In Köln they go bananas during the Karneval which lasts a whole week in early Feb. In order to prepare we scoped out the local Karneval dress up shop. The crowd control in the car park was a sign of how serious they take this.
We tried this cute caterpillar costume on Lew. An employee told us something about it which we later translated to be 'that costume is for a dog'! Sorry Lew. (Still cute but...)