Putting on the dog for Halloween at park pooch parade

Photos by Tequila Minsky
Photos by Tequila Minsky



Kids weren’t the only ones in Halloween costumes this past weekend. At the new Washington Square Park dog run, canines cavorted in imaginative getups in a costume contest. Sierra, dressed as Simba, the Lion King, was the winner. His owner, Peter Friedman, wore a matching outfit. A black Lab sported a George Clooney floating in deep space, a la the hit movie “Gravity.” There were bun-wearing “hot dogs,” butterflies, even a unicorn. Terri Cude, of Community Board 2, introduced the competitors. Matt Baney and Lori Schwab judged. “I like it when the owner and their dog are part of the costume concept,” Baney said. “They create their own show. Of course, it’s all about the dog.”