The Anthro World of Furry Costumes (Fourth Edition)

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Just as the 4th of July dies down over the weekend, the Furries descend onto Pittsburgh for their annual Furfest. Now given that it’s summer, you have to wonder how these people can wear these suits that can weigh as much as 70lbs. And unlike the Disney park costumes, I’m not sure if they contain fans. Nonetheless, these anthropomorphic cosplayers have been a source of endless fascination by many. Though some might resemble humanized versions of their animal, some can come in very bright colors. While some have a sort of mix-and-match critter thing going on. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of furry costumes.

  1. A fox should always show off its furs.
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At least I think it’s a fox. Still, their fur has spots on the tail, upper chest, and ears.

2. My, what a handsome pair of horns.

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Though I think they’re far from the savannah. Yet, they have hooves on their hands and feet.

3. Look, out someone’s green with envy.

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This one is green with horns and a white mane. Also, has hooves on their feet. Kind of a mix between a dog and a satyr.

4. Nothing beats spikes, horns, and scales.

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Despite that scales are usually seen on reptiles not mammals. Yet, you don’t want to go near this fantasy dog.

5. Guess this dog works for PennDOT.

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Because they’re wearing a bright orange vest. And it seems to be writing a citation. Wait a minute.

6. Need a paw?

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Someone’s willing to lend a hand. Though their ears are rather long.

7. Seems like you’ve run into a punk hyena.

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This one has red fur on the mane along with some earrings in their ear. Reminds me of a stereotypical drug dealer.

8. Perhaps a skull helmet would suit you.

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Well, this one has a skull helmet with horns on it. But it goes well with the stripes on their body.

9. A fuzzy neck can be absolutely fabulous.

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Yet, I’m not sure the black neck fur goes well with the whole fursuit. But they don’t seem to care.

10. Blue back spikes must always match the fur on top.

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And they seem to be on a beach in a palm tree location. So they must be roasting.

11. Sometimes a bright green stripe is all you need to stand out.

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Well, they have more than one neon green stripe. But they seem quite a climber from what I see in this picture.

12. One dog can have a coat of many colors.

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This one has some rainbow fur on their back. Though they’re sparkling and white up front.

13. We can all use a break now and then.

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This dog has yellow and blue fur. But right now they seem very exhausted. Must be the summer heat.

14. Someone’s getting funky on the dance floor.

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Well, they seem more like prancing than dancing. Still, they must be sweating inside that costume.

15. A shark tail can always make a dog look badass.

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Sure it doesn’t go well with a dog. But neither do clothes or the color blue.

16. Didn’t know a blue dog could have wings.

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Actually bats are the only mammals with wings as far as I know. However, don’t hug them.

17. This bunny just wants to listen to music by themselves.

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At least I think they’re a bunny. Sometimes you can’t tell what animal these furries are supposed to be.

18. Never thought I’d see a green dog before.

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Wonder what this dog would look in front of a green screen. Then again, you might not be able to see them.

19. This dog’s come well dressed.

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Seems like they’re dressed for a job interview. Hopefully, it’s for a pet store.

20. Who says dogs can’t be badass?

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And yes, they’re on a beach. Let’s hope it’s one in New England or Alaska. So they don’t succumb to heatstroke.

21. We all have our bad hair days.

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Or bad fur days in this furry’s case. Nonetheless, this dog has spots and fuzzy paws.

22. Someone’s waiting at the door.

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This leopard is dressed in regular street clothes. Hope they’re not inside an elevator.

23. Sometimes you better put your best tail forward.

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This dog just wants to strike a pose. Yet, they’re doing no favors being in front of a car.

24. Bet you didn’t see a zebra in a hotel before.

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This one has their front legs out on the balcony. Though I don’t think they have the best view.

25. This dog’s pants are totally ripped.

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Yet, I wouldn’t recommend wearing ripped jeans. Especially if they came that way on the rack.

26. Bet you want to hang out with these cool cats.

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On second thought, given the ferociousness of big cats, I’d rather not. They’ll eat me alive.

27. This blue and green dog is eager to meet you.

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They even have a matching bandana around their neck. Yet, their nose and tongue are blue, which should cause some concern.

28. You have to be batty for pink fur.

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You can see their wings. But I’m not sure if I’d run into a bat like them at night.

29. Want to get a load of this cool tiger?

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This one even wears shiny shorts. Then again, I’m not sure what those pants are.

30. You can see this dog from a mile away.

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Has 2 striped legs. One has black stripes. The other has yellow stripes.

31. Some dogs are just lone wolves.

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So it’s best to leave them alone. Since they just want to mind their own business.

32. No one could be as adorable as this black and white cat.

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Yes, they’re sitting in an adorable pose. And yes, they have pink eyes for extra cuteness.

33. Who can resist this eager purple dog?

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Well, a lot of furries don’t dress in natural color animal costumes. Still, they have pink claws and purple tiger stripes.

34. Want to get a high five?

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After all, kids will certainly go crazy over these costumed furries. Best be nice to them.

35. This dog lives for the ice and snow.

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Well, at least they won’t be subject to heatstroke. Nor would they need a coat either.

36. This lion might want a bit of privacy.

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At least according to how he stands. Though you have to admire that purple mane.

37. My, check the horns on this wolf.

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Okay, that’s definitely a fantasy creature. And yes, they have hooves on their feet, too.

38. Hope you don’t get devoured by this colorful tiger.

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This tiger is yellow with blue stripes. Wears a red bandana to round up the primary colors.

39. Bet you’ve never seen a bird this big before.

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Apparently, this bird is quite fuzzy, too. However, I don’t see any feathers though.

40. Never thought I’d see a purple dog like this.

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This one has big paws on their feet with bright blue claws. Wonder how they sit with that costume on.

41. Perhaps you might take a look at this majestic wolf.

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This one’s wearing a ragged dress. Like she’s wandering a dark forest.

42. Even dragons must take a break once in awhile.

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Sure they don’t seem like they’re the kind to burn King’s Landing. But piss them off and you’ll live to regret it.

43. This lynx just wants to say hello.

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In case you don’t know, these fursuits can cost thousands of dollars. This is among the cheaper ones.

44. I don’t want to know what this lion will do to this gingerbread man.

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Relax, the gingerbread man is a prop since it’s a plush. But the pose still makes you worry.

45. Want this doe to give you the time of day?

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Well, this one just constitutes of a deer mask and a dress. Simple as that.

46. Your claws can never be too long.

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Don’t worry, they’re plush like the rest of the costume. This critter just likes showing them off.

47. Care for a trip to the beach?

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Whoever’s wearing this costume must be sweating balls. Might have a tiger-striped fish tail.

48. Perhaps you might like a couple of colorful tails.

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One tail is black and bright blue. The other is rainbow. But both have dog faces.

49. Make sure the scarf matches the fur.

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Yet, they look at the camera like it’s up in their shit. And want you to back off.

50. This beast seems to enjoy a nice gold goblet of wine.

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Guess this chimera likes the finer things in life. Hope it doesn’t rain.

51. Someone is a bit husky.

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Since this one is a husky dog, obviously. But unlike those in Alaska, they don’t pull a sled.

52. You’d call this a hipster bat.

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Since they’re totally out of the mainstream. Their fur is even in neon colors.

53. Just a couple of wolves in each others arms.

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Though their den is way nicer than a lot of wolf dens. Despite it still being messy.

54. Hope you can’t get enough yellow and blue fuzz.

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Since they have yellow and blue fur. Not sure what that animal this is supposed to be.

55. Bright colors always make one stand out.

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This dog is blue and orange. Wears a checked bandana and black rimmed glasses without lenses.

56. Someone’s really playing possum.

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Even in bright blue and white, this furry possum’s quite ugly. Seems more like a neon rat.

57. This gray bunny only wants a hug.

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Seems straight from an anime. Though they’re gray and spotted.

58. Perhaps you’d like a calico fox.

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This one is in red, black, and white. And their back is quite elaborate don’t you think?

59. How about give this lion a hug?

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The lion even has their own collar. Though lions aren’t known for being anywhere domestication material.

60. A colorful bat should spread their wings.

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This one has vibrant green and yellow wings. Even matches with the bat ears.

61. No one could resist this striped cat.

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This one has a couple of horns on top. Also has big anime eyes.

62. A dog much match their bandana.

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This one has purple, pink, and blue fur. And they sit with their paws raised.

63. Get a look at these colorful paws.

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Paw colors are black, purple, green, and blue. Their legs have blue and purple stripes.

64. Green and pink always make a fine combination.

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This one has a green head along with pink and black lower paws. Seems like they’re ready for a speedskating race.

