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The Great Pupkin at Fort Greene Park 2016

Rounding up the final weekend of Nyc dog costume contests was the 18th annual Great Pupkin at Fort Greene park in Brooklyn.   

There were some familiar dogs we saw last week at Tompkins square, but overall a more eclectic and zany bunch of costumes.  

First—a dog dressed as a Chanel bag accompanied by Karl Lagerfeld / longtime Chanel head designer! 

Ooh! The Milkman is looking for this dog…

This was the first Mr. Robot themed costume I’ve seen—loved it!

Next Good Humor Ice cream Truck & treats

Strawberry Eclair

Iris Apfel–fashion icon

Smores!! πŸ”₯⛺️

Farm Fresh Chicken Eggs 🍳 

Lumberjack’s best friends: chainsaw & log

Punk Rocker

Flying monkees from the Wizard of Oz

Of course we brought our Stranger Things wall & Eleven

Mario, yoshi & princess peach

And finally a bichon inspires his humans to dress up as a gaggle of bichons

Perfect end to October 

Tompkins Square Dog Park’s Howloween 2016

Our dog showcased his Stranger Things’ Wall costume once more at the 26th annual Tompkins square dog parade. This time we added a demogorgon (the carnivorous flower faced monster) to the mix.

Waiting to enter judging area (Giuliana Rancic was the celebrity judge today). Rain didn’t stop big crowds from showing today 

Our normally comprehensive cataloging of dog costumes was cut short this year due to the cold and rainy weather but here are some of our favorites! 

Trojan horse & roman soldiers 

Harry Potter & friends 

Game of Thrones: daenarys & three dragon eggs

Joker & jokermobile 

Chik-fil-A dog

Pizza

The purple one: Prince 

Freddy Kruger & taco

Sweet Shoppe (the grand prize winner) 🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬

Sheriff 

Three headed dogkissing booth 

Calypso lady 

Psychic/Tarot card reader

Fisherwoman & Orca

Danny & Sandy from Grease

Flower box & bee & ladybug 

PiΓ±ata 

Minion 

Star Wars: obi wan kenobi

Totoro (my favorite!!)

Campbell soup can!! 

Post judging: the Wall & Eleven bask in spotlight 

Eleven wanted to see what being a demogorgon feels like….

Photoprops at the Beggin strips photobooth

Goodnight sweet Bichon (time to R-U-N)

Hudson Valley Blaze: Jack-o-lanterns on steroids!!

Croton-on-Harmon hosts a jack-o-lantern extravaganza every October!  It’s simply out of this world.  Thousands of pumpkins (both real & foam craft sort) are carved & stacked into enormous sculptures. Located an hours train ride from nyc, it’s an easy day trip for the family. 

Trains!

Dinosaurs 

Wedding cake/proposal 

Spider web

Hall of stars!!

Haunted house & grandfather clock


Pumpkin Zee Bridge

Monsters!!


bride of Frankenstein 

Sea Dragon

China cabinet 

Haunted house

Zoo animals! 

Witches brewing a potion

RIP

Jack in the box

Scary face 

Venus flytraps & sunflowers 

Scarecrows 

Beehive Upside down (maybe it’s just me but this looks like the Bolton Sigil from Game of Thrones)

Care bear commute 🏑 after a wonderful Blaze 

Kickstarter Fest in Fort Greene brooklyn

We checked out the first Kickstarter Fest in Fort Greene Park in brooklyn!  It was lively but not crowded due to the light drizzling rain. 

The event centered around multiple games and small businesses that use kickstarter to raise funds.

Highlights include exploding kittens card game with huge giant sized cards, virtual reality headsets (though the wait to use these was really rather too long), food trucks, giant beer pong games, light & art installations, boneyard pets…..

Exploding kittens even had free cookies that look like the playing cards & avatars from the game’s app!! Yum. 

Giant beer pong and  Some awesome light art installations! Like lite brite 3d!



Food trucks! Best were ramen & thai noodles!  Drunken noodles with shrimp. 

Seared tuna ramenthai iced teaboneyard pets! These really cool toys come normal & mega sized. 

There was candle making class.  $10 gets you a custom decorated coconut wax candle from KEAP with one of their signature scents


There were also DJs, some musical performances & a really cool light installation in the trees near the dance area so it was like a Techno Forest! 
Voila! Even better in darkness

There was strobe lights & a dance party in the rain! Some other cool light art installations!

Let there be night!

NYC Easter Hat Parade 2016

There’s probably more exhibitionists per square mile in NYC than any where else…for this reason alone the Annual Easter Bonnet parade is one of the more interesting things to do during the holiday. Mostly DIY floral hats, there’s also a sea of bunny ears & some dogs that get into the Act too!  

    
 One of my favorites was not entirely clearly Easter related but cool nonetheless: a hammer 

   
Some dogs in easter attire 

    
    
 

More easter bonnets! 

    
    
 
Some full head to toe costumes 

   
More dogs! 

   
More bonnets! 

    
    
    
    
   
Lastly the parade went by rockefeller center: where the flowers were gorgeous as always 

    
   
Ending on more dogs! 

  
 

Lilies!   
    
 

Dog birthday party 2014!!

Threw my dog a belated 12th birthday party in manhattan. His name is Mango, a stealthy little bichon frise.

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This dog shaped cake is from Ruthy’s BAkery in chelsea market. Shadow cake inside: chocolate & vanilla mix, yum!

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Mango only had one doggy friend who was able to attend, Pooka.

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Had enough time to craft some homemade pac man cake decorations!

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Dog costume making: teenage mutant ninja turtles

Another halloween throwback this time: halloween 2013 got my dog plus 2 doggy friends plus 6 humans to dress up as: master shredder, master splinter, pizza, 4 turtles (leonardo, donatello, michaelangelo, raphael), reporter april o’neill & krang from dimension x. No prizes this year but still fun & lots of treats for dogs. All costumes except master splinter & april o’neill are
handmade by me (Christy Bremer made her dog coco’s master splinter costume & Sue bolton put together her april o’neill costume)

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