Because Halloween occurs midweek, last weekend was the time for big costume parades, especially for dogs. New York played host to at least two such events: the 23rd Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on Manhattan, and the decidedly more homey 15th Annual Great PUPkin in Brooklyn. Photographers from Vanity Fair attended the fancier party, and produced a gorgeous slideshow of the best costumes.
Out in Brooklyn, they had to make do with a reporter from Gothamist, a website, and her less than spectacular photos. The lack of glamour in the Gothamist images, however, is more than made up for by the ingenious costumes and cute dogs.
I find both slideshows to be full of surprises.