Celebrate “Dress Up Your Pet Day” With These Playful Pups

We rounded up some of the most bizarre dog outfits on Instagram.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Jan 14th 2015


Outfits to dress your dog up in are a dime a dozen these days. Think of a specific holiday or a weather condition, and it’s a guarantee that you can easily find an entire range of pooch-sized garb. But what if you want to think outside the box and really push the envelope of canine costuming? Well, you can start by taking a lead from these Internet mavericks who will be celebrating National Dress Up Your Pet Day with some truly left-field ensembles.

A photo posted by sorrowsorrow (@sorrowsorrow) on Jan 1, 2015 at 6:19am PST

A lumberjack pup? Sure, why not! Although I’m not entirely convinced this dinky pooch really has the stature to survive a professional tree-felling session.

A photo posted by @porsha_the_boxer on Jan 1, 2015 at 9:43am PST

Always remember, Hello Kitty doesn’t discriminate, and you shouldn’t either!

A photo posted by @herewearedr on Jan 1, 2015 at 4:26am PST

When two becomes one! This bespoke double-dog costume is guaranteed to get people looking twice and reaching for their cameras when your canine pal struts down the street.

A photo posted by Vivian (@viviannnx3) on Jan 1, 2015 at 9:26pm PST

In 2015, this is the only acceptable way to get your shrimp nigiri delivered.

A photo posted by Phoenix (@redphoenix1980) on Jan 1, 2015 at 6:11pm PST

Sci-fi nerd dogs unite! This Star Wars-themed costume wins with its looks, although functionality might admittedly be an issue.

I think this Chihuahua is meant to be dolled up as Lady Gaga — although I’d like to think the conical (ahem) harness is a nod to Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour.

So, I guess #dogcleavage might now actually be a real hashtag …

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.