Maggie Cacciotti, mom to Sushi (Penelope’s sister) and Lola, sent me some wonderful photos from this year’s Canine Costume Contest, at Socrates Sculpture Park in Brooklyn. Lola, of course, went as her famous alter ego, the Dread Pirate Lola, but Sushi dressed as – a Butterball Turkey!
Maggie sent me this update about the contest:
For this year’s costume contest at Socrates Sculpture Park, Sushi took 1st place as a Butterball turkey! We handmade the costume, but apparently it was so authentic that people thought we’d taken the wrapper off an actual Butterball turkey. I don’t even know how to cook a turkey, so that wasn’t going to be happening! The crowd was chanting “Butterball! Butterball!” and everyone was taking pictures of her and we were interviewed for two different newspapers.. Lola was The Dred Pirate this year (or again, but no one here in NYC has seen the costume before) - and didn’t mind handing over her “Halloween Queen” crown to her younger sister. I think she was just happy to get out of her costume once it was all done. Plus, she gets to enjoy the spoils.. tons of treats, toys and a day at the dog spa.So, in case you’re keeping track, that’s two wins in a row for the Bullmarket girls. Lola won last year as the disco diva. I’ve included a shot of Lola’s winning costume from last year, as well as photos from this year.