65. Ever heard of a punk panther?

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This one is green with spikes. Has a jacket with plenty of badges.

66. This punk dog prefers to hang around.

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This one has a leather vest, T-shirt, and a red collar. Even has a mohawk style, too.

67. Perhaps you’d flee from this infernal black beast.

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Don’t worry, they’re just a furry. Has horns and hooves.

68. Could you see the bat behind the wings?

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Seems like they’re wrapped in them. Wonder how they could sit down like that.

69. A leg can always use a few stars.

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This one has rainbow stars. Also rainbow fur on the head.

70. This deer is what you’d call a real lumberjack.

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Even carries a real ax along with jeans and a flannel shirt. Underneath, he wears suspenders and a bra.

71. I guess we found a real Playboy Bunny.

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He’s a bunny wearing a suit. Also the photo is black and white like it’s the 1960s and he’s Don Draper.

72. This majestic fox carries quite an impression.

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Mainly because they have antlers and blue in their fur. Also, their tail is quite long.

73. This dog rocks in the black and gold.

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I’m sure it will help them get free drinks in Pittsburgh during Furfest. Though their costume is more white than anything.

74. Apparently, a creature can have 3 eyes.

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The third eye is on top. Is also blue with spots all over their fur.

75. Blue and black make for a nice combination.

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Contains white claws with black ears and paws. Wonder if they have a beaver tail.

76. Perhaps you’d want to hang out with this leopard.

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Seems like they’re getting ready for the holidays. Though you wouldn’t want most cats to be near a tree.

77. This gray cat just wants to say hello.

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They have big eyes to inspire people to cuddle them. Also, has big ears.

78. Get a load on this colorful tiger.

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This one is mostly neon green and orange with yellow stripes. Won’t have much trouble seeing them in the dark.

79. Standing next to the genuine article.

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This snow leopard resembles the picture on the restaurant. Sure, it’s not an exact likeness.

80. Bet you didn’t see a bear like this.

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Almost blends in with the snow. Yet, you wouldn’t want to picnic near them.

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The Anthro World of Furry Costumes (Third Edition)

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In the hot and humid atmosphere of Southwestern PA in early July, the Furries descend upon Pittsburgh for their annual Anthro Con, which is the world’s second largest convention for them. Why they’re able to withstand the hot summer heat this time of year, I have no idea. But they come from all over the place and have money to burn so Pittsburgh really doesn’t mind as long as they behave themselves. This year, the Furries are stated to bring about $7.9 million to Allegheny County which is a big boost to the area. And with that kind of cash, you really don’t care where it comes from, even if it is from people who like dressing in animal costumes. And if you go to Fernando’s Café during this weekend, you’ll find plenty of Furries hanging out. After all, they raised money to help the owner keep his business through donations during the Great Recession. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Furries for this Anthro Con weekend.

  1. A crouching dog is always ready to rumble.

Here he is ready to fight. Best not to mess with him or he’ll rip you to shreds.

2. This fox is ready to mingle in her bright red scarf.

She has her own fluffy tail with a blue tip. And she’s not shy to show it off.

3. Of course, you might have some hell hounds here and there.

Don’t they won’t bite. They’re just hanging out at the convention.

4. Always put your best paw forward.

This dog seems happy to greet their fellow furries. And will show their blue and yellow paws.

5. Someone must’ve received a package.

And someone can’t wait to open it. Wonder what it is. Is it a brand new chew toy?

6. A few pounds of kibble, please.

Actually they seem more likely to be in the candy store. Yet, I’m not sure what this person is supposed to be.

7. Only at Anthro Con can a bunny and polar bear be friends.

Because in real life, a bear is more likely to eat the bunny. And a bunny is less likely to be purple and yellow.

8. A cool cat can always be a snappy dresser.

This one wears a green shirt and a blue polka dot scarf. And they’re all dressed and ready to go.

9. This sitting dog is all covered in tiger stripes.

He’s also wearing a shirt and pants. Seems like he’s going to a concert afterwards.

10. This dark dog sometimes loves to lay about.

And he seems ready to show his claws. So best you leave like right now.

11. I thought dogs weren’t allowed on the subway.

Don’t worry, I’m sure he’s toilet trained. Because he’s a guy in an animal costume.

12. This tiger is locked and loaded.

I’m sure the gun is a toy. But he surely looks like a badass compared to Tony the Tiger.

13. Don’t mind the dog with this cup.

He just has a red Dixie cup on his nose. Guess he really likes to party.

14. You need not fear this friendly hyena.

After all, he’s not that filthy compared to those on the Savannah. Rather, he seems quite clean and friendly.

15. This dog loves showing his claws.

Since they’re all shiny and green. And so is his tongue which is kind of gross.

16. This tiger always loves to wander in the forest.

Well, they’re wearing ragged clothes for some reason. Yet, they like pouncing on the rocks.

17. No frisky fox can resist this vixen.

After all, sexy foxes are always seen as vixens. This one is no different.

18. This cat knows how to don a sweater.

Not sure how he keeps cool during the summer. But he doesn’t look quite bad either.

19. Get a load of this colorful cat.

Yes, this colorful tiger seems straight out of a drug trip. But they just like to hang around.

20. This dog always knows how to rock.

Here he is in his furry get up. He even has his own hat for his ears to stick out.

21. This cat loves hanging by the waterside.

Though they may not want to go into the water. Since it might ruin their coat.

22. This cat has the world on a staff.

This might be a character from some video game. Then again, you have to like their sense of style.

23. Every dog needs a break now and then.

Well, we all can use a break. Furries are probably no exception.

24. Someone seems quite excited today.

Well, they’re in their pants and shirt. And they have their paws up in glee.

25. Want to give a hand to this colorful goat?

Keep in mind that a lot of these furries don’t appear in colors that conform to nature. This goat is purple with green feet and horns.

26. This blue fox wears their heart on their coat.

Well, they have hearts on their upper arms. And they seem quite modest about it.

27. Want to play some ball?

Hope you can keep up in a game of catch. Then again, it’s not a game you should play indoors.

28. This horned cat is off on an epic adventure.

And they seem rather sneaky about it if you ask me. Hope they watch the horns.

29. These loveable animals love to train for a fight.

But they’re always in a good sport about it. Yet, don’t mess with them or they will fight.

30. This dragon loves to spread their wings.

Kind of surprise you don’t see a lot of dragons at these events. Since they’re among the coolest fantasy creatures.

31. Bet you’re expecting this white tiger to drop and give twenty.

Yet, whatever the case, this tiger seem irritated about it. Not sure why, exactly.

32. How about you raise your paws for this tiger?

Sure they may seem a bit dirty. But they’re happy to smile for the camera.

33. This bird of prey has come to roost.

This bird also looks familiar. Not sure where I’d recognize them from.

34. Get a look at this friendly zebra.

Because zebras in the wild are usually too mean for domestication. Since they have to defend themselves against lions.

35. This dog always loves to receive a heart now and then.

Doesn’t hurt that she’s wearing a wig and glasses. Don’t worry, she won’t bite.

36. This wolf feels rather ambivalent about city life.

And I’m sure they’re not in Pittsburgh. Since it’s a coastal area while Pittsburgh certainly isn’t.

37. This dog always shows pride in their ears.

And they don’t mind standing for the photo either. Still, they have their unique kind of charm.

38. Who says dogs don’t have wings?

Actually, dogs don’t have wings in real life. But in furry land, an animal can have as many attributes as desired.

39. Perhaps a snowy owl may interest you.

Though this owl likes to wear clothes like they’re from a fantasy story. Not exactly sure why.

40. “I shall call him, Mini Me.”

Well, they have stuffed dog in a similar patterned scarf. So you can get the idea.

41. This spotted pooch loves to sport a long jacket.

Guess they’re on a key mission. Not sure but they’ll never say.

42. This yellow beast sports a flower necklace.

She also seems rather coy about being photographed. But her yellow fur makes her stand out.

43. This wolf loves to play in the snow.

Not sure why Pittsburgh would host Anthro Con in the winter than the summer. Weather wise, it would make more sense.

44. Who can turn down flowers from this dog?

Indeed, the roses are fake. But this dog seems quite sweet with its puppy eyes.

45. Who says a tiger can’t come in on a scooter?

This yellow and black striped tiger shows otherwise. And they seem to have a rather good time.

46. I wouldn’t go near Puss in Boots if I were you.

Because when he shows his kitty cat eyes, he’s about to attack. Since he uses them to get his enemies to drop their guard.

47. Some colorful dog would like to say hello.

They may be dining out. But that doesn’t mean they won’t turn down a photo op.

48. Didn’t know they can do hand signs with paws.

Yet, they don’t seem to mind as they salute for the camera. And wearing a multicolored scarf around their neck.

