Adding Peach to the mix of critters in the house has made some things more complicated, to be sure, but one aspect we hadn't really considered when we got her back in March was how she was going to fit into the traditional dressing of the pets for Halloween.
See, it's fairly easy to find two coordinating outfits. But once you're dressing three pets, you're creating what I call a "petscape," a thematically consistent tableau of velcro, fur and hate. And that can be a little tricky.
Back in September, J found an adorable Snow White costume for Peach.
Of course, we already had Emily's witch costume from several years ago.
But what to do with Mojo? Creating a Snow White petscape would mean including one of the Seven Dwarfs—and what better choice for our weird little boy cat than...
Here, I think he really lives up to the name:
If that hat he's wearing looks a little weird, that's because I made it. We couldn't find a proper Dopey costume, but I managed to dig up a photo of a hat that Disney Pets used to make with little felt ears and "dopey" embroidered on it. It took me three hours, but I hand-stitched this replica. (It reminds me more of the Underpants Gnomes from South Park than of Dopey, but I was not about to redo that sucker.)
Getting all three pets into the same frame proved difficult; we deleted dozens of blurry shots from the camera that night. Here's what happened when we tried to get Peach and Emily together:
Snow White tackling the witch; there's an alternate ending I could get behind!
We finally got a bit of inspiration when Emily wandered over to the open door and gazed out.
I'm not sure if she's looking for trick-or-treaters or summoning her flying monkeys here. But we took that idea and ran with it, resulting in..
There we go! Of course, seconds later, Mojo beat feet and Peach lunged for Emily again, but for one brief shining moment, we had all three pets together in a Snow White petscape.