The Anthro World of Furry Costumes (Second Edition)

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Once again, Pittsburgh has paid host to world’s largest furry convention, Anthrocon. I know many people might see it as a strange fetish. And for many people it is. But as far as Pittsburgh is concerned, as long as these animal costumed fans spend their money for food and lodging. Also, they seem to be a hit with the kids as far as the news reports make it. Still, you have to wonder how they’d put up wearing an animal costume in scorching heat is the question. I mean they’d have to be roasting in these outfits. After all, many of the character costumes at Disney World are equipped with fans for obvious reasons, not the least that the resort is located in central Florida. But still, furry culture can seem quite weird as you see in the picture above. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of furry costumes.

  1. That bighorn yak sure wields an axe.

Though I almost thought it was a bat until I saw the horns. Still, he has a nice suit of armor.

2. Seems like we have a spiked deer in our midst.

Even has a necklace in his likeness. Must be a character from a book he’s read.

3. Bet you’ve never seen a blue dog before.

Yet, he seems to have brown hair on his head. Not sure how to explain that.

4. This blue dog has some fins and a tail to match.

Well, a lot of furries do consist of mix and match critters. This one has a shark fin and tail.

5. You might give a paw to this scruffy animal.

Not sure whether I’d say they’re a fox or a dog. Either way, they must be hot under that thing.

6. Long ears never go out of style.

Helps if you wear a shirt that matches your black and purple fur. Though that might be stretching it.

7. Blue fur is always great at the playground.

Doesn’t hurt if they can show of their long tail. Though what’s with the blue bandanna?

8. This white snow leopard just wants to say hello.

Well, she she surely has a nice coat and tail. Hope she can catch the escalator.

9. Teal and orange never go out of style.

Though I have to admit, the bandanna goes quite nicely. Still, there’s a lot about furries I don’t understand.

10. Seems like nobody expected a white wolf in the city.

Interesting how a lot of these furry costumes depict dogs. Yet, this one is almost all white for some reason.

11. Sometimes natural earth tones are best.

Well, he’s flexing his muscles to look like a tough guy. Not sure if it helps his case.

12. Who are you calling spotted?

This one has orange and black spots on their back. But they really seem quite the character.

13. Don’t mind this horned dog hanging out.

Yes, I know dogs don’t wear horns. But some of these furry costumes are simply fantastical. Also, are those hooves?

14. How about you greet this cool black cat?

Even has their own collar. But don’t worry, they won’t give you bad luck if they cross your path.

15. Anthrocon is always a great place to spread one’s wings.

This guy came dressed as a fuzzy dragon. Though why they have fur instead of scales, I have no idea.

16. Sometimes a wolf may feel content in their own skin.

Bet they’re just waiting for their pack to return. Or they’re just a lonely wolf tired of howling.

17. Might want to check out this kitty’s jet pack.

Well, the flames are mostly made from tissue paper. But the rest of it almost resembles a the real thing.

18. Now this guy is quite the tiger.

Though when they say, “Be a tiger,” they usually don’t mean it literally. But this is a pretty cool costume nonetheless.

19. You can always stand out in red stripes.

This guy even has a red nose to match. Though the fur composition is quite a combination.

20. But you can always use some blue now and then.

Seems to resemble a husky of some sort. Then again, there’s much about furries I don’t understand.

21. You dare not to mess with this horny bobcat.

Well, she has horns. But she’s also dressed as a fantasy character to let you know her animal originally existed in her imagination.

22. These dogs just want to keep things casual for now.

Well, at least their clothes make them seem less freaky. But yes, the furry thing is pretty weird.

23. Seems like someone has their paws out.

Though the fur pattern is quite intricate. But I’m sure it’s not meant for camouflage.

24. This panda bear has left the building.

Not every day you see a panda walking around. Hope he can get plenty of bamboo before he leaves town.

25. You can always wear a scarf with red and gold.

Well, this guy knows how to stand out in a crowd. Yet, I’m sure you’d freak out if you saw a dog like this.

26. Check out this cool dog in black with yellow stripes.

Almost thought this was a horse until I saw thedog nose. But pretty snazzy if you ask me.

27. This perky dog is eager for anything.

Well, she’s wearing a lovely top and jeans. But the bow is kind of bland.

28. Never thought I’d see a minotaur up close before.

Also, I’m more used to seeing a minotaur in a stone Cretan labyrinth. And I heard he’s not great around people outside his family.

29. Perhaps it’s best to leave that fox alone in the woods.

Funny how they’re wearing a leather jacket. Wonder where they got that from.

30. It would be a mistake to ignore these furry girls.

They’re also wearing dresses that come best with their fur. So sweet.

31. Get a load of this red dragon.

Doesn’t hurt he has spikes on his knees. Though I don’t see the practically. Then again, it’s just a costume.

32. Might want to take a look at this horned cat’s long tail.

Yes, mix and match critters is at play here. Still, wonder how this cat gets around dragging that thing.

33. You’ll certainly know it if you ran into this bright tiger.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy sells highlighters when not in his furry costume. Then again, he may wear it on the job.

34. This big horned sheep is all ready for battle.

Then again, this sheep might be some kind of sorcerer or something. But I know what they use those horns for.

35. That goat sure has long horns.

Well, at least this person dresses as a bipedal goat. But I’d sure wouldn’t want to be on the horns’ receiving end.

36. Never thought this snow leopard would whip their sword out.

Bet you wouldn’t want to mess with this furry badass. Else you may learn the hard way.

37. This wadling osprey is slow to take off the ground.

Kind of reminds me of a bird of prey I saw in a cartoon. Was it Fern Gully?

38. How about a jump onto a fluffy bed?

Because any dog likes a nice soft bed. Though a furry in this pose is kind of freaky.

39. This bunny always enjoys a colorful sweater.

Love the hoodie jacket. Very colorful with rainbow sleeves and pockets. That rabbit’s got style.

40. Get a load of this foxy selfie.

Kind of reminds you of the selfies you might see on online dating profiles. Though this girl is more of a vixen.

41. Want to play fetch?

Not sure to drive the point with a ball in your mouth. Seriously, this is just freaky.

42. Nobody could resist purple fur in the winter time.

What the hell is this dog wearing? Is that a swimsuit? Well, at least there’s a fur suit underneath.

43. No dog wants anything more than a large juicy piece of meat.

Well, a plush steak will do. After all, this green dog only plays a role during the furry convention.

44. How about a shirtless leopard pic?

Then again, you can probably get away with this. Looks more freaky but in a different way.

45. Seems like this dog can really strike a pose.

Costume seems like it’s modeled after a real dog. Australian cattle dog, perhaps? Nice fur though.

46. These deer antlers come with white tips.

Bet it’s a reindeer. Though this guy is most likely brown in the back.

47. This blue dog has a star in their hands.

Well, you have to like the blue fur. But as I have to say, furries are a weird bunch.

48. This guy looks a bit husky.

Though chances are you wouldn’t see him pulling a sled. Yet, it won’t stop him from trying.

49. Nothing makes fur fun like some blue designs.

You have to wonder why people dress in animal costumes. It just seems to defy all explanation for me.

50. With this fox, just act casual.

Well, just a fox head and some baggy clothes. What more can you want?

51. This Canadian cat has a pair of high horns.

And this guy has the maple leaf flag on their belt to show nationality. Not sure why the costume includes horns.

52. This bunny knows the way of the samurai.

This one has pants and armor to boot. Too bad he didn’t bring a katana. Bet the convention center has a weapons policy.

53. May I introduce you to Lemonade the Angel Dragon?

Yes, many of these furries have original characters to their costumes. I know it’s weird. But I don’t understand it either.

54. Seems like this vixen can be kinky at Christmas.

Here she is in a Santa dress and leather corset, boots, and gloves. Guess this is for a Christmas card.

55. This black and white dog is jumping for joy.

Well, this guy isn’t as flashy as some of the other dogs. But I hope they don’t hit the water.

56. This blue dog can’t help but show off their long spiky tail.

Also has some yellow spikes on their ears. Looks good in jeans and a shirt.

57. “How do you like my portrait?”

Well, it’s more of a stylized likeness. But it’s better than what I could’ve drawn.

58. Hope you run into this friendly grizzly in the park.

Don’t worry. He won’t steal your picnic basket. Oh, well, if he’s not hungry.

59. With these two dogs, it’s pure puppy love.

One is a green dog holding the bag. The other is a white dog with flowers in her ears and a scarf around her neck.

60. This tough deer is all leathered for action.

Though isn’t leather made from deer. Oh, wait, they make it from cows nowadays. Still, freaky.

61. This vixen steps out in a sexy dress.

Well, she might have a certain type of outfit. But she certainly looks quite fabulous in it, as far as some furries are concerned.

62. Someone has to be top dog around here.

Guess this is a German shepherd. Though you won’t find him sniffing around any time soon.

63. Sonny Pup can’t help himself sometimes.

He even has a nice collar. But outside a furry convention, you’d freak out if you run into him.

64. Cacti never wants to be hugged. So don’t.

You see how freaky this furry subculture can be? Yes, this guy is Cacti. Don’t ask me.

65. This white dog can’t leave without wearing her pink dress.

Okay, that’s kind of strange. I don’t know what to think of this. Seriously, she’s freaking me out.

66. A yellow goat has to carry a red fan.

I bet this guy fancies himself a samurai. Though it just seems a bit creepy to me.

67. It takes a lot to maintain long fur.

And I’m not sure how this person take care of their costume. But some might find it amazing.

68. Looks like this cat has an evil plan.

This guy seems like a character from something. I’m not sure where though.

69. This dark horse always uses the latest Mane and Tail.

And this horse poses for a picture like a model. Show off.

70. These two are just foxing around.

Yes, dance at the water fountain. Then tell me how it was like to fall into the water. Sucks, right?

71. Seems like this dog decided to go casual.

Well, when in doubt, casual is where to go. Though the fur costume makes it a bit more awkward.

72. A zebra always has to know how to dress.

Though the stripes and plaid kind of clash. Seriously, a zebra should just bare it all out.

73. Bet you’d never get a load of this pink dragon.

This costume consists of fur and scales. Like either would go together save on an armadillo.

74. You can always love a dog in bright yellow.

He also has bright green paws and a blue bandanna. Can see him from several miles away.

75. Now that is one funky rabbit.

The bunny even has their ears pierced. But your eyes would be sore looking at this one.

76. This blue feline always enjoys the winter.

Though they don’t seem to be perfectly camouflaged. Though the coat’s kind of cool.

77. Someone’s feeling batty today.

But at least this bat doesn’t suck blood or eat bugs. Also has a nice medal around neck.

78. Ever saw a rainbow dog before?

Neither have I. But you’d probably see a dog playing with a balloon.

79. Rainbow sleeves never go out of style.

Nor do they need to go with a shirt. Because we all need rainbows in our lives.

80. This griffin always wears their heart on their chest.

This one even has small wings to go with their white body. But they stand proud.

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Disney Welcomes You to the Happiest Christmas Celebration on Earth

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Our next stop for Merry Geekmas is onward to the wonderful world of Disney. Unlike the other franchises we’ve seen so far, Disney has been in the Christmas business for years. Hell, they have Christmas celebrations at their parks as well as Christmas specials for decades, especially during the 1990s. Let’s just say that this is a franchise that’s heavily cashed in on the Christmas commercialization phenomenon big time. Of course, Disney has a ton of fans around the world. But there are plenty of Disney fanatics out there who go all out. And I’m not talking about kids or parents here. I’m talking about adults who’d dress up as Disney characters at Comic Con and go all Disney out on Christmas. And that’s where I come in. These people could easily do a Disney themed Christmas tree and decorations. You know, the real Disney nerds. So for your reading pleasure this holiday season, I bring you an assortment of tidings from the magical world of Disney.

  1. Eeyore wishes you a happy Christmas.
Yet, we're not sure if Eeyore will be merry because merriment isn't his strong suit. But his friends accept him anyway.

Yet, we’re not sure if Eeyore will be merry because merriment isn’t his strong suit. But his friends accept him anyway.

2. Do you want to build a snowman Christmas tree that is?

"Hi, I'm Olaf and I give warm hugs." Easier than building a snowman in parts of the country this time of year, especially where I live.

“Hi, I’m Olaf and I give warm hugs.” Easier than building a snowman in parts of the country this time of year, especially where I live.

3. On your tree, say Merry Christmas with mouse ears.

As I said before, I'm not a fan of Mickey and his friends. But nevertheless, I feel obligated to show these.

As I said before, I’m not a fan of Mickey and his friends. But nevertheless, I feel obligated to show these.

4. Frozen fans will enjoy this Olaf nutcracker.

And in the spirit of Christmas, he even has a Santa hat as well as red and green scarf. You can't help but like this.

And in the spirit of Christmas, he even has a Santa hat as well as red and green scarf. You can’t help but like this.

5. Greet your friends and family with this Disney Christmas wreath.

Though I'm not a fan of classic Disney characters, I knew I had to make concessions here. This is one of them.

Though I’m not a fan of classic Disney characters, I knew I had to make concessions here. This is one of them.

6. You can always let it go with this Elsa Christmas tree ornament.

For nothing says Christmas than snapping out at your coronation, leaving your kingdom to eternal winter, and running away from your queenly responsibilities. Yes, Elsa, what a way to let it go.

For nothing says Christmas than snapping out at your coronation, leaving your kingdom to eternal winter, and running away from your queenly responsibilities. Yes, Elsa, what a way to let it go.

7. Feast your eyes on these Mickey Mouse Christmas cookies this holiday season.

Sure they may be Mickey Mouse cookies. But they seem rather easy to make though.

Sure they may be Mickey Mouse cookies. But they seem rather easy to make though.

8. Sven seems to be ready for the holidays.

He even has his antlers in Christmas lights. Hope it doesn't keep him from hauling ice.

He even has his antlers in Christmas lights. Hope it doesn’t keep him from hauling ice.

9. These Disney Princess ornaments are a must have for any magical Christmas tree.

Each of these has a cloth skirt. Not sure why Jasmine has one since she usually wears her puffy harem pants.

Each of these has a cloth skirt. Not sure why Jasmine has one since she usually wears her puffy harem pants.

10. Now you can own a Mickey Mouse nutcracker this holiday season.

And he comes in 5 different variations. Hope you can take your pick. I'm going with none of them.

And he comes in 5 different variations. Hope you can take your pick. I’m going with none of them.

11. All this Mickey Mouse wreath needs is a Santa hat.

After all, a Santa hat can always make any wreath look suitable for Christmas. Even one with mouse ears.

After all, a Santa hat can always make any wreath look suitable for Christmas. Even one with mouse ears. This one even has lights.

12. Nothing brings joy on Christmas like a Mickey Mouse tree.

Of course, that's not the case in my house. But I understand Mickey has his fans. So I'll use this one.

Of course, that’s not the case in my house. But I understand Mickey has his fans. So I’ll use this one.

13. This Disney Princess Christmas tree is a little girl’s dream.

Even with it's girliness, I actually like this one. Love how they use Disney princess dolls on the branches.

Even with it’s girliness, I actually like this one. Love how they use Disney princess dolls on the branches.

14. How about a Mickey Mouse stocking wizard hat?

This one is from the Fantasia "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment. You can see why it's shaped that way.

This one is from the Fantasia “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment. You can see why it’s shaped that way.

15. Treasure Christmas forever with this Disney keepsake.

They have a lot of these types of displays from Disney. This one features a frozen pond which you won't see at the Disney parks in this country.

They have a lot of these types of displays from Disney. This one features a frozen pond which you won’t see at the Disney parks in this country.

16. Grace your Christmas tree with these Disney mouse ear ornaments.

These ornaments feature many of your favorite Disney movie characters. This even includes villains like Ursula and Maleficent.

These ornaments feature many of your favorite Disney movie characters. This even includes villains like Ursula. Captain Hook, and Maleficent.

17. Now that’s one big Christmas stocking.

I wouldn't be surprised if someone actually made this. However, this doesn't mean I care for the characters on here. Because I don't.

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone actually made this. However, this doesn’t mean I care for the characters on here. Because I don’t.

18. If you liked Frozen Fever, then you’ll love this inflatable Olaf snowman in your yard.

Whenever Elsa sneezes she tends to create these little snowmen. Still, this is adorable.

Whenever Elsa sneezes she tends to create these little snowmen. Still, this is adorable.

19. Speaking of Frozen, any little girl would want to check out this Elsa Christmas stocking.

There's also an Olaf stocking. But since Elsa is way more popular, it goes on the post instead.

There’s also an Olaf stocking. But since Elsa is way more popular, it goes on the post instead.

20. There’s no better royal addition on your tree than these Disney Princess ornaments.

However, I'm not sure whether Mulan and Pocahontas qualify as princesses. But what the hell, it's Disney so I'll allow it.

However, I’m not sure whether Mulan and Pocahontas qualify as princesses. But what the hell, it’s Disney so I’ll allow it.

21. On Christmas Eve, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

And I'm sure diehard Disney fans would want a shirt like this. Fair enough.

And I’m sure diehard Disney fans would want a shirt like this. Fair enough.

22. Make Christmas magical with this snow globe Disney castle.

I suppose this doesn't come cheap. Also includes a Cinderella snow globe coach.

I suppose this doesn’t come cheap. Also includes a Cinderella snow globe coach.

23. Fans of Alice in Wonderland will surely adore this Christmas tree.

Though I have to admit, it's a rather trippy Disney movie from the 1950s. But I understand it has its fans.

Though I have to admit, it’s a rather trippy Disney movie from the 1950s. But I understand it has its fans.

24. These Mickey snowman cookies might just as well melt your heart.

They just look like regular snowmen but with Mickey Mouse ears. Though I like them better than Mickey cookies.

They just look like regular snowmen but with Mickey Mouse ears. Though I like them better than Mickey cookies.

