Today was the sort of day rain dates were made for. After getting washed out yesterday, Tompkins Square Park had plenty of autumn sunshine for what is claimed to be the country's largest dog costume parade. Thousands of dollars in prizes including six iPods were given away to the owners of the winning dogs.

If all of this adorability overload has you itching to see some puppet-like pups in person, there's still time for The Canine Comedy Halloween Pet Costume Party benefiting the Humane Society tomorrow evening in Gramercy.