Costumed Canines From Montclair & Bloomfield Win in Essex County Strut Your Mutt Contest

 Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) congratulates Joe Kavesh from Montclair, his pet Vader and several friends who dressed as the Joker and other villains from Batman for winning first place in the Couple Costume Category
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
(center) congratulates Joe Kavesh from Montclair, his pet Vader and several
friends who dressed as the Joker and other villains from Batman for winning
first place in the Couple Costume Category

The annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parade and Contest at Brookdale Dog Park took place on Saturday, October 24, and several locals  and their costumed canines won.

Strut Your Mutt is the County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. Dog owners were invited to display their creativity and dress their canine pets in costumes. The parade was free and prizes were awarded to the winners in each category.

The complete list of award winners are:

Couple Costume:

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) congratulates Jean Dabrowski and her family from Montclair and their pet who dressed as characters from "Star Wars" for winning second place in the Couple Costume Category
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
(center) congratulates Jean Dabrowski and her family from Montclair and
their pet who dressed as characters from “Star Wars” for winning second
place in the Couple Costume Category
  • First place: Joe Kavesh from Montclair, his pet Vader and several friends who dressed as the Joker and other villains from Batman.
  • Second place: Jean Dabrowski and her family from Montclair and their pet who dressed as characters from “Star Wars.”
  • Third place: Fanny Chin from Bloomfield who dressed as a Kikkoman soy sauce bottle and her pets Lexi, Gyro and Shadow who dressed as sushi rolls.

Best in Show: Vanessa Montesano from Clifton and her pet Lunchbox who was dressed as a smart shopper and pushed a shopping cart.

Scariest Costume:

 Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (right) congratulates Lauren Zodel from Montclair and her pet Frankie who was dressed as a crocodile for winning second place in the Scariest Costume Category
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
(right) congratulates Lauren Zodel from Montclair and her pet Frankie who
was dressed as a crocodile for winning second place in the Scariest Costume
Category
  • First place: Jai Lee Wexler from Clifton who was dressed as Maleficent and her pet Chanel who was dressed as Princess Aurora from “Sleeping Beauty.”
  • Second place: Lauren Zodel from Montclair and her pet Frankie who was dressed as a crocodile.
  • Third place: Noreen Fitzsimons from Nutley and her pet Bailey who was dressed as a spider.

Most Creative Costume:

 Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) congratulates Marijoy Tibay from Montclair and her pet Lucy who was dressed as a rainbow fish for winning second place in the Most Creative Costume Category
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
(center) congratulates Marijoy Tibay from Montclair and her pet Lucy who was
dressed as a rainbow fish for winning second place in the Most Creative
Costume Category
  • First place: Regina Mahon from Bayonne and her pet Gizmo who was dressed as a sheriff riding a horse.
  • Second place: Marijoy Tibay from Montclair and her pet Lucy who was dressed as a rainbow fish.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (right) congratulates Dana Borzomati from Upper Montclair and her pet Abby who was dressed as Batman and rode in a motorized Batmobile for winning third place in the Most Creative Costume Category
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
(right) congratulates Dana Borzomati from Upper Montclair and her pet Abby
who was dressed as Batman and rode in a motorized Batmobile for winning
third place in the Most Creative Costume Category

 

  • Third place: Dana Borzomati from Montclair and her pet Abby who was dressed as Batman and rode in a motorized Batmobile.

 

(Photos:  Glen Frieson)

 

 

 

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