25. For your magical Christmas party, these Minnie Mouse ears are a must.

Because nothing says Disney like iconic mouse ears. I mean Mickey Mouse is the franchise mascot.

Because nothing says Disney like iconic mouse ears. I mean Mickey Mouse is the franchise mascot.

26. May you always have a friend this Christmas with these Toy Story ornaments on your tree.

Consists of Woody with Christmas lights, Buzz Lightyear with a candy cane, and an alien with one, too. All in all, these are great.

Consists of Woody with Christmas lights, Buzz Lightyear with a candy cane, and an alien with one, too. All in all, these are great.

27. If you prefer a Christmas underwater, this Finding Nemo ornament is for you.

And he surely looks excited for Christmas doesn't he? Still, this is cute.

And he surely looks excited for Christmas doesn’t he? Still, this is cute.

28. Celebrate the season with this Disney keepsake Christmas tree.

Now this is a very fancy display if you ask me. Has a lot of great detail. Probably not cheap.

Now this is a very fancy display if you ask me. Has a lot of great detail. Probably not cheap.

29. You can always light up a show with this Minnie Mouse inflatable display.

You see, Minnie Mouse is all ready for Christmas. Her Christmas tree is even full of bows like her house.

You see, Minnie Mouse is all ready for Christmas. Her Christmas tree is even full of bows like her house.

30. For a more naturalistic Mickey Mouse wreath, this one got you covered.

This one contains pine cones and holly berries. And in a true Mickey Mouse fashion.

This one contains pine cones and holly berries. And in a true Mickey Mouse fashion.

31. Fans of Finding Nemo will want to hang this stocking near the fireplace.

This one has Nemo with his little friends. Sure the snowflakes don't fit in with the coral reef landscape. But this is for Christmas.

This one has Nemo with his little friends. Sure the snowflakes don’t fit in with the coral reef landscape. But this is for Christmas.

32. Lion King fans would love to have a Simba’s portrait ornament on their tree.

Sure it's a bauble of Simba when he was a cub drawn by Rafiki. But it's a rather iconic image from the movie.

Sure it’s a bauble of Simba when he was a cub drawn by Rafiki. But it’s a rather iconic image from the movie.

33. You can always spread magical cheer with this Disney Christmas village collection.

Yes, they have these. Because Disney is a very profitable franchise. So I had to include this.

Yes, they have these. Because Disney is a very profitable franchise. So I had to include this.

34. This Christmas quit of Mickey and Minnie will bring you endless joy.

This one has Mickey and Minnie in the snow. And the quilt is used for display mostly.

This one has Mickey and Minnie in the snow. And the quilt is used for display mostly.

35. Nothing makes your Christmas magical like these Mickey Mouse cookies.

Each cookie presented has its own unique Christmas design on it. Hope you enjoy.

Each cookie presented has its own unique Christmas design on it. Hope you enjoy.

36. Make your Christmas part of the Hundred Acre Wood with this Winnie the Pooh wreath.

And here we have Pooh in his Christmas jammies. This is so adorable you can't resist it.

And here we have Pooh in his Christmas jammies. This is so adorable you can’t resist it.

37. Hope this gingerbread Cinderella’s castle make all your Christmas dreams come true.

Man, and I though the Hogwarts gingerbread scenes were spectacular. This really takes the cake for me. Love the detail.

Man, and I though the Hogwarts gingerbread scenes were spectacular. This really takes the cake for me. Love the detail.

38. This summer Olaf ornament will brighten your Christmas season.

Because nothing says Christmas like a snowman fantasizing about summer while completely ignoring the basics of thermodynamics. Yeah, we all know what happens to snowmen when the weather is above a certain temperature.

Because nothing says Christmas like a snowman fantasizing about summer while completely ignoring the basics of thermodynamics. Yeah, we all know what happens to snowmen when the weather is above a certain temperature.

39. For a Disney Christmas, you can choose from a variety of stockings.

And boy, do they have a wide variety here. These feature everything from classic characters, to princesses and Pixar.

And boy, do they have a wide variety here. These feature everything from classic characters, to princesses and Pixar.

40. This Pooh Christmas plush will make your holidays as sweet as honey.

While I don't care for classic Disney characters, I can't help but like Winnie the Pooh. Perhaps it's because he and his friends are more relatable to all ages. Still, this is cute.

While I don’t care for classic Disney characters, I can’t help but like Winnie the Pooh. Perhaps it’s because he and his friends are more relatable to all ages. Still, this is cute.

41. Merry Christmas from Mickey Mouse and his friends.

This 1954 Christmas card is kind of creepy to me. It sort of Mickey controlling Pinocchio in an evil puppetmeister mode. Disturbing.

This 1954 Christmas card is kind of creepy to me. It sort of Mickey controlling Pinocchio in an evil puppetmeister mode. Disturbing.

42. Nothing shows you the value of friendship this Christmas like an inflatable of Sven and Olaf.

Sven even has a Christmas wreath on him as Olaf rides on top of him. Sure it's from Frozen but it melts your heart.

Sven even has a Christmas wreath on him as Olaf rides on top of him. Sure it’s from Frozen but it melts your heart.

43. Fans of the Little Mermaid may want to hang this stocking.

After all, it consists of Ariel's fish tail and her seashell bra piece. What more can you ask for.

After all, it consists of Ariel’s fish tail and her seashell bra piece. What more can you ask for?

44. This Mickey Mouse wreath seems to be as sweet as candy.

Well, it has candy pieces on it. Nevertheless, it's very much in tune with the Christmas spirit.

Well, it has candy pieces on it. Nevertheless, it’s very much in tune with the Christmas spirit.

45. This Mickey Mouse cake makes a delectable Christmas treat.

Okay, I'm not a fan of Mickey Mouse. But I couldn't miss this cake up. Since I know he has his fans.

Okay, I’m not a fan of Mickey Mouse. But I couldn’t miss this cake up. Since I know he has his fans.

46. Any Disney princess would love to have a Christmas tree like this.

Hey, I'm 26 years old and even I wouldn't mind having a Christmas tree like this. I mean what girl wouldn't?

Hey, I’m 26 years old and even I wouldn’t mind having a Christmas tree like this. I mean what girl wouldn’t?

47. There is no Christmas ornament like this that tells a tale as old as time.

For nothing says Christmas like some good old-fashioned Stockholm Syndrome. Still, to be fair, Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie by far.

For nothing says Christmas like some good old-fashioned Stockholm Syndrome. Still, to be fair, Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie by far.

48. A Christmas tree like this is a must have for any mad tea party.

Yes, this is another Alice in Wonderland Christmas tree. All I know is fans may want to see this.

Yes, this is another Alice in Wonderland Christmas tree. All I know is fans may want to see this.

49. Eeyore always loves a gingerbread cookie now and then.

Though he may not always show it. But you have to love Eeyore's Santa hat though.

Though he may not always show it. But you have to love Eeyore’s Santa hat though.

50. I’m sure a Frozen fan would clearly want a Queen Elsa tree topper.

Well, since Christmas takes place in winter, this is quite fitting. However, Elsa isn't as great a role model to young women as many think she is.

Well, since Christmas takes place in winter, this is quite fitting. However, Elsa isn’t as great a role model to young women as many think she is.

51. If you like Ursula, then this Christmas tree ornament in her Vanessa disguise is for you.

For nothing says Christmas like stealing someone else's boyfriend so you can take over the ocean by marrying him. Still, if Ursula was smart she could've just killed Prince Eric which would save all the trouble.

For nothing says Christmas like stealing someone else’s boyfriend so you can take over the ocean by marrying him. Still, if Ursula was smart she could’ve just killed Prince Eric which would save all the trouble.

52. Treasure the memory of The Lion King with this Simba Hallmark keepsake ornament.

After all, nothing says Christmas like singing a lively musical number about being king of the pride lands without considering that your dad must die before that would happen. Of course, Simba probably thought that was long way off. However, we all remember what happens to Mufasa.

After all, nothing says Christmas like singing a lively musical number about being king of the pride lands without considering that your dad must die before that would happen. Of course, Simba probably thought that was long way off. However, we all remember what happens to Mufasa not too far after this.

53. Celebrate the Hunchback of Notre Dame with this Christmas tree ornament from Hallmark.

Because nothing says Christmas like saving a girl's life from your crazy self-righteous guardian in hopes you might get in her pants. Yet, she only wants to be friends. Sorry, Quasimodo, but she has eyes for Phoebus.

Because nothing says Christmas like saving a girl’s life from your crazy self-righteous guardian in hopes you might get in her pants. Yet, she only wants to be friends. Sorry, Quasimodo, but she has eyes for Phoebus.

54. Perhaps this Disney Christmas tea pot would bring warmth during the Christmas season.

Sure it has Micke and Minnie on it. But I couldn't avoid putting it in my post since it's such a unique item.

Sure it has Micke and Minnie on it. But I couldn’t avoid putting it in my post since it’s such a unique item.

55. Wish everyone in your home a Merry Christmas with this Mickey Mouse tree.

Okay, I'm no fan of Mickey Mouse. But I have to admit, this is a pretty clever way of decorating a Christmas tree.

Okay, I’m no fan of Mickey Mouse. But I have to admit, this is a pretty clever way of decorating a Christmas tree.

56. There’s nothing sweeter on Christmas like this Mickey and Minnie candy cane decoration.

Well, at least it's unique enough to put on my post. Yet, I don't care for Mickey and Minnie much.

Well, at least it’s unique enough to put on my post. Yet, I don’t care for Mickey and Minnie much.

57. Make your home a winter wonderland with this Frozen wreath.

After all, there's no better way to say "Let It Snow" than this. Even features Olaf.

After all, there’s no better way to say “Let It Snow” than this. Even features Olaf.

58. Nothing says a Merry Christmas than a Mickey Mouse bauble wreath.

This one has baubles of all kinds of colors. Any Mickey fan would want this on their front door during the holidays.

This one has baubles of all kinds of colors. Any Mickey fan would want this on their front door during the holidays.

59. This Mickey Mouse hat makes a rather magical tree topper.

Not exactly something I'd want to put on my Christmas tree. But someone else might beg to differ.

Not exactly something I’d want to put on my Christmas tree. But someone else might beg to differ.

60. This Winnie the Pooh Christmas inflatable will surely melt your heart.

He comes out of present in a Santa hat and holding a candy cane. What's not to love?

He comes out of present in a Santa hat and holding a candy cane. What’s not to love?

61. Fans of the aliens from Toy Story, have I got a tree for you?

Just make sure you don't have any claws on your ceiling. Because such things have a special meaning to them.

Just make sure you don’t have any claws on your ceiling. Because such things have a special meaning to them.

62. No Disney princess should ever celebrate Christmas without a wreath like this.

This one includes Disney Princesses with snowflakes. Surely you can't resist this.

This one includes Disney Princesses with snowflakes. Surely you can’t resist this.

63. For a Frozen Christmas tree, it’s best that it’s covered with snow.

With an Elsa tree topper, this is a rather fitting Christmas tree. Helps that the ornaments match, too.

With an Elsa tree topper, this is a rather fitting Christmas tree. Helps that the ornaments match, too.

64. If you liked the Little Mermaid, then try this ornament on your Christmas tree.

After all, nothing says Christmas like musing about changing everything about yourself for a guy you just met. Sure Ariel is more proactive than other Disney Princess, but she's very much immature.

After all, nothing says Christmas like musing about changing everything about yourself for a guy you just met. Sure Ariel is more proactive than other Disney Princess, but she’s very much immature.

65. You’ll never know what you’ll see in a Mickey Mouse Christmas wreath.

This one has all kinds of things like flowers, presents, and snowflakes. Has very much a Christmas and creative touch.

This one has all kinds of things like flowers, presents, and snowflakes. Has very much a Christmas and creative touch.

66. Relive your favorite moments from Beauty and the Beast with this Hallmark keepsake ornament.

For nothing says Christmas like having a talking wardrobe cheer you up after you let the Beast take you hostage so your dad may leave. And he wants you to have dinner with him which you want no part of.

For nothing says Christmas like having a talking wardrobe cheer you up after you let the Beast take you hostage so your dad may leave. And he wants you to have dinner with him which you want no part of.

67. Now this is what I’d call the ultimate Disney Christmas tree.

Guess the ornaments on this tree are nowhere near cheap. Since many seem like you'd find them in a catalog.

Guess the ornaments on this tree are nowhere near cheap. Since many seem like you’d find them in a catalog.

68. Pixar fans will surely appreciate a Christmas tree like this.

It even has a balloon house tree topper. Even has a lot of Pixar stuff on it, too.

It even has a balloon house tree topper. Even has a lot of Pixar stuff on it, too.

69. These Mickey Mouse Christmas jars are great for storing candy.

Well, 2 of them have bows on the top. So you can't say they're necessarily Mickey jars. But all have the ears.

Well, 2 of them have bows on the top. So you can’t say they’re necessarily Mickey jars. But all have the ears.

70. Santa Pooh always enjoys his honey.

And here he is on a jar with a candy cane. Okay, he doesn't have a beard. But I don't care.

And here he is on a jar with a candy cane. Okay, he doesn’t have a beard. But I don’t care.

71. Seems like the Genie likes to sing Christmas carols.

Then again, the Genie always likes to show off his talents. Though I'm sure it's very unlikely Christmas is celebrated where he's at.

Then again, the Genie always likes to show off his talents. Though I’m sure it’s very unlikely Christmas is celebrated where he’s at.

72. This Disney Christmas wreath will surely make your holidays just as sweet.

Note that it features Disney characters in gingerbread. Still, it's quite colorful.

Note that it features Disney characters in gingerbread. Still, it’s quite colorful.

73. On Christmas, Mike and Sully always demonstrate the power of friendship.

This is a nice Christmas wreath from Monster's Inc. Like how Mike and Sully are featured.

This is a nice Christmas wreath from Monster’s Inc. Like how Mike and Sully are featured.

74. If you like Olaf, than this Olaf Christmas vacation inflatable is for you.

Of course, being a snowman, he certainly can't celebrate Christmas anywhere south of Florida even if he wanted to. Because he'd be reduced to water there. Not sure how to explain this to kids.

Of course, being a snowman, he certainly can’t celebrate Christmas anywhere south of Florida even if he wanted to. Because he’d be reduced to water there. Not sure how to explain this to kids.

75. This snowman Tigger inflatable would always make one bounce for joy.

Is Tigger in that snowman? Might want to get him out before he contacts hypothermia.

Is Tigger in that snowman? Might want to get him out before he contacts hypothermia.

76. This Inside Out tree will inspire all kinds of emotions.

This one is quite creative. Love the colors. Hope it inspires joy.

This one is quite creative. Love the colors. Hope it inspires joy.

77. Cherish the joy of family this Christmas with this Frozen keepsake ornament.

For nothing says Christmsa like shutting your little sister out of your life after accidentally knocking her unconscious with your ice powers. Now both Elsa and Anna are screwed up for the first part of the movie.

For nothing says Christmsa like shutting your little sister out of your life after accidentally knocking her unconscious with your ice powers. Now both Elsa and Anna are screwed up for the first part of the movie.

78. If you like Pocahontas, then feast your eyes on this ornament.

For nothing says Christmas like a colonialist romance that never happened in real life due to a large age difference. Also, Pocahontas, you should know he may be carrying small pox. Just saying.

For nothing says Christmas like a colonialist romance that never happened in real life due to a large age difference. Also, Pocahontas, you should know he may be carrying small pox. Just saying.

79. This Christmas inflatable from Winnie the Pooh brings winter fun.

Not sure how I feel about Eeyore being used as a reindeer to pull the sleigh. Yes, he's a donkey but still. Can't he get a break?

Not sure how I feel about Eeyore being used as a reindeer to pull the sleigh. Yes, he’s a donkey but still. Can’t he get a break?

80. If you love Sleeping Beauty, then you might enjoy having this ornament on your tree.

For nothing says Christmas by having to inflict some degree of sexual assault to wake up your girlfriend from a magically induced coma. Way to teach us about consent, Disney.

For nothing says Christmas by having to inflict some degree of G-rated sexual assault to wake up your girlfriend from a magically induced coma. Way to teach us about consent, Disney.

81. A Mickey Mouse wreath can always do with some ornaments.

Well, it has gold and baubles that shine. The red ribbon looks nice, too.

Well, it has gold and baubles that shine. The red ribbon looks nice, too.

82. Celebrate this holiday season with this animated table top Christmas tree from Disney.

Again, another expensive trinket from Disney suited for the holiday season. Not sure if I'd advise anyone to get it. But it's unique so it goes on the post.

Again, another expensive trinket from Disney suited for the holiday season. Not sure if I’d advise anyone to get it. But it’s unique so it goes on the post.

83. This Cinderella wreath is perfect for a Christmas ball.

Well, it surely sparkles like Cinderella's dress. But I have say she's not among my favorites.

Well, it surely sparkles like Cinderella’s dress. But I have say she’s not among my favorites.

84. This Mickey Mouse Christmas wreath is filled with Disney memories.

Includes ornaments from classic Disney characters as well as the movies. And it has a Santa hat on top.

Includes ornaments from classic Disney characters as well as the movies. And it has a Santa hat on top.

85. Even WALL-E knows how to deck the halls.

And he seems to be caught up in the lights. Nevertheless, this is adorable.

And he seems to be caught up in the lights. Nevertheless, this is adorable.

86. Of course, WALL-E and EVE would rather celebrate the season together.

This one has WALL-E holding the Christmas tree and EVE holding the lights. Still, so cute.

This one has WALL-E holding the Christmas tree and EVE holding the lights. Still, so cute.

87. Remember moments from Pinocchio with this ornament on your tree.

Because nothing says Christmas like being locked in a cage after skipping school to go to an island amusement park that turns boys into donkeys. And now you're lying to the Blue Fairy to save your ass.

Because nothing says Christmas like being locked in a cage after skipping school to go to an island amusement park that turns boys into donkeys. And now you’re lying to the Blue Fairy to save your ass.