49. Who wants to give a cat a hug?

There they are dressed and in a pile of leaves. But they seem quite happy to spread out their arms.

50. Bet you’d never come across a horse like this before.

Yes, that’s a furry horse. And yes, they almost seem like they’re straight from a fantasy story.

51. You always have that one furry willing to show off their tail.

This one has a long, striped tail with bright blue stripes on it. And they’re dying to show it off.

52. This cat seems like a slave to fashion.

They’re in a sleek skirt and matching skirt. So this cat must make herself fancy.

53. Best you don’t go near this big black dog.

Yet, he seems to keep his sleek black coat impeccable. But beware of them.

54. Who says furries don’t like dancing?

This fox always knows how to do the tango. Though I wonder if they know the fox trot.

55. This dog likes showing off their blue fur.

Well, their belly seems to contain blue shades. But they love to rock their coat for the picture.

56. This blue cat just wants to swing by.

They have pink and blue stripes. And they seem to like hanging around the spiral staircase.

57. This lion just wants to hang out in a tree.

Though they seem to have some spots on their coat. Not sure why that is.

58. This dog has to be in a harness.

Wonder if they’re kept on a leash. Though this dog seems friendly to me.

59. Can you give a paw to this pink cat?

She even has her own collar. And you got to love her pink spots, too.

60. This cat knows how to rock a suit.

Sure he may be a tabby. But that doesn’t mean he can dress too shabby.

61. Apparently, this fox has his pants ultimately ripped.

He even seems equipped with belts on his chest. Bet he’s on an adventure.

62. Want to play in the snow with this dragon?

Well, if you get cold, this dragon can breathe some fire. But they better not scorch a forest.

63. This brave wolf knows how to use an ax.

He’s even clad in armor for added protection. And I guess he couldn’t fit into the helmet and pants.

64. This bird has plenty to crow about.

This one has a bird spreading their wings. Wonder what kind it’s supposed to be since you have to look from the back.

65. Not sure if I want to run into this bear in the woods.

Seems like a rather realistic costume if you get my drift. Wonder how many times they get mistaken for the real thing.

66. You might want to get acquainted with this goat.

And they seem rather fuzzy in their white coat. Not to mention how they rock the horns.

67. This white tiger just wants to lay around with the other cats.

You have to wonder what the cat is thinking. Because it may not have the slightest idea.

68. All these furries want are free hugs.

They even have free hug signs. Still, I don’t think there’s much to worry about with them.

69. Bet you wouldn’t run into to this funky goat.

They’re mostly blue and wearing a hat over the scarf. Check out those pink glasses.

70. You wouldn’t like this polar bear when they’re angry.

And it seems that this bear is on the rampage. So best to stay away from them.

71. Apparently, this buck decided to go stag.

After all, he came all by himself. But I wouldn’t lock antlers with him on a bad day.

72. This cat knows how to use the Force.

Here they sit on the couch with a purple lightsaber in hand. But they will pounce when threatened.

73. Hope you didn’t think you’d see them in this post.

Indeed this is the Pink Panther. Cue the iconic Harry Mancini music.

74. Check this fox on the bridge.

Not sure if they’re in Pittsburgh. But the city does have at least one yellow bridge.

75. Seems like these two have a kitten in their paws.

Well, the kitten is a plush toy. But these cats seem to care about each other.

76. This dog greets everyone with open paws.

They’re even wearing a shirt and shorts. And they’re wanting for a hug.

77. This black dog has a rather sneaky side.

This guy is called Zippo Wolf. And I bet they’re in Pittsburgh for the convention.

78. Lay your eyes on this blue raccoon.

They’re even wearing a gray sweat shirt. Still, hope they don’t get in your garbage.

79. This lonely kitty needs a hug.

Well, they’re pouting at this point. So now may not be a great time.

80. This dog always loves to nibble on a steak now and then.

Well, as long as it’s plush steak. But they don’t seem to mind.

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.

Set Phasers to a Star Trek Christmas

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While I like to do later editions to different posts during the holiday season, I also like to do posts of something new. For this year, I plan to do certain themed Christmas stuff sort of like a Merry Geekmas if you will. Last year, I did a Star Wars Christmas post since they had a new movie coming out called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And I didn’t want to put that idea to waste. After all, I already did my other Star Wars posts in November which I called Nerdvember since I also did Hunger Games stuff, too. So this year, I decided to do Christmas with other large geek franchises but I will start with one of the oldest and biggest sci-fi fanbases of all time: Star Trek. After all, they had a new movie come out in July which I watched in theaters by the way for my dad’s birthday as well as just celebrated their 50th anniversary in September. Besides, my family and I just got done with watching Deep Space Nine on Netflix which is a must see. So if you want to Trek the Halls, this post may come in handy for you. So for your reading pleasure, I give you some things that will help you have a merry Trekmas in your little part of the galaxy.

  1. You can’t go out in the Alpha Quadrant this holiday season without a blue Christmas sweater of the Enterprise.
AS you can see, wear this if you want to make it snow. Contains the Enterprise and Starfleet insignia.

As you can see, wear this if you want to make it snow. Contains the Enterprise and Starfleet insignia.

2. Even on Christmas, it’s best not to wear a red shirt in Starfleet.

Because if you watched the original series, you should know what happens to Starfleet personnel wearing red who get beamed down to the planet. And no, I'm not including Scotty or Uhura.

Because if you watched the original series, you should know what happens to Starfleet personnel wearing red who get beamed down to the planet. And no, I’m not including Scotty or Uhura.

3. As Captain Kirk said, one of the best advantages to being a Starfleet captain is having to ask for advice without being obliged to take it.

Of course, he doesn't seem to take advice about abstaining from sex with alien women once in awhile. Seriously, Jim, I have no idea why he doesn't get any interplanetary STDs. Guess Dr. McCoy must have a great medicine cabinet replicator.

Of course, he doesn’t seem to take advice about abstaining from sex with alien women once in awhile. Seriously, Jim, I have no idea why he doesn’t get any interplanetary STDs. Guess Dr. McCoy must have a great medicine cabinet replicator.

4. Top your Christmas tree this year with a star of the Enterprise.

Because there's no ship that's as iconic as this. Despite how much crap it goes through on a regular basis.

Because there’s no ship that’s as iconic as this. Despite how much crap it goes through on a regular basis.

5. May you live long and prosper this holiday season.

After all, it's the most logical thing to say to your friends and family during the Christmas season. And Mr. Spock ought to know.

After all, it’s the most logical thing to say to your friends and family during the Christmas season. And Mr. Spock ought to know.

6. Seems like Mr. Spock has received a very special Christmas present.

And what do you know, a box of tribbles. Yes, the Enterprise is in for a crazy Christmas season with these furry pests that breed faster than rabbits.

And what do you know, a box of tribbles. Yes, the Enterprise is in for a crazy Christmas season with these furry pests that breed faster than rabbits.

7. Merry Christmas by a Borg assimilated Captain Jean Luc Picard.

Sure he looks pretty cute in that Santa hat. But come on, Picard wasn't himself while he was assimilated. And he inadvertently caused Mrs. Sisko's death in the process.

Sure he looks pretty cute in that Santa hat. But come on, Picard wasn’t himself while he was assimilated. And he inadvertently caused Mrs. Sisko’s death in the process.

8. Grace your Christmas tree with a Hallmark Keepsake ornament commemorating “Devil in the Dark.”

Because nothing says Christmas by having to deal with the Horta creature that killed 50 miners on Janus VI. Spock must have his work cut out for him.

Because nothing says Christmas by having to deal with the Horta creature that killed 50 miners on Janus VI. Spock must have his work cut out for him.

9. Nothing says “Trek the Halls” on Christmas like this red shirt.

This one has Spock on it in a Santa hat. Not sure if Spock would find it highly illogical.

This one has Spock on it in a Santa hat. Not sure if Spock would find it highly illogical.

10. No Trekkie girl should ever celebrate Christmas without wearing these earrings.

This pair consists of red green Starfleet insignia. Great for a December Star Trek convention in your hometown.

This pair consists of red green Starfleet insignia. Great for a December Star Trek convention in your hometown.

11. On this box, Spock finds himself in a winter wonderland.

Yet, he's standing up from a chair. Must be in an Enterprise holosuite if you ask me.

Yet, he’s standing up from a chair. Must be in an Enterprise holosuite if you ask me.

12. On the Enterprise, Captain Kirk decorates his own Christmas tree.

We see him here decking his tree with silver trees. Of course, he tends to make a mess.

We see him here decking his tree with silver trees. Of course, he tends to make a mess.

