01/27/2013 11:06 pm ET Updated Mar 29, 2013

New Orleans Dogs Showcase Their Style: Barkus 2013

The Mystic Krewe of Barkus 2013 rolled through New Orleans' French Quarter today with block after block of canine costumes. For the Krewe's 20th year of parading, the theme was Tails & Tiaras: Here Comes Honey Bow Wow.

A true community parade, dog rescue groups march with pets available for adoption, families create floats with their pet troupes, and groups of friends take the theme into Only In New Orleans territory. There were NFL Commissioner-themed marchers with the Super Bowl almost upon us, and ever-present political humor with a group of signs noting Dogs: They Can't Get Indicted. And then there was the doggie stripper pole.

After seeing two hours of pups pass by I've made a slideshow rather than blow up Twitter. It's hard to choose a favorite but you're welcome to try. Photos, as always, by Jeff Beninato.

Barkus 2013