88. These Bambi outdoor Christmas decor will make your season bright.

Uh, I'm not sure if Thumper and Bambi would even celebrate Christmas for they certainly didn't have stuff like that in the movie. Also, the holiday season isn't a great time for deer especially since it's early December.

Uh, I’m not sure if Thumper and Bambi would even celebrate Christmas for they certainly didn’t have stuff like that in the movie. Also, the holiday season isn’t a great time for deer especially since it’s early December.

89. This Elsa Christmas dress is surely worth freezing for.

Yes, they have one of these things for Elsa. Still, you have to like the snowflakes and braid on it.

Yes, they have one of these things for Elsa. Still, you have to like the snowflakes and braid on it.

90. I’m sure any mouse would want these Mickey Mouse Oreo Christmas cookies.

Each of these is decorated in a respective fashion. Be sure to use small Oreos for the ears.

Each of these is decorated in a respective fashion. Be sure to use small Oreos for the ears.

91. This Mickey Mouse wreath will bring you to a winter wonderland.

After all, it's surely covered in snowflakes, silver, and blue. Great if you want to go with Cinderella or Frozen.

After all, it’s surely covered in snowflakes, silver, and blue. Great if you want to go with Cinderella or Frozen.

92. This Alice in Wonderland Christmas wreath is curiouser and curiouser.

This one is also covered in roses and playing cards. Better than some of the others on this post as far as I'm concerned.

This one is also covered in roses and playing cards. Better than some of the others on this post as far as I’m concerned.

93. This Ariel Christmas wreath comes all the way from under the sea.

This one is covered in starfish to show for it. Still, it's so unique that I had to include it.

This one is covered in starfish to show for it. Still, it’s so unique that I had to include it.

94. Show up to your Disney Christmas in this Mickey Mouse ugly sweater.

Had to include at least one ugly Christmas sweater on this post. Because tis the season.

Had to include at least one ugly Christmas sweater on this post. Because tis the season.

95. On Christmas, follow Mickey and just say Ho!

I guess this Christmas sweatshirt is of vintage variety. Still, couldn't pass this up since ho has rather different connotations today.

I guess this Christmas sweatshirt is of vintage variety. Still, couldn’t pass this up since ho has rather different connotations today.

96. Use mouse lights to brighten you Christmas tree any way you’d like.

And they're available in several different colors. Yet, they all sport the iconic ears of Mickey Mouse.

And they’re available in several different colors. Yet, they all sport the iconic ears of Mickey Mouse.

97. You can’t go wrong with this gingerbread castle on a Frozen Christmas.

And yes, it surely stands out when you look at it. Still, this is from a display at Disney World in 2014.

And yes, it surely stands out when you look at it. Still, this is from a display at Disney World in 2014.

98. This gingerbread Up house will surely take flight.

This one uses jelly beans for balloons. Nevertheless, it's truly a work of art.

This one uses jelly beans for balloons. Nevertheless, it’s truly a work of art.

99. You can always see Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto in their Christmas teacups.

Of course, teacups rides are iconic to Disney> So it's why I included this inflatable on this post.

Of course, teacups rides are iconic to Disney> So it’s why I included this inflatable on this post.

100. This Disney tsum tsum Christmas tree will melt your heart.

Tsum Tsums are plush doll heads with cute faces. Still, this will certainly warm hearts this holiday season.

Tsum Tsums are plush doll heads with cute faces. Still, this will certainly warm hearts this holiday season.

Have a Spectacularly Magical Wizarding Harry Potter Christmas

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Moving on for my Merry Geekmas themed posts is on to Harry Potter. Unlike franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars, this universe certainly celebrates Christmas as you’ve probably seen in each of the books. This despite the fact that there’s not a lot of talk about Christianity other than the presence of churches in wizard villages as well the Fat Friar ghost. So it’s possible that at least wizards in the HP universe probably do have some degree of religious beliefs. They just don’t talk about them. At any rate, whenever it’s Christmas at Hogwarts, there are usually a brightly decorated trees and decor in the Great Hall even though it may be somewhat empty when students spend the holidays with their families. In Goblet of Fire, the Great Hall Christmas decor was even more spectacular with the Triwizard Tournament going on. As you can see, it was transformed into a winter wonderland for the Yule Ball, which Harry and Ron didn’t enjoy by the way. This especially goes for Ron since he wore a famously ugly dress robe and got pissed off that the girl he liked was going out with a celebrated Quidditch player he had previously gushed over. And he didn’t even realize it while Harry and the readers certainly did. Still, while Harry’s Christmas was more or less a happy occasion in the books before Goblet of Fire, especially the first when he received the Invisibility Cloak and his own Weasley sweater, it becomes darker as the books go on. One noteworthy example would be in The Order of the Phoenix when Nagini attacked Arthur Weasley in the Ministry. Of course, Christmas is certainly not a happy occasion for Neville Longbottom who certainly doesn’t look forward to it. Why? Because Christmas for him usually consists of visiting his parents who were tortured by Deatheaters to the point of insanity that they don’t recognize him. At any rate, there are plenty of Harry Potter fans that celebrate the holiday season in their own magically way possible. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of ways you can have a Harry Potter Christmas.

  1. Now you can celebrate the holidays with your own Harry Potter Weasley sweater.
Each Weasley sweater has a color with the wearer's first initial. Harry's is blue. Ron's is maroon.

Each Weasley sweater has a color with the wearer’s first initial. Harry’s is blue. Ron’s is maroon.

2. If you like fantastic beasts, then you’ll adore this baby dragon ornament.

This one is of Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback which Hagrid got in the first book. They had to have the little guy sent away. Later had name changed to Norberta.

This one is of Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback which Hagrid got in the first book. They had to have the little guy sent away. Later had name changed to Norberta.

3. A Patronus ornament will ward off Dementors from your tree.

This one is of a stag which is Harry's patronus charm. It was also his father's as well.

This one is of a stag which is Harry’s patronus charm. It was also his father’s as well.

4. Hope you can catch the Harry Potter magic this Christmas with this stocking.

This one has Hogwarts, Harry's lightning bolt scar, and glasses. Is also in red and yellow Gryffindor colors.

This one has Hogwarts, Harry’s lightning bolt scar, and glasses. Is also in red and yellow Gryffindor colors.

5. Be sure to hang up the mistletoe but beware of nargles.

Nargles are creatures Luna Lovegood or her dad might've made up. They're said to live in mistletoe and be quite the little thieves.

Nargles are creatures Luna Lovegood or her dad might’ve made up. They’re said to live in mistletoe and be quite the little thieves.

6. Fans of the Sorcerer’s Stone might like to have this flying key ornament on their tree.

The flying keys were in the dungeon where the sorcerer's stone was being held. Yet, Harry spotted the one with the broken wing.

The flying keys were in the dungeon where the sorcerer’s stone was being held. Yet, Harry spotted the one with the broken wing that fit through the door.

7. Those who like the Chamber of Secrets might want to have a mandrake ornament on their tree.

They're the plants that look like ugly babies with screams that could kill someone. Yet, they were instrumental in reviving people from being petrified.

They’re the plants that look like ugly babies with screams that could kill someone. Yet, they were instrumental in reviving people from being petrified.

8. Looks like this owl has a Hogwarts letter.

Well, it's an owl ornament with a letter in its beak. Understand that wizards correspond through owl post in these books.

Well, it’s an owl ornament with a letter in its beak. Understand that wizards correspond through owl post in these books.

9. Merry Christmas from the Burrow.

As we all know, the Burrow is the Weasley house. However, I doubt that the Weasleys would use electric Christmas light decorations. Then again, Mr. Weasley likes Muggle stuff so it's kind of believable.

As we all know, the Burrow is the Weasley house. However, I doubt that the Weasleys would use electric Christmas light decorations. Then again, Mr. Weasley likes Muggle stuff so it’s kind of believable.

10. Send a seasons greetings with this Harry Potter Christmas card.

This one has Harry as a tree with his glasses, wand, and Gryffindor scarf. And Hedwig is by his side.

This one has Harry as a tree with his glasses, wand, and Gryffindor scarf. And Hedwig is by his side.

11. Dobby is on top of the Christmas tree.

Dobby is wearing a Santa hat. Dobby is ready for Christmas.

Dobby is wearing a Santa hat. Dobby is ready for Christmas.

12. Now this is a real Hogwarts stocking.

It has the Hogwarts logo and everything. Hope Santa gets a load of this.

It has the Hogwarts logo and everything. Hope Santa gets a load of this.

13. Nothing makes a great Hogwarts Christmas tree than with the Sorting Hat on top.

However, should a sword fall out when you're placing the Sorting Hat on top of the Christmas tree, then consider yourself a true Gryffindor. Also, beware of angry goblins from Gringotts.

However, should a sword fall out when you’re placing the Sorting Hat on top of the Christmas tree, then consider yourself a true Gryffindor. Also, beware of angry goblins from Gringotts.

14. Show your magical side this Christmas with this Harry Potter ugly sweater.

As you can see, it contains almost all the stuff you'd associate with Harry Potter. Contains headwig, his glasses, his scar, his patronus, and the mark of the Deathly Hallows.

As you can see, it contains almost all the stuff you’d associate with Harry Potter. Contains headwig, his glasses, his scar, his patronus, and the mark of the Deathly Hallows.

15. A Harry Potter ugly sweater like this reflects the true Christmas spirit.

This one features wands, Harry's glasses, his scar, and the Golden Snitch. All in a background of snowflakes and Christmas trees.

This one features wands, Harry’s glasses, his scar, and the Golden Snitch. All in a background of snowflakes and Christmas trees.

16. Treasure moments of Harry and Dumbledore by the Pensieve with this Hallmark Keepsake ornament on your Christmas tree.

Because nothing says Christmas like looking into people's unpleasant memories in order to stop Lord Voldemort. This is especially so in the Half-Blood Prince.

Because nothing says Christmas like looking into people’s unpleasant memories in order to stop Lord Voldemort. This is especially so in the Half-Blood Prince.

17. How about a list that writes itself on your Christmas tree?

Well, Rita Skeeter has her Quick Quotes Quill that writes whatever she wants it to say. Still, I think this is quite clever if you ask me.

Well, Rita Skeeter has her Quick Quotes Quill that writes whatever she wants it to say. Still, I think this is quite clever if you ask me.

18. This Harry Potter tree skirt is a real patchwork.

This seems to be all Harry Potter out. Includes things like Platform 9 3/4, a wand, and Hedwig.

This seems to be all Harry Potter out. Includes things like Platform 9 3/4, a wand, and Hedwig.

19. For this Harry Potter Christmas, you can’t avoid not wearing this ugly sweater.

Yes, this is another ugly Harry Potter holiday sweater. Yet, this is the most Christmasy one so far.

Yes, this is another ugly Harry Potter holiday sweater. Yet, this is the most Christmasy one so far.

20. Looks like a doe patronus guides to Godric’s sword in a frozen lake.

We all know that's Snape doing it since the doe reflects his love for Lily. Ron uses the sword to destroy Slytherin's locket.

We all know that’s Snape doing it since the doe reflects his love for Lily. Ron uses the sword to destroy Slytherin’s locket.

21. For a homey Christmas touch, you might want to go with a gingerbread Burrow.

I had a Burrow gingerbread house in the Harry Potter treat post in March. But this is more in keeping with the holiday spirit.

I had a Burrow gingerbread house in the Harry Potter treat post in March. But this is more in keeping with the holiday spirit.

22. How about a gingerbread Hogwarts Express?

This one doesn't use much icing at all. Yet, it's surely in the Harry Potter spirit especially with the 9 3/4.

This one doesn’t use much icing at all. Yet, it’s surely in the Harry Potter spirit especially with the 9 3/4.

23. Add a dash of Dark Arts this Christmas with these Unforgivable Curse ornaments.

Because nothing says Christmas like 3 of the most powerful and sinister spells. You know spells that are classified as Unforgivable that they lead to a one way ticket to Azkaban. Except in the later Harry Potter books.

Because nothing says Christmas like 3 of the most powerful and sinister spells. You know spells that are classified as Unforgivable that they lead to a one way ticket to Azkaban on a life sentence. Except in the later Harry Potter books.

24. Make your Christmas tree more forbidden with vials of unicorn blood.

You know the substance that Voldemort sustained on when he was living in the back of Quirrell's head. Is forbidden by the Ministry of Magic and will result in the drinker living a half-life, a cursed life.

You know the substance that Voldemort sustained on when he was living in the back of Quirrell’s head. Is forbidden by the Ministry of Magic and will result in the drinker living a half-life, a cursed life.

25. It’s always nice have Christmas with a cozy gingerbread of Hagrid’s hut.

Just remember it's not very nice on the inside since housekeeping isn't Hagrid's strong suit. Still, Harry and his friends don't seem to mind.

Just remember it’s not very nice on the inside since housekeeping isn’t Hagrid’s strong suit. Still, Harry and his friends don’t seem to mind.

26. Grace your door with this magical Harry Potter Christmas wreath.

This one includes Hedwig, Harry, and a wand. And all are added in what would've been an otherwise normal Christmas wreath.

This one includes Hedwig, Harry, and a wand. And all are added in what would’ve been an otherwise normal Christmas wreath.

27. Solemnly swear you’re up to no good with this Marauder’s Map Christmas tree skirt.

Those are the words you say in order to open the Marauder's Map of Hogwarts which can monitor everyone. Makes me wonder why Fred and George didn't tell Ron about Scabbers being Peter Pettigrew. I mean they had to have known.

Those are the words you say in order to open the Marauder’s Map of Hogwarts which can monitor everyone. Makes me wonder why Fred and George didn’t tell Ron about Scabbers being Peter Pettigrew. I mean they had to have known.

28. This howler ornament is well worth the shout out.

After all, nothing says Christmas like a letter from your mom yelling at you after you and your best friend use the family car to get to Hogwarts which crashed into the Whomping Willow. And having that car go rogue ever since. Still, when Mrs. Weasley gets pissed, watch out.

After all, nothing says Christmas like a letter from your mom yelling at you after you and your best friend use the family car to get to Hogwarts which crashed into the Whomping Willow. And having that car go rogue ever since. Still, when Mrs. Weasley gets pissed, watch out.

29. For a touch of pink on your tree, this Umbridge ornament has you covered.

I'm not sure how to feel about this. On one hand, she seems to have a scale on her shoulder and is riding a tricycle, which might mean she's under torture. On the other hand, it might symbolize her authority which would make me cringe.

I’m not sure how to feel about this. On one hand, she seems to have a scale on her shoulder and is riding a tricycle, which might mean she’s under torture. On the other hand, it might symbolize her authority which would make me cringe.

30. This gingerbread Burrow is all full of Christmas cheer.

Now that seems more like how the Weasleys would decorate their house for the holidays. Like the wreaths on it.

Now that seems more like how the Weasleys would decorate their house for the holidays. Like the wreaths on it.

31. An owl on top of a Harry Potter Christmas tree can be especially magical.

This one even has a train track for the Hogwarts Express in the middle as well as a cauldron base. Love the candles surrounding the tree.

This one even has a train track for the Hogwarts Express in the middle as well as a cauldron base. Love the candles surrounding the tree.

32. Guess Hedwig has a little Christmas present.

Well, that's nice of Hedwig. Wonder who it's from. I'm guessing Hagrid or the Weasleys.

Well, that’s nice of Hedwig. Wonder who it’s from. I’m guessing Hagrid or the Weasleys.

33. How about a Christmas tree with golden snitches around it?

This one even has cups and spells all over it. Yet, doesn't use as much light as the other tree did.

This one even has cups and spells all over it. Yet, doesn’t use as much light as the other tree did.

34. Relive Harry’s first time in Dumbledore’s office with this Hallmark keepsake ornament.

For nothing says Christmas like being sent to the principal's office for freaking out a student with a talent you didn't know you had. Luckily Dumbledore already has an idea of who opened the Chamber of Secrets anyway.

For nothing says Christmas like being sent to the principal’s office for freaking out a student with a talent you didn’t know you had. Luckily Dumbledore already has an idea of who opened the Chamber of Secrets anyway.

35. This gingerbread Hogwarts is a real Christmas delight.

This one had to be from the Chamber of Secrets since Mr. Weasley's car is in the Whomping Willow. Don't worry, it'll find its way out.

This one had to be from the Chamber of Secrets since Mr. Weasley’s car is in the Whomping Willow. Don’t worry, it’ll find its way out.

36. This Marauder’s Map tree skirt will show exactly where you need to go.

Yes, this is another Marauder's Map tree skirt. But this one shows the actual map of Hogwarts.

Yes, this is another Marauder’s Map tree skirt. But this one shows the actual map of Hogwarts.

37. Now this seems like the ultimate Harry Potter Christmas tree.

This one has Hedwig on top, a Gryffindor scarf garland, the Hogwarts logo, and Harry's Firebolt. Still, is that Scabbers the rat?

This one has Hedwig on top, a Gryffindor scarf garland, the Hogwarts logo, and Harry’s Firebolt. Still, is that Scabbers the rat?

38. Any true Harry Potter fan should know where Harry catches the train.

Yes, Platform 9 3/4 it is. Since it's between Platforms 9 and 10 at the King's Cross station.

Yes, Platform 9 3/4 it is. Since it’s between Platforms 9 and 10 at the King’s Cross station.

39. Count down to Christmas with your own Harry Potter Advent calendar.

Each day has a surprise inside as well as features an aspect from the series. Like how it has the Great Hall Christmas scene from the first movie.

Each day has a surprise inside as well as features an aspect from the series. Like how it has the Great Hall Christmas scene from the first movie.

40. Snape fans would certainly want a Christmas ornament like this.

After all, his doe patronus and "Always" illustrate his undying love for Lily. Though it didn't encourage Snape to treat Harry better during Potions class.

