Dogs of ITB is taking Instagram by storm. If you aren’t following this adorable new vertical within the ITB Insider™ media empire you’re missing out on life. In order to leverage the synergy of cute dogs and Halloween costumes, I planned on having a contest where people could vote on the dog with the best costume. It turns out the competition was just too tough, and I also couldn’t decide on the criteria. Are we voting on the most ITB costume worn by a dog? I assume that would be something like a dog in a 2017 Suburban drinking a pumpkin spice latte while checking Micit (it’s pronounced “Mick-it”, people) in the Root or Lacy pickup line, while smoke from a burning mansion slowly rises in the distance. Or are we voting on the most ITB dog in a costume? That would probably be a purebred Golden Retriever or Black/Yellow Lab with a trust fund wearing whatever costume it felt like that day.
As you’ll see, some costumes are way more ITB than others (the Pure Barre Golden Retriever, for example). I’ll iron out the logistics before we do this again next year. Until then, I present to you the 2016 best Halloween costumes donned by dogs of ITB.
Teddy – a camel. He’s so excited about his costume that he can’t even keep his eyes open.
Lucy and Paxton – the Pope vs. Satan, Good vs. Evil, ITB vs. OTB.
Emy Lu – 1/2 lb hamburger steak sandwich from Char-Grill.
Scout – a cowboy that enjoys Tahoe rides to Atlantic Beach.
Deke – The Lion King, overlooking everything that the light touches.
Raisin – a Sushi Roll from Mura.
Nancy Reagan the Cav, as herself.
Porter – a Rufferee.
Stella – a Pure Barre class participant. #LTB (that’s lift. tone. burn. for the uninitiated).
Daisy Belle – one Dalmatian.
Peggy – a raging bull.
Darth Vader vs. Obi Wan Kenobi
Stella – a State fan after last week, and the week before, and the week before that.
Porter – a unicorn.
Stella – as Jaws.
Pickle – a hotdog from Snoopy’s.
Milly – a crayon.
Bailey – a reluctant dinosaur
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