A Vashon Island Halloween

 A little face paint and a willing shepherd to protect his little tiger.. ..

A little face paint and a willing shepherd to protect his little tiger.. ..

 Batdog!

Batdog!

 One Sweet Bunny Wabbit!

One Sweet Bunny Wabbit!

 Princess Leia meets Darth Vader and his assorted wives. . .

Princess Leia meets Darth Vader and his assorted wives. . .

 What a contrast between Adorable and Freaky!

What a contrast between Adorable and Freaky!

Main street closes to traffic at 4:00. For once, this year, it is not cold and rainy. Until 7:00 PM, there is a rollicking parade of fairy princesses, ghouls, bats and devils, skeletons and ghosts. There's a family of bumblebees and another of Orcas (otherwise known as killer whales). People go all out on Vashon and sometimes the creativity is pretty amazing. But true confessions: I was out to photograph my favorite costume characters: the dogs. I caught four good ones before it got too dark for your basic IPhone picture. I don't haul around a big camera these days, just prefer the candid wherever I come across it. Oh, and couldn't resist one sweet lineup of dogs' best friends. Enjoy!