'Party Animals' Compete in Key West's Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade

This year's Fantasy Fest in Key West featured a pet parade where a variety of costumed animals and their human companions strutted their stuff on a harborfront stage. There was a wide range of creative and colorful costumes, with some entrants drawing inspiration from the festival's "Cult Classics & Cartoon Chaos" theme. Notable costumes included a group spoofing the 1988 film "Beetlejuice," a lion tamer and her canine "lion," and an Italian greyhound costumed as the late rock star Prince.

PHOTO: An Italian greyhound owned by Tracey Slecton, is costumed as Prince Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, just prior to the Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade in Key West. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)