Mardi Gras will always be a time for beads, king cake and masquerades, but here in St. Louis, home to one of America's largest Mardi Gras celebrations, the best costumes are going to the dogs.
Pups (and even a horse!) turned out in style last weekend for the 2015 Beggin' Pet Parade, featuring a performance by Blues Traveler. Riverfront Times photographer Micah Usher was on had at the parade to capture the best moments of canine revelry.
See all photos: 2015 Beggin' Pet Parade and Blues Traveler
So get your beads ready, because these party animals deserve them:
See more Mardi Gras party animal photos on the next page!