13. If you liked Star Trek: TNG, you’ll love these holiday gingerbread cookies.

Has all the main characters from the cast. Of course, you couldn't care less about half of them.

Has all the main characters from the cast. Of course, you couldn’t care less about half of them.

14. Celebrate the holiday season with this Star Trek nativity scene.

This one has a lot of the stuff that pays tribute to Star Trek. Even features the Enterprise as well as Evil Kirk and Spock.

This one has a lot of the stuff that pays tribute to Star Trek. Even features the Enterprise as well as Evil Kirk and Spock.

15. Of course, when Kirk and Spock contact reindeer, they set phasers to stun.

Hey, at least they didn't come into contact with Santa Claus. Because that would've been bad.

Hey, at least they didn’t come into contact with Santa Claus. Because that would’ve been bad.

16. You can’t say “Merry Trekmas” without felt Starfleet shirt ornaments.

Consists of gold, blue, and yellow. Guess which one means an early death. Yes, it's the red one.

Consists of gold, blue, and yellow. Guess which one means an early death. Yes, it’s the red one.

17. This Star Trek Christmas tree is everything a Trekkie could want.

This one has a topper of Starfleet insigina. And I guess its ornaments are the planets they visit.

This one has a topper of Starfleet insigina. And I guess its ornaments are the planets they visit.

18. You can never find a such a festive Starfleet approved Christmas sweater than these.

Yes, I know these are quite hideous. But that's the thing with ugly Christmas sweaters. Otherwise, it wouldn't be logical.

Yes, I know these are quite hideous. But that’s the thing with ugly Christmas sweaters. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be logical.

19. This Next Generation wreath will keep your Christmas fully engaged.

This one has Star Trek action figures as well as spacecraft. It even has a gold star in the middle.

This one has Star Trek action figures as well as spacecraft. It even has a gold star in the middle.

20. Nobody is ever safe this Christmas from the dreaded Wreath of Khan.

After all, you just can't have a Star Trek Christmas without it. But we have to admit that Khan is a very bad guy. Still, this is funny.

After all, you just can’t have a Star Trek Christmas without it. But we have to admit that Khan is a very bad guy. Still, this is funny.

21. Apparently, Mr. Spock doesn’t understand Christmas trees or Christmas carols.

Yes, Mr. Spock, I know such celebrations are highly illogical to you. But that's what humans have done for Christmas since like the mid-1800s. In Germany, it was earlier.

Yes, Mr. Spock, I know such celebrations are highly illogical to you. But that’s what humans have done for Christmas since like the mid-1800s. In Germany, it was earlier.

22. Make it a winter wonderland with these Star Trek snowflakes.

This one has Star Trek insignia for each dector on the ship. Have to love the designs here.

This one has Star Trek insignia for each sector on the ship. Have to love the designs here.

23. If you love Trekmas, you have to get a load of the Enterprise in lights.

Now this had to be made by someone with way too much time on their hands. Seriously, this is just highly illogical to me.

Now this had to be made by someone with way too much time on their hands. Seriously, this is just highly illogical to me.

24. How about a Christmas sweater with Captain Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy?

Even better is how they're all wearing Santa hats to get in the Christmas spirit. But it's a must have for any Trekkie.

Even better is how they’re all wearing Santa hats to get in the Christmas spirit. But it’s a must have for any Trekkie.

25. Be engaged this Christmas with this gingerbread Enterprise.

What baffles me about this work is how they got the Enterprise to stand like that. Still, like how they use a candy cane beam. This is great.

What baffles me about this work is how they got the Enterprise to stand like that. Still, like how they use a candy cane beam. This is great.

26. A Christmas wreath like this will sure make an impression in the Alpha Quadrant.

This one combines most of the Star Trek series. And yes, this one does contain the Vulcan hand sign.

This one combines all of the Star Trek series. And yes, this one does contain the Vulcan hand sign. Even has tribbles in the middle.

27. Wish your friends and family “Merry Trekmas” with this holiday card.

This one even has Starfleet insignia of Christmas tree decorated with ornaments. Love it.

This one even has Starfleet insignia of Christmas tree decorated with ornaments. Love it.

28. As a Klingon would say, today is a good day to die.

Not sure if it's something I'd want on a Christmas tree. But it's in the Klingnon spirit of things.

Not sure if it’s something I’d want on a Christmas tree. But it’s in the Klingon spirit of things.

29. Odo always investigates Quark.

Let's hope Odo doesn't see what Quark gave him for Christmas. Also, why don't they have a lot of DS9 Christmas stuff out there? I mean it was a great series for God's sake.

Let’s hope Odo doesn’t see what Quark gave him for Christmas. Also, why don’t they have a lot of DS9 Christmas stuff out there? I mean it was a great series for God’s sake.

30. Of course, you’ll find a lot of tribbles in this Star Trek ornament.

After all, tribbles must be easy creatures to make. Yet, though they may be cute puff balls, they can become a nightmare, especially to Klingnons.

After all, tribbles must be easy creatures to make. Yet, though they may be cute puff balls, they can become a nightmare, especially to Klingnons.

31. As Captain Picard would say this holiday season, “Make it snow.”

And believe me, there are a lot of Christmas cards that have him say this. This is the one I liked the best.

And believe me, there are a lot of Christmas cards that have him say this. This is the one I liked the best.

32. Klingnon women hurl heavy objects, Klingon men read poetry and duck a lot.

And yes, Klingnon women can be just as fierce as the men. Worf would know that better than anyone.

And yes, Klingon women can be just as fierce as the men. Worf would know that better than anyone.

33. Mr. Spock wishes you live long and prosper this Christmas.

Yes, I know I included it on a Christmas sweater already. But I couldn't resist putting this card on the post.

Yes, I know I included it on a Christmas sweater already. But I couldn’t resist putting this card on the post.

34. Seems like Santa has come to help the Enterprise this season.

And this one shows that Santa's reindeer might be distinct lifeforms altogether. Wonder what happened to the Enterprise to get in this situation.

And this one shows that Santa’s reindeer might be distinct lifeforms altogether. Wonder what happened to the Enterprise to get in this situation.

35. Relive your favorite Kirk and Spock memories with this Christmas sweater vest.

Has ornaments of Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise on a Christmas tree. Hope it helps the wearer to live long and prosper.

Has ornaments of Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise on a Christmas tree. Hope it helps the wearer to live long and prosper.

36. For Spock Christmas is always live long and presents.

After all, Christmas is a time for presents. Still, this one is quite cute.

After all, Christmas is a time for presents, logically speaking. Still, this one is quite cute.

37. Now you can have an ugly Christmas sweater of the Enterprise in 3 different colors.

Available in red, green, and white. The white one has a red and green design. Still, you know what happens if you get the red one.

Available in red, green, and white. The white one has a red and green design. Still, you know what happens if you get the red one.

38. This Christmas Captain Picard consults the Captain’s Yule Log.

And it seems like his yule log is a Hostess Ho Ho. Okay, let the Captain have his treat, shall we?

And it seems like his yule log is a Hostess Ho Ho. Okay, let the Captain have his treat, shall we?

39. Wish your loved one a “Merry Trekmas” with these cards.

Consists of a Klingnon Christmas tree, Santa hat Starfleet insignia, and a Starlfeet insignia pulled by reindeer. A very Trekkie way to wish your loved ones well.

Consists of a Klingon Christmas tree, Santa hat Starfleet insignia, and a Starlfeet insignia pulled by reindeer. A very Trekkie way to wish your loved ones well.

40. Nothing makes your Trekmas tree complete like a Star Trek tree skirt.

This one has all the spacecraft and insignia related to the shows. For a Trekkie to resist this one is futile.

This one has all the spacecraft and insignia related to the shows. For a Trekkie to resist this one is futile.

41. These TNG insignia baubles come glittering on your tree.

Come in 4 different types as you see here. Consists of gold, blue, teal, and red.

Come in 4 different types as you see here. Consists of gold, blue, teal, and red.

42. As this ugly Christmas sweater says, “Trek yourself before you wreck yourself!”

This one even features Spock with a Santa hat. Like silver tinsel trimmings, too.

This one even features Spock with a Santa hat. Like silver tinsel trimmings, too.

43. Santa receives a letter and present from Captain James T. Kirk of the Enterprise.

Unfortunately, Santa received a ton of tribbles and a request not to send the Enterpise any. And you can't argue with Jim on this one. But poor Santa.

Unfortunately, Santa received a ton of tribbles and a request not to send the Enterpise any. And you can’t argue with Jim on this one. But poor Santa.

44. Fans of Worf will surely appreciate this Christmas sweater.

Sure it may say "Merry Christmas" in Klingnon. But Worf is not a merry man.

