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This Is Real: Geeky Horse Costumes [Cosplay]

Some delightful nut who calls herself “The Horse Tailor” actually crafts geeky costumes for horses, clearly with no regard for the nobility of those animals. Or for intellectual property rights, for that matter.

Behold the Batman costume. And a horse whose spirit has been broken.

Batman Horse Costume

Pink Panther Horse Costume
The Pink Panther

Scooby Doo Horse Costume
Scooby Doo

Harry Potter Horse Costume
Harry Potter

When it comes to nerdy costuming, I’m used to throwing around words like “cosplay” and “crossplay.” I almost used the term “horse-play” in the context of this post, but I think that means something else. Something that will get you arrested in every state that isn’t Alabama.*

* Unverified. I am not a lawyer.

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5 comments… add one
  • Greene May 28, 2010, 10:26 am

    Hate to break it to you- but costume classes are fairly common at horse shows and tons of fun. The Horse Tailor’s costumes look to just be nicely crafted coolers and wraps- things the horse shouldn’t mind in the slightest with any handling.
    The only time I’ve ever had a horse throw a hissy fit over a costume was when *I* was wearing a dress, he didn’t mind his wig and hat.

  • LadyMacBeth May 28, 2010, 3:33 pm

    I’m thinking if someone had sent you a shot of the costume classes at the Arabian Horse shows, where the horses wear traditional Arabian tack and some of the younger women look like they’re wearing Belly Dancing clothes, I think your take on the matter would have been a little different. Those costumes are kind of the horse world equivalent of the Slave Leia get up, if that helps put it in perspective…

    Of course, just like the fact that you get Slave Leias in all sizes, so, too do you get Belly Dancer-esque costumed women on Arabian horses at these things….

  • Chloe May 28, 2010, 7:14 pm

    Is anyone else worried about the fact that Dumbledore is riding Harry Potter?

  • Michelle May 28, 2010, 11:40 pm

    No…true horse geekiness is the horse hairdresser. He/she/it (not sure on any account) styles horse manes a la human. Scary, geeky, and I hope they don’t give the horse a mirror.

  • Caroline May 30, 2010, 2:03 pm

    Actually, now I want a horse just so I can make it wear glasses. Not a whole costume, just maybe some horn-rims. I never knew it was a possibility before, so I never cared to own a horse. I’ll definitely be asking Santa for one this year.

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