Superhero costumes for small rodents: Yes, please

Chinchillas, hamsters, and guinea pigs get an opportunity to show their inner superhero with an Etsy costume collection.

Captain America costume
Captain America looks a little fluffier than usual. Chez Marmota

Look! Down on the ground! It's a gerbil! It's a naked mole rat! It's Super-Hamster! Just because Halloween doesn't even register in the rodent mindset, doesn't mean you can't dress up your small furry friend for the occasion. Or any occasion.

Etsy seller Chez Marmota is here to help you assemble your very own Legion of Super-Pets. The online store includes a wide selection of superhero costumes specially sized for the Rodentia set. Even better, there are plenty of photos of the seller's pets modeling those costumes.

Choices range from a tiny $9 Batman cape fit for a hamster to an $18 Captain America cape and shield fit for a guinea pig. Larger rodents, like capybaras, will require a custom costume order. Others options include Thor, the Joker, the Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, and Harley Quinn.

The colorful little creations appear to be crafted mainly from felt and are designed to stay out of the way of little rodent feet. Fortunately, the costumes convey no super-strengths, so you won't have to contend with your chinchilla suddenly manifesting laser vision or the power of flight.

Super-Hamster costume
Super-Hamster to the rescue! Chez Marmota

(Via Fashionably Geek)

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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