Sure it may say “Merry Christmas” in Klingon. But Worf is not a merry man.

45. Send your loved ones these Star Trek cards this Christmas to Trek the halls.

This set is from the original series. Like the one depicting Dr. McCoy as Santa. Since he makes one grumpy St. Nick.

This set is from the original series. Like the one depicting Dr. McCoy as Santa. Since he makes one grumpy St. Nick.

46. Grace your Christmas tree this year with this Borg cube ornament.

Because nothing says Christmas like a cube that's home to a race that assimilates people into their ranks and tries to destroy everything. Seriously, the Borg are among the most vile Star Trek bad guys for a reason.

Because nothing says Christmas like a cube that’s home to a race that assimilates people into their ranks and tries to destroy everything. Seriously, the Borg are among the most vile Star Trek bad guys for a reason.

47. Those who wish to celebrate Khristmas as the original Klingons did may enjoy this book.

This is a parody of how Klingnons celebrate Christmas. And yes, it includes bad kids receiving tribbles from Santa instead of coal.

This is a parody of how Klingons celebrate Christmas. And yes, it includes bad kids receiving tribbles from Santa instead of coal.

48. “O, Trekkie tree, O, Trekkie tree…”

Yes, this is the ultimate Trekkie Christmas tree for any fan. Even has a star of the Enterprise on top.

Yes, this is the ultimate Trekkie Christmas tree for any fan. Even has a star of the Enterprise on top.

49. Nothing makes Trekmas memorable like these Starfleet raven ornaments.

I know this is a highly illogical Star Trek Christmas decoration. No, I don't see the meaning behind these either.

I know this is a highly illogical Star Trek Christmas decoration. No, I don’t see the meaning behind these either.

50. Make Trekmas yours by hanging a stocking of the Enterprise.

Yes, they actually have this. Hope you can get gifts like Klingon weapons or a book of Vulcan mind tricks.

Yes, they actually have this. Hope you can get gifts like Klingon weapons or a book of Vulcan mind tricks.

51. As we all know, Santa always tries to merrily go where no man has gone before.

Here's Santa wearing outfits that correspond with a Star Trek series. The last one is Santa DS9.

Here’s Santa wearing outfits that correspond with a Star Trek series. The last one is Santa DS9.

52. The red shirt gingerbread man always gets eaten first.

Because we all know the drill on the original series. Gold shirt, blue shirt. red shirt, dead shirt.

Because we all know the drill on the original series. Gold shirt, blue shirt. red shirt, dead shirt.

53. Looks like Captain Kirk got a very special Christmas present.

And what do you know? A new captain's shirt. At any rate, he surely needed it. Since a lot of his get ripped apart.

And what do you know? A new captain’s shirt. At any rate, he surely needed it. Since a lot of his get ripped apart all the time.

54. Merry Christmas from Kirk, Spock, and Snow Bones.

This is a clay sculpture. There's Kirk as Santa and Spock as an elf. But to make Dr. McCoy a snowman? Jesus.

This is a clay sculpture. There’s Kirk as Santa and Spock as an elf. But to make Dr. McCoy a snowman? Jesus.

55. Always wish happy holidays from Star Trek with this keepsake box.

This has the Enterprise as well as a bauble as a planet. The bauble is also seen in different colors like the planet that's usually featured.

This has the Enterprise as well as a bauble as a planet. The bauble is also seen in different colors like the planet that’s usually featured.

56. Once again, it’s fair to say that red shirt gingerbread cookies don’t have a happy holidays.

This one has a leg off to its dismay. Yeah, red shirts on Star Trek don't come to a good end.

This one has a leg off to its dismay. Yeah, red shirts on Star Trek don’t come to a good end.

57. Have a Merry Trekmas courtesy of Starfleet.

This one has a green Starfleet insignia with a candy cane border. Hope it's minty fresh.

This one has a green Starfleet insignia with a candy cane border. Hope it’s minty fresh.

58. We should also understand that red shirt snowmen don’t fare so well either.

The red snowman is already melting by this point. Perhaps because it was neutralized by a heat laser.

The red snowman is already melting by this point. Perhaps because it was neutralized by a heat laser.

59. Merry Christmas from the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet Academy.

After all, though the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet Academy tries to respect the traditions of all planets, they usually let everyone have Christmas break off. Because, well, humans.

After all, though the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet Academy tries to respect the traditions of all planets, they usually let everyone have Christmas break off. Because, well, humans.

60. Remember, Starfleet officers, use the stocking that goes with your uniform.

If the original series was a guide, my guess is you wouldn't want the red one. Though it's the most Christmasy out of the 3.

If the original series was a guide, my guess is you wouldn’t want the red one. Though it’s the most Christmasy out of the 3.

61. Not to fear for TNG Christmas cards are here.

Once again, there's one for each character. Nevertheless, I'm kind of disappointed that they didn't include one of Miles O'Brien or anyone else from DS9 sans Worf.

Once again, there’s one for each character. Nevertheless, I’m kind of disappointed that they didn’t include one of Miles O’Brien or anyone else from DS9 sans Worf.

62. Nothing makes a Star Trek Christmas like this set of lights.

These have Starfleet insignia on the front and Kirk or Spock's face on the back. A must have for any Starfleet captain.

These have Starfleet insignia on the front and Kirk or Spock’s face on the back. A must have for any Starfleet captain or science officer.

63. As a Christmas tree topper, angel Spock is a most logical choice.

However, it's all nice until you think about how Spock died of radiation poisoning in The Wrath of Khan. Then it's kind of disturbing.

However, it’s all nice until you think about how Spock died of radiation poisoning in The Wrath of Khan. Then it’s kind of disturbing.

64. Fans of the original Star Trek will enjoy this disc light set for their tree.

Features Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and Sulu. But a must have for any Trekkie.

Features Kirk, Spock, Uhura, McCoy, and Sulu. But a must have for any Trekkie.

65. Celebrate Christmas the logical way with this Spock hat.

Note that it's blue with pointy ears since Spock is a Vulcan science officer. Still, a great Trek twist of the season.

Note that it’s blue with pointy ears since Spock is a Vulcan science officer. Still, a great Trek twist of the season.

66. This Christmas tree features Starfleet’s finest.

This one features Hallmark keepsake ornaments of your favorite Star Trek characters. Also, includes the ships.

This one features Hallmark keepsake ornaments of your favorite Star Trek characters. Also, includes the ships.

67. Keep warm this holiday season in the galaxy with these ugly Star Trek leggings.

It's sure to match with any Star Trek ugly Christmas sweater. Great for withstanding the cold in the vastness of space.

It’s sure to match with any Star Trek ugly Christmas sweater. Great for withstanding the cold in the vastness of space.

68. Nobody could ever escape the Wreath of Khan.

Yes, I put up a wreath of Khan before. But this one is in Christmas card form, which I couldn't resist.

Yes, I put up a wreath of Khan before. But this one is in Christmas card form, which I couldn’t resist.

69. The Enterprise Project wishes you Seasons’ Greetings to boldly go into a new year.

Well, this is a real Christmas card from the Enterprise Project. I'm not sure what it is exactly.

Well, this is a real Christmas card from the Enterprise Project. I’m not sure what it is exactly.

70. Merry Christmas from Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.

Okay, this is kind of disturbing and may push the envelope. And it's not because Kirk's Santa and has his chest bared for all to see.

Okay, this is kind of disturbing and may push the envelope. And it’s not because Kirk’s Santa and has his chest bared for all to see.

71. Not sure if this Christmas can relieve Kirk of all his tribbles.

I have to admit, this is a great ornament. Love the look on Kirk's face when surrounded by these little fur balls.

I have to admit, this is a great ornament. Love the look on Kirk’s face when surrounded by these little fur balls.

72. The Worfs would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Tragically, the Worfs' domestic happiness wasn't destined to last long. Because K'Ehleyr would later die and his son would later be sent away to his family on Earth. Sure he later marries Jadzia Dax but she dies, too.

Tragically, the Worfs’ domestic happiness wasn’t destined to last long. Because K’Ehleyr would later die and his son would later be sent away to his family on Earth. Their relationship hasn’t been the greatest. Sure he later marries Jadzia Dax but she dies, too.

73. Now you can have your own wreath of Khan on your Christmas tree.

I can go on with this wreath of Khan stuff all day. After all, that phrase is just in the Trek spirit of the season.

I can go on with this wreath of Khan stuff all day. After all, that phrase is just in the Trek spirit of the season.

74. Unfortunately, Santa Claus wouldn’t last long in the the original series.

For unless you're Scotty, there's a chance you probably won't last long. Santa learned the hard way.

