North London Dog Costumes This Halloween

Published:
6:00 PM November 4, 2021



Updated:
6:06 PM November 4, 2021

With Halloween behind us, leaving strewn candy wrappers and aching bellies across North London, one question remains.

Who got the best dressed puppy this year? Dog owners in Hampstead and Highgate have really pushed the boat out, turning their beloved pets into pumpkins, superheroes and even furry Hogwarts students.

At the All Dogs Matter Halloween Walk last weekend (October 31), owners and dogs were dressed to impress for the charity fundraiser.

The event was attended by 200 people at the Spaniards Inn, raising around £2,000 for the dog rescue charity, with actress Michelle Collins helping to judge the dog show.


Owners and dogs wore matching outfits
– Credit: Paul Abrahams / Ginger Pet Photography


disguised dog and owner

Primrose Hill dog lovers got into the Halloween spirit
– Credit: Lara Pearson


dog dressed up as a suffragette

This feminist pooch loved campaigning for women’s suffrage on Halloween
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Manager Ira Moss told Ham & High: “Our loyal fans braved the rain and came out to support us. The costumes were fantastic and overall it was a great day.”

In Primrose Hill, a ‘Howloween’ party at Reenie’s Ice Cream Bar saw around 50 pooches and their doting owners dress up for charity, in partnership with new social enterprise Wagadoo. The costumes were judged in four categories: Best Hero, Best Villain, Best Human, and Best Duo.

Wagadoo co-founder Lara Pearson, 28, told the Ham&High: “It was an incredible success. We were amazed at the turnout and the effort people put in to dress themselves and their dogs.”

Lara thanked the ice cream parlor for putting on the event, as well as the volunteers who helped out, and said the party raised £260 for the Wild at Heart Foundation.


Lara Pearson

Wagadoo co-founder Lara Pearson invited owners to dress up their puppies for charity
– Credit: Lara Pearson


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North London puppies enjoyed dressing up for Halloween
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Puppies wore their scariest outfits
– Credit: Paul Abrahams / Ginger Pet Photography


dressed dog and owner

The charity walk raised £2,000 for All Dogs Matter
– Credit: Paul Abrahams / Ginger Pet Photography


dog dressed as superman

Dogs wore cool Halloween costumes
– Credit: Lara Pearson


dog dressed as Harry Potter

Harry Potter’s canine lookalike appeared at Reenie’s house
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Wagadoo co-founder Mehrad Jaberansari and dog Meeko greeted guests in their Mario and Yoshi outfits.
– Credit: Lara Pearson


dressed dog

Halloween costumes aren’t just for humans
– Credit: Lara Pearson