Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!
Here is a small taste of our Halloween photo shoot with Sheriff Tauntaun:
Cosplay, or costume play, is a performance art where people dress up as a specific character or idea. This is very popular at conventions and other events to represent characters from genres like anime, comic books, video games, movies, and tv shows. It can be considered a nerdy interest, but it has its own subculture and is very popular.
These guinea pigs are busy being cosplayers too because humans cannot have all the fun!
Here is Chun-Li from the video game Street Fighter:
Street Fighter is a massively popular game, still enjoyed by enthusiasts. Love the simple accents that make this guinea pig look just right, and the background with health meter and another fighter just makes the photo.
Sailor Moon from the anime Sailor Moon:
Sailor moon was popular when The Human was younger, and probably enjoys an ever larger cult following today even without being on TV anymore. There is a new series coming out in the near future, and the original series is being released on DVD/Blu-ray for the avid fan. This is a great choice as lots of humans try to pull off this look at conventions. Just look at the cute dress, prop, and hair accessories!
Nintendo’s Mario video games are still top sellers on all of the companies game systems. The characters are iconic and will continue to be at the forefront of gaming culture.
While these three are more simplistic, a single hat can show what character you represent whether you are a human just getting into the whole cosplay thing or a guinea pig that just doesn’t want to wear a more involved costume.
Of course, there is also a photo of Mario in his gaming environment:
All of the above pictures are from the same Twitter feed of a user who loves guinea pigs, check out chikuwa_kintoki for lots of other adorable guinea pig pictures!
The anime Pokemon has been popular for over ten years, along with the video and card games, and if you don’t have the crafting skills to make your own costume you can purchase the two pictured below online from CuddlyCavies.
Pikachu – only $13:
Charmander – slightly more expensive but still worth it at $14:
I don’t think Star Wars will ever be less popular than it is now, especially with more movies on the way and Disney owing the franchise. Below is Chewbacca the guinea pig, dressed appropriately as Chewbacca:
Check out Chewbacca’s tumbler or twitter for more cute guinea pig photos.
Thor is super popular right now with Marvel’s live action movies and The Avengers:
(DeSSyng on Deviantart)
Captain America – another Marvel superhero with his own movies and a part of The Avengers:
(DeSSyng on Deviantart)
Harry Potter from the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling:
(Guinea Pigs in Hats)
The buzz for the movies might be over but the Harry Potter books will continue to be popular literature. Just look at the tiny lightning bolt on the guinea pig’s forehead, so cute!
Doctor Who from the TV series Doctor Who:
Doctor Who is enjoying increasing popularity here in the states! Love the tiny fez and bow tie.
Such tiny costumes require creativity, minimalism, and willing guinea pigs to model them. With so many different genres to choose from there are many wonderful costume ideas out there, both that have been done before and those that have not for anyone who enjoys a challenge. Does your guinea pig or pet cosplay?
Post initial inspired by: “These Guinea Pigs Cosplay Better Than You“
One of the intern pigs here at FT really looks like a Soot Sprite, or Susuwatari, from My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.
Here are the animated sprites with a little explanation about what they are:
Here is Chewbacca, with flash:
Here is a comparison in more natural light:
Happy New Year! May all our readers have a year filled with joy, growth, and furry friends!
I was kind enough to sport a makeshift party hat for some New Years cheer:
The human said that penguins were fun and match my fur colors. I am not certain they embody the idea of celebrating a new year, but humans think in funny ways sometimes. The hat is simply a Santa hat with tinfoil on the outside. Took the human two seconds and I only wore it while I ate my carrot, so the minimal effort on her part was justified.
Happy 2015 everyone!
The staff at FT wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!
Once again the staff had photos taken for a Christmas card, below are the results:
Chewy is Mrs. Claus, TaunTaun is Santa in the sleigh, and Fizz is the Reindeer.
The staffers were kind enough to wear their hats for about a minute while the human took lots of shots. The Santa hat, Mrs. Claus costume, and antlers are from Petsmart. The harness the human made from felt and yarn, and it just sat on Fizz’s back. The background was added in Photoshop. The Santa scene is a composite of two different shots – one good one of the interns and one good one of Fizz. The human made an attempt to get the whole group together for a single picture but that was quite ambitious, and she still had to put two different shots together.
We hope that you have a Merry Christmas!
– Fizz and the Interns
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.
And I couldn’t resist dressing up the new interns in the same outfits:
They were not so sure about the whole thing. Look at those eyes!
But their hair just makes them irresistible.
– Fizz and your interns
These costumes came from Petsmart’s Halloween section. They have Christmas costumes out now if that is your thing!
Is this the secret to true happiness?
Dogs are pretty happy, almost all the time, so this might be true! But, as your guinea pig representative I would argue that the key to happiness is lots of hay, a place to hide, and many veggies. Or just being a guinea pig!
We, the guineas, of FT were subjected to an Easter photo shoot. It was not bad, we would do anything for carrots, but we all don’t have that amazing photogenic quality. Our human found some tiny shirts on sale at Petsmart, and then purchased some Easter supplies.
Fizz was so willing, she had no problems with the shirt, basket, or eggs and kept her paws on the rim of the basket the whole time!
I want to show off more, didn’t I do well!
Love the angle, the quality of the shot is not as good as I wanted.
Just look at her little face! Love this one too.
Here I am next to the basket, just because:
Cola on the other hand, did not come out so photogenic:
Even the new guinea pigs got in on the act, even though they do not seem to like photos:
Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
Easter is almost here! Sheep are cute, but what about a guinea pig dressed up as a sheep?
Full Sheep Outfit:
(Bret P. Michaels)
You can see even more pictures of Bret on his facebook page.
P.S. – Bret, we love you, but don’t give our human ideas. She does not need more ideas…