Published Jun 28, 2017 at 3:47 PM | Updated at 1:04 PM EDT on Jul 20, 2017
As comic book enthusiasts prepare their costumes for the 2017 Comic Con Convention, pooches in Southern California are getting fitted for superhero “paws-tumes” of their own.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center will host its 5th Annual PAWmicon Convention on Saturday July, 15 at the Hazard Center in San Diego. The dog-friendly convention celebrates orphan pets and their superhero owners.
Last year’s event drew uniquely comical critters as Bark Kent from “Superdog,” The PAW-nisher, Woof Vader from “The Empire Barks Back,” Robb Bark from “Game of Bones,” Boo from Pixar’s “PAW-nsters Inc.” and “Woof-erine.”
Prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes. Check out some of last year's competitors below: