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Boo it yourself! Crafty costumes on display at Park Slope Halloween Parade

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Dead woman walking: In addition to Halloween, Oct. 31 also marks the beginning of Dia de los Muertos, and the Park Slope Halloween Parade was rife with celebrants venerating the honored dead.
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Kidding around: Park Slope kids, from left, Malia Arensberg, Marley Arensberg, Jennelle Buitrago, and Julissa Arredondo, show off their costumes during the neighborhood’s annual Halloween procession.
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Whatchamacallits: A few people were these things.
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The biggest loser: Mayor DeBlasio and wife Chirlane McCray joined the parade dressed in Mets uniforms, just a day before the team lost the World Series.
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Brooklyn bound: Not content with a lame Halloween in the Big Apple, Manhattanites Abby Levin and Sloper Amelia came down to Park Slope to show off their elaborate costumes.

Brooklyn’s do-it-yourselfers outdid themselves this year for Park Slope’s 29th annual Halloween Parade, crafting a bevy of memorable outfits that delighted sidewalk audiences.

Among the standout costumes included a woman dressed as Disgust from the film “Inside Out,” a Rosie the Riveter, and some fine looking jelly fish that floated majestically down Seventh Avenue, according to one mom.

“It was really creative,” said Gravesender Denise Arensberg, who brought her son Marley, 6, and daughter Malia, 7.

Kings County dogs also got in on the action, looking awfully cute — and creepy — in their costumes, parents said.

“I saw a ghost dog,” said Kensington mom Jennifer Pineiro, whose daughter Jennelle came dressed as Maleficent’s daughter Mal from the tween flick “Descendants.”

Ghost of Park Slope past Mayor DeBlasio returned to haunt his old ’hood — he and wife Chirlane McCray both came as Mets players just a day before the Amazin’s lost the World Series.

Afterwards, the event’s spooky spectators dispersed throughout Park Slope, the best neighborhood for trick or treating, according to Pineiro.

“It’s a good neighborhood for Halloween,” she said. “All the good candy’s there.”

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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