Every Halloween, New York City opens itself up like a hellmouth, spilling out creatures and drunks and parties by the thousands. Sesame Street characters eat cart food at four in the morning. Wasted Princess Leias slump over in the subway seats. And dogs, oh the dogs!
This year, VICE sent photo and moving image team GIFRIENDS to capture some of the chaos at both Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade and the PUPkin Dog Costume Contest in Fort Greene, because who doesn't love puppers cosplaying as Princess Mononoke? They brought back collages and diptychs of the dedication behind some of these homemade creations.
–Elizabeth Renstrom, VICE Photo Editor