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VIDEO: Hundreds of dogs compete at Great PUPkin Costume Contest

October 29, 2018 By Liliana Bernal Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Contest winner, Oscar the Grouch. Eagle photos by Liliana Bernal

Hundreds of spectators came out to cheer on the 115 contestants of the Fort Greene PUPS’ 20th annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest on Sunday, where pooches of all sizes and their enthusiastic owners dressed in creative costumes.

The contest, organized by the nonprofit Fort Greene Pups, gave seven honorable mentions to the most creative costumes that included Luchadoarble Lucy, Black Panther, Amelia Earhart, Notorious D.O.G, Mitten the Sour Patch Kid, Hannah the War Horse and Wonder Woman.

The PUPkin judging panel included Dr. Bill Farmer, the owner of the Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital; the Emmy award-winning art director for Sesame Street Matt Duncan; Jen LaPorta, the owner of Hudson Jane Restaurant; and the pop star and anti-bullying advocate Meredith O’Connor.

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The judges picked three top costumes and the hundreds of audience members chose the winners by cheering for their favorites.

Third place went to a dog dressed up as the “Up house,” “Doggy Poppins” came in second and the absolute winner was “Oscar the Grouch.”

Dorothy and the Tin Man

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