For unless you’re Scotty, there’s a chance you probably won’t last long. Santa learned the hard way.

75. These wooden Star Trek ornaments will be a welcome addition to your tree.

Each of these feature stuff pertaining to Star Trek like the Enterprise and the Vulcan hand sing. Made by someone with possibly too much time on their hands.

Each of these feature stuff pertaining to Star Trek like the Enterprise and the Vulcan hand sing. Made by someone with possibly too much time on their hands.

76. Now you can hang your Starfleet approved stocking near the fireplace.

This one has Starfleet insignia on it. Yet, it's possible Star Trek crews hang their stockings above the fireplace in holosuites.

This one has Starfleet insignia on it. Yet, it’s possible Star Trek crews hang their stockings above the fireplace in holosuites.

77. Fans of the newer Star Trek movies will want these ornaments for their tree.

These are kind of weird looking if you ask me. I mean each of them has a head that's bigger than their bodies. Don't ask me why they exist.

These are kind of weird looking if you ask me. I mean each of them has a head that’s bigger than their bodies. Don’t ask me why they exist.

78. Fans of Deep Space Nine might enjoy these Hallmark Keepsake ornaments.

Yes, they have an ornament of DS9. Kind of wish they had more of the characters besides Worf and Sisko. Besides, Quark would see Christmas as a great opportunity for profit.

Yes, they have an ornament of DS9. Kind of wish they had more of the characters besides Worf and Sisko. Besides, Quark would see Christmas as a great opportunity for profit.

79. When far and wide this Christmas, this communicator ornament comes in handy.

Okay, it probably doesn't work. But they're so iconic that I couldn't do a Star Trek Christmas post without featuring it.

Okay, it probably doesn’t work. But they’re so iconic that I couldn’t do a Star Trek Christmas post without featuring it.

80. Dr. McCoy thinks Spock is out of his Vulcan mind.

To be fair, McCoy and Spock may clash from time to time. But they actually do care about each other. This is great though.

To be fair, McCoy and Spock may clash from time to time. But they actually do care about each other. This is great though.

81. Fans of the original series just have to put a green girl ornament on their tree.

For nothing keeps the spirit of the season like a seductive green girl Kirk can't resist. This is more so in the reboot movies.

For nothing keeps the spirit of the season like a seductive green girl Kirk can’t resist. This is more so in the reboot movies.

82. Worf knows that only fools have no fear.

After all, fear is sometimes a rational response to danger. Those without it are those to avoid. Worf knows this.

After all, fear is sometimes a rational response to danger. Those without it are those to avoid. Worf knows this.

83. Garak is only a plain and simple tailor on DS9.

Once you get to know Garak you realize he's not so plain and not so simple. He's also quite morally ambiguous but friendly.

Once you get to know Garak you realize he’s not so plain and not so simple. He’s also quite morally ambiguous but friendly.

84. Guess anyone would want a stocking like this aboard the Enterprise.

This one features Picard as Santa and LaForge with reindeer antlers. Guess they had a Christmas party before someone attacked them.

This one features Picard as Santa and LaForge with reindeer antlers. Guess they had a Christmas party before someone attacked them.

85. According to the Borg, you will be assimilated.

Just what I'd like to put on a Christmas tree. Nothing says Christmas like being assumed into an evil android race.

Just what I’d like to put on a Christmas tree. Nothing says Christmas like being assumed into an evil android race.

86. Bones always knows when a man is dead.

This is especially the case with red shirts. And explains why this ornament pillow is red.

This is especially the case with red shirts. And explains why this ornament pillow is red.

87. Odo sometimes oozes around the room.

I know what you're thinking. But please, understand that Odo's as shapeshifter who sometimes had to sleep in a bucket early on DS9.

I know what you’re thinking. But please, understand that Odo’s as shapeshifter who sometimes had to sleep in a bucket early on DS9.

88. If you like Star Trek, then you’ll just love these engraved glass ornaments.

As we all know glass is delicate. But still includes critical Star Trek insignia along with the Enterprise.

As we all know glass is delicate. But still includes critical Star Trek insignia along with the Enterprise.

89. Celebrate Star Trek’s 5oth anniversary this Christmas with this golden Enterprise ornament.

Yes, 2016 is Star Trek's golden anniversary year. But even this defies Spock's Vulcan logic.

Yes, 2016 is Star Trek’s golden anniversary year. But even this defies Spock’s Vulcan logic.

90. Spock always relies on logic to solve problems.

Well, he always tries to eliminate the impossible to get to the truth. Sometimes that's logic for you, especially in murder mysteries.

Well, he always tries to eliminate the impossible to get to the truth. Sometimes that’s logic for you, especially in murder mysteries.

91. With this Christmas sweater, you can give everyone a Vulcan hand sign.

Sure it may say, "Live long and prosper." And it's possible your relatives may not get it. But it happens.

Sure it may say, “Live long and prosper.” And it’s possible your relatives may not get it. But it happens.

92. As we all know, Captain always anticipates winter weather this holiday season.

As we all know, it is he who usually says, "Make it snow." And here he is holding a snowflake.

As we all know, it is he who usually says, “Make it snow.” And here he is holding a snowflake.

93. A Spock stocking is usually a logical place for Santa to put presents.

Yes, they have these, too, with Spock's famous catchphrase. I mean he's a very popular character which is fascinating.

Yes, they have these, too, with Spock’s famous catchphrase. I mean he’s a very popular character which is fascinating.

94. Having a Spock tree topper star always makes logical sense.

This is especially the case when it comes to honoring the late Leonard Nimoy. He's surely missed.

This is especially the case when it comes to honoring the late Leonard Nimoy. He’s surely missed.

95. This green Trekkie Christmas sweater is coming in at warp drive.

There's also a red one and a light green one, too. But I decided not to use the former for obvious reasons.

There’s also a red one and a light green one, too. But I decided not to use the former for obvious reasons.

96. This Starfleet ornament will help you Trek the halls with boughs of holly.

Speaking of holly, this even includes boughs of holly. Yet, the logo is in red and green in the spirit of the holidays.

Speaking of holly, this even includes boughs of holly. Yet, the logo is in red and green in the spirit of the holidays.

97. Keep cozy this Christmas with these Star Trek holiday sweaters.

Because you always need to keep warm when in the coldness of space. This is so even with the best galactic heating systems.

Because you always need to keep warm when in the coldness of space. This is so even with the best galactic heating systems.

98. Even Captain Kirk has his ugly Christmas sweater.

After all, he is the captain of the Enterprise in the original series. So that has to count for something.

After all, he is the captain of the Enterprise in the original series. So that has to count for something.

99. A Picard holiday sweater will always make it snow.

For he's a very avid fan of winter. Even though he'll have to experience snow at some winter planet or a holosuite.

For he’s a very avid fan of winter. Even though he’ll have to experience snow at some winter planet or a holosuite.

100. There’s nothing in the Trekmas season like a green ugly sweater like this one.

This includes the Enterprise, Starfleet insignia, a Christmas tree, snowflakes, and a row of red shirts. A great sweater for Trekkies everywhere.

This includes the Enterprise, Starfleet insignia, a Christmas tree, snowflakes, and a row of red shirts. A great sweater for Trekkies everywhere.

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.

The Whimiscally Mechanical World of Steampunk Costumes

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To many, the word “steampunk” has an ambiguous connotations since to describe what it means, you have to go into detail. But if you kind of know what it entails. Well, to put it this way, it’s a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic design inspired by 19th century steam powered machinery. Works associated with this subgenre are often associated with alternative history particularly Victorian Britain or the Wild West or in a post apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Though it can be considered Neo-Victorian, steampunk most recognizeably features anachronistic or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might’ve envisioned them. And it’s likewise rooted in the era’s perspectives on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Technology might even include fictional machines like you’d find in Jules Verne or H.G. Wells. Other technological examples contain alternative-history style presentations like lighter-than-air airships as well as analog or digital mechanical computers. While the term was coined in the 1980s, there are steampunk works of fiction created as far back as the 1950s and 1960s. Many science fiction works in the 19th century could fall under this as well. Nevertheless, common steampunk works usually take place after the American Civil War to the turn of the century. Still, it’s a kind of genre that has a lot of fans that it’s among a subculture that has a presence at conventions and Renaissance Festivals where you’ll see people in such steampunk attire. And here I’ll show some of these costumes to you.

 

  1. While it’s rude to open your umbrella indoors, they didn’t say anything about parasols.
I should note that most Steampunk costumes aren't period accurate, especially women's outfits. While you see some women wear a dress like this, in the 19th century, this would've been viewed as obscene at best.

