WILMINGTON — A super girl and her super dog, farmer and her canine bundle of hay, and a lifeguard with her pet shark all won first place in the dog costume event at the Clinton County Fair.
Nine-year-old Morgan Riggers, dressed as a super hero with her dog Fudge, said she first got into dressing up with her dog for Halloween one year.
While trick-or-treating, she got the candy; the dog got a treat. Later, she made Fudge’s cape from a candy bag.
Rigger said her first costume competition and first time participating in 4-H was fun and she looks forward to doing it again next year.
Meanwhile, 13-year-old Delaney Miller showed rabbits for two years before getting two-year-old Buckeye to look like a shark, an idea she got while at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Miller dressed as a lifeguard.
It wasn’t Buckeye’s first appearance as a seemingly dangerous animal. Last year Miller and Buckeye showed as a zookeeper and a lion.
Last but not least, 18-year-old Cascie Powles and Timber, who turned two years old on Thursday, the day of the competition, also won first place.
Powles said she was baling hay and wondering what to dress her dog up as. So, she spray painted a cardboard box yellow, placed it around Timber and glued straw to it.
She previously showed goats and got Timber to herd them. Then, she decided to try her hand at dog costumes.
Powles encouraged others who think dog costume events look like fun.
“Might as well give it a try,” she said. “Why not dress up your dog?”
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