On Freedom Day (April 27), Mannekin Pis, the famous Belgian statue and fountain of a normally naked young boy urinating, will be dressed in typical Mandela-style clothing to celebrate 10 years of democracy in South Africa.
According to the Manneken Pis Committee, the spectacle will be the 731st time the monument has been dressed up, but will be the first time that a living politician has been so honoured.
In order to better resemble the 85-year-old African freedom fighter, the statue's stone "hair" will be dyed grey.
The little boy will also wear a silk shirt of the type Mandela is fond of, and black pants ? with a slit in the front to allow for the uninterrupted "fountain".
The clothing was arranged by the South African embassy in Brussels.
The local museum houses a collection of over 665 costumes that have been made especially for the diminutuve fountain statue. Some of the costumes in the collection date from the late 18th century, which also includes a Mickey Mouse and Elvis Presley costume.