Thursday, November 3, 2011

Top 3 Geeky Pet Costumes of 2011

Ok ok, I know Halloween is over, but I just couldn't resist one last post to cover my all-time favorite geeky pet costumes of the year. And yes, there may be better ones out there, but these three made me laugh/squeal out loud:

Most Impressive Geek Costume
Katie Mello, an artist at the animation studio LAIKA, transformed her dog Bones into a Star Wars AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport). Better not dress up your cat as a shield generator!

"That costume's too strong for blasters. Rogue Group, use your harpoons and tow cables. Go for the legs."
Honorable Mention: the 11th Dogtor
If Doctor Who had a canine doppelganger, I'm pretty sure he'd look like this. While I am not yet a follower of this popular series, this cute little mug may be enough to convince me.
"Bow ties are cool."
Favorite Kid & Pet Pairing
Mario is always a popular subject for geek costumes, so I love how this duo gave homage to the side characters. And is that Koopa Paratroopa wearing foam sheets? I need to remember that sometimes the best costumes don't require skills in sewing (which I sorely lack)!

"Don't jump on me or I'll lose my wings!"
Favorite Yarn Craft Costume
I know it's not exactly geeky, but the whole reason I started this post was because I was so impressed by this Jack O' Lantern Cat Sweater. And surprisingly, the cat doesn't mind being decorated for his owner's amusement! I'm so glad Lilly posted the pattern for the hat because I always have a lot of trouble making the ear openings. Wonder what I should make to torture, er, adorn Chairman Meow. ^_~

For more cool geeky costumes, check out this article called Creative Dog Costumes: When Cosplay Isn’t Just For Humans. My favorite one is the white wolf Amaterasu from the video game Okami

Did you dress up your pet(s) for Halloween?


Anonymous said...

Nice selections! The first one is my fave. This dog is so precious and the fact that the costume fits his/her body shape is so funny!

A Gamer's Wife said...

I know! Uber impressive. Need to start thinking of costumes for Rin and Chairman Meow now because waiting till the last minute never works. ^_^;;

Claire said...

I am really impressed with the craftsmanship in the first costume...but the second one, The Dog-tor, made me squeal for at least 5 minutes. Love it! Big fan of Dr. Who. I may have to buy a dog now just to dress it up in that costume. Great post!

A Gamer's Wife said...

I totally agree! Corgis are sooo adorable too; if I didn't already have Rin, I would so consider getting one. #^_^#