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Halloween Countdown, Day 12

Every year, my parents send their granddog, the fabulous Virginia, a Halloween costume for her to wear (as well as treats to bribe her to model for pictures).

This year, my brilliant parents outdid themselves, creating and accessorizing a most remarkable costume. I invite you to behold Virginia as H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu, first introduced in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", which was published in Weird Tales in 1928.

Under the ocean, she waits until the stars are right...

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015


She was well compensated with treats both during and after her photo session. :)


Here are some of Virginia's previous costumes from recent Halloweens.

Virginia as Sheriff Longmire

Virginia as Sheriff Longmire


Virginia as The Great Detective, Halloween 2013

Virginia as The Great Detective, Halloween 2013


Virginia Halloween 2012


Virginia as Princess Leia Halloween 2011



Virginia at Halloween 2010


Virginia at Halloween 2010

Virginia Halloween 2009


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Halloween 2008



As always, you can see many more pictures of Virginia here.

Comments

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gilda_elise
Oct. 12th, 2015 11:08 am (UTC)
OMG, that's absolutely adorable! And those most have been some treats, that she allowed you to put that on her snout. My dogs don't mind dressing up, but I think they'd draw the line at that. But I think it was all worth it, because I think this is the best outfit so far.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! :) We weren't sure she'd go for the tentacles, but when she gave us a long-suffering sigh like "get on with it then," we knew we were in business. Ha! She is ridiculously patient with her silly humans.
lizziebelle
Oct. 12th, 2015 11:16 am (UTC)
She is extraordinarily patient for a Boston Terrier! And adorable, of course.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2015 03:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! She really is the best thing ever. So willing to let her humans have their fun, as long as the treats are forthcoming!
buymeaclue
Oct. 12th, 2015 12:53 pm (UTC)
What a fantastic dog! And the Cthulhu costume is inspired.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, on both counts!
internet_sampo
Oct. 12th, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
too cute!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
seren_ccd
Oct. 12th, 2015 01:31 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic! Oh, Virginia, you look wonderful! I'm seriously impressed by the tentacles. :D
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
Ha! Virginia thanks you, and so do I!
mosinging1986
Oct. 12th, 2015 01:31 pm (UTC)
She deserves double treats for this one, LOL! So cute!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
Ha! Thank you! I'll go get another one for her now, as a matter of fact. (She thanks you, too!)
vulpine137
Oct. 12th, 2015 04:17 pm (UTC)
Ia Ia Virginia Fhtagn!

That is one patient pup :)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
:D :D :D

She is indeed very patient with her silly humans.
gryphonrhi
Oct. 12th, 2015 07:26 pm (UTC)
As always, Virginia is adorable!!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 14th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much!
travels_in_time
Oct. 12th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
That is awesome! I can't believe she sat still for the tentacles. :)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:19 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Even knowing how cooperative she always is, we weren't sure about the tentacles, but she was a trooper! LOL.
beledibabe
Oct. 12th, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
This really is your mother's Sergeant-Pepper-of-a-costume! I adore it! (And Virginia is an amazingly good sport about it all.)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:20 am (UTC)
your mother's Sergeant-Pepper-of-a-costume

What a great description. :D I'll pass that along to my mother. (I agree!) Thanks!

Virginia really is incredibly patient with her silly humans.
litlover12
Oct. 12th, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, Virginia. You are a sweet and patient dog. :-D
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:21 am (UTC)
That she is. :)
savageseraph
Oct. 12th, 2015 11:50 pm (UTC)
OOOOOOOOOH!!! Virginulhu is supercute!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:21 am (UTC)
LOL! Thanks so much! (She thanks you, too!)
cookiefleck
Oct. 13th, 2015 02:11 am (UTC)
This year is a standout among standouts! I am glad she was well-compensated because, let's face it, she deserves to be treated like royalty for wearing that masterpiece! OMG!!!
cookiefleck
Oct. 13th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)
P.S. i swear she is rolling her eyes...
mosinging1986
Oct. 13th, 2015 03:52 am (UTC)
P.S. i swear she is rolling her eyes...


I think you're right, LOL!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:25 am (UTC)
LOL. She totally was.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:24 am (UTC)
LOL! Thank you. There was much munching after the pictures taken. (And Larry "handed in" a couple of treats through the tentacles as promise of good things to come, too, during the photos! ;P) I still crack up every time I look at this. My mother can do anything, I'm pretty sure.

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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:26 am (UTC)
She is incredibly good. And patient with her silly humans! Thanks so much.
estellye
Oct. 13th, 2015 02:46 pm (UTC)
Virginia's costumes just get better and better every year!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:26 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :D :D :D
ankh_hpl
Oct. 13th, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
I'll agree: this is her finest (and weirdest) costume yet. But why do those tentacles remind me of an eldritch knitted tea cosy?
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:29 am (UTC)
I'll agree: this is her finest (and weirdest) costume yet.

Thank you!!!

But why do those tentacles remind me of an eldritch knitted tea cosy?

LOL! Maybe I should re-purpose them after Halloween!
witchcat07
Oct. 13th, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
This one is going to be difficult to top, that's for sure. Such a long suffering look Virginia has. ;)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:30 am (UTC)
Ha! Thanks. Yes, she gave us a few long sighs, reminding us we should be grateful that she's so tolerant of her silly humans.
chorale
Oct. 14th, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
Fabulous! Your mother really wnet above and beyond for this one. Virginia is very patient, too, with those tentacles. *gives V pats and treats*
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2015 11:38 am (UTC)
Virginia thanks you for the pats and treats!

She is incredibly patient with us, thank goodness.

My mother's ability to visualize and then make these things always astounds me. Thanks for your kind words!
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amedia
Oct. 19th, 2015 02:31 am (UTC)
Oh. My. Goodness. How ADORABLE!!!

As part of a talk on analyzing contemporary mythoi a few years ago, TODS collected and showed pictures of cute Cthulhu-related items. NOT A SINGLE ONE was nearly as cute as Virginia in her costume!!!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 21st, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you SO MUCH!!!

I'll have to pass your comments along to my mother the designer. She'll be so tickled.

It was hard taking photos because I was giggling so hard.
wellinghall
Oct. 27th, 2015 09:17 pm (UTC)
Have you seen this?

io9.com/the-best-geeky-halloween-costumes-for-your-pet-1738925266
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