The 40+ Best Dog Costumes EVER

Photographed by Winnie Au.
It's official: There is nothing in the world cuter than New York City's annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. Every year we think it can't get any more adorable, and then it does. And this year's event managed to cover all of the bases. There were nostalgic odes to our childhood idols (see puppy Cher from Clueless and puppy Super Mario). There were timely costumes ripped straight from the headlines (see puppy Pizza Rat and puppy Pope). There was an even an incredibly clever nod to everyone's favorite pastime.

The good news: You don't have to take our word for it. Up ahead, we rounded up photos of the cutest pups on parade. Four legs or two, these dogs have set a seriously high bar for this Halloween's get-ups — so you better get cracking on that costume!
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Ready to save Princess Peach.
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Shaggy and Velma pose with a pint-sized Mystery Machine.
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Scooby Doo, where are you?
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The cutest little minion we've ever seen.
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A circus-themed float doubles as a relaxing ride.
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A closer look at the crew.
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Say aloha to Halloween.
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Three little pigs pose with their respective houses.
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Who wore it better: SJP or this adorable pup?
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Bet you won't see a cuter Pizza Rat this Halloween
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Two adorable sushi rolls, complete with wasabi and ginger.
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Ready for blast off!
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All this needs is some mayo dippin' sauce.
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Please note the martini glass.
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Pint-sized knight not included.
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Who needs a complicated costume when you're this cute?
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Where we're going, we don't need leashes.
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If you've already got button eyes, a teddy bear costume is a no-brainer.
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Another incredibly snuggly plush lookalike.
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Doing the Pope proud.
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"The Iron Throne is mine by rights."
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Everyone's favorite catchphrase, in dog form.
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Boo!
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Do you know what this dog is? Cute.
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Scarier than Jurassic World?
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Hello, gorgeous!
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Giddy up!
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Wocka wocka wocka!
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Play it again, Sam.
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Shaken, not stirred.
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Seriously spooky.
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The first (and last!) unicorn.
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A striking pose.
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Yes, please.
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Go long!
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Autumnal vibes.
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Triple threat.
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"Cher's saving herself for Luke Perry."
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Nice shades, bruh.
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