOTHY CLARY / AFP - Getty Images
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By Danika Fears
A record number of decked out dogs and their creatively-inclined owners converged at New York City's Tompkins Square Park on Saturday for an afternoon of costume competition and gawking at the largest Halloween dog parade in the country.
As always, the attendees got imaginative. There were dogs channeling Miley Cyrus, Marilyn Monroe, "Star Wars" characters, and even Kim Jong Un (with an owner dressed like Dennis Rodman). Food seemed to be on everyone’s minds: A dog arrived suited up as a hot dog cart, and the grand prize went to two tiny pups in a “lobster bake” costume (cruel in theory maybe, but pretty darn adorable).
Take a look at more great costumes from the 23rd annual dog parade: