Sunday, October 30, 2011

The great annual PUPkin dog costume show

My favorite photo-event of the year! Fort Greene Pups changed the venue at the last minute from Fort Greene Park to 313 Clinton Avenue because the Saturday snow on trees full of leaves created hazardous conditions.  313 had their stage set up in the front yard for their fantastic Halloween Event scheduled for tomorrow night.  Special thanks to everyone who helped make this happen--great job!

The photos get better further on when I moved to the PUP-arazzi section right by the stage. As with all major celebrity events, there were a few jostling elbows but instead of "Paris, over here..", a few kissy noises helped turn the stars' heads.

The 1%

A rare bumble bee in the snow.

A great costume of bowling ball and pins. The white dogs are the twins from the Shining.

Clifford the Red Dog

Some fun costumes in the crowd too.

Amelia Earhart

The world's largest bed bug.  One of the runner ups.

A Kardashian--she wore a black wig on stage.

Bad photo but great costume--"The Tourist".  Complete with fanny pack and camera.

Mexican wrestlers. I think this group were winners too.

Chia-dog.  Another runner up.

Jumping the shark.  The Grand Prize Winner!

Homage to Andy Warhol.

I've seen a few photos of Warhol with his wig in basically the same shape.

Shark eating puppy.

Followed by a feisty shark.


Black and white swans.

Old school Batman--PAW on the butt.

A "chihuahua" 

My personal favorite--wounded war veteran.  

Very sweet dog with 3 legs.

Evil Knievel!

Another look at the grand prize winner.  Happy to stay off the cold wet ground.

Prince William from the Royal Wedding Ensemble. 

This princess liked the hat just as little as the critics liked the original.

The Shining Ensemble took second place.  


That is someone's pet pigeon on her head.


Pamela Livingston said...

Loving these photos and your captions, Kate! What fun! - Pamela

Two French Bulldogs said...

Now that is fun! Hilarious
Benny & Lily

Kizz said...

These are fantastic, thank you Kate! I'm linking to this post over at my blog. I was working and didn't get to as many dogs as I wanted to. So glad to get to see these.

diane said...

Loved the pups, but somehow, I don't think the owners should be able to get into the act.

Tara said...

Thanks for posting these pics! Loved seeing my girl (puppyshark) on here. :)

Susan said...

woof !! thanks ! xoxo Sam & Winnie D

Pam said...

They're amazingly ingenious but maybe a bit mean to the dogs? Don't know - I'm a cat person and cats certainly wouldn't put up with that...

Janet Upadhye said...

Hi Kate, I am a Fort Greene reporter for
Can I use some of the pet costume photos on this site with credit to you and your blog? Le me know what you think!
Janet Upadhye

Kate on Clinton said...

Yes, Janet that would fine! I look forward to posting more after this Saturday. Truly my favorite event of the year in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill.