Cosplay is big among human nerds. Dressing like your favorite sci-fi villain, comic book hero, or video game character for conventions or premieres is standard operating procedure at this point. Cosplay for pets is nothing new. I worked at a natural pet food store for years, and there was a couple in our neighborhood with two Chihuahuas they routinely dressed up as Jedi Knights, and I’ve been known to dress my dogs up for Halloween and Seahawks games. But that wasn’t enough for Seattle-area company A Crowded Coop, oh no, they took things to a whole new level with their line of Star Trek inspired toys, clothes, and accessories.
Brandy Tanner and Mike Capp stopped by New Day, a local morning show, to flaunt some of their new wares. They really went all out for this. There’s big dog beg shaped like Kirk’s captain chair from the Enterprise, as well as a chew toy that resembles the Federation flag ship. There’s also a redshirt chew toy, so even your dog, as their ripping the guts out of the hapless crewmember, will know that those poor, poor bastards are doomed.