Essentially everything you need to know about modern day pop culture can be gleaned from the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City. From the abstract to the jaw-droppingly impressive, the annual costume contest sees hundreds of decked out contestants and their owners eager for a shot at winning best in show.
Costumes inspired by video game and movie heroes—think Kill Bill and Daryl Dixon—gave way to ensembles informed by online memes, and we spent all Saturday afternoon squeeing until we couldn’t squee anymore. Now it’s your turn. Until next year!
“Hey Girl Hey”
Here is a dog after our own hearts, ladies and gentlemen—the Netflix and Chill dog.
Justice has never looked so good!
And on the flip side of justice…
It is what it is, right? Based on the guilty look on his face, something went awry at the dog park that fated night…
Door to Door
This chatty guy was making friends left and right preaching from his Bark of Mormon.
Is That You, Kevin Spacey?
This golden retriever is holding down the House of Cards.
She Stings Like A Flower…
This pretty little flower could have fooled us.
Houston, We Have A Lift Off
This adorable trio have achieved maximum cuteness velocity.
King In The Castle
Do you even need to ask who’s in charge?
Look At This Pretty Princess
What a beaut!
A Clueless Throwback
SQUEAAAAA it’s Cher and Dionne!
Felton, the Golden Velociraptor
It might not look like it, but this pup can cause some real damage.
Mario and Luigi
The best part? Their owner was dressed as TOAD.
The Dog Who Lived
These three buddies are either in the process of finding out what house they belong to or taking advantage of a photo op.
In The Spirit of Halloween
This rendition of Chucky gives us the heebee-geebees.
Problem solved, thanks taco dog!
Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
He’ll huff and he’ll puff and he’ll turn up your frown.
Nice Whip, Marty
Marty McFly in a Doglorean. Yep.
Ready to Save Hyrule
Don’t mess with Dog Link or Dog Link will mess you up.
In Honor of the Dead
This fashionista is going out in supreme style.
Deflate Gate Dog
They went there. Oh yeah they did. But hey…why’re you looking so guilty there, bud?
Uma Thurman Would Be Proud
This Shiba will stop at nothing to kill Bill.
This One’s for the Walking Dead Fans
It’s badass Darrel Dixon and Coral, y’all! Better fetch the crossbow.
Band of Thieves
Do it the legal way guys, see the next post.
Today is this little guy’s pay day.
The fence is super high voltage, so best stay back.
A Banana Split
What a sweet treat!
Just for Scale
This gargantuan great dane dwarfs his lobster buddy.
Around the World in 80 Days
This little guy has a lot of distance to cover, so chop chop!
Dance Like An Egyptian
This dog definitely has the hang of that jam.
This dog is having the time of his life dog watching.
Hand in paw, these two are inseperable.
This Dog Is Your Best Bet for Happy Hour
Between this dirty martini and his sidekick, lemon drop, you are 100% covered.
These two are having the time of their lives taking in the sights and making new buddies.
A Magical Fairy
If you ask nicely (or bust out a treat), maybe she’ll grant you a wish!
Marty McFly Pt. II
You can never have enough Back to The Future references.
The All-American Family
But of course Marge Simpson showed up with Maggie in tow.
I Am Cait
What a transformation!
Chin Up, Eeyore
This dog is really playing up his character.
On The Hunt for Scooby Snacks
Jinkies, this little buddy spots a m-m-m-m-mummy!
This frosty doggie seems right at home with his little penguin buddy.