A pack of two dozen pooches and a rat named Betty strutted their stuff on the Boardwalk during Deno’s Wonder Wheel’s annual Pet Day costume contest on May 31.
And one hound came dressed as Coney Island’s own top dog — unofficial mayor Dick Zigun. The clever costume was a no-brainer, said it’s creator.
“I really like the Mermaid Parade, and I find Zigun to be an interesting character, so I thought it would be interesting and Coney Island-related,” said Jenny S., who will also be judging the mermaid-themed march down Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk on June 20.
So she dressed Snickers, her miniature Australian Shepherd, in full Dick Zigun regalia — including a black tank top, bowler’s hat, shades, and a Tilly-emblazoned drum just like the one Coney Island’s unofficial mayor beats while leading the annual Mermaid Parade.
After seeing a photo of the dog on Twitter, Zigun invited Jenny for a beer at Coney Island USA.
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