Thursday, May 20, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Wacky #Vegas-ized Dogs!

This can be yours!

What the hell is it, you wonder? Well, The Animal Foundation, the non-profit behind Vegas' biggest animal shelter, is selling these Vegas-show-themed dog statues on Sunday at The Orleans Arena to raise money. It's part of the 7th annual Best In Show event where 60 real dogs will be shown and, hopefully, adopted. Tons of Vegas talent are involved and Terry Fator will emcee with guest star Holly Madison.

I've gotten pictures of all the statues to be silent-auctioned at the event, which starts at noon and costs $12 for adults, $5 for kids 2-12. (Not sure what time it ends as nobody says anywhere online.)

So that dog above is, of course, courtesy of "Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular." He's dressed as "Red Death," the Phantom's costume in the "Masquerade" scene. It even has a removable "skull" mask that was custom made by the costume designers.

Here's the entry from Cirque du Soleil's KA, dressed as a spearman with a Ka charm on his chest.

Mystere's entry, dressed s the red bird with a feathered tail:

Cher actually designed this dog below herself and autographed the bottom. Ret Turner, a 5-time Emmy Award-winning Hollywood costume designer made it with about 11,520 Swarovski Crystals on it.

Here's the "Jersey Boys" entry, wearing a replica of the Jersey Boys costume from when the actors sing "Dawn". That little guitar really plays, and the dog is autographed by the real Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio.

I'm not sure how fond I am of "The Lion King" one. It's dressed in one of the grasslands costumes, although thankfully the grass hat is removable:

And finally, here's Lance Burton's dog, complete with a removable top hat and magic wand as well as custom-embroidered Lance Burton cape:

Cool, right? And for a good cause, too. No word as to what the minimum bids will be. If any of you buy one, I'll throw in two prizes off TheStripPodcast.Com's prize list, though.


Hiker said...

They're really creative!