submit your sketch and costume description by Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.
participants will then have until Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 to ship their creations to the company holding the contest.
Halloween is just seven days away, so now is the time to plan for that special dog costume. Be sure to make it comfortable and safe for your doggy best friend.
The Sponge Bob dog costume offers a fun look with a distinctive and snug-fitting sponge headpiece made from 10 big yellow sponges. The googly-eye glasses are a critical accessory — I recommend cutting-out the pupils so your pup can see as you parade him or her about the neighborhood.
For the utility-minded folks, consider saddle bags to carry your children's candy and dog-mounted lights or reflective gear for street safety.
Pick breathable, loose fitting clothing similar in style to Sponge Bob's trademark outfit and don't forget to make wardrobe provisions for your Sponge Dog's potty needs.
There are many Halloween Parades across the country in the United States and around the world. Some are very large scale parades and others are small home town events. At the Halloween Parades page here on Google+, we will discuss issues regarding Halloween and Halloween Parades of all sizes.
Here is a brief summary of a large scale NYC Halloween parade : New York's Village Halloween Parade is an annual holiday parade and street pageant presented the night of every Halloween (October 31) in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Stretching more than a mile, this cultural event draws two million spectators, fifty thousand costumed participants, dancers, artists and circus performers, dozens of floats bearing live bands and other musical and performing acts, and a world-wide television audience of one hundred million. Among the parade's signature features are its pageant sized puppets (giant rod puppets "articulated" by teams of puppeteers) and its open participation to anyone in a costume who wishes to march. It is the largest public Halloween event in the United States, and the country's only major night parade. It has been called "New York's Carnival." Although the parade is currently not as informal and wild as it was in its earliest years, it is in effect still an alternative festival.
Let us know about the parades in your city or town. School parades, town parades, and even one person parades are welcome.
Please tell us about your favorite Halloween costumes and your favorite Halloween Parades.