If you haven’t been keeping up to date with current events then you might be wondering to yourself “Hey! What’s up with all this weird dog spam everywhere?” Well I’m here to tell you there’s a wonderfully good reason for this. February 16 marks the start of the Chinese New Year, a 15 day long season of festivities through Greater China and within Asian communities around the world. And this year is the year of the dog! So to help us gamers celebrate the team at Xbox have done something truly special. Gathering up some rather adorable looking doggos and dressing them as beloved gaming characters. I introduce to you, the Xbox CosPups!
Bringing to life some of our favourite games Xbox has to offer, Sea of Thieves, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Forza Motosport, Gears of War and Halo, each CosPup not only takes on the roll but also gives it a little something extra of their own. Introducing Sea of Fleas, the tiny but mighty PUG-G, Paw-za, Mutt-cus Fenix and Master Chihuahua. These mighty CosPups are clearly paws down our favourite doggos of the year thus far!
The CosPups have been brought to life through the brilliant work of world-renowned dog fashion designer Roberto Negrini of Bravo’s “Furry, Fierce and Fabulous“. Each dog’s individual outfit was crafted with care and a passion for the games they represent and are truly outstanding. For a better look at the CosPups in action and their amazing outfits you can head on over to Xbox or you can check them out in full glory within the video below.
Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve been graced with the gift of cosplaying dogs. Last year a certain Shiba Inu known as Vox stole all our hearts and the internet when she cosplayed as the roster from Overwatch. Either way this is a trend I hope continues for some time to come and one our feline friends will surely be loving too. And to all our readers and gamers out there celebrating the Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fat Cai (Happy Lunar New Year)!