flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz:
and Teen Wolf Pug and Puggie Krueger
to name just a few.
This year I had no problem deciding on a costume theme. As ever Star Trek fan knows it's our favorite franchises 50th anniversary.
So Star Trek costumes where a must, but I didn't just want plain old Star Trek uniforms for the dogs, being a crazy die hard trekkie I wanted something a little more special. I decided I wanted the costumes to be a tribute to one of my favorite episodes of the Original Series: Mirror, Mirror.
In this iconic episode the crew gets accidentally transported into an alternate universe, where everything is a bit different. Instead of a peace loving ship of exploration, the Enterprise is a war ship and the Federation is working to take over the galaxy. Characters who where friends are now mortal enemies and you move up the ranks by assassinating your superiors. So none of that is great, BUT the uniforms in the Mirror universe are fab! I'm in love with the gold lame
I decided it would be fun to dress Weasley, Fry, Ping and Mr. Tuvok up as Star Trek Mirror Universe characters. (Note: Bob will have none of this costume nonsense.) Since I can't sew I turned to Deb of Pug Possessed to make the costumes and despite never having watched Star Trek she did an amazing job. Here posing alongside the Star Trek Book of Costumes are the pups in their stellar costumes:
Weasley, looking manly as Mirror Universe Captain Kirk:
Fry oozing intelligence as Mirror Universe Commander Spock:
seductive Ping as Mirror Universe Lieutenant Uhura:
and finally, Mr. Tuvok is dressed as a personal guard. Personal guard's are the crewman in the episode who run around trying to stop their employer from being assassinated. Perhaps part of Tuvok's confusion and discomfort in this costume stemmed from the fact that I didn't whether he was working for Weasley or Fry.
The whole crew:
Aren't they adorable? Deb did such a wonderful job on these costumes I just can't get over it. The tragedy is that the pet Halloween event we usually attend was rained out and I have yet to find an alternative event in Jersey City. We used to go to the party at our favorite pet store Canis Minor, but it's gone out of business. So sadly the only place the pups have to wear these fabulous uniforms is in our home! I guess we will have to use the costumes again next year. Live Long and Prosper!