You’ve probably heard of cosplay, where fans of comics, TV shows, and movies dress up like their favorite characters. Some of the costumes are incredibly detailed and impressive. But have you ever heard of cosplay for cats? Thanks to two cooperative cats and a creative costume designer, these awesome photos are beginning to take over the internet.
Nathan Smith, a plumbing-technician by day, costume designer by night, lives in Washington state with his two cats, Nak and Freyu. Smith took Nak to a Renaissance fair (in costume, of course), about five years ago, and ever since he’s been creating costumes just for his cats.
To date, Nak and Freyu have dressed up as characters such as Deadpool, Harry Potter, Kylo Ren, Captain America, and more. Smith has chronicled their adventures on his blog. Nak and Freyu seem to be very cooperative models, but they’ll also let Smith know right away when something is uncomfortable. In those cases, Smith redesigns the costumes, sometimes as many as three or four times, until he finds a solution that works for the cats. The costumes take about 10 hours to make, but more complex costumes can take multiple days.
Love these photos? Then be sure to visit Smith’s blog to see more of these super-creative cosplay scenes.