Happy Halloween!

Have a happy and safe Halloween! Remember to keep pets safe, not everyone is kind and not everyone feels safe around dogs. Keep costumes fun but not restrictive or dangerous, and don’t put them on any animal that hates them.

Your staff and intern pigs put on some costumes to show off for the occasion.

Fizz Bee
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Lady Bug
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And I couldn’t resist dressing up the new interns in the same outfits:

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They were not so sure about the whole thing. Look at those eyes!

But their hair just makes them irresistible.
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Happy Halloween!
– Fizz and your interns

 

These costumes came from Petsmart’s Halloween section. They have Christmas costumes out now if that is your thing!

Steampunk Guinea Pig Wings

Are you or your guinea pig interested in Steampunk? Need some wings?

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This costume was created by SkyPiratesCreations on Etsy and cost $75.60. The leather armor in the pictures was created specifically for this guinea, and what is created for you will be unique and to your pet’s measurements.

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Caution: not for long term wear! A few pictures and something of this size should be removed from your guinea’s back.

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I for one wouldn’t want to wear this, a shirt perhaps, but nothing this large!

-Cola

If you are interested in human size steampunk clothing items you can also find those at SkyPirateCreations on Etsy and Facebook.

Thor Guinea Pig

Back again from another break!

Thor: The Dark World is now playing in theaters and if you are into that kind of thing you should all go see it! I went today and I enjoyed it.

To honor the film’s opening, here is a guinea pig dressed in a Thor costume:
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(DeSSyng on Deviantart)

Love it! Such an amazingly crafted little costume and a very willing guinea pig!

— Cola Pig

The Making of a Christmas Card

 

 

Yesterday I posted my Christmas card picture and explained that my guinea pigs cannot be together because they fight. Today I will share more of the pictures I took and show the making of my Christmas card.

The set up:

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I had my camera on a tripod so I could prevent as little movement as possible so the frame would line up. I used a roll of fabric snow set up on the dinner table with a box behind to create the background. The dinning room does not have the best lighting, but I do not own any photography lights and it would not have made much of a difference anywhere else in the house.

The clothing and props:

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We had to get the cards made in order to be printed in time to mail, so I did not have time to make a more elaborate or interesting scene. I took two snowmen off my bookshelf and arranged the two sleds with stuffed Christmas guinea pigs next to them.  The wicker sleds I got when I was a kid, and the stuffed guinea pigs were gifts last Christmas.

The hat is a Yankee Candle jar candle topper accessory, so it has no strap. It is the smaller hat in this picture:

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The holiday cape and bandana came from Petsmart, and are Life’s Fur-tas-tic! brand. The bandana ended up being too small to fit, so it was not used.

Each guinea pig wore the one hat and dress individual and I took a few different pictures hoping to get something useful.

Cola’s individual pictures:

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Fizz’s individual pictures:

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Then after picking out the best pictures, photoshop’s magic put them together (and removed red eye):cropsantahats

Guinea Pig Costume

I have had dreams since I was much younger of having a guinea pig costume. Well, my mom could not sew and I knew no one who would be willing to help me design one once I was old enough to start really caring about having a cool costume for Halloween costume contests. I still do not have such skills and have only ever purchased costumes from stores.

Today I found this video:

I do not know what “The Magic Cuy” is, because the actual commerical is not in english,  but I think the costume is amazing!

Here are some of the commercials I believe the costume was made for (not in English):

I would love to be able to have such skills in at least crafting the lower half of a guinea pig costume. I would not make a mechanical head because that would be impossibly difficult for me and I think it would be overly expensive for a Halloween costume. The company that I believe made the costume has created a lot of other animal and creature costumes for different commercial use.