Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The return of canine cosplay - awesome Umbreon edition

There's no dancing around the fact that pets in cosplay are some of the most adorable things on the planet - but the most recent canine cosplay to capture the internet's attention is as awesome as it is unsettling.

As if one couldn't tell from her username, Deviant Artist leafeon-ex loves her some Pokemon.  She also loves her dog, and decided to marry the two with an impressive Umbreon cosplay.


And in case anyone needs a reference to what Umbreon looks like in the world of Pokemon...


As someone who's dabbled in the world of canine cosplay, I can't even begin to find the words for her dog's saintlike patience in both accepting the costume and for posing with it.

Apparently, this is nothing new for Leafeon-Ex, who regularly incorporates her pooch into her costume and cosplay ideas.  The Princess Leia / AT-AT mash-up is particularly awesome - and not just because it features  a candy compartment hidden in the dog's costume.

Unsurprisingly, Leafeon-Ex and her dog Jaguar were rewarded for their hard work (and inexhaustible patience) with best costume awards... although she should probably should have won some sort of prize for the awesome  Umbreon photoshoot that she did out in the tall grass.


I wonder how Momo would take to a Sylveon costume for Halloween this year...