Entries in pet photo contests usually hit all the important tropes: big tough-looking dogs in adorable outfits; pets dressed as other kinds of animals; kitties as classic movie characters, and recent memes. And then there are the ones where the dog or cat looks as ridiculous or as cute as possible. If your dog or cat has a pet parade coming up, and you're angling to win a prize, look to last year's Petco Pet costume contest for inspiration...

- Re-edited from a post originally published October 29, 2013 - DF

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