Updated: Thursday, 25th April 2019 @ 11:57am

Dress Up Your Pet Day: These pics will inspire you to fancy dress your four-legged friend

Dress Up Your Pet Day: These pics will inspire you to fancy dress your four-legged friend

| By Jonny Yates

Dress Up Your Pet Day, a calendar observance that gives animal lovers the incentive to dress their pets, from cats to piglets, is on the horizon.

Here at MM we'd love Manchester to get involved with this wonderous occassion, held every year on January 14, so we decided to put together some inspirtation from years gone by.

Pets in costumes from films like Harry Potter, Star Wars and even Breakfast at Tiffany’s have been posted on social media since the event was first established.

Colleen Paige, Pet & Family Lifestyle expert from America founded the national day in 2009 and it is now celebrated worldwide by pet lovers.

Pet owners who are excited at the thought of their animals dressed as a lobster, or a ‘hot dog’, should remember to put their animal’s safety first and not put them in anything uncomfortable which could harm them.

The day exists to celebrate the relationship owners have with their pets – and their impeccable fashion sense.

Below we have picked some of the best costumes posted on Twitter in previous years.

Pug Harry Potter:

Spider Hamster

Lobster dog:

Cat in pink dress:

Hot Dog:

Princess cats:

Star wars dog:

Princess dog

Harry Potter dog: 

Madonna dog:

If you partake in this year's Dress Up Your Pet Day and think your fancy-dressed four-legged friend is fashionable enough to be featured on MM send us your pet pics to newsdesk@mancunianmatters.co.uk!

Image courtesy of Istolethetv, with thanks.