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Corgi Dressed as M23 Bus Wins Halloween Dog Parade

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A corgi dressed as an M23 bus won Best in Show at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Day Parade on Oct. 22, 2011. A corgi dressed as an M23 bus won Best in Show at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Day Parade on Oct. 22, 2011. (Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC)

A corgi named Harry dressed up as an M23 bus and his owner, Ben, who was a bus stop, won "Best in Show" at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Day Parade on Saturday.

Other winning outfits during the afternoon dog show included a pin cushion, Hurricane Irene, Charlie Sheen, the Black Swan and the management at Trader Joe's.

About 500 costumed dogs competed for 54 prizes and the "Best in Show" award. The judges were Kira Sexton, Lee Harrington, Helin Jung and Patrick Rodgers, and the MC was Louis De Luca (who was dressed in drag as Gina Lola Bridge 'n' Tunnel). The entry fee was $5.

Click below to see a slideshow of the alpha dogs.

Shmuli was dressed up as a squirrel hoarding a nut.
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Shmuli was dressed up as a squirrel hoarding a nut.
A golden retriever dressed up as Courtney Love wore some pretty boss lace leggings.
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A golden retriever dressed up as Courtney Love wore some pretty boss lace leggings.
The owner of the winning corgi, Ben, was dressed up as a bus stop to go along with the M23.
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The owner of the winning corgi, Ben, was dressed up as a bus stop to go along with the M23.
These dogs were dressed up as Jimi Hendrix and one of his groupies.
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These dogs were dressed up as Jimi Hendrix and one of his groupies.
Amazing Grace (left) won second place in the second round of awards for her Princess Beatrice of York Royal Wedding outfit.
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Amazing Grace (left) won second place in the second round of awards for her Princess Beatrice of York Royal Wedding outfit.

Daisy (right) didn't place for her costume: the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.