I should note that most Steampunk costumes aren’t period accurate, especially women’s outfits. While you see some women wear a dress like this, in the 19th century, this would’ve been viewed as obscene at best.

2. While wearing a dress, always make sure your corset is made of leather.

I tend to see a lot of leather corsets here as well which Victorian women didn't wear over their dress. However, I can understand this since wearing a corset in the 19th century was not comfortable.

I tend to see a lot of leather corsets here as well which Victorian women didn’t wear over their dress. However, I can understand this since wearing a corset in the 19th century was not comfortable.

3. In Steampunk, a lady always has to have a utility belt and goggles.

Sometimes you'll see women in Steampunk garb wearing pants, too. Also, short sleeves. In the 19th century, these were fashion no-nos. Though some women did try to defy these rules by wearing bloomers.

Sometimes you’ll see women in Steampunk garb wearing pants, too. Also, short sleeves. In the 19th century, these were fashion no-nos. Though some women did try to defy these rules by wearing bloomers.

4. I hear a metal corset is both stylish and is great for protection.

I do think this outfit is very pretty. However, I wonder how comfortable it is. Probably not suffocating as its 19th century equivalent.

I do think this outfit is very pretty. However, I wonder how comfortable it is. Probably not suffocating as its 19th century equivalent.

5. I’m very confident that this woman can surely fix her man.

Mostly because she has a tool box with her and her boyfriend looks like Iron Man's grandpa. I'm sure there's plenty that could go wrong with him, mechanically speaking.

Mostly because she has a tool box with her and her boyfriend looks like Iron Man’s grandpa. I’m sure there’s plenty that could go wrong with him, mechanically speaking.

6. Well, she seems to have had a lot of work done.

As far as her outfit is concerned that is. Then again, she tends to resemble a 19th century Seven of Nine as a biker chick.

As far as her outfit is concerned that is. Then again, she tends to resemble a 19th century Seven of Nine as a biker chick.

7. I guess this is Her Royal Majesty the Queen of Hearts.

If it's the one from Alice and Wonderland, I'd get the hell out and dodge. Because there's some kind of bloodlust about that woman since she's constantly ordering beheadings.

If it’s the one from Alice and Wonderland, I’d get the hell out and dodge. Because there’s some kind of bloodlust about that woman since she’s constantly ordering beheadings.

8. Sometimes it helps to have the right curls and a shiny dress.

Still, this dress wouldn't pass a traditional Victorian dress code. Too much leg above the ankles. Might've even been mistaken for swimwear.

Still, this dress wouldn’t pass a traditional Victorian dress code. Too much leg above the ankles. Might’ve even been mistaken for swimwear.

9. In Victorian times, it was proper for women to dress in a hoop skirt.

However, in Steampunk, the hoop skirt isn't very wide and isn't always covered. Thus, at some point in the 19th century, she would've been seen as a whore. No offense.

However, in Steampunk, the hoop skirt isn’t very wide and isn’t always covered. Thus, at some point in the 19th century, she would’ve been seen as a whore. No offense. She just would.

10. An antique pistol can always complete a steampunk look.

But it's probably obsolete as a weapon since it takes about a minute to reload once fired. Repeating ammo was a mid 19th century invention.

But it’s probably obsolete as a weapon since it takes about a minute to reload once fired. Repeating ammo was a mid 19th century invention.

11. As far as belts go, feel free to accessorize.

Guess she's never heard of a purse or fanny pack. Then again, the latter term has a very different meaning in Britain which I can't even divulge.

Guess she’s never heard of a purse or fanny pack. Then again, the latter term has a very different meaning in Britain which I can’t even divulge.

12. An eyepatch can always make you look smashing for any occasion.

I guess she's wearing this to look trendy. Still, it's a classic steampunk look with garters, top hat, and leather jacket.

I guess she’s wearing this to look trendy. Still, it’s a classic steampunk look with garters, top hat, and leather jacket.

13. Striped tights are all this outfit needs.

Seems like this is a rather budget friendly outfit. Doesn't seem to take much of an effort.

Seems like this is a rather budget friendly outfit. Doesn’t seem to take much of an effort.

14. Feathers always look great around the collar.

Man, that's a big dress. Wonder if she could get it through the door. Like the feathers though.

Man, that’s a big dress. Wonder if she could get it through the door. Like the feathers though.

15. A steampunk gentleman always has to sport a pair of mutton chops.

Yes, the Victorian Era was a good time for men's facial hair. Walrus whiskers and mutton chops were all the rage.

Yes, the Victorian Era was a good time for men’s facial hair. Walrus whiskers and mutton chops were all the rage.

16. When out, always keep your guns and dagger at your disposal.

Seems like she's dressed if My Fair Lady took place during a zombie apocalypse. Like the goggles on her hat.

Seems like she’s dressed if My Fair Lady took place during a zombie apocalypse. Like the goggles on her hat.

17. Sometimes it helps to have a pistol in handy.

But whether it can fire multiple rounds is the question. Still, I do like her outfit even though I don't like guns.

But whether it can fire multiple rounds is the question. Still, I do like her outfit even though I don’t like guns.

18. When in doubt, go for a big barreled revolver.

Man, that's a huge revolver.Like her peacock blue dress. And her peacock hat.

Man, that’s a huge revolver.Like her peacock blue dress. And her peacock hat.

19. There as never an excuse to show up less than well-dressed.

Because if you have to kill zombies it wouldn't be polite to put just anything on. A man has to look presentable.

Because if you have to kill zombies it wouldn’t be polite to put just anything on. A man has to look presentable.

20. A top hat can always use a few feathers now and then.

I guess those are from turkeys. Wonder if she shot any with that revolver. Probably not because it's a mere prop.

I guess those are from turkeys. Wonder if she shot any with that revolver. Probably not because it’s a mere prop.

21. Nothing makes you look like a magician like wearing a red cloak and top hat.

Well, a red cloak and top hat sure look smashing on anyone. And I'm sure it looks pretty on her, too.

Well, a red cloak and top hat sure look smashing on anyone. And I’m sure it looks pretty on her, too.

22. From the North Pole, I bring you Santa and Mrs. Claus from the 19th century.

Then again, a steampunk North Pole kind of makes sense, considering what Saint Nick has for his workload. Oddly Mrs. Claus isn't wearing red and green.

Then again, a steampunk North Pole kind of makes sense, considering what Saint Nick has for his workload. Oddly Mrs. Claus isn’t wearing red and green.

23. The feather in your hat always has to match your dress on a good day.

Now I really like this dress. Love the peacock blue jacket with lace and the matching skirt.

Now I really like this dress. Love the peacock blue jacket with lace and the matching skirt.

24. Pink hair always stands out when wearing a black dress.

She looks simply stunning. Still, I think she either dyed it or it's a wig. Like the hat though.

She looks simply stunning. Still, I think she either dyed it or it’s a wig. Like the hat though.

25. A steampunk mom doesn’t let her kids keep her from having adventures.

This is so precious. Love how this mom put her kid in goggles and a baby bjorn. So adorable.

This is so precious. Love how this mom put her kid in goggles and a baby bjorn. So adorable.

26. In the latest in steampunk couture, I give you the “rusty brown look.”

Then again, a lot of steampunk fashion has rusty brown. But she also wears a lot of leather, too.

Then again, a lot of steampunk fashion has rusty brown. But she also wears a lot of leather, too.

27. Sometimes you have to dress in the proper apparel to climb up a ladder.

Now this is quite scantily clad. But you can get this a lot when looking for steampunk costumes for a blog post.

Now this is quite scantily clad. But you can get this a lot when looking for steampunk costumes for a blog post.

28. Parents always know that it helps to start them out young.

Yes, these are Steampunk kids with mechanical pets. And yes, it's so adorable. I guess their parents must be dressed in steampunk, too.

Yes, these are Steampunk kids with mechanical pets. And yes, it’s so adorable. I guess their parents must be dressed in steampunk, too.

29. A large dress ought to have a lot of shimmer.

This is a lovely dress. I guess she's raising her skirt for the camera. Wonder what that pattern is.

This is a lovely dress. I guess she’s raising her skirt for the camera. Wonder what that pattern is.

30. All a girl needs is a big gun and a heavy duty leather belt.

Seems to have a lot of gears on her tool bet. And yes, that revolver looks quite large if you ask me.

Seems to have a lot of gears on her tool bet. And yes, that revolver looks quite large if you ask me.

31. I guess this is a lady doctor, perhaps.

And she seems like a plague doctor at that. After all, she has a stethescope, gloves, and a mask that makes her look like Big Bird's evil twin.

And she seems like a plague doctor at that. After all, she has a stethescope, gloves, and a mask that makes her look like Big Bird’s evil twin.

