Yesterday marked the return of our favorite holiday-related animal costume parade of the year: the 22nd annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. While last year's event was full of OWS-related protest pooches, meat-dress clad Lady Gagas and even a dog dressed as Dave Mustane of Megadeth, we had quite a different array of costumes this year, including Mutt Romney, Evita, an ET homage, and...a dog with a face on its butt.

Click through to check out the adorable photos from the one-and-only Katie Sokoler—and since there were too many puppies for just one post, we'll feature some of our favorite reader photos tomorrow.