Dog Halloween Costume: Chell from Portal

Happy Halloween everybody!

Here’s my Cocker Spaniel, Titania, engaging in some Chell cosplay:

The Inspiration: Best Job Ever

One of the perks of working at ThinkGeek is knowing what new products are coming before the rest of the world does. I had a heads-up on the Mini Portal Gun long before it launched, and I knew I had to dress Titania like Chell for Halloween. Of course, she can’t actually use the Portal Gun, but it’s the perfect size, isn’t it?

The Process: Oh Yeah, I’m New at This

Commercial dog costumes are woefully lacking in orange pants, so I had to snag a pattern, buy a sewing machine, and sew the pants myself.  The top is hacked from the Chell Tank Top, also from ThinkGeek.

I’m pretty proud of it, despite all the imperfections! It was my first time sewing anything that wasn’t square.

…and then, at ThinkGeek:

Thanks to:

  • ThinkGeek, best job ever! (What, you thought being a blogger paid the bills?) ;-)
  • LizC, recommender of a sewing machine brand (Janome)
  • Miss Daisy, pattern writer (Sugar Plums)
  • Titania, for suffering through the indignity of trying on the design over and over again
  • OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue, for everything they do for dogs like Titania

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Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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