32. Didn’t know that there were any steampunk ninjas around.

Then again, she could just be a Muslim who's really into steampunk. We must not judge.

Then again, she could just be a Muslim who’s really into steampunk. We must not judge.

33. I guess you can count this guy among the hard of hearing.

Because he sure has one hell of an ear trumpet. Nevertheless, he really knows how to dress in a snazzy outfit.

Because he sure has one hell of an ear trumpet. Nevertheless, he really knows how to dress in a snazzy outfit.

34. A proper lady always looks so lovely in a dress of lace.

Yes, she simply looks stunning in a lovely lace dress and white corset. But I like her peacock blue scarf the best.

Yes, she simply looks stunning in a lovely lace dress and white corset. But I like her peacock blue scarf the best.

35. Why have a jet pack when a propeller will do just as well?

I don't think it will help him fly. But you have to like him in a bowler hat and a ZZTop beard.

I don’t think it will help him fly. But you have to like him in a bowler hat and a ZZTop beard.

36. This Snow White comes with her own big stick.

I guess it's for getting all the woodland creatures to help her clean up. Oh, wait, she does it with her singing. Why did Disney lie to us about that?

I guess it’s for getting all the woodland creatures to help her clean up. Oh, wait, she does it with her singing. Why did Disney lie to us about that?

37. A white dress always goes well with a leather corset.

Yes, this is a steampunk dress all right. Like her butterfly necklace and goggles.

Yes, this is a steampunk dress all right. Like her butterfly necklace and goggles.

38. This dress can use a little brass.

Well, they always said she was a bit brassy. They just didn't say in what way.

Well, they always said she was a bit brassy. They just didn’t say in what way.

39. Striped stockings, leather, and goggles always go well with everything.

To her, she looks like some daring adventuress. To some Victorian gentlemen, what she looks like I can't describe in polite company.

To her, she looks like some daring adventuress. To some Victorian gentlemen, what she looks like I can’t describe in polite company.

40. A lady should never leave her house without her camera.

Well, she has a Brownie Box camera from Kodak which is from the early 20th century. Still, she sure looks stunning in that dress.

Well, she has a Brownie Box camera from Kodak which is from the early 20th century. Still, she sure looks stunning in that dress.

41. I guess this woman is donned in her steampunk dress beyond the grave.

Yes, this is a Steampunk zombie girl. Looks deathly pale as if she's had the life sucked out of her.

Yes, this is a Steampunk zombie girl. Looks deathly pale as if she’s had the life sucked out of her.

42. Sometimes all a girl needs is to carry a big torch.

Not sure if it will light up or should be. But she sure looks happy. Must be that she has a big torch in her hands.

Not sure if it will light up or should be. But she sure looks happy. Must be that she has a big torch in her hands.

43. Guess this woman is a real Foxface.

Because she has the face of a fox. And she seems to prefer hanging in hiding places.

Because she has the face of a fox. And she seems to prefer hanging in hiding places.

44. I’m sure there’s nothing this steampunk couple can’t handle.

And these two are as badass as they are stunning. Like their hats.

And these two are as badass as they are stunning. Like their hats.

45. No proper gentleman should ever go without a respectable hat.

This is especially when it has goggles on it. And a nice spiffy suit to go along with it.

This is especially when it has goggles on it. And a nice spiffy suit to go along with it.

46. Who says that steampunk costume colors had to be dull?

And it seems these outfits are more colorful than most. Like the guy in the

And it seems these outfits are more colorful than most. Like the guy in the red vest and yellow tie.

47. I guess this is an old veteran British police officer.

Well, a steampunk version anyway. Since I've watched a lot of Monty Python, I couldn't resist adding this on the post.

Well, a steampunk version anyway. Since I’ve watched a lot of Monty Python, I couldn’t resist adding this on the post.

48. A lady always has as a gun in handy just in case.

Out of all the women's costumes on this post, this one actually comes close to what a Victorian lady would actually dress like. Well, from the 1870s to 1880s anyway since it contains a bustle.

Out of all the women’s costumes on this post, this one actually comes close to what a Victorian lady would actually dress like. Well, from the 1870s to 1880s anyway since it contains a bustle.

49. This woman tends to prefer it under water.

Well, this is a steampunk diving outfit for women. As you see, it's very impractical since it's a combination of a old timey diving suit and a Victorian swimsuit.

Well, this is a steampunk diving outfit for women. As you see, it’s very impractical since it’s a combination of a old timey diving suit and a Victorian swimsuit.

50. Wonder if this fairy came with these wings or made them herself.

This is a steampunk fairy. You get a lot of them. Like her dress if you ask me though.

This is a steampunk fairy. You get a lot of them. Like her dress if you ask me though.

51. When you’re an eccentric inventor, who cares what your hair looks like.

Sure she looks very pretty in her steampunk attire. But in the 19th century, many people wouldn't find her hairstyle acceptable by any means.

Sure she looks very pretty in her steampunk attire. But in the 19th century, many people wouldn’t find her hairstyle acceptable by any means.

52. I guess this woman is a force to be reckoned with under the sea in her submarine.

Well, this is a cosplay scene I have to admit. However, I wouldn't be surprised if she's the girlfriend of Captain Nemo. Because she's perfect for the guy.

Well, this is a cosplay scene I have to admit. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s the girlfriend of Captain Nemo. Because she’s perfect for the guy.

53. A proper woman can always look resplendant in purple.

Well, she's technically wearing maroon, but still. She does look pretty. Even with a matching dress and top hat.

Well, she’s technically wearing maroon, but still. She does look pretty. Even with a matching dress and top hat.

54. As they say, have gun, will travel.

I'm sure this was inspired by Wild Wild West or any other steampunk western. How could I guess?

I’m sure this was inspired by Wild Wild West or any other steampunk western. How could I guess?

55. Sometimes you have to face that some guys like a woman covered in gear.

And she's certainly covered in gears all right. I think she's going to need someone to fix her. And oil her. And maintain her.

And she’s certainly covered in gears all right. I think she’s going to need someone to fix her. And oil her. And maintain her.

56. I guess this must be the house of a doctor and his wife.

And I see the man is dressed like Big Bird's evil twin getting ready for a fancy dress ball. But that mask also seems made out of metal.

And I see the man is dressed like Big Bird’s evil twin getting ready for a fancy dress ball. But that mask also seems made out of metal.

57. Sometimes a well dressed man needs a goatee, sunglasses, and fancy patterns.

Note that sunglasses didn't exist until the 1920s. But they still look cool with 19th century clothing so I really don't care that much.

Note that sunglasses didn’t exist until the 1920s. But they still look cool with 19th century clothing so I really don’t care that much.

58. Seems like these two appear to have decided to strike it out west.

And the setting seems to prove it. Then again, they could be cosplaying for Comic Con.

And the setting seems to prove it. Then again, they could be cosplaying for Comic Con.

59. Looks like some gentleman has decided to go on a safari in Africa.

And he seems to have a safari hat and everything save for some luggage and porters. But you can get the porters in Africa.

And he seems to have a safari hat and everything save for some luggage and porters. But you can get the porters in Africa.

60. No able adventuress could ever leave her home without a pair of goggles.

And she seems to wear her shirtwaist like a professional. But love her goggles and hat.

And she seems to wear her shirtwaist like a professional. But love her goggles and hat.

61. A gentleman must always come prepared for whatever awaits him.

Yes, he seems armed and ready for action. Wonder what's on his back though. Is it a large telescope?

Yes, he seems armed and ready for action. Wonder what’s on his back though. Is it a large telescope?

62. Who needs to adorn yourself with diamonds when you have gears?

You can bet she's dressed to the nines and her costume isn't cheap. Like how it's black leather trimmed with fur.

You can bet she’s dressed to the nines and her costume isn’t cheap. Like how it’s black leather trimmed with fur.

63. As far as her attire is concerned, this lady is all gold plated with metal.

Not sure if it makes her a steampunk C-3PO. But she does have a clock on her chest to tell the time of day.

Not sure if it makes her a steampunk C-3PO. But she does have a clock on her chest to tell the time of day.

64. Looks like this baby is all dressed up and ready for action.

Yes, this is a baby in a steampunk costume which is so adorable. The teddy is even dressed up as well.

Yes, this is a baby in a steampunk costume which is so adorable. The teddy is even dressed up as well.

65. Sometimes we can all use a break now and then.

Even if you're decked out in metal with possible mechanical arms. Like the pipe design and hat.

Even if you’re decked out in metal with possible mechanical arms. Like the pipe design and hat.

66. Occasionally, there are gentlemen who can be quite over the top about their hair.