A gallery of videogame pet cosplay

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As much as I appreciate the skill and artistry that goes in to cosplay, I have to admit to secretly judging those who participate. I know I shouldn’t ; it’s okay that you lot are weird and want to play dress up. I’m weird too, and have a number of eccentricities that would likely cause you to raise an eyebrow. We’re all just people, and that’s cool. When people start dressing their pets up though, then I think the raised brows are justified.

Here then is a gallery of just that; pets dressed as your favourite video game characters; sometimes odd, sometimes fantastic, sometime hilarious and sometimes very lightly bordering on cruelty (Where are you NOW, PETA?). They’re mostly dogs; you’d have to be exceptionally brave and/or stupid to get a cat in to a costume.

The only thing all of them have in common is a look upon their faces that screams “Please kill me.”

Katamari Damacy

I just rolled around in my own faeces.

Amaterasu from Okami


This is probably the very best animal cosplay ever. EVER.



Bow-wowser? Either way, Mario is a giant dick.

Cats wearing Mario Bros hats


Meowrio and Mewigi.

Super Mario


There’s a joke here about sausages, plumbing and pipes – but I’m not touching it.

A sad and miserable looking Yoshi.


Attach a child in a red Mario hat to my back, and I won’t be responsible for the consequences.

The Legend of Zelda’s Link.


I’ll retrieve the Master-Sword for two scooby-snacks.

The Legend of Zelda’s missing Link

He possesses the Triforce of Corgi, amirite?



Say “Pika” one more time and I’ll bite your face off.

Blanka from Street Fighter II

I will murder your family.

Last Updated: March 11, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Skyblue

    Isn’t bad enough that Bowser gets tea-bagged in every Mario game?

  • AndriyP

    PETA where art thou

    • Andre116

      Saving digital whales.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Dude, animal cruelty at its worst!

    • This is like a toddlers and tiara’s version for pets…

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Don’t even get me started on that!

  • Deon Steyn

    The dogs faces say please kill me, the cat’s faces say I will murder you in your sleep.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      WAHAHAHHA, spot on

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    When is that meteor hitting us? Sigh, no hope…

  • HvR

    If was that green dog I would chew off my owners balls while he is sleeping. And who gave that Corgi a hash brownie, ..

  • Kromas

    I got 11 dogs. Time to recreate the mass effect crew!

  • matthurstrsa

    Shocking! No wonder my pets have been less friendly, the word is out about these human practises. For once, the cats and dogs shall work together to bring down the idiotic evil known as hoomins.

  • Henk Malan

    I’m a little late to the party, I know… but just FYI, the third-to-last (or “antepenultimate”, according to Wiktionary – http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/antepenultimate – My new favourite word!) doggie there is Corgnelius, who’s supposedly somewhat of a Tumblr celebrity. 😛 Check out this cute gallery… http://www.buzzfeed.com/catesish/meet-corgnelius-the-cutest-corgi-ever

  • OVG


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