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Corgi Dressed as M23 Bus Wins Halloween Dog Parade

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

( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Rocky didn't place, but the crowd had a lot of love for his Giants player costume.
Rocky didn't place, but the crowd had a lot of love for his Giants player costume. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Leeloo won a prize for her costume: a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing."
Leeloo won a prize for her costume: a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
The judges (clockwise from top) for the Halloween Dog Parade were Kira Sexton, Lee Harrington, Helin Jung and Patrick Rodgers.
The judges (clockwise from top) for the Halloween Dog Parade were Kira Sexton, Lee Harrington, Helin Jung and Patrick Rodgers. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Tank, who was dressed up as a runaway bride, looked ready to run away from the parade.
Tank, who was dressed up as a runaway bride, looked ready to run away from the parade. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Morgen was dressed up as a "Monkey on her Back."
Morgen was dressed up as a "Monkey on her Back." ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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.
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. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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.
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. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Toby placed 12th in the first round of awards for his Bride of Frankenstein wig and ghoulish get-up.
Toby placed 12th in the first round of awards for his Bride of Frankenstein wig and ghoulish get-up. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Max was dressed up as Michael Jackson. (And yes, there was a single silver glove on his back.)
Max was dressed up as Michael Jackson. (And yes, there was a single silver glove on his back.) ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Dozer's outfit: Elvis -- complete with gold shades and belled sleeves.
Dozer's outfit: Elvis -- complete with gold shades and belled sleeves. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
A warden and his prisoner.
A warden and his prisoner. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
There were dogs of all sizes at the parade.
There were dogs of all sizes at the parade. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Luna, who was dressed as a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, placed No. 18 in the second round of awards.
Luna, who was dressed as a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, placed No. 18 in the second round of awards. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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.
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. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Tempe and her owner were both wearing poodle skirts straight out of "Grease."
Tempe and her owner were both wearing poodle skirts straight out of "Grease." ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
In this elaborate costume, the dog was Donald Trump (see its light-colored wig) and his owner was the Trump Towers.
In this elaborate costume, the dog was Donald Trump (see its light-colored wig) and his owner was the Trump Towers. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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.
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. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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.
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. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
As was this regal figure.
As was this regal figure. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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.
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. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
These two Bichon Frises  dressed as managers at a Trader Joe's won first place in the third round of awards.
These two Bichon Frises dressed as managers at a Trader Joe's won first place in the third round of awards. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Lady Gaga in Red placed fourth in the third round of awards.
Lady Gaga in Red placed fourth in the third round of awards. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Hambone the Strongman -- who really dug this barbell -- got fifth place in the third round of awards behind Lady Gaga in Red.
Hambone the Strongman -- who really dug this barbell -- got fifth place in the third round of awards behind Lady Gaga in Red. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Annabelle won an award for her rock 'n' roll blue jeans take on Dave Mustaine from Megadeth.
Annabelle won an award for her rock 'n' roll blue jeans take on Dave Mustaine from Megadeth. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Dreidel Dog, in its simple blue and gold dreidel get-up, came in sixth in the third round of awards.
Dreidel Dog, in its simple blue and gold dreidel get-up, came in sixth in the third round of awards. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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.
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. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Here, the golden retriever Courtney Love gets her tiara on.
Here, the golden retriever Courtney Love gets her tiara on. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Kanye West sans glasses. According to his owner, he wouldn't keep the specs on.
Kanye West sans glasses. According to his owner, he wouldn't keep the specs on. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
These three were hoping to get cast in the HBO television series "Boardwalk Empire."
These three were hoping to get cast in the HBO television series "Boardwalk Empire." ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
To the masquerade ball it is!
To the masquerade ball it is! ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
This luchadora was on the move.
This luchadora was on the move. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
This dog dressed as a QR code placed second in the third round of awards.
This dog dressed as a QR code placed second in the third round of awards. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
An interesting take on Hurricane Irene.
An interesting take on Hurricane Irene. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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!)
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!) ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
The Paul Bunyans also had a little blue sidekick.
The Paul Bunyans also had a little blue sidekick. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
The cast from "The Wizard of Oz" also won an award.
The cast from "The Wizard of Oz" also won an award. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
There were several protesters at the parade.
There were several protesters at the parade. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
The 1 percent and the 99 percent.
The 1 percent and the 99 percent. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
This dog won an award for its portrayal of Gandhi.
This dog won an award for its portrayal of Gandhi. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Pop culture collides: Robert Palmer (left) and Tippi Hedren in "The Birds" (right).
Pop culture collides: Robert Palmer (left) and Tippi Hedren in "The Birds" (right). ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Diesel, who was dressed up as the A Train with a rat on its roof, also got an award.
Diesel, who was dressed up as the A Train with a rat on its roof, also got an award. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Rosalee, the Steampunk Dog.
Rosalee, the Steampunk Dog. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Johnny Cash had dollar bills on his back. I hear the train a comin', It's rollin' 'round the bend...
Johnny Cash had dollar bills on his back. I hear the train a comin', It's rollin' 'round the bend... ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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