After all, his doe patronus and “Always” illustrate his undying love for Lily. Though it didn’t encourage Snape to treat Harry better during Potions class.

41. Seems like we have ourselves a little Harry Potter snowman.

This bauble ornament even has a snow Headwig, too. All in all, this is adorable.

This bauble ornament even has a snow Headwig, too. All in all, this is adorable.

42. For a Harry Potter Christmas, nothing’s more golden than the Golden Snitch.

You know what Harry's charged to catch as a Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Still, this one seems easy to make.

You know what Harry’s charged to catch as a Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Still, this one seems easy to make.

43. There’s nothing more magical this Christmas like this gingerbread Hogwarts castle.

This one even includes a little Hagrid's hut, too. Not as intricate as some of the ones I've seen, but nonetheless charming.

This one even includes a little Hagrid’s hut, too. Not as intricate as some of the ones I’ve seen, but nonetheless charming.

44. Wake up Christmas morning in your very own ugly Harry Potter pajamas.

Yes, these are ugly Harry Potter PJs for Christmas. Sure they look festive yet, their existence defies all explanation.

Yes, these are ugly Harry Potter PJs for Christmas. Sure they look festive yet, their existence defies all explanation.

45. This gingerbread Hogwarts is an enchanting treat of its own.

Not sure what to think of this one. Then again, maybe I'm more used to looking at Hogwarts from a different angle than this.

Not sure what to think of this one. Then again, maybe I’m more used to looking at Hogwarts from a different angle than this.

46. For Hogwarts pride, feel free to show these ornaments on your tree.

It's a set that includes the Hogwarts logo along with the 4 Houses. I'm sure none of these come cheap.

It’s a set that includes the Hogwarts logo along with the 4 Houses. I’m sure none of these come cheap.

47. How about topping your Christmas tree with a golden snitch.

Well, that's a bright golden snitch, all right. Yet, the fact it's made from gold wires and lights certainly helps.

Well, that’s a bright golden snitch, all right. Yet, the fact it’s made from gold wires and lights certainly helps.

48. For a more magical Christmas, you might want to go with this Christmas wreath.

This one has owls, stars, quill, and a scroll with writing. Certainly a Harry Potter Christmas wreath if there was one.

This one has owls, stars, quill, and a scroll with writing. Certainly a Harry Potter Christmas wreath if there was one.

49. Pick a stocking for Christmas that’s respective of your Hogwarts House.

Wonder if any of the students have stockings like these at Hogwarts. Wouldn't be surprised.

Wonder if any of the students have stockings like these at Hogwarts. Wouldn’t be surprised.

50. A Harry Potter Christmas tree always has to have some big lanterns near the bottom.

Yet, another Harry Potter Christmas tree. At least it can bring out some degree of light. Or maybe not.

Yet, another Harry Potter Christmas tree. At least it can bring out some degree of light. Or maybe not.

51. These Harry Potter Christmas gingerbread cookies are magically tasty.

Say hello to the Harry Potter Christmas cookie assortment. Includes Dumbledore in a Santa hat long with stockings and Hogwarts.

Say hello to the Harry Potter Christmas cookie assortment. Includes Dumbledore in a Santa hat long with stockings and Hogwarts.

52. Show your support for the Dark Lord with this Dark Mark ornament.

For nothing says Christmas like pledging your support for Lord Voldemort and killing people to promote pureblood supremacy. This is just crazy.

For nothing says Christmas like pledging your support for Lord Voldemort and killing people to promote pureblood supremacy. This is just crazy.

53. Never forget anything again with this remembrall ornament.

It's a clear ball that turns red if you forget something. But as Neville said, he sometimes doesn't remember what he's forgotten.

It’s a clear ball that turns red if you forget something. But as Neville said, he sometimes doesn’t remember what he’s forgotten.

54. This gingerbread Hogwarts is pure winter wonderland.

This one has the roof covered in snow. Even has Harry and his friends, too.

This one has the roof covered in snow. Even has Harry and his friends, too.

55. Nothing sets your Christmas tree brewing like these potion ornaments.

Of course, nothing says Christmas like a date rape drug, a truth serum, a potion that makes you change into someone else for an hour, or one that brings good luck. Seriously, if you don't understand me, read the books.

Of course, nothing says Christmas like a date rape drug, a truth serum, a potion that makes you change into someone else for an hour, or one that brings good luck. Seriously, if you don’t understand me, read the books.

56. Select the ornament that best represents your Hogwarts House.

Yes, they have baubles for Hogwarts houses, too. This one is a more simplified image than most.

Yes, they have baubles for Hogwarts houses, too. This one is a more simplified image than most.

57. Anyone who likes Harry’s DADA teachers may enjoy these ornaments.

These seem to consist of cat plates, board questions, Moody's magic eye, chocolate bars, Lockhart's books, a boggart box, and Scabbers. You can guess which things belong to which one.

These seem to consist of cat plates, board questions, Moody’s magic eye, chocolate bars, Lockhart’s books, a boggart box, and Scabbers. You can guess which things belong to which one.

58. Feast your eyes on these Hogwarts snowflakes.

Each one is the color of a Hogwarts House. Hogwarts snowflake is the exception since it represents the whole school.

Each one is the color of a Hogwarts House. Hogwarts snowflake is the exception since it represents the whole school.

59. Make your Christmas tree fiery by topping it with a phoenix.

You can imagine that Dumbledore probably has a Christmas tree like this in his office. Or at least he should.

You can imagine that Dumbledore probably has a Christmas tree like this in his office. Or at least he should.

60. Drink your Christmas coffee with this Deathly Hallows yuletide mug.

It has the Deathly Hallows symbol as a Christmas tree. That has to be bloody brilliant as Ron would say.

It has the Deathly Hallows symbol as a Christmas tree. That has to be bloody brilliant as Ron would say.

61. Make your Christmas magical with this Deathly Hallows wreath at your door.

This is a lovely evergreen imprint of the Deathly Hallows which might not be too hard to make. And it's topped with a bow.

This is a lovely evergreen imprint of the Deathly Hallows which might not be too hard to make. And it’s topped with a bow.

62. For a more golden wreath, this one got you covered.

This one contains Deathly Halllows symbols, golden snitches, and scrolls. All on a wreath of pine cones.

This one contains Deathly Halllows symbols, golden snitches, and scrolls. All on a wreath of pine cones.

63. Guess this pillow shows what a lot of Harry Potter fans want for Christmas.

Yes, we all want our Hogwarts letter so we can go to that wizarding school to learn magic. But it's also a pretty dangerous place compared to most Muggle schools.

Yes, we all want our Hogwarts letter so we can go to that wizarding school to learn magic. But it’s also a pretty dangerous place compared to most Muggle schools.

64. How about grace your magical Christmas tree with some wizarding correspondence?

Consists of a Ministry of Magic flyer, Harry's letter from Hogwarts, the Marauder's Map, and a Malfada Hopkirk letter. The last one I had to look up.

Consists of a Ministry of Magic flyer, Harry’s letter from Hogwarts, the Marauder’s Map, and a Malfada Hopkirk letter. The last one I had to look up.

65. Merry Christmas courtesy of the Marauder’s Map.

Well, at least the Marauders know how to get into the holiday spirit. Though this card can use some more decoration.

Well, at least the Marauders know how to get into the holiday spirit. Though this card can use some more decoration.

66. Hope you have a Merry Christmas that’s stronger than death.

After all, this is a card that features a Deathly Hallows Christmas tree. If you've read all the books, you should know what it stands for.

After all, this is a card that features a Deathly Hallows Christmas tree. If you’ve read all the books, you should know what it stands for.

67. Don’t forget to wish your Muggle loved ones a merry Christmas.

After all, Muggles are people, too, you know. They just can't do any magic.

After all, Muggles are people, too, you know. They just can’t do any magic.

68. At Hogwarts, it’s usually Hagrid who has to play Santa.

After all, he's half-giant and the biggest guy at Hogwarts. Like how he has Fang in reindeer antlers and a Santa hat.

After all, he’s half-giant and the biggest guy at Hogwarts. Like how he has Fang in reindeer antlers and a Santa hat.

69. These engraved ornaments will help you show your Hogwarts pride.

Aside from the Hogwarts one, each represents a House. But be careful with them.

Aside from the Hogwarts one, each represents a House. But be careful with them.

70. This Harry Potter ornament display will surely bring out the magic.

However, I'm not sure if this is doable at home. But it's a great Christmas display so it goes on this post.

However, I’m not sure if this is doable at home. But it’s a great Christmas display so it goes on this post.

71. Show your Hogwarts pride with this ugly Christmas sweater.

It's maroon in order to look more official. But simply something Dumbledore would approve of.

It’s maroon in order to look more official. But simply something Dumbledore would approve of.

72. This ugly Christmas sweater really has the Harry Potter magic.

Yes, there are a lot of Harry Potter ugly Christmas sweaters out there. This one has the basic symbols covered.

Yes, there are a lot of Harry Potter ugly Christmas sweaters out there. This one has the basic symbols covered.

73. Anyone would be greatly enchanted with this gingerbread Hogwarts.

It even lights up from the inside. Still, certainly seems more realistic than some. Amazing.

It even lights up from the inside. Still, certainly seems more realistic than some. Amazing.

74. Remember, the cupboard under the stairs is only used for hiding Christmas presents.

Not as a room for an orphaned nephew you hate, as the Dursleys learned the hard way. Yeah, that's pretty awful.

Not as a room for an orphaned nephew you hate, as the Dursleys learned the hard way. Yeah, that’s pretty awful.

75. As Dumbledore said, turning on Christmas lights can go a long way.

Okay, Dumbledore didn't quite say that in the books. But you get the idea.

Okay, Dumbledore didn’t quite say that in the books. But you get the idea.

76. Remember, Dobby always appreciates getting Christmas cards.

Okay, I don't think the Malfoys would give Dobby a Christmas card. But this is adorable.

Okay, I don’t think the Malfoys would give Dobby a Christmas card. But this is adorable.

77. Hope you can wish Merry Christmas to even a filthy Muggle.

Don't worry, Muggles, that's just a term of endearment in the wizarding world. Still, I think it's funny.

Don’t worry, Muggles, that’s just a term of endearment in the wizarding world. Still, I think it’s funny.

78. Merry Christmas and turn to page 394 courtesy of Snape.

You have to hear this in Alan Rickman's voice from the movies to get it. The way he says it is just golden.

You have to hear this in Alan Rickman’s voice from the movies to get it. The way he says it is just golden.

79. This Christmas tree skirt is ideal for any Gryffindor common room.

Well, it's more Harry Potter. But since he's in Gryffindor, it's red and gold.

Well, it’s more Harry Potter. But since he’s in Gryffindor, it’s red and gold.

80. Perhaps you can hang one of these Hogwarts stockings on your fireplace.

Aside from the black Hogwarts one, each stocking represents a house. Choose the one that suits you best.

Aside from the black Hogwarts one, each stocking represents a house. Choose the one that suits you best.

81. This Hogwarts Christmas sweater is sure to delight in its vibrant colors.

This one consists of vibrant sleeves that are striped with black, blue, red, green, and yellow. They represent the Hogwarts houses.

This one consists of vibrant sleeves that are striped with black, blue, red, green, and yellow. They represent the Hogwarts houses.

82. Snape always believes in Santa.

I'm not sure if he even does because I have a hard time picturing it. But this is a good card.

I’m not sure if he even does because I have a hard time picturing it. But this is a good card.

83. Always wish a happy Christmas to S.P.E.W.

In Harry Potter, S.P.E.W. stands for Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare. Hermione started it as a way to help house elves though she didn't know what she was getting into at the time.

In Harry Potter, S.P.E.W. stands for Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare. Hermione started it as a way to help house elves though she didn’t know what she was getting into at the time.

84. When in Hogsmeade, you can’t celebrate the holiday season without butterbeer.

Yes, I don't get the thing about butterbeer in Harry Potter. But this shirt is surely in the Christmas spirit.

Yes, I don’t get the thing about butterbeer in Harry Potter. But this shirt is surely in the Christmas spirit.

85. Hope you like to see Moaning Myrtle on toilet seat this Christmas.

My guess is that she doesn't really mean, "wand" here. Still, she's a teenage ghost, what do you expect?

My guess is that she doesn’t really mean, “wand” here. Still, she’s a teenage ghost, what do you expect?

86. Guess this Christmas tree really brings out the Hogwarts spirit.

I think this one was featured in a British news website. Was said to get a lot of buzz. Like how they used the house colors.

I think this one was featured in a British news website. Was said to get a lot of buzz. Like how they used the house colors.

87. Nothing brings the Christmas spirit like hanging these Harry Potter ornaments on your tree.

This is a rare set that might've came out before the movies. As the illustrations indicate.

This is a rare set that might’ve came out before the movies. As the illustrations indicate.

88. Nobody should celebrate Christmas without a tree of Snape.

Yes, there are a lot of huge Snape fans out there. But this one really takes the cake. Yeah, not sure if Snape really shows the Christmas spirit.

Yes, there are a lot of huge Snape fans out there. But this one really takes the cake. Yeah, not sure if Snape really shows the Christmas spirit.

89. Celebrate the holiday season with this magically ugly Harry Potter Christmas sweater.

You can understand there aren't a lot of limits to how many Harry Potter ugly sweaters there are. But this one is in a rich red with the Deathly Hallows mark.

You can understand there aren’t a lot of limits to how many Harry Potter ugly sweaters there are. But this one is in a rich red with the Deathly Hallows mark.

90. If you like Mrs. Weasley, perhaps grace this sweater ornament on her tree.

Because her sweater is simply amazing. Just have to love the colors on those sleeves.

Because her sweater is simply amazing. Just have to love the colors on those sleeves.

91. Don’t worry, this stag patronus stocking will protect you over the holidays.

After all, we all know it's Harry's patronus. Should keep the Dementors from sucking out your soul.

After all, we all know it’s Harry’s patronus. Should keep the Dementors from sucking out your soul.

92. Hope this Harry Potter sweater puts you in a Christmas mood.

Yet, another ugly Christmas sweater. There just seems no stop to it.

Yet, another ugly Christmas sweater. There just seems no stop to it.

93. Dumbledore believes you can never have enough socks.

Well, Dumbledore can seem like an eccentric old guy at first. But he's not one to be messed with.

Well, Dumbledore can seem like an eccentric old guy at first. But he’s not one to be messed with.

94. Choose your crocheted house tree skirt wisely.

Does each house Christmas tree have their own unique tree skirt? Not sure if I'd want to know that.

Does each house Christmas tree have their own unique tree skirt? Not sure if I’d want to know that.

95. A Harry Potter tree like this is simply golden.

Well, this one has lightning bolts and Quidditch hoops on it. There are even some golden snitches, too.

Well, this one has lightning bolts and Quidditch hoops on it. There are even some golden snitches, too.

96. All these ornaments bear the mark of the Deathly Hallows.

And they're all in a variety of different colors. Must be for Xenophilius Lovegood's Christmas tree.

And they’re all in a variety of different colors. Must be for Xenophilius Lovegood’s Christmas tree.

97. Each of these ornaments come in one of its house colors.

And there seem to be about 2 for each color and 12 in total. Do I need to tell you which house each one belongs to?

And there seem to be about 2 for each color and 12 in total. Do I need to tell you which house each one belongs to?

98. Hang these ornaments on your tree of Harry Potter and his friends.

These baubles depict Harry, Ron, and Hermione on broomsticks. Got to love these.

These baubles depict Harry, Ron, and Hermione on broomsticks. Got to love these.

99. How about a stocking like this for a magical Christmas?

Like the ornament set, this too, might've been around before the movies came out. But it certainly fits the magical mood to say the least.

Like the ornament set, this too, might’ve been around before the movies came out. But it certainly fits the magical mood to say the least.

100. Looks like the Hogwarts Express pulled in for the holidays.

Sure it's just the train station at Hogwarts. But it's certainly a delightful design. I'll take it.

Sure it’s just the train station at Hogwarts. But it’s certainly a delightful design. I’ll take it.

Hogwarts Teacher Evaluations by Albus Dumbledore

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Professors, due to parental complaints which should remain nameless, I think the time has come that we put in some accountability system in place through introducing teacher evaluations. You shall receive yours through owl post which contains both my positive and negative observations as well as areas for improvement. Any questions, comments, and concerns, send an owl to my office. Teachers in previous years would be accounted for as well because our standards have really gone down when you have to hire a new Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor every year. It’s a real pain in the ass. As Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I take teacher accountability very serious, well, most of the time. Let’s please make this school a safe and quality learning environment for our students.

 

  1. Rubeus Hagrid

Department: Care of the Magical Creatures

Pro: Expertise in handling magical creatures makes him uniquely qualified for the position. Demonstrates better personal safety than his predecessor (who retired to spend time with his remaining limbs). Hippogriff lesson was a great example of how students shouldn’t be cocky to animals. Also, does it on a gamekeeper’s salary which works for our budget.

Con: Does not speak in clear or understandable English. Cries, a lot. Has spent considerable time away from class. Once walked off to the Forbidden Forest for most of the lesson and returned with a black eye which went completely unexplained. Had students buy books that will attack them. Hippogriff incident resulted in a student being attacked as well as a huge mess on our hands (since the boy’s dad was a school board member). Can’t be trusted with a secret. Doesn’t know how to spell. Has a preference for very dangerous creatures, which he considers “cute” and tends to put their well-being over other people’s safety. Often puts students in harm’s way in his lessons plans (making our school prone to lawsuits). Then there’s the issue of him being expelled in his 3rd year (though we know the truth behind that). Sometimes even the students who like him best couldn’t be in the class longer than necessary.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Don’t make students buy books that would attack them. Don’t let students fly around unsupervised on hippogriffs. Restrict your curriculum to creatures you know how to care for. Or better yet, anything that’s not a walking death trap. Also if a student is being rude, just send them to the office (though to be fair, the boy did have it coming).

