Time to start thinking about Halloween costumes! More importantly, your pet’s costume. It’s pretty easy to come up with good costume ideas for humans with unlimited fashion choices. Pets, however are another story. Dogs love fashion too. So don’t go with the typical “dog as hot dog” idea. Try something new. Like Hannibal Lecter!
Hannibal was the hit of the Thompkins Square Park Dog Halloween parade a few years ago. He’s so awesome, he is featured on a slideshow of dog costume ideas on Parents Magazine’s web site today.
If those aren’t enough ideas for you, try searching for dog costumes on etsy. You can find everything from Dinosaurs to sushi, to…whatever this thing is.
Or if your dog is like my dog, and refuses to wear “clothes”, get in the spirit with a nice bandana.
Press Photographer at Thompkins Square Park Dog Parade
Show off your dog’s sense of style at one of the various nyc dog Halloween festivities going on this year:
Sunday, October 18, 2009 – Times Square Dog Day Masquerade from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
WHERE: The new Broadway plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets.
My favorite, the Friends of the First Run Thompkins Square Park Halloween Parade. Saturday October 24th at noon. Thompkins Square dog run.
There are some non-Halloween animal events going on this month too:
AKC’s Meet the Breeds, at the Javits Center: Meet 160 breeds of dogs, 40 breeds of cats. “Allows attendees to literally “Meet the Breeds” by petting the dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and learning about them directly from the experts.”
The PAWS Central Park Dog Country Fair, (an event I’ve attended nearly every year since I moved to New York) is sadly canceled this year due to the storm damage the park sustained this summer. Now a benefit is being held October 17th to raise money to help repair the park.
October in New York is prime time for city dwelling dog lovers. But If you’re more of a cat person, you can just live vicariously through United Bamboo’s creepy cat calendar.