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Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade 2016: See photos of pets in their costumes

It's not every day that NYC's dogs dress up in costumes that'll make your heart melt. Sigh.

But the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade -- now in its 26th year -- gives us the guarantee of canines in their holiday best. Saturday, pups showed off their boo-tiful attire in advance of Oct. 31.

See photos of the pets that participated in the canine costume contest.

Hundreds of dogs and their owners participate in
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Hundreds of dogs and their owners participate in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

Costumed as confections, these dogs join hundreds of
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Costumed as confections, these dogs join hundreds of dogs and their owners in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

Hundreds of dogs and their owners participated in
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Hundreds of dogs and their owners participated in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

This skateboarding pooch was among hundreds of dogs
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This skateboarding pooch was among hundreds of dogs and their owners who participated in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

This tiny dog sports a costume that could
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This tiny dog sports a costume that could be straight from the vineyard, as hundreds of dogs and their owners turn out for the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

These two small dogs have costumes with a
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

These two small dogs have costumes with a mighty big impact, as they join hundreds of dogs and their owners in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

This Boston terrier shows definite links with his
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This Boston terrier shows definite links with his humans as the trio joins hundreds of dogs and their owners in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

This pair surely got lots of attention at
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This pair surely got lots of attention at the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

Hundreds of dogs and their owners show up
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Hundreds of dogs and their owners show up to strut their stuff in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

Too cute to be truly ghoulish, this dog
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Too cute to be truly ghoulish, this dog joins hundreds of dogs and their owners in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

This little dog sports a costume fit for
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This little dog sports a costume fit for royalty in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

A bulldog in a baby stroller joins hundreds
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

A bulldog in a baby stroller joins hundreds of dogs and their owners in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

How could this costume NOT be adorable? This
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

How could this costume NOT be adorable? This dog joins hundreds of dogs and their owners in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

Dog kisses for KISS! This engaging band joins
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Dog kisses for KISS! This engaging band joins hundreds of dogs and their owners in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

This prickly pug joins hundreds of dogs and
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This prickly pug joins hundreds of dogs and their owners in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

This dachshund is really hot-doggin' it in the
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This dachshund is really hot-doggin' it in the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

Clever costumes were the rule of the day
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Clever costumes were the rule of the day at the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

Patriotic pooches are part of the annual Halloween
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Patriotic pooches are part of the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, October 22, 2016.

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