Grade: C, not the worst person for the job but there’s plenty of room for improvement.

 

  1. Cuthbert Binns

Department: History of Magic

Pro: Knows how to make an entrance such as through the blackboard. Also, keeping him around as a ghost teacher saves money on hiring as well as faculty room and board costs.

Con: His Chamber of Secrets lesson was perhaps the only time students were known to stay awake for, which he insists can’t possibly be real. Has a reputation for being notoriously boring that most of his students fall asleep 5 minutes into class, which he doesn’t address in any way. Doesn’t help that students don’t really pay attention to his class very much. Seems surprised and irritated when asked a history related question. Does not know any of his students’ names, even those he’s known for years. May not be aware that he’s been dead for years. Might’ve failed to evacuate classroom during fire and possibly slept through the deaths of several students. Is so absent-minded that he’s amazed to find his class full of students.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Either try being livelier or move on, as in beyond the veil. Also, you should know there is more to history than just the Goblin Wars. In addition, I would recommend you take a course in fire safety if that’s possible.

Grade: D-, you should’ve been fired a long time ago, whenever that was. Not I’m not sure if that’s possible since having you around does save a ton of money not having to pay for a history teacher.

 

  1. Severus Snape

Department: Potions/Defense Against the Dark Arts

Pro: Is a wizarding genius who’s well-versed in all magical subjects. Demonstrates exemplary loyalty to this institution, making him well suited for performing tasks well beyond any wizard’s call of duty. Has people’s best interests at heart and can be the kind of guy you’d need on your side to win in a fight. Has shown to be quite protective toward students at times, including ones he’s known openly resent.

Con: Has a shady past which doesn’t endear him to his colleagues who just don’t understand his intentions (though he was right to keep some details confidential). Doesn’t really care enough about his students to teach them properly (though some students have done well when not under his observation. So he can be a damn good teacher when he wants to be). Has a reputation for showing favoritism to some of his Slytherin students while berating, insulting, threatening, and humiliating kids he doesn’t like which sometimes hinders their education. One case in particular revolved around a Gryffindor boy because his mom rejected him in favor of a guy who bullied him in school (with the boy not knowing the full story until years later). Subjected the boy in question to read various school reports about his dad’s days as a troublemaker as a punishment. Another has him refusing to call on a female student despite her hand being raised but took points away from Gryffindor due to her being “an insufferable know-it-all.” Reduced a second boy to an occasional nervous wreck for a few years. Has not only ignored bullying, but also actively encouraged it. Can’t seem to let go of his grudges toward boyhood enemies and move on with his life. Despite stoic demeanor, can get angry with the drop of a hat. “Accidentally” outed a colleague as a werewolf out of spite in an attempt to get him fired. Though he had a rather rough life, he shows very little compassion and understanding for other people’s suffering or any capability to see things differently.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Understand that you can’t take points away from a house just because a girl raised her hand for some time. Sure she may be an “insufferable know-it-all” but that’s not how the point system works. Treat all students with respect and be nice to them, no matter how much you wanted to bang their mom or how much their dad was a dick. Maybe cool down in the staff lounge between periods or perhaps attend an anger management class hosted by the Room or Requirement. Don’t take your bitterness on your students about being denied a DADA position each year, your miserable childhood, or inadvertently causing the death of your true love. Your classroom is not the place for it.

Grade: B+, you can be a great teacher if you just try to improve your personality or at least find a way to let go of your past. I can recommend a great therapist you can visit during the summer. Also, try to make an effort to improve your social skills.

 

  1. Sibyl Trelawney

Department: Divination

Pro: Can actually predict the future and was eventually proven to be right much of the time (especially that one time). Then again, predicting the future is a tricky thing.

Con: Fancies herself as a great seer “possessed of the Inner Eye” though is often seen as a fraud who makes up nonsensical prophecies on the spot whether she’s right or not. Is so overly weird that students don’t take her seriously. May not actually know how predictions work or may give the wrong interpretations. At any rate, something’s not right with her. Insists students buy a Divination textbook despite thinking that books are useless. Classroom is almost always filled with smoke. Drinks a lot. Has a tendency to predict deaths of students at least once a year, including one who watched his own parents die. Best student in the history of this school left mid-class and never returned.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: If you’re not using textbooks don’t insist students to buy them. Keep the death predictions to yourself since these are children. Also, it would be best to give a little more clarity on predicting the future since your prophecies may come true but not in the way you interpret them. Put more focus and organization in your lessons.

Grade: C-, we might need to bring in someone to help you with your course load. He’ll only be half horse. Understand? Because if I didn’t keep you here for your personal safety (due to your one major prophecy), I would’ve sent you packing on the spot.

 

  1. Minerva McGonagall

Department: Transfiguration

Pro: She is an exceptional and powerful witch in her field as well as a stern but fair teacher. Takes no crap from anyone and is very protective of her students for whom she’s willing to fight to the death for. But is also kindly and is seen by her students as very trustworthy as well as inspires the utmost respect. Never afraid to speak her mind and is supportive to colleagues. Is always the one teacher students go to for help even though she’d scold them since she’ll assist them whenever they need it. High expectations and project-based approach allow students to try and make mistakes in their learning.

Con: Her love of Quidditch might soften her disciplinarian skills occasionally. Or when it comes to students tormenting a teacher she simply doesn’t respect. Does not like dirty cowards. Also does not take it well when Slytherin wins the Quidditch Cup.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: There’s very little to say here.

Grade: A+, you’re the best teacher at this school.

 

  1. Pomona Sprout

Department: Herbology

Pro: Doesn’t mind getting dirty when dealing with dangerous plants. Is cheerful and fair to her students. Can handle tough and dangerous situations without much fuss. Teaching environment can make even the most shy students shine by putting them at ease while challenging them to do their best.

Con: Has been known to track mud in the Great Hall.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: When it comes to the growing mandrakes, may I suggest buying some Muggle noise blocking headphones? Or magically noise blocking earmuffs? Also, clean yourself up before you enter into the Great Hall.

Grade: A, your mandrake were a great asset to us during the Chamber of Secrets incident.

 

  1. Gilderoy Lockhart

Department: Defense Against the Dark Arts

Pro: He’s written a lot of books on Defense Against the Dark Arts as well as facing against dangerous creatures and is quite charming. Girls seem to like him.

Con: Doesn’t live up to this hype once in the classroom. Students have found him incompetent and untalented as well as vain and egotistical. Is later exposed as a fraud as well as stealing stories from others before subjecting them to memory charms. Despite being DADA teacher, has proven to be utterly useless during the Chamber of Secrets crisis and is willing to let a student die to save his own skin. Hell, he even deboned a student’s broken arm after a Quidditch accident as well as ran out of the classroom during a pixie infestation. Colleagues unanimously detest him as well as students who can see past his foppish good looks. Even attempted to erase two students’ memories.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: How about actually studying Defense Against the Dark Arts before deciding to teach them. Also, don’t try to use students to enhance your own vanity. And stay away from broken wands. And please, don’t attempt to use magic to heal a student’s injuries, that’s Madam Pomphrey’s job and she hates you.

Grade: F, then again this job didn’t have many takers. Besides, I knew he was a fraud when I hired him because I knew some of his victims personally. I only invited him to teach just to expose him and he only took the job because Harry Potter was a student there. So having the chance to “train” another celebrity was an offer he couldn’t refuse.Luckily, since you fell on your own sword, I didn’t have to fire you. Enjoy your stay at St. Mungo’s indefinitely.

 

  1. Dolores Umbridge

Department: Defense Against the Dark Arts

Pro: The Ministry of Magic certainly thinks very highly of her and seems to boast a great resume. Her office seems rather well decorated. Acts like a kindly old aunt or grandmother.

Con: Her persona is only a thin veneer covering government corruption at its worst. Once at Hogwarts, she wasted no time turning the school into her own personal fiefdom and running it as a sugar-coated dictator. Forces tyrannical laws on the school to get her own way. Feels that she’s always right and wants her students to just shut up and agree with her. Has been shown to be very abusive toward any student who disagree with her even in the classroom. Speaks to students in a very condescending tone as she views them as her inferiors. Her detentions consist of them writing a sentence several times in their own blood with quills that cut into skin on the backs of their hands. In fact, she relishes in torture. Was so useless teaching her designated subject that students formed their own DADA class in the Room of Requirement as Dumbledore’s Army. Frequently interrupts people with a fake cough. Had Trelawney dismissed from her job without my authorization and later deposed and replaced me as headmaster. There she formed a Inquistorial Squad of Slytherin students as well as used the House Cup Competiton to encourage pupils to report on others. Other than that, almost all school order went to hell since most faculty and staff hated her so much. Has a hatred for centaurs, giants, Muggles, Muggle-borns, half-bloods, and others. Hates children, too. Is willing to condemn a student in the face of all justice and logic, even if it means him using underage magic in a situation she clearly set up in an attempt to silence him on a traumatizing incident he personally witnessed. Participated in an unprovoked attack on two teachers which left one of them in need of serious medical attention. Loves to inflict pain and misery on everyone she can. Has a staggering lack of empathy for victims of her cruelty. Used an Unforgivable curse on one of her students as well as threatened to use Veritiserum as well. Is utterly useless against a herd of centaurs. Is almost universally hated by both students and staff. Shows signs of being a sociopath and a sadist.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Sorry, but I highly recommend that you don’t torture the students. Also, don’t assume that your students are lying, especially if they know more about DADA and Lord Voldemort than you. Don’t anger centaurs.

Grade: F, if Cornelius Fudge didn’t make me hire her, I would’ve never had her at this school in the first place.

 

  1. Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody

Department: Defense Against the Dark Arts

Pro: Is a retired Auror and a good friend of mine so his qualifications are without question and he’s a man I can trust with students despite his eccentricities like his rampant paranoia. Expert in Charms, Transfiguration, Defensive Magic, Herbology, and Potions. Takes no slack from whiners but has a soft side as well as impresses those in his charge. Did a good demonstration on the Unforgivable Curses.

Con: Subscribes to the idea that once a Death Eater, always a Death Eater. Has a highly disagreeable temperament. Didn’t seem to be himself during his time at Hogwarts because he seemed to have a very large suitcase and tends to drink out of his hip flask every hour or so. Meanwhile, Snape has claimed that someone has been stealing from his ingredient stash to make polyjuice potion. Even Barty Crouch Sr. has some suspicions about him. Makes Slytherins and former Death Eaters very uneasy around him. His unconventional disciplinary methods like turning an obnoxious student into a ferret doesn’t uphold to school standards. Students might be learning the wrong lesson from him.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Don’t use Transfiguration as a punishment to students. Try to cut down on drinking. Be nice to Slytherins, even if they are Death Eater children.

Grade: C+, occasionally effective but wasn’t quite himself in the end. Wonder what lessons these kids might be learning from him.

 

  1. Remus Lupin

Department: Defense Against the Dark Arts

Pro: Is an accomplished and skilled wizard with extensive knowledge of dark creatures as well as charismatic. Is pleasant, mild-mannered, and scholarly figure who genuinely cares about the children under his care and is generally-well liked. Was very great with the dementor attacks by calming down utterly traumatized children with chocolate and medicine. Is unfailingly kind and considerate toward everyone as well as somewhat saner than many of his colleagues. Very accessible to his students and actually teaches them what they need to know.

Con: Has a tendency to fall ill and be absent from class during the full moon, which has caused a lot of suspicion. Was willing to help an escaped fugitive on school grounds (who turned out to be innocent, but still). And can be a real monster whenever he forgets to take his medication.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Perhaps subjecting your students and their parents to a werewolf awareness class might help explain you monthly absences. If only the Ministry would allow it.

Grade: A, if it weren’t for Snape outing you as a werewolf and the concerned parents freaking out, I would’ve kept you on. Seriously, your departure was a big loss for our school since you’re the best DADA teacher we’ve had in a long time.

 

  1. Fillius Flitwick

Department: Charms

Pro: Is one of the nicest teachers as well as cheerful and fair to his students. Great with spells and was once a dueling champion. Even teaches the school choir in his spare time. Gentle demeanor and fierce abilities combine to create a positive learning environment. Also demonstrates great patience.

Con: Has a tendency being victimized by someone’s spell going awry. Classroom often filled with bangs, explosions, and other frightening results of miscast spells.Sometimes can even be sent flying across the classroom. Despite teaching for a long time, does not consider that Ravenclaw’s diadem was in the Room of Requirement for years. Also teaching the front doors to recognize Sirius Black and to instantly lock down if he tries to break in once more has one gaping hole. Also has altered appearance considerably since the Chamber of Secrets incident.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Try to hold your ground. Other than that, I don’t know what else to recommend.

Grade: A, truly an exemplary teacher if there ever was one as well as helps that your subject is among the most important.

 

  1. Rolanda Hooch

Department: Flying

Pro: Is rather stern and impartial as well as can teach students how to fly on brooms.

Con: Spent a considerable amount of time leaving her students unsupervised which resulted in a bullying incident that wouldn’t have happened under her watch. Also expulsion for flying a broom without her permission? Really?

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Maybe try being less strict, especially since you went gaga over one student’s new Firebolt. Also, if you want to go for a pee do it between periods, not during class (especially if there are Slytherins present).

Grade: B, not bad, but you probably have an easy teaching job anyway.

 

  1. Quinirinus Quirrell

Department: Muggle Studies/Defense Against the Dark Arts

Pro: He’s a fine teacher while studying from books and was known to have a brilliant mind. Took a year off to get some firsthand experience. Can also be quite perfectly benevolent or so it seems. Warned staff and students about a troll in the dungeon on Halloween.

Con: Was never the same after his European travels though God only knows what went on during that time. But since he has become perpetually nervous as well as developed a stutter and nervous tics. Seems to be scared of his own students as well as his own subject and might come across as incompetent and inconfident. Snape thinks he might be after the Philosopher’s Stone in the basement. Troll was actually terrorizing a student in the girls’ bathroom. Might’ve nearly thrown a student off his broom during a Quidditch match, too. Then there’s the unicorns being slaughtered in the Forbidden Forest since he returned from his European vacation. And who knows what he has under that purple turban of his.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: How about building some self-esteem? Also, perhaps you can stop stuttering. And can you show me the back of your head?

Grade: C, teaching is so-so, but you should not try to expose students to danger.

 

  1. Horace Slughorn

Department: Potions

Pro: Expert enough in potions that I dragged the man out of a 15 year retirement. A Slytherin who is not obsessed with blood purity and takes more to enlightened self-interest. Is willing to help his most favored students succeed. Doesn’t bully or abuse his students which makes him quite serviceable that some students demonstrated such aptitude for the first time. Is an expert fighter and extremely talented wizard.

Con: Plays favorites with his students and singles out those who are famous or well-connected for special treatment. Can be somewhat dismissive to those who fail to catch his attention. Not so above the muggle-born prejudice though he tries to prove he’s not. Also, he once discussed the idea of horcruxes with the wrong Slytherin student. Thinks students he’s helped owes him a favor though he tends to be too lazy to take advantage of this beyond asking for free concert tickets and sweets. In addition, vicarious ambition does have a dark side.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Try not to see muggle-borns as significantly less talented as their pureblood counterparts since you have had exceptional muggle born students before. Oh, and sometimes it helps to keep some lessons to yourself, especially if the student asking the question happens to be descended from Salazar Slytherin as well as has the potential to become one of the most notorious dark wizards of our time.

Grade: B-, though you are a great teacher that I had to drag out of retirement, it was worth it. However, I’m never going to let you live your horcrux explanation to Riddle down. Never.

 

  1. Firenze

Department: Divination

Pro: Never says a single harsh word to anyone. Seems more knowledgeable in his field than Trelawney at times and calls her out on her methods. Is more friendly to humans than some of his kind and in his herd. Can take some insulting comment rather well than those in his species. At least honest in acknowledging that Divination is inexact and open to interpretation, with his brand being based on stargazing.

Con: Has a view and perspective that’s hard for students to understand. Also, is the subject of disparaging comments from many parents on letting a half horse man teaching a class.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Perhaps trying to explain the centaur Divination point of view to your students might be better. Also, maybe you should do something to raise centaur awareness so parents would be more comfortable with you.

Grade: A, I was right about you being an “acceptable” replacement though Umbridge failed to get the joke.

 

16. Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank

Department: Care of the Magical Creatures (substitute basis)

Pro: Lessons are often age appropriate and is not prone to outbursts. Also, doesn’t risks any of her limbs for the sake of creature education. Threstral lesson was good and highly informative. Even praises Hagrid on his threstral care. Liked by everyone and even trusted to treat owls. Overall is a competent teacher who makes her lessons enjoyable to students

Con: Hiring her to teach the subject permanently with Hagrid wouldn’t be cheap. Also, there is some worth in teaching about more dangerous creatures though it’s generally not advisable. And she smokes a pipe in front of the kids.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Can’t think of anything save perhaps quitting smoking. Really doesn’t set a great example to the students.

Grade: A-, sorry we can’t hire you on a permanent basis, but it’s just on in our budget. Besides, Hagrid only earns a gamekeeper’s salary anyway.

 

17. Silvanus Kettleburn

Department: Care of the Magical Creatures

Pro: Had great affection from the staff and students during his career. Displayed great enthusiasm for his subject. Also active in student theater.

Con: Is an occasionally reckless man whose great love of the dangerous magical creatures he studied and looked after often resulted in serious injuries not only to himself but also to others. Is prone to underestimating the risks involved to caring for creatures such as Occamys, Grindylows and Fire Crabs. This led to no fewer than 62 probation periods, a record that still stands. Once set off a major fire in the Great Hall after enchanting an Ashwinder to play the Worm in “The Fountain of Fair Fortune.” Also, visits dragon sanctuaries in his spare time.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Perhaps you can practice safety in your lessons because if you keep up with this, you might finish your career with an arm and half a leg. And those wooden prosthetics I gave you don’t come cheap, which you keep having set on fire during your visits to dragon sanctuaries.

