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The 10 best costumes from the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

From Pinhead to Maleficent, these dogs' costumes are the best in our book.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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It isn't really Halloween in NYC without the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade.

Thankfully, after being canceled last year, the annual event returned at East River Park with hundreds of doggos dressed in costume. It is yet another signal that NYC is back in full—when the dogs are back in costume.

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With more than 300 dogs in the contest, with many dressed up as food items, animals, and icons from pop culture, it's hard to nail down the best costumes. But below, we've rounded up 10 that we think served the best looks.

Take a gander at the best costumes from the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade: 

1. Cousin It

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2. Phantom of the Opera

3. Pinhead from Hellraiser

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4. Maleficent 

5. Starbarks

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6. A luchador

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8. Dog Bezos

9. "Bark Obama" by Kehinde Woofy

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10. Trash Panda

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