Rocky didn't place, but the crowd had a lot of love for his Giants player costume.
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Rocky didn't place, but the crowd had a lot of love for his Giants player costume.
Leeloo won a prize for her costume: a
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Leeloo won a prize for her costume: a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing."
The judges (clockwise from top) for the Halloween Dog Parade were Kira Sexton, Lee Harrington, Helin Jung and Patrick Rodgers.
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The judges (clockwise from top) for the Halloween Dog Parade were Kira Sexton, Lee Harrington, Helin Jung and Patrick Rodgers.
Tank, who was dressed up as a runaway bride, looked ready to run away from the parade.
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Tank, who was dressed up as a runaway bride, looked ready to run away from the parade.
Morgen was dressed up as a
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Morgen was dressed up as a "Monkey on her Back."
Buttercup (front), dressed up as Popeye's can of spinach, won 11th place in the first round of the awards. Macaroon (middle) won second place in that same round for her pincushion costume.
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Buttercup (front), dressed up as Popeye's can of spinach, won 11th place in the first round of the awards. Macaroon (middle) won second place in that same round for her pincushion costume.
A dog and owner dressed as a flower power bus and a flower child wait in line to get into the dogpark. Admission to the show cost $5.
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A dog and owner dressed as a flower power bus and a flower child wait in line to get into the dogpark. Admission to the show cost $5.
Toby placed 12th in the first round of awards for his Bride of Frankenstein wig and ghoulish get-up.
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Toby placed 12th in the first round of awards for his Bride of Frankenstein wig and ghoulish get-up.
Max was dressed up as Michael Jackson. (And yes, there was a single silver glove on his back.)
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Max was dressed up as Michael Jackson. (And yes, there was a single silver glove on his back.)
Dozer's outfit: Elvis -- complete with gold shades and belled sleeves.
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Dozer's outfit: Elvis -- complete with gold shades and belled sleeves.
A warden and his prisoner.
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A warden and his prisoner.
There were dogs of all sizes at the parade.
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There were dogs of all sizes at the parade.
Luna, who was dressed as a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, placed No. 18 in the second round of awards.
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Luna, who was dressed as a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, placed No. 18 in the second round of awards.
This
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This "Gladiator" jumped up onto a picnic table in the park when it was announced that he had won second place in the third round of awards.
Tempe and her owner were both wearing poodle skirts straight out of
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Tempe and her owner were both wearing poodle skirts straight out of "Grease."
In this elaborate costume, the dog was Donald Trump (see its light-colored wig) and his owner was the Trump Towers.
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In this elaborate costume, the dog was Donald Trump (see its light-colored wig) and his owner was the Trump Towers.
The crowd was a big fan of these two pups Meteor and Fifi-Gigi  who were wheeling around and hanging 10. Their costume,
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The crowd was a big fan of these two pups Meteor and Fifi-Gigi who were wheeling around and hanging 10. Their costume, "Gidget Goes to Tompkins," won the "Spirit of the East Village" award.
Pancake, who was dressed up as a prince, may not have won any awards, but the half-Pekingese half-Tibetan Spaniel was one of the cutest little canines at the parade.
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Pancake, who was dressed up as a prince, may not have won any awards, but the half-Pekingese half-Tibetan Spaniel was one of the cutest little canines at the parade.
As was this regal figure.
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As was this regal figure.
The parade had its share of dog spats, like this one outside the park between a pug dressed as a buckaroo and Tank, the runaway bride.
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The parade had its share of dog spats, like this one outside the park between a pug dressed as a buckaroo and Tank, the runaway bride.
These two Bichon Frises  dressed as managers at a Trader Joe's won first place in the third round of awards.
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These two Bichon Frises dressed as managers at a Trader Joe's won first place in the third round of awards.
Lady Gaga in Red placed fourth in the third round of awards.
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Lady Gaga in Red placed fourth in the third round of awards.
Hambone the Strongman -- who really dug this barbell -- got fifth place in the third round of awards behind Lady Gaga in Red.
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Hambone the Strongman -- who really dug this barbell -- got fifth place in the third round of awards behind Lady Gaga in Red.
Annabelle won an award for her rock 'n' roll blue jeans take on Dave Mustaine from Megadeth.
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Annabelle won an award for her rock 'n' roll blue jeans take on Dave Mustaine from Megadeth.
Dreidel Dog, in its simple blue and gold dreidel get-up, came in sixth in the third round of awards.
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Dreidel Dog, in its simple blue and gold dreidel get-up, came in sixth in the third round of awards.
This dog won an award for its Charlie Sheen costume, which was accomplished with naked Barbie dolls and bags of a powdery substance attached to its shirt.
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This dog won an award for its Charlie Sheen costume, which was accomplished with naked Barbie dolls and bags of a powdery substance attached to its shirt.
Here, the golden retriever Courtney Love gets her tiara on.
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Here, the golden retriever Courtney Love gets her tiara on.
Kanye West sans glasses. According to his owner, he wouldn't keep the specs on.
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Kanye West sans glasses. According to his owner, he wouldn't keep the specs on.
These three were hoping to get cast in the HBO television series
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These three were hoping to get cast in the HBO television series "Boardwalk Empire."
To the masquerade ball it is!
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To the masquerade ball it is!
This luchadora was on the move.
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This luchadora was on the move.
This dog dressed as a QR code placed second in the third round of awards.
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This dog dressed as a QR code placed second in the third round of awards.
An interesting take on Hurricane Irene.
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An interesting take on Hurricane Irene.
Hurricane Irene (left) stands with a character from Avatar (right), a husky whose fur was died with organic blue food coloring. (Its owner insisted the food coloring was not harmful!)
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Hurricane Irene (left) stands with a character from Avatar (right), a husky whose fur was died with organic blue food coloring. (Its owner insisted the food coloring was not harmful!)
The Paul Bunyans also had a little blue sidekick.
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The Paul Bunyans also had a little blue sidekick.
The cast from
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The cast from "The Wizard of Oz" also won an award.
There were several protesters at the parade.
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There were several protesters at the parade.
The 1 percent and the 99 percent.
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The 1 percent and the 99 percent.
This dog won an award for its portrayal of Gandhi.
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This dog won an award for its portrayal of Gandhi.
Pop culture collides: Robert Palmer (left) and Tippi Hedren in
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Pop culture collides: Robert Palmer (left) and Tippi Hedren in "The Birds" (right).
Diesel, who was dressed up as the A Train with a rat on its roof, also got an award.
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Diesel, who was dressed up as the A Train with a rat on its roof, also got an award.
Rosalee, the Steampunk Dog.
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Rosalee, the Steampunk Dog.
Johnny Cash had dollar bills on his back. I hear the train a comin', It's rollin' 'round the bend...
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Johnny Cash had dollar bills on his back. I hear the train a comin', It's rollin' 'round the bend...

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Comments [5]

karl

Come on, buss på!

Dec. 30 2011 03:44 PM
Ann Mason from San Francisco

A great dog in a great costume is irresistible. However, I feel guilty about giggling because the dogs usually look as if they're thinking, "Awful. The things I do for love." It's similar to the facial expression the human guardians have while walking their dogs in the rain.

Oct. 28 2011 12:50 PM

@James You're right! the costume is Popeye's can of spinach. Thanks for catching that!

Oct. 22 2011 08:29 PM
James from NY, NY

Looks like the dog in pic 11 is dressed as spinach not Popeye.

Oct. 22 2011 08:01 PM
Claudia

Looks more like an M34. M23s have the accordion thing in the middle.

Oct. 22 2011 05:58 PM

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