Grade: C-, all your lessons should come with a public safety disclaimer like “Don’t Try this at Home.” Also, you might want to consider retiring before you end up killing yourself.

 

18. Irma Pince

Department: Library

Pro: Apparently, shows dedication to her job and does not take damaged books lightly.

Con: Has been known to be unpleasant to the students, especially if they’ve either brought food in the library or doodled in the books. One incidence had her yelling at two students as well as enchanting their things to chase them out as well as whack them over their heads repeatedly as they ran. Has placed dozens of curses on the books should they be mistreated, stolen, or vandalized. I myself even made such mistake by doodling in one and found the book trying to beat me on the head. But I still can’t guarantee whether I gotten off all the curses of Quidditch Through the Ages future readers might be holding. Has been very unhelpful to students and tends to scream at them.

Areas/Suggestions for Improvement: Though I’m aware of library policies, perhaps you should at least loosen up a bit because students are scared to death of you. Also remember students aren’t the only ones who read your precious library books.

Grade: B-, while I have to admire your dedication, you have some major personality issues.

 

The Anthro World of Furry Costumes

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Along with the 4th of July festivities this weekend in Pittsburgh (sans Three Rivers Regatta), from June 30th to July 3rd, the Steel City will pay host to Anthrocon at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center which will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Anthrocon is said to be the world’s largest furry convention which takes place in a city that’s only an hour from where I live. So as a resident of Southwestern, Pennsylvania, there’s really no way I can avoid discussing the furry subculture. Yet, despite that Anthrocon has been held in Pittsburgh since 2006, I wasn’t aware of their existence until I was on summer break from college in 2009 when my dad read aloud an article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about a political staffer for one of the infamous Orie sisters got in trouble for trying to solicit sex with a 15-year-old boy. Now I know that stories revolving around child molestation aren’t funny nor something you should laugh at. However, the fact this guy was also a furry and how the article got into his furry activities sounded so utterly ridiculous that I couldn’t help but burst out laughing. That being said, I know it wasn’t right of me to do that and I acknowledge that most furries aren’t a bunch of depraved sex maniacs despite the stereotype. So what’s a furry? Well, a furries are people who are into anthropomorphic animal characters, many of whom dress in animal costumes, adopt fursonas, and attend furry conventions and parades. There’s also a lot of furry artwork that I’ve viewed while I was searching for costumes for this article. The furry fandom itself draws inspiration from fictional works pertaining to animal characters in science fiction, fantasy, and allegory like Watership Down, Kimba the White Lion, Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Fox, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Redwall, and Disney’s Robin Hood. However, while furry conventions have existed since the 1980s, the furry fandom didn’t become the subculture it is today until the Internet was made available to the general population. However, while depraved perverts do exist among the Furry Fandom (like the political staffer I previously mentioned), this stereotype doesn’t describe most furries. But the media has with casting them that way as seen by the example I discussed above that many people assume they are. As for the city of Pittsburgh, well, they don’t mind so much as long as the furries behave themselves and spend their money. That being said, for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of furry costumes.

 

  1. Sometimes you’ll find people who never seemed to outgrow My Little Pony.
Not sure who the white and blue unicorn is. But the other one is Pinkie Pie. Sorry, but I'm not familiar with My Little Pony.

Not sure who the white and blue unicorn is. But the other one is Rainbow Dash. Sorry, but I’m not familiar with My Little Pony.

2. Don’t see a sheep on two legs every day.

Also, I don't think real sheep have two sets of horns. Guess this is probably because big horns look awesome.

Also, I don’t think real sheep have two sets of horns. Guess this is probably because big horns look awesome.

3. This leopard prefers to lounge around in a kimono with a matching parasol.

However, this leopard doesn't really seem content. Also has blond hair for some reason.

However, this leopard doesn’t really seem content. Also has blond hair for some reason.

4. This Great Horned Owl is said to be quite a wizard.

It's obvious this guy is a Harry Potter fan. However, his scarf suggests that he's from Slytherin.

It’s obvious this guy is a Harry Potter fan. However, his scarf suggests that he’s from Slytherin.

5. This raccoon is always dressed for the street.

But this creature has to be careful where it puts its tail. Like the sunglasses though.

But this creature has to be careful where it puts its tail. Like the sunglasses though.

6. Guess this wolf once worked for Lisa Frank.

The rainbow fur is a lucky guess. So are the rainbow sweatshirt and glow sticks.

The rainbow fur is a lucky guess. So are the rainbow sweatshirt and glow sticks.

7. Guess these two are a couple of traveling jack rabbits.

I was right. After all, they have their backpacks, bandannas, hats, and everything.

I was right. After all, they have their backpacks, bandannas, hats, and everything.

8. With furries, love always transcends species.

Who said cats and dogs can't get a long? Well, this is kind of cute in its own way.

Who said cats and dogs can’t get a long? Well, this is kind of cute in its own way.

9. These two dogs have no trouble being noticed.

Because these two are in bright colors that you wouldn't see on most mammals in nature. Neon orange and bright blue, come on.

Because these two are in bright colors that you wouldn’t see on most mammals in nature. Neon orange and bright blue, come on.

10. For this fox, flying is a breeze.

You should note that some of these costumes do include mix and match critter. And some creatures in fantasy and mythology. This fox also has horns, by the way.

You should note that some of these costumes do include mix and match critter. And some creatures in fantasy and mythology. This fox also has horns, by the way.

11. This fox doesn’t want to be kept waiting.

So what is this fox waiting for? An easy meal. Beats me.

So what is this fox waiting for? An easy meal. Beats me.

12. Oh, deer.

Wonder what this deer did in the kitchen that makes him so embarrassed? Anyway, I'm sure any broken utensils can be replaced for a buck or two.

Wonder what this deer did in the kitchen that makes him so embarrassed? Anyway, I’m sure any broken utensils can be replaced for a buck or two.

13. This lion is totally pumped.

Then again, he might be some kind of chimera if my mythology is right. Probably one that lacks horns.

Then again, he might be some kind of chimera if my mythology is right. Probably one that lacks horns.

14. I present to you bird that was born in the wrong era.

Yes, that's a prehistoric bird in modern street clothes. And yes, she's probably among the last of her kind if there's anything to go by.

Yes, that’s a prehistoric bird in modern street clothes. And yes, she’s probably among the last of her kind if there’s anything to go by.

15. This zebra really enjoys the view from the balcony.

While zebras are horses, they were never domesticated because they have very bad tempers. Given that they're lion prey, this is understandable.

While zebras are horses, they were never domesticated because they have very bad tempers. Given that they’re lion prey, this is understandable.

16. Hey, is that Fantastic Mr. Fox?

Or just a fox dressed in business attire? I can't really tell for sure.

Or just a fox dressed in business attire? I can’t really tell for sure.

17. This dalmatian has a Mickey Mouse spot.

Remind him that he be wary of a skinny middle aged woman in furs with a cigarette handle. Because Cruella just has to have a puppy fur coat.

Remind him that he be wary of a skinny middle aged woman in furs with a cigarette handle. Because Cruella just has to have a puppy fur coat.

18. How about a “hi” from a friendly polar bear?

Well, that looks quite realistic for an animal costume. But real polar bears aren't friendly. Remember that.

Well, that looks quite realistic for an animal costume. But real polar bears aren’t friendly. Remember that.

19. Wonder what this black cat has been through.

Wasn't a cat like this featured in an Edgar Allan Poe story? Then again, it's missing a pupil.

Wasn’t a cat like this featured in an Edgar Allan Poe story? Then again, it’s missing a pupil.

20. Guess this pooch prefers a dog in uniform.

This is probably from Britain due to the lady dog's police uniform style. It's very apparent in the hat.

This is probably from Britain due to the lady dog’s police uniform style. It’s very apparent in the hat.

21. This snow leopard surely has a beautiful coat.

That's a very convincing costume here. Wonder what it costs to make it. Like the eyes.

That’s a very convincing costume here. Wonder what it costs to make it. Like the eyes.

22. Not sure if she should try on that French maid outfit.

That looks pretty awkward. Then again, it's probably played for comedy.

That looks pretty awkward. Then again, it’s probably played for comedy.

23. A dog like her is almost impossible to resist.

Well, this isn't too bad. At least the hair style goes well with the ears and outfit.

Well, this isn’t too bad. At least the hair style goes well with the ears and outfit.

24. Bet this dog is a little bit husky.

Why does he have white eyebrows? Because I don't think dogs have them. Oh, wait, furries are fans of anthropomorphic characters. That explains it.

Why does he have white eyebrows? Because I don’t think dogs have them. Oh, wait, furries are fans of anthropomorphic characters. That explains it.

25. Now that is one funky colored fox.

As you can see, furry costumes don't always have to be in natural colors. This one is in pink and black. And is sure to stand out 24/7.

As you can see, furry costumes don’t always have to be in natural colors. This one is in pink and black. And is sure to stand out 24/7.

26. I give you a look at an Arctic fox.

Does not seem too friendly. But I do think the head is spot on.

Does not seem too friendly. But I do think the head is spot on.

27. This eagle always dresses for the occasion.

For a second, I'd mistake him for some PSA kid appeal mascot. Because he surely resembles one.

For a second, I’d mistake him for some PSA kid appeal mascot. Because he surely resembles one.

28. Never seen a satyr tiger before.

Funny how he has a goat beard, horns, and hooves. Then again, you don't want to mess with tigers.

Funny how he has a goat beard, horns, and hooves. Then again, you don’t want to mess with tigers.

29. You wouldn’t want to run in with a creature that glows in the dark.

Not sure what this creature is supposed to be. But I do think the light up effects from the face are cool.

Not sure what this creature is supposed to be. But I do think the light up effects from the face are cool.

30. Whatever this creature is, don’t mess with it.

Guess this is a case of a mix and match critter holding a couple powerful weapons. Of course, they're props but still. Don't know what this is.

Guess this is a case of a mix and match critter holding a couple powerful weapons. Of course, they’re props but still. Don’t know what this is.

31. Heard of a blue beast with bat wings?

That's something you don't see every day. I'm sure it's a fox. But you'd have to wonder if it was inspired by a drug trip.

That’s something you don’t see every day. I’m sure it’s a fox. But you’d have to wonder if it was inspired by a drug trip.

32. This blue bird is happy to spread his wings.

I'm sure this is a fantasy bird. Because I'm not sure if a bird like that exists in real life. The clothes fit him though.

I’m sure this is a fantasy bird. Because I’m not sure if a bird like that exists in real life. The clothes fit him though.

33. That is one funky colored fox.

I know what you might be thinking. And no, I don't think the legs and tail are tie dyed.

I know what you might be thinking. And no, I don’t think the legs and tail are tie dyed.

34. A dog always looks badass with ridges on its back.

Yes, you have the furries that have dinosaur aspects to their costumes, too. Guess they think it looks cool.

Yes, you have the furries that have dinosaur aspects to their costumes, too. Guess they think it looks cool.

35. Don’t mind the sweet tiger here.

She's just minding her own business. Not sure about the girly dress though.

She’s just minding her own business. Not sure about the girly dress though.

36. A lone wolf needs to fend for himself in the West.

Because the lone wolves don't have the packs to back them up. So they're drifting from town to town, getting into saloon gun matches and high noon showdowns.

Because the lone wolves don’t have the packs to back them up. So they’re drifting from town to town, getting into saloon gun matches and high noon showdowns.

37. “Which way to the North Pole?”

Odd, because I thought Santa's reindeer were at the North Pole 24/7 save Christmas Eve. Then again, I may be wrong.

Odd, because I thought Santa’s reindeer were at the North Pole 24/7 save Christmas Eve. Then again, I may be wrong.

38. For winter, black and neon green is all you need.

Is he supposed to be a bobcat from a raid? Then again, with some furry costumes, it's hard to tell.

Is he supposed to be a bobcat from a raid? Then again, with some furry costumes, it’s hard to tell.

39. “I shall call him Mini Me.”

Not sure what to think about him having a plushie in his likeness. But to each his own.

Not sure what to think about him having a plushie in his likeness. But to each his own.

40. Ever seen a fuzzy blue dragon before?

Neither did I. But he doesn't seem dangerous from this angle.

Neither did I. But he doesn’t seem dangerous from this angle.

41. Guess this guy has a thing for pampered pooches.

Not sure what the animal on the right is supposed to be. But the girl dog with glasses doesn't look too bad.

Not sure what the animal on the right is supposed to be. But the girl dog with glasses doesn’t look too bad.

42. All this gorilla wants to do is relax and knit.

Wouldn't expect to see anyone knit in a gorilla suit. But that's pretty funny.

Wouldn’t expect to see anyone knit in a gorilla suit. But that’s pretty funny.

43. This dog might have an aversion to hugs.

Then again, funky colors in nature tend to be warnings to stay away. So he might be poisonous.

Then again, funky colors in nature tend to be warnings to stay away. So he might be poisonous.

44. I’m sure you don’t want to run into a creature like him on a bad day.

Another case of mix and match critters for sure. But he does look like some grim beast from a horror movie.

Another case of mix and match critters for sure. But he does look like some grim beast from a horror movie.

45. As for what to call this creature, I don’t have the slightest idea.

Honestly, I don't know what this is supposed to be. Is it from outer space? Was it made in a lab by some mad scientist?

Honestly, I don’t know what this is supposed to be. Is it from outer space? Was it made in a lab by some mad scientist?

46. This high class cat shows up properly dressed.

Because he always has to epitomize the height of feline sophistication. Like that suit.

Because he always has to epitomize the height of feline sophistication. Like that suit.

47. Hey, that’s not a Playboy Bunny!

Then again, vixens are said to be quite sexy. Not sure if the blond hair goes well with the red fur.

Then again, vixens are said to be quite sexy. Not sure if the blond hair goes well with the red fur.

48. Hey, it’s Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy.

And it seems that he's brought the big guns. Then again, as a raccoon, he doesn't expect to live long anyway.

And it seems that he’s brought the big guns. Then again, as a raccoon, he doesn’t expect to live long anyway.

49. Take a look at this jackalope.

It's said to be a jackrabbit with antlers from the American Southwest. In reality, some of these alleged "jackalopes" were infected by some sort of virus.

It’s said to be a jackrabbit with antlers from the American Southwest. In reality, some of these alleged “jackalopes” were infected by some sort of virus.

50.Guess this is what you’d call a real cowboy.

Because he's a cow, possibly a Texas Longhorn. Though I can't say whether he's a bull or steer.

Because he’s a cow, possibly a Texas Longhorn. Though I can’t say whether he’s a bull or steer.

51. How about you give one to this horse?

He even has his hooves shoed and is well bridled. Plus, he's great with kids.

He even has his hooves shoed and is well bridled. Plus, he’s great with kids.

52. This lovely dark horse has quite a mane and tail.

I wouldn't be surprised if she thinks she should be a Mane and Tail mascot. It's an animal shampoo by the way.

I wouldn’t be surprised if she thinks she should be a Mane and Tail mascot. It’s an animal shampoo by the way.

53. This purple griffin is dressed and ready for battle.

Now I know what this fantasy creature is supposed to be. Wouldn't want to mess with him though.

Now I know what this fantasy creature is supposed to be. Wouldn’t want to mess with him though.

54. Guess this cat likes chilling in the city.

And this city happens to be Pittsburgh. Again, not sure what this animal is supposed to be.

And this city happens to be Pittsburgh. Again, not sure what this animal is supposed to be.

55. I call this one a city griffin.

Because of the street attire. Hope it doesn't cause too much trouble.

Because of the street attire. Hope it doesn’t cause too much trouble.

56. I don’t this this cute leopard girl would hurt you.

However, a real leopard will if you do something to piss it off. Not sure about the red hair though.

However, a real leopard will if you do something to piss it off. Not sure about the red hair though.

57. Guess this shark doesn’t know what else to do.

Perhaps he's just a fish out of water at this rate. Doesn't understand why people flee when he's out and about.

Perhaps he’s just a fish out of water at this rate. Doesn’t understand why people flee when he’s out and about.

58. Some predators can be visually challenged.

However, since glasses aren't available in the wild, this carnivore wouldn't last long. Also, the blue spots wouldn't help either.

However, since glasses aren’t available in the wild, this carnivore wouldn’t last long. Also, the blue spots wouldn’t help either.

59. It’s not every day you run into a hyena.

Not that you'd want to in the wild. Also, I hyenas aren't cuddly at all by any stretch.

Not that you’d want to in the wild. Also, I hyenas aren’t cuddly at all by any stretch.

60. Not sure if you’d want to touch this hedgehog.

Because if you scare her, she might curl into a ball and give you a few wounds. Yes, hedgehogs aren't to be trifled with.

Because if you scare her, she might curl into a ball and give you a few wounds. Yes, hedgehogs aren’t to be trifled with.

61. A black dog can be quite a badass.

And yes, he sure looks menacing with all his gear. But in a cute way.

And yes, he sure looks menacing with all his gear. But in a cute way.

62. This cat surely knows how to make a regal entrance.

At least that's what I can tell by the face. But she does seem to have hooves.

At least that’s what I can tell by the face. But she does seem to have hooves.

63. This colorful bird just wants to enjoy the flowers.

And what a colorful bird she is. Yet, I bet the male counterpart of her species is even more fantastic looking.

And what a colorful bird she is. Yet, I bet the male counterpart of her species is even more fantastic looking.

64. Hey, is that Toothless the dragon?

I think that is. Sure he's adorable but he's very powerful so don't mess with him.

I think that is. Sure he’s adorable but he’s very powerful so don’t mess with him.

65. I guess this bear is hard to resist in a den.

But touch her children, she'll rip you to shreds. Because mama bears are the last moms you'd want to cross.

But touch her children, she’ll rip you to shreds. Because mama bears are the last moms you’d want to cross.

