Is he Batman or Batdog? This vendor specializes in attire for French bulldogs, Boston terriers and pugs.
Is he Batman or Batdog? This vendor specializes in attire for French bulldogs, Boston terriers and pugs.

Why Do We Have to Wait for Comic Conventions to Break Out the Cosplay?

Riddle me this, Batman. Why do we have to wait for comic conventions to break out the cosplay? We've heard about casual Fridays, so, why not cosplay Fridays for work? In fact, why can't we all sport our crime-fighting, alter-ego bad-a** selves at the grocery store, at the car wash and especially while out walking Fido?

We looked, and it turns out there are plenty of ways to cosplay your cat and dog. It's all available on Etsy, so Supercat and Wonderdog are just a click away.

This vendor also makes costumes for Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf and wizards.
This vendor also makes costumes for Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf and wizards.

This little guy is kickin' it old school. Frankenstein's monster dates back to Mary Shelley's Gothic 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. The lightning adds a nice touch to the ambience, too.

This vendor, based in Turkey, also makes Frankenstein and witch hats, plus they've got a killer taco pet costume.
This vendor, based in Turkey, also makes Frankenstein and witch hats, plus they've got a killer taco pet costume.

You better believe Captain America is hot right now. The film, Captain America: Civil War, becomes the first movie of 2016 to cross the $400 million domestic mark. This pup looks like he's got everything under control.

CostumeDogzz also makes a lion mane for dogs that's out of this world.
CostumeDogzz also makes a lion mane for dogs that's out of this world.

You see, The Trouble with Tribbles is that they're just so gosh-darned cute. This popular and well-known species from the Star Trek universe reproduced incredibly fast, and with harmful results.

SewingArt also offers Popeye, Ewok and Superman costumes.
SewingArt also offers Popeye, Ewok and Superman costumes.

The mother of dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen, would gladly welcome this little tyke into the fold. He's perfect for any Game of Thrones cosplay, though the herd does seem to be thinning these days.

This is our second offering from SewingArt, but they really do know how to dress up Fido and Fluffy.
This is our second offering from SewingArt, but they really do know how to dress up Fido and Fluffy.

Batman's sidekick has gotten short shrift of late, not even receiving a foreshadowing mention in the recent release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Ker-sploosh!

This merchant celebrates all things feline with clothes, toys and pet supplies.
This merchant celebrates all things feline with clothes, toys and pet supplies.

It's only logical that we include this reference to the Vulcan Spock from Star Trek, especially with the sad loss of Leonard Nimoy last year.

Check out this Etsy shop's site to see the camera-ready Sphynx cat modeling all kinds of gear.
Check out this Etsy shop's site to see the camera-ready Sphynx cat modeling all kinds of gear.

Kitty's steampunk cap fuses the aesthetic of futuristic technology with 19th-century steam-powered machinery with panache. The skull-infused sweater makes for a jarring, but nice, touch.

TKCCozyPawz also makes giraffe, zebra and retro flame hoodies.
TKCCozyPawz also makes giraffe, zebra and retro flame hoodies.

This costume not only looks great, but it can represent so many movies: Kingdom of the Spiders, Eight-Legged Freaks, Arachnophobia, Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo and so many more. But I think we'll go with the 1958 classic Earth vs. the Spider.

This company specializes in attire for greyhounds, with cute unicorn, cow and giraffe costumes.
This company specializes in attire for greyhounds, with cute unicorn, cow and giraffe costumes.

Yes, dragons again. But this time they're from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. Looks like Glaurung, the first dragon, is on his way to Withered Heath.

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