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23/10/2017 1:43 AM AEDT | Updated 25/10/2017 8:52 AM AEDT

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

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
    Kissing Booth
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  • Devilish Dog
    Devilish Dog
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  • Dog-ald Trump
    Dog-ald Trump
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  • Doggie Sailor
    Doggie Sailor
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  • Oscar the Grouch
    Oscar the Grouch
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  • Dog Scout
    Dog Scout
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  • High-Rolling Dog
    High-Rolling Dog
    TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
  • An Experienced Paw-lot
    An Experienced Paw-lot
    TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
  • Staten Island Furry
    Staten Island Furry
    TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
  • Andy Dufresne of "Shawshank Redemption"
    Andy Dufresne of
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  • Pilot Dog
    Pilot Dog
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  • Hugh Hefner
    Hugh Hefner
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  • Under the Sea
    Under the Sea
    Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images
  • Leia and a mini-Wookie
    Leia and a mini-Wookie
    TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
  • King Tut
    King Tut
    TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
  • Patriotic Pup
    Patriotic Pup
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  • The Best Tour Guide Ever
    The Best Tour Guide Ever
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  • Ruler Dog
    Ruler Dog
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  • A Fearsome Lion
    A Fearsome Lion
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  • The Prettiest Peacock
    The Prettiest Peacock
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  • An Adorable Paw-napple
    An Adorable Paw-napple
    Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images
  • 101 Dalmations
    101 Dalmations
    TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
  • Partying Dogs
    Partying Dogs
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  • Finding Nemo
    Finding Nemo
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  • Three Chickens
    Three Chickens
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  • Mario and Luigi
    Mario and Luigi
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  • Better Than A Pot Of Gold
    Better Than A Pot Of Gold
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