It's time to put the wag back in swagger.
This weekend a handful of events around Brooklyn will celebrate the annual fall tradition of dressing up pets in Halloween costumes and parading them in front of our friends and neighbors. Because is there anything cuter than Beagle wearing a beret? Possibly a cat wearing a cape.
The best part? Most of the festivities are free.
Love Thy Pet's Annual Halloween Photoshoot
Love Thy Pet will be hosting a Halloween party in the store's backyard patio for four-legged friends and their owners featuring canine cake, human cake, coffee and a costume contest with awards for the First, Second and Third prize. But the best incentive for coming is the fact that shop owners offer professional photos of your pet in costume to memorialize the event—at no charge! Don't have a costume yet for your little one? As luck would have it, there are a few left in stock. Sunday, October 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. 164 Union Street between Henry and Hicks Street, Free.
Fort Greene Park Conservancy's 12th Annual Halloween Festival
Along with the usual pumpkin patches and face painting, this festival will also feature pets stuffed into costumes to be paraded and judged. One will be crowned "The Great PUPkin." Animals have historically arrived dressed as everything from bumble bees to Caribbean tourists to trees. So, bring your A game. Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. Fort Greene Park, 123 DeKalb Ave, Free to attend, $5 to register pets.
Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Parade Contest
Organized by a nearby pet store, this punn-ariffic event encourages dogs to "come in costumes and colors bright, give our judges a bark filled fright!! Please join us for our Annual Howl-o-ween and Mutts-querade parade on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade." Entries can be purchased at Perfect Paws at 102 Hicks Street until the day before the parade. Sunday, October 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. Brooklyn Heights Promenade at the Remsen Street entrance, Free to attend, $25 per entrant. Proceeds will go to local dog-related charities. All entries receive a goodie doggie bag.