Happy Howl-o-ween!

By Leah Froats
Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

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Each year, the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) hosts its Dog Halloween Party in the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden. The group's name might ring bells for those who frequent the weekly Farmers’ Market on the MCA’s plaza, organized by SOAR since 2015.

For the Halloween event’s 32nd year, dogs of all shapes and sizes were dressed to impress. The event drew celebrities both local and national: the MCA’s own Duncan Anderson was in attendance with his dog, Ser Smokey the Goldenheart, and Emmy Rossum of Shameless fame made an appearance to enjoy the four-legged festivities.

A screenshot of Emmy Rossum’s Instagram story from the SOAR Dog Halloween Party.

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With costumes ranging from belly dancers to bumblebees, these pups maintained the spooky spirit of everyone’s favorite horrifying holiday. Scroll through the images below to enjoy these doggos in disguise.

A one-of-a-kind collectable:

Beanie Baby dog

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

Two pugs in pig’s clothing:

Pig dogs

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

How much wood would this dog chop:

Lumberjack dog

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

Four paws and all ears:

Rabbit dog

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

An icy stare from this ice cream sundae:

Ice cream sundae dog

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

SuperSmokey scans the skies:

Superman dog

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

A pup whose hips don’t lie:

Belly dancer dog

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

Two Chicago-style dogs truly worth relishing:

Hot dog dogs

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

After a long journey from the forest moon of Endor:

Ewok dogs

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

Un-bee-lievably adorable:

Bumblebee dog

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

And we bid you adieu with Dog 1 and Dog 2:

Dr. Seuss Dogs

Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
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