The Best-Dressed Mutts of Mardi Gras

Posted by Lauren Barker

Mardi Gras 2020 kicked off in style with the Mystic Krewe of Barkus Parade in New Orleans. This year’s theme was “Bark to the Future,” and furry participants dressed the part with plenty of 1980’s attire and even a “DogLorean.” Every year, festive humans and hounds celebrate Fat Tuesday with decorated floats and spectacular getups. Here’s a look at some of our favorite Mardi Gras dogs of 2020.

Some showed up ready to work out in leg warmers and sweatbands.

“Ready? One and two and three and four …”Photo by @paisleyandpirogue

Others pulled out their floofiest ...

“I’m looking for the Red Carpet, have you seen it?” Photo by @sydney_mini_aussie

… And fanciest dresses.

Opal, who are you wearing?Photo by @opalthefluff

Of course, some pups just came to collect beads and bones.

“I’m ready to fetch some treats!”Photo by @subterraneanhomefryalien

Blanche Dogereaux wore her beads proudly.

“They’re just tossing out these gorgeous necklaces.”Photo by @tessaantonelli

Judging by her dog costume, this little lady came for a good time.

“Grab a cocktail weenie!”Photo by

There were a few heroes in the crowd.

“Cowabunga Doodles.”Photo by @brady_and_cooper.doodle

And some grouchy (but still cute) characters as well.

“Can you tell me how to get to Bourbon Street?”Photo by @livy_mini_weenie

There were many recognizable faces, like ET and Elliot ...

“I’ll be riiiight here … in the Crescent City.”Photo by @by.drake

Doctor Who …

“Has anyone seen my TARDIS?”Photo by

Marty McFly in the DeLorean ...

“Where this parade is going, we need roads.”Photo by @by.drake

… And everyone’s favorite dog-like dragon, Falkor.

“Never give up, and treats will find you.”Photo by @adventures_of_yoshithechin

The music scene was well represented by this year’s Mardi Gras dogs.

“It’s tricky finding a good costume.”Photo by @hopecoffeemelody

“Muttallica” played “Master of Puppies.”

“Enter Sanddog.”Photo by @melzy_pet

Gloria howled out “Get on Your Paws.”

“Ay, Chihuahua.”Photo by @badallison

And Puppy Lauper danced “Time After Time.”

“Dogs just wanna have fun.”Photo by @tremetrent

At the end of the day, everyone felt like royalty.

“Don’t smile. Look regal.”Photo by @mauithegoldenretriever

Did your pup dress up for a Mardi Gras parade? Tag us in your photos! Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by @by.drake.