66. This cool cat just wants to enjoy the winter.

So what if he decides to go casual? It's his choice. As long as he's comfortable.

So what if he decides to go casual? It’s his choice. As long as he’s comfortable.

67. Guess this is what you call a real video hound.

Yes, that's a dog with a camcorder. There's also a Video Hound website by the way, too.

Yes, that’s a dog with a camcorder. There’s also a Video Hound website by the way, too.

68. This lizard doesn’t want to be late.

Hey, not all furries have to be birds, mammals, and dragons. Wonder how long it took for this person to make this costume.

Hey, not all furries have to be birds, mammals, and dragons. Wonder how long it took for this person to make this costume.

69. Seems like the rainbow wolves have taken over.

And they're trying take another in with crayons. He probably won't escape any time soon.

And they’re trying take another in with crayons. He probably won’t escape any time soon.

70. “Excuse me, can you give me directions to Cougar Town?”

Because she's an actual cougar as far as I could tell. Still, if she's looking for a guy, she can find no shortage of sports mascots available.

Because she’s an actual cougar as far as I could tell. Still, if she’s looking for a guy, she can find no shortage of sports mascots available.

71. “Mind if I sample some of your picnic basket?”

This is probably a costume you shouldn't wear at a campground or park, for obvious reasons. Because black bears are more common than grizzlies.

This is probably a costume you shouldn’t wear at a campground or park, for obvious reasons. Because black bears are more common than grizzlies.

72. This owl doesn’t give a hoot what you think.

Because after all, it's active at night. So you're not going to see it out and about anyway.

Because after all, it’s active at night. So you’re not going to see it out and about anyway.

73. Hey, look, space cats.

Or at least one of them is. The other might be a Steampunk mechanic of some sort.

Or at least one of them is. The other might be a Steampunk mechanic of some sort.

74. This animal loves to be the life of the party.

According to how he's dressed anyway. Helps that he stands out.

According to how he’s dressed anyway. Helps that he stands out.

75. Guess this mare is one of those derby groupies.

Okay, that's a joke I couldn't resist. But she does have a nice mane and tail.

Okay, that’s a joke I couldn’t resist. But she does have a nice mane and tail.

76. Take a load on this bat.

Guess you can call him a literal Batman if you ask me. Sorry, Bruce Wayne.

Guess you can call him a literal Batman if you ask me. Sorry, Bruce Wayne.

77. Try driving this guy to extinction.

Yes, that's supposed to be a mastodon which is now extinct. But this costume is pretty cool.

Yes, that’s supposed to be a mastodon which is now extinct. But this costume is pretty cool.

78. Guess I’d call this one a Southern Fox.

Yes, I know the Confederate flag image is racist. But I had to include this on just because.

Yes, I know the Confederate flag image is racist. But I had to include this on the post just because.

79. Oh, no, it’s the Minotaur!

Come to think of it, he might fit right in. As long as he doesn't ask for a meal of 14 Athenian youths.

Come to think of it, he might fit right in. As long as he doesn’t ask for a meal of 14 Athenian youths.

80. My, this canine is sharply dressed.

However, he can still bite even in a tuxedo. And he has the scars to prove it. So remember that.

However, he can still bite even in a tuxedo. And he has the scars to prove it. So remember that.

To Infinity and Beyond with These Disney Pixar Costumes

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While Pixar may never have existed during Walt Disney’s lifetime, there is no doubt that it shares Walt’s vision in animation and film. Pixar may only be part of the Disney empire that produces animated masterpieces that we’ve all known and loved in recent years. But it plays a significant role in the Disney dream machine as well as produces movies that could make a grown man cry. Interestingly, Pixar began when George Lucas (yes, that George Lucas) invested some of his Star Wars money to form a new Lucasfilm division called “Graphics Group” which is best known for its simulation of the Genesis scene in Wrath of Khan. Working there at the time was an animator who got fired from Disney named John Lasseter for trying to push the company to experiment with computer animation and a computer genius named Ed Catmull. You’ll hear about these guys later. Anyway, seeking money to cover divorce costs and the failure of Howard the Duck, Lucas would sell the “Graphics Group” to Steve Jobs for $10 million (yes, that Steve Jobs). It would be renamed Pixar after their first product which was a video rendering computer for medical use. It didn’t do well  sales wise, but Jobs kept putting money into it and the company repurposed itself to do computer animated commercials. Meanwhile Lasseter would use CGI to make short films and show them at conventions. And eventually, Pixar would become a leader and pioneer in these CGI shorts in hopes to make an all-CGI feature film. So in the 1990s, Pixar made a distribution deal with Disney, created Toy Story, and the rest is history. Later Disney would buy Pixar for $7 billion (which was more than they bought Marvel at $4 billion) as well as made Steve Jobs a company shareholder. And eventually it bought Lucasfilm and have J.J. Abrams make The Force Awakens. Nevertheless, Pixar is a leader in CGI animation with 13 out of its 16 released so far having been nominated for at least an Oscar. Not to mention Up and Toy Story 3 were both nominated for Best Picture (and deservedly so). Nearly all their films take their subjects and turn them on their heads such as friendly monsters who only scare kids for a living, a race car remake of The Hustler, robots that teach humans to feel emotions again, etc. and in doing so pack them full of humor and drama. Their films have also been very successful at the box office mainly because they tend to cater to families and people of all ages.

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That saying, you’ll find a lot of Pixar fans out there. After all, they make movies that resonate with most audiences around the world. Then there are people who are my age as well as grew up with these movies all their lives. For instance, I watched Toy Story in theaters when I was 5 as well as saw Toy Story 3 when I was in college. And it’s not unusual for some of its fanbase to dress like Pixar characters. You might find people dressed up in Pixar costumes for Halloween, at the Disney Parks, or conventions. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of Pixar costumes.

 

  1. No aspiring cook can’t make a stew without a rat on their head.
This is from Ratatouille no doubt. But isn't the rat supposed to be in the hat? Then again, it doesn't matter. The kid's cute.

This is from Ratatouille no doubt. But isn’t the rat supposed to be in the hat? Then again, it doesn’t matter. The kid’s cute.

2. Looks like the Child Detection Agency is on the job.

The Child Detection Agency was in Monsters, Inc. which is charged with finding kids in the monster world. Also, they believe that kids are toxic contaminants, which Mike and Sulley realize isn't the case. Still, this is a very creative costume.

The Child Detection Agency was in Monsters, Inc. which is charged with finding kids in the monster world. Also, they believe that kids are toxic contaminants, which Mike and Sulley realize isn’t the case. Still, this is a very creative costume.

3. Iron Man Buzz Lightyear to the rescue.

Yes, this is Iron Man in a suit designed like Buzz Lightyear. Or Buzz Lightyear in an Iron Man suit. You take your pick.

Yes, this is Iron Man in a suit designed like Buzz Lightyear. Or Buzz Lightyear in an Iron Man suit. You take your pick.

4. With Carl and Russell, adventure is out there.

These are kids dressed as Carl and Russell. I guess Carl's costume was fairly easy. And Russell has a plushie of Dug.

These are kids dressed as Carl and Russell. I guess Carl’s costume was fairly easy. And Russell has a plushie of Dug.

5. As long as Boo is in this disguise, no one can detect her.

Boo is a little girl who finds herself trapped in the Monsters, Inc. factory. But she's unafraid of most monsters except Randall. Love how she calls Sulley "Kitty."

Boo is a little girl who finds herself trapped in the Monsters, Inc. factory. But she’s unafraid of most monsters except Randall. Love how she calls Sulley “Kitty.”

6. Seems like Andy’s Toys are checking out the neighborhood.

Well, some of them anyway. Like the Rex costume. I bet someone really spent a lot of time making that.

Well, some of them anyway. Like the Rex costume. I bet someone really spent a lot of time making that.

7. For Pixar, there is no better love story than of that between Carl and Ellie Frederickson.

It's a romance of childhood sweethearts that lasts 8 minutes with no dialogue. But it's way better than Twilight. Anyway, these kids are so cute.

It’s a romance of childhood sweethearts that lasts 8 minutes with no dialogue. But it’s way better than Twilight. Anyway, these kids are so cute.

8. Looks like we have some contamination with George Sanderson.

This kid is dressed up as a monster who arrives at the factory with a sock on his back. He's later shaved and has to wear a cone. Let's just say it makes scaring rather inconvenient.

This kid is dressed up as a monster who arrives at the factory with a sock on his back. He’s later shaved and has to wear a cone. Let’s just say it makes scaring rather inconvenient.

9. Hey, the cast of Woody’s Roundup has reunited.

Well, with the exception of Woody's horse Bull's Eye. But Sheriff Woody is still the rootingest, tootingest cowboy in the Wild, Wild West.

Well, with the exception of Woody’s horse Bull’s Eye. But Sheriff Woody is still the rootingest, tootingest cowboy in the Wild, Wild West. The dad’s Stinky Pete the Prospector’s costume is awesome.

10. Edna Mode can always make a superhero look good.

And yet, I found another Edna Mode costume. I guess she's a very noteworthy character based on Edith Head. Still, this is funny.

And yet, I found another Edna Mode costume. I guess she’s a very noteworthy character based on Edith Head. Still, this is funny.

11. WALL-E is looking a bit rusty.

This one seems to be a DIY. And I bet this boy has a parent who's a repressed art major. Nevertheless, WALL-E is so adorable and so sweet that you just want to give him a hug.

This one seems to be a DIY. And I bet this boy has a parent who’s a repressed art major. Nevertheless, WALL-E is so adorable and so sweet that you just want to give him a hug.

12. If you loved Up, then you’ll like seeing Carl and Russell with Kevin and Dug.

Guess this is a group costume pose. I especially like Kevin's with the bright feathers. So creative.

Guess this is a group costume pose. I especially like Kevin’s with the bright feathers. So creative.

13. In Toy Story, Buzz and Woody will always have a friend in each other as well as Jessie.

After all, Buzz tends to have a thing with cowgirls. But I like how the dad's Buzz costume is DIY. Guess this is a Toy Story family.

After all, Buzz tends to have a thing with cowgirls. But I like how the dad’s Buzz costume is DIY. Guess this is a Toy Story family.

14. For super family fun, you can’t go wrong with Syndrome and the Incredibles.

Well, they don't look quite like the Incredibles. But I guess their costumes aren't that hard to make. Like the Syndrome kid though.

Well, they don’t look quite like the Incredibles. But I guess their costumes aren’t that hard to make. Like the Syndrome kid though.

15. Oh, Boo, did you draw a picture?

Oh, Randall's your monster who's voiced by Steve Buscemi. Nevertheless, this kind of funny.

Oh, Randall’s your monster who’s voiced by Steve Buscemi. Nevertheless, this kind of funny.

16. Sorry, Darla, but you’re just not good with fish.

In case you don't remember, she's the dentist's niece from Finding Nemo. And there's a good reason why the aquarium fish are afraid of her.

In case you don’t remember, she’s the dentist’s niece from Finding Nemo. And there’s a good reason why the aquarium fish are afraid of her.

17. Spare some candy for a little trash collecting robot?

Yes, this is another WALL-E costume that's also DIY. And yes, it's adorable as can be.

Yes, this is another WALL-E costume that’s also DIY. And yes, it’s adorable as can be.

18. “I’m watching you Wazowski.”

Sure she may be an administrative worker and a slug. But Roz is more than what she seems. Yeah, she's awesome.

Sure she may be an administrative worker and a slug. But Roz is more than what she seems. Yeah, she’s awesome.

19. Carl Frederickson is off for an adventure to Paradise Falls.

I guess this was a fairly easy costume to make. Like the balloons and the plush dog at the cane.

I guess this was a fairly easy costume to make. Like the balloons and the plush dog at the cane.

20. Seems like Riley’s emotions are acting up.

And it seems all 5 have made an appearance. Seems like Fear really knows how to dress.

And it seems all 5 have made an appearance. Seems like Fear really knows how to dress.

21. For complex operations, you can count on the plastic army guys.

They're characters in Toy Story by the way. And they play a role in the first movie. These are clever.

They’re characters in Toy Story by the way. And they play a role in the first movie. These are clever.

22. Mr. Incredible and Frozone are always the best of friends.

Mr. Incredible has super strength and a family to back him. Frozone has ice powers and the voice of Samuel L. Jackson.

Mr. Incredible has super strength and a family to back him. Frozone has ice powers and the voice of Samuel L. Jackson.

23. Marlin always tries his best to keep Nemo by his side at their home.

I bet the mother's costume in this took the longest. Still, like the Marlin and Nemo costumes. So adorable.

I bet the mother’s costume in this took the longest. Still, like the Marlin and Nemo costumes. So adorable.

24. No little green man can ever resist the power of the Almighty Claw at Pizza Planet.

Those aliens are so memorable in Toy Story. And these costumes are just great.

Those aliens are so memorable in Toy Story. And these costumes are just great.

25. Seems like we have child on the premises.

Because we have the CDA showing up. Oh, wait these are children dressed as the CDA monsters.

Because we have the CDA showing up. Oh, wait these are children dressed as the CDA monsters.

26. As you know, Marlin and Nemo live in a sea anemone.

At least that's what appears in the movie. Still, wonder how many balloons it took for this costume.

At least that’s what appears in the movie. Still, wonder how many balloons it took for this costume.

27. Princess Merida never leaves without her bow.

This is especially when her mom's been turned into a bear. Then again, it was her fault because she wanted to "change her fate."

This is especially when her mom’s been turned into a bear. Then again, it was her fault because she wanted to “change her fate.”

28. For a party crisis, it’s Bud Lighyear to the rescue.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking. But you have to admit, making a Buzz costume with six pack boxes is quite clever.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But you have to admit, making a Buzz costume with six pack boxes is quite clever.

29. Wonder what Bo Peep is looking for this time.

Keep in mind that she has a sheep with 3 heads. And is Woody's main squeeze by the way.

Keep in mind that she has a sheep with 3 heads. And is Woody’s main squeeze by the way.

30. Jessie is always a kind of rough and tumble cowgirl.

However, you don't meet her until Toy Story 2 by the way. And she has a thing for space men like Buzz Lightyear.

However, you don’t meet her until Toy Story 2 by the way. And she has a thing for space men like Buzz Lightyear.

31. This family is so monstrous it’s scary.

Looks like this family is really into Monsters, Inc. I kid costumes, especially Boo's.

Looks like this family is really into Monsters, Inc. I like the kid costumes, especially Boo’s.

32. Roz always pays close attention to the scare floor.

I guess this woman is a teacher. Doesn't resemble a slug too much. But I could tell by the outfit.

I guess this woman is a teacher. Doesn’t resemble a slug too much. But I could tell by the outfit.

33. Wonder what this guy has hiding in his chef’s hat.

We know it's Remy the Rat. But don't tell the food inspectors that. By the way, the kid is Alfredo Linguini and he's not chef material.

We know it’s Remy the Rat. But don’t tell the food inspectors that. By the way, the kid is Alfredo Linguini and he’s not chef material.

34. No, that’s not Buzz Lightyear. That’s Mrs. Nesbit.

Okay, that's Buzz Lightyear as Mrs. Nesbit at Sid's sister's tea party. And yes, it's hilarious.

Okay, that’s Buzz Lightyear as Mrs. Nesbit at Sid’s sister’s tea party. And yes, it’s hilarious.

35. Guess this family really has to sort out their emotions.

This must be an Inside Out family. Too bad the dad is scared while the kids are sad, angry, and disgusted.

This must be an Inside Out family. Too bad the dad is scared while the kids are sad, angry, and disgusted.

36. Looks like Russell and Kevin are taking each other well.

Yes, I know Kevin's female. But Russell made an honest mistake naming her that. Because female birds don't tend to have bright colors. So Russell mistaking Kevin's gender isn't far fetched at all.

Yes, I know Kevin’s female. But Russell made an honest mistake naming her that. Because female birds don’t tend to have bright colors. So Russell mistaking Kevin’s gender isn’t far fetched at all.

37. Those who remember Inside Out might recall Riley’s imaginary friend Bing Bong.

When you make him sad, he's known to cry candy. He also rides a unicorn.

When you make him sad, he’s known to cry candy. He also rides a unicorn.

38. Carl may be an old man, but don’t try to remove him from his home.

Because Carl will take the house with him when he gets out of town. Like the little Up house here. The kid is so cute, too.

Because Carl will take the house with him when he gets out of town. Like the little Up house here. The kid is so cute, too.

39. Sometimes you need a rat to help you in the kitchen.

Yes, this is a dad and kid costume from Ratatouille. And yes, these two look so adorable.

Yes, this is a dad and kid costume from Ratatouille. And yes, these two look so adorable.

40. For those real into Pixar, this lamp costume might make your day.

I know this is from Costume Works and is for a young child. But considering that this lamp is used for Pixar's logo, it's fitting.

I know this is from Costume Works and is for a young child. But considering that this lamp is used for Pixar’s logo, it’s fitting.

41. You never know what monster is lurking under your bed.

However, if they scare you, just remember they're trying to make a living. And that their world is powered by your screams.

However, if they scare you, just remember they’re trying to make a living. And that their world is powered by your screams.

42. Those who’ve seen Toy Story 3 can’t forget Barbie and Ken.

Guess the guys played up the Ken Doll jokes in that movie for all its worth. And yes, Ken was hysterical.

Guess the guys played up the Ken Doll jokes in that movie for all its worth. And yes, Ken was hysterical.

43. Riley’s imaginary boyfriend would do anything for her.

This is probably one of the easiest costumes I've seen from Disney. All it takes is a Zac Efron getup and a speech bubble.

This is probably one of the easiest costumes I’ve seen from Disney. All it takes is a Zac Efron getup and a speech bubble.

44. Even at an advanced age, Carl shows no signs of slowing down.

Like how they used a walker with tennis balls on the ends. So adorable.

Like how they used a walker with tennis balls on the ends. So adorable.

45. Guess this is an old picture of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl.

Well, before they got married and had kids. It's not wonder their children turned out to have super powers.

Well, before they got married and had kids. It’s not wonder their children turned out to have super powers.

46. Somehow, Bo Peep tends to take to pink.

Doesn't seem to have her shepherd's crook with her for some reason. But I have to admit she's has a lovely dress.

Doesn’t seem to have her shepherd’s crook with her for some reason. But I have to admit she’s has a lovely dress.

47. Seems like Merida has found something.

Not sure what she's looking at. And I don't know if I'd want to find out.

Not sure what she’s looking at. And I don’t know if I’d want to find out.

48. Carl will always be there to Russell to lend a helping hand.

However, he's not going to like him at first for being a stowaway to his trip to Paradise Falls. But eventually, he'll warm up.

However, he’s not going to like him at first for being a stowaway to his trip to Paradise Falls. But eventually, he’ll warm up.

49. Not sure who this little monster is supposed to be.

I know this is a character from Monsters, Inc. I just can't put a name on him or her. Anyway, this is so cute.

I know this is a character from Monsters, Inc. I just can’t put a name on him or her. Anyway, this is so cute.

50. Carl and Ellie have always shared a spirit for adventure.

Sure Ellie didn't live to go to Paradise Falls. But that's okay, because her best adventure was her life with Carl. And she always felt blessed to have him in her life.

Sure Ellie didn’t live to go to Paradise Falls. But that’s okay, because her best adventure was her life with Carl. And she always felt blessed to have him in her life.

51. Guess the toys are back in town at this party.

I think this might be a group costume idea for a Halloween party. Like the Potato Heads.

I think this might be a group costume idea for a Halloween party. Like the Potato Heads.

52. Who knew that Pixar wasn’t just for humans?

To be fair, this dog is probably not in a costume. But I think the owner is having a lot of fun having their dog in a cone.

To be fair, this dog is probably not in a costume. But I think the owner is having a lot of fun having their dog in a cone.

53. See, I told you Bo Peep had a 3 headed sheep.

However, don't ask whether it was a product of a nuclear accident at Three Mile Island. Still, at least this proves my point.

However, don’t ask whether it was a product of a nuclear accident at Three Mile Island. Still, at least this proves my point.

54. Seems like Russell has found a very rare bird.

I guess this is a couple's costume idea for Halloween. All Russell needs is that helping the elderly badge.

I guess this is a couple’s costume idea for Halloween. All Russell needs is that helping the elderly badge.

55. When danger strikes, the Incredibles will be on their way.

And it seems everyone's here but Jack Jack. Then again, Syndrome might not want to know what Jack Jack is capable of.

And it seems everyone’s here but Jack Jack. Then again, Syndrome might not want to know what Jack Jack is capable of.

56. Among the Incredibles, Jack Jack is the baby.

However, he's one baby you don't want to mess with. He has a multitude of superhuman abilities like shapeshifting.

However, he’s one baby you don’t want to mess with. He has a multitude of superhuman abilities like shapeshifting.

57. On Woody’s Round Up, nobody can ever forget Sheriff Woody and Jessie the Cowgirl.

Guess these two are brother and sister and are dressed for Halloween. Still, these two are so cute.

Guess these two are brother and sister and are dressed for Halloween. Still, these two are so cute.

58. Looks like Russell and Kevin can’t leave without the house.

Since this is a Pixar costume post, I had to show the Up House. Just because everyone remembers it.

Since this is a Pixar costume post, I had to show the Up House. Just because everyone remembers it.

59. Those who like the ocean but aren’t fans of The Little Mermaid might want to go with Finding Nemo.

Yes, this is a Finding Nemo family. And it seems the parents are a diver and Darla. Like the dog shark.

Yes, this is a Finding Nemo family. And it seems the parents are a diver and Darla. Like the dog shark.

60. Seems like Russell came across Mr. Frederickson’s house.

Well, he's actually a stowaway. But still, this seems like a cute costume idea for couples.

Well, he’s actually a stowaway. But still, this seems like a cute costume idea for couples.

61. EVE always has an eye for green on earth.

Yes, I know she doesn't look quite like EVE. But you have to like the plant in the shoe that WALL-E found for her.

Yes, I know she doesn’t look quite like EVE. But you have to like the plant in the shoe that WALL-E found for her.

62. WALL-E will always go to the ends of the earth and beyond to be with EVE.

Before WALL-E, guess no one thought a robot love story could be done. But Pixar showed it could work and would make grown men cry, too.

Before WALL-E, guess no one thought a robot love story could be done. But Pixar showed it could work and would make grown men cry, too.

63. Guess this picture was taken in Riley’s head.

Looks like it from how her feelings are grouped together. And Anger seems to be reading the news.

Looks like it from how her feelings are grouped together. And Anger seems to be reading the news.

64. For some toys, the party starts when the kids are away.

I bet you can recognize some of these Toy Story characters. I have a feeling that Mr. Potato Head took the picture.

I bet you can recognize some of these Toy Story characters. I have a feeling that Mr. Potato Head took the picture.

65. For this Buzz, it’s to infinity and beyond in the 19th century.

Yes, this is a steampunk Buzz Lightyear. And yes, his suit has all the gear but more suited for a bygone era.

Yes, this is a steampunk Buzz Lightyear. And yes, his suit has all the gear but more suited for a bygone era.

66. This little boy has all the makings of a Wilderness Explorer.

And what an adorable Wilderness Explorer he makes. He also has most of his badges, too.

And what an adorable Wilderness Explorer he makes. He also has most of his badges, too.

67. Looks like we have a couple of army men at work.

One is taking aim and the other is checking for mines. And in green plastic, too.

One is taking aim and the other is checking for mines. And in green plastic, too.

68. Apparently, Mike Wazowski is really bad with turning in paperwork.

Man, that's almost like you see the guy in the flesh. I guess Pixar would certainly be proud with this.

Man, that’s almost like you see the guy in the flesh. I guess Pixar would certainly be proud with this.

69. Frozone can always keep the scene cool when it needs to be.

By "cool" I mean like anything below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Like you'd have in a walk-in freezer.

By “cool” I mean like anything below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Like you’d have in a walk-in freezer.

70. Wonder what Buzz Lightyear is doing at this moment on a bench.

Maybe he's deep in thought and wants us to mind our own business. Then again, he might be waiting for Woody.

Maybe he’s deep in thought and wants us to mind our own business. Then again, he might be waiting for Woody.

71. There is no robot that can capture WALL-E’s heart like EVE.

And it seems like this EVE really has a lot going here. Well, until she finds a plant and shuts down.

And it seems like this EVE really has a lot going here. Well, until she finds a plant and shuts down.

72. This little Mike Wazowski can make anyone green with envy.

Well, not quite. But you have to admit. This Mike costume is so cute.

Well, not quite. But you have to admit. This Mike costume is so cute.

73. I’m sure this WALL-E family is out of this world.

Well, the space station gives us a sad commentary on our culture. But this seems kind of cute costume wise.

Well, the space station gives us a sad commentary on our culture. But this seems kind of cute costume wise.

74. Wonder if Andy will have the decency to pick up his toys on the steps.

Oh, wait. Andy is in that picture. And maybe even Bonnie. Still, this is kind of cool.

Oh, wait. Andy is in that picture. And maybe even Bonnie. Still, this is kind of cool.

75. Apparently, two umbrellas can also find a connection.

This must be from a Pixar short I've never seen. Because I don't recognize the umbrellas here.

This must be from a Pixar short I’ve never seen. Because I don’t recognize the umbrellas here.

76. I’m completely positive that not even Woody can resist this little Bo Peep.

And here she is in a little pink dress and bonnet. So adorable that she'll just melt your heart.

And here she is in a little pink dress and bonnet. So adorable that she’ll just melt your heart.

77. Man, Russell must’ve found some gorgeous bird.

Yes, I know it's a Russell and Kevin couple's costume from Up. But this Kevin costume has feathers.

Yes, I know it’s a Russell and Kevin couple’s costume from Up. But this Kevin costume has feathers.

78. WALL-E always has to bring his cooler along.

Because that's where WALL-E keeps some things of personal interest. Still, this is quite creative.

Because that’s where WALL-E keeps some things of personal interest. Still, this is quite creative.

79. Greetings, Sheriff Woody at your service.

Well, I had to get Woody by himself for God's sake. Because in Toy Story, he's basically the main character.

Well, I had to get Woody by himself for God’s sake. Because in Toy Story, he’s basically the main character.

80. As an Incredible, Violet has the makings of a teenage superheroine.

For some reason, I've seen more Violet cosplays than anyone else from that movie. Then again, it should be no surprise.

For some reason, I’ve seen more Violet cosplays than anyone else from that movie. Then again, it should be no surprise.

81. Looks like Carl and Ellie are having a good time at Pixar Studios.

This must be at Disneyland, California. But they do seem to be having a really good time there.

This must be at Disneyland, California. But they do seem to be having a really good time there.

82. Looks like Bullseye has to show us whom he belongs to.

Oh, I get it. He has "Andy" spelled out on his hooves. That's clever.

Oh, I get it. He has “Andy” spelled out on his hooves. That’s clever.

83. Even a monster can never resist Boo’s innate cuteness.

Because she's such a sweet, little girl in pig tails. And she thinks Sulley is a kitty. Costume is so adorable.

Because she’s such a sweet, little girl in pig tails. And she thinks Sulley is a kitty. Costume is so adorable.

84. Hope this Pixar lamp brightens your day.

Because it's the kind of lamp you can't get enough of. I mean you see this before every Pixar movie to date.

Because it’s the kind of lamp you can’t get enough of. I mean you see this before every Pixar movie to date.

85. Oh, crap. CDA has caught up with Boo.

Well, Boo should've been in her bedroom but wandered off in her closet when she wasn't supposed to. Still, this is pretty clever.

Well, Boo should’ve been in her bedroom but wandered off in her closet when she wasn’t supposed to. Still, this is pretty clever.

86. Seems like Anger’s being a bit temperamental lately.

Well, that's not surprising. Still, it's nice to see Bing Bong in there with the feels from Inside Out.

Well, that’s not surprising. Still, it’s nice to see Bing Bong in there with the feels from Inside Out.

87. Looks like this dog’s house is a little Up.

Yes, this is another canine costume. And yes, it's the house from Up on a chihuahua.

Yes, this is another canine costume. And yes, it’s the house from Up on a chihuahua.

88. “I’m tour guide Barbie.”

Another character from Toy Story 2. Her romance with Ken makes you think they were made for each other. Which is very much the case.

Another character from Toy Story 2. Her romance with Ken makes you think they were made for each other. Which is very much the case.

89. Looks like EVE resembles a trash bin, literally.

Well, her costume was made from a trash bin. Like the WALL-E one, too.

Well, her costume was made from a trash bin. Like the WALL-E one, too.

90. Check out Barbie and Ken’s new jeep.

It's said that Ken goes through several costume changes in Toy Story 3. And he's voiced by Michael Keaton, too.

It’s said that Ken goes through several costume changes in Toy Story 3. And he’s voiced by Michael Keaton, too.

91. Uh, have you come across a large lamp?

Well, we all know the lamp gets around through jumping. Wonder how this girl sits down now and then.

Well, we all know the lamp gets around through jumping. Wonder how this girl sits down now and then.

92. Carl and Ellie always like to spend Halloween in the Magic Kingdom.

And here they show Ellie's adventure book. Like their hats.

And here they show Ellie’s adventure book. Like their hats.

93. I’m sure this kid is just a little Buzz.

And if it's Halloween, he'll go to infinity and beyond for candy. So adorable.

And if it’s Halloween, he’ll go to infinity and beyond for candy. So adorable.

94. Looks like this family is going UP for adventure.

This one has Carl and his wife along with Russell and Kevin. And yes, it has balloons, too.

This one has Carl and his wife along with Russell and Kevin. And yes, it has balloons, too.

95. With Woody and Buzz, they’ve always got a friend in each other.

Helps that the theme in their movies is "You've Got a Friend in Me" by Randy Newman. Still, you have to like these costumes.

Helps that the theme in their movies is “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman. Still, you have to like these costumes.

96. Not sure if you can attach balloons to a cardboard house.

Apparently, you can when you see this kid. Just love the colors on them.

Apparently, you can when you see this kid. Just love the colors on them.

97. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Slinky Dog.

Yes, it's a Slinky Dog costume for a dog. And apparently, it's utterly brilliant.

Yes, it’s a Slinky Dog costume for a dog. And apparently, it’s utterly brilliant.

98. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head.

Had to get these two in sooner or later. After all, they're among the iconic couples of Toy Story.

Had to get these two in sooner or later. After all, they’re among the iconic couples of Toy Story.

99. Never before have I’ve seen Buzz all blown up.

Let's hope he stays away from sharp objects. Or else, his costume would be totally ruined.

Let’s hope he stays away from sharp objects. Or else, his costume would be totally ruined.

100. Finally, to end this post, I bring you Dolly.

Dolly is one of Bonnie's toys who helps Andy get back to Sunnyside Daycare. And yes, you can't help but like this costume.

Dolly is one of Bonnie’s toys who helps Andy get back to Sunnyside Daycare. And yes, you can’t help but like this costume.

May You Not Live Happily Ever After in These Disney Villain Costumes

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If you think Disney is a company that specializes in cheesy movies, family friendly fairy tales, and everyone living happily ever after, then you’ve never come across these guys. Yes, dismiss Disney all you want as entertainment that reeks with a saccharine sweetness aimed to children. However, mark my words, we have to come to terms that these Disney bad guys are anything but saccharine and barely meet the decency guidelines in what can be considered children’s entertainment. In fact, for a company known to make Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh cartoons, Disney has managed to come up with some really sinister villains who have done their share of damage for the protagonists or their loved ones. And some of them have been seen among the greatest villains of all time. Some of them have even got their own songs. But even at their most evil, a lot of them attract fans since they tend to seem quite interesting, cool, and entertaining. And Disney has taken notice. However, since these are Disney movies, don’t expect them to live happily ever after or at least get what they want in the end. In fact, expect some of them getting killed through falling down from somewhere. Or worse. Though they will be missed to an extent.

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Since Disney villains have their share of fans, it’s not unusual to see some of them dressed as their favorite Disney baddie. Of course, for some villains like Maleficent and Gaston, since Maleficent is an attractive sorceress who has way more lines and screentime than Aurora while Gaston, well, is so full of himself that it’s funny and even has an excellent song about how great he is. Hades and Ursula may be bad but they both have really great personalities. Ratigan and Scar are voiced by the talents of Vincent Price and Jeremy Irons respectively and both have really great songs. Also, Captain Hook and Jafar really know how to dress. Then there are others who have fans that make your scratch your head over like Hans and Frollo since Hans managed to get Anna to fall for him only to stab her in the back while Frollo thinks he’s a virtuous man of God when he’s really a complete self-righteous hypocrite who is abusive toward Quasimodo whose mother he killed and sees him as an abomination, tries to burn an entire city because Esmeralda refuses to sleep with him, goes after Captain Phoebus for disobeying an order that goes against his principles (like burning an innocent miller and his family for hiding gypsies), throws down the Archdeacon for standing in his way, and using his personally twisted theology to justify his actions. Nevertheless, I bring you a treasure trove of people dressed as the bad guys from Disney.

 

  1. In Wonderland, it would be wise not to piss off the Queen of Hearts.
Because the Queen of Hearts tends to say, "Off with their heads!" which whenever someone makes her angry. And she tends to get irritated by the slightest upset.

Because the Queen of Hearts tends to say, “Off with their heads!” which whenever someone makes her angry. And she tends to get irritated by the slightest upset.

2. As the Sultan’s Vizier, Jafar uses his cobra staff to hypnotize his boss.

I'd love to see Jafar going through airport security. Bet he'll use his staff to hypnotize TSA agents.

I’d love to see Jafar going through airport security. Bet he’ll use his staff to hypnotize TSA agents.

3. Yzma always takes great pains to look glamorous.

It's widely said that Yzma has a secret lab. Don't tell anybody I said that.

It’s widely said that Yzma has a secret lab. Don’t tell anybody I said that.

4. Cruella De Vil is an absolute slave to fashion that she’ll risk animal cruelty for a fur coat.

Well, this is a 101 Dalmatians family. Still, I feel for the little puppies in this picture.

Well, this is a 101 Dalmatians family. Still, I feel for the little puppies in this picture.

5. Didn’t know that Yzma and Syndrome were an item.

Well, Syndrome is the villain from The Incredibles who started out as a crazed fan. As for Yzma, well, she's a sorceress from the Emperor's New Groove who turned her boss into an alpaca.

Well, Syndrome is the villain from The Incredibles who started out as a crazed fan. As for Yzma, well, she’s a sorceress from the Emperor’s New Groove who turned her boss into an alpaca.

6. Sometimes wickedness has a tendency to run in the family.

Well, to some extent. Still, you might not want to mess with this bunch if you can avoid them.

Well, to some extent. Still, you might not want to mess with this bunch if you can avoid them.

7. It would be wise to invite this little Maleficent to your party.

Because if you don't, she might put a curse on somebody's baby. Yeah, she doesn't take being rejected very well.

Because if you don’t, she might put a curse on somebody’s baby. Yeah, she doesn’t take being rejected very well.

8. As a sea witch, Ursula always tries to look her best.

And this Ursula seems quite pretty compared to what she looked like in the movie. Still, the sea witch can be captivating in her own way.

And this Ursula seems quite pretty compared to what she looked like in the movie. Still, the sea witch can be captivating in her own way.

9. A little evil queen like her always desires to be the fairest one of all.

Then again, I bet she relies on a magic mirror to boost her ego. But if the mirror doesn't do his job, oooh boy.

Then again, I bet she relies on a magic mirror to boost her ego. But if the mirror doesn’t do his job, oooh boy.

10. As we know, Gaston is quite a guy.