Valentine_x
 


Costume :Mistoffelees
Variant :Quaxo
Source :CATS Musical
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

I do a derpy dance

Quaxo 5

Quaxo 3

Quaxo 2

Quaxo and Bomba

Quaxo

 


Costume Information

Description
When I was, like, 7, my mum bought the film version of CATS on VHS and I must have watched it about 100 times.
I absolutely adore this musical, and reeeeally want to see it in the West End D>
Mistoffelees has always been my favorite character, and I have a thing for black cats and, well, generally cats. . .
So I shall be losing some weight and squeezing myself into lycra for MCM Expo May 2010, 'cause I keep seeing other CATS around and I want to join them in rolling round the floor!!!
MEOW.

EDIT: Bought the DVD off Amazon for £8, and I still love it 8'D
Though on closer inspection of the costume, it looks like its going to be quite a bit of work >_<;

Comments

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Fantastic! It is one of my favourite musicals and I am really looking forward to seeing some progress. Misto has always been one of my favourites ^^

by Psychoelle on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 00:26
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Thanks :)
There should be some progress pics up soon.
I'm starting the arm warmers tomorrow :D

by Valentine_x on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 18:16
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Very much looking forward to seeing this :D I love CATS so much!

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 11:02
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Ha ha, I can tell by your username ;)
I had it on pretty much non stop while knitting.
It's incredibly motivational!

by Valentine_x on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 19:18
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OH MY GOD yes.
Cant wait to see this finished!

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 19:58
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This costume's my priority, so it should be done pretty soon :D

by Valentine_x on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 23:44
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Ooh this looks great so far, can't wait to see the rest of it :D Mistoffelees is my favourite.

by Whatsername21 on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 00:50
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Cheers :D
He is pretty adorable, also magic!
Sort of maybe might have a sort of thing for, like, magical characters. . .
-cough- o_o

by Valentine_x on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 13:50
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DO WANT DO WANT!! :D

by Lozzie on Monday, 6 December, 2010 - 10:10
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Mr Mistoffelees is my favourite Cats character. I really can't wait to see this!

by ShadowIndustries on Friday, 31 December, 2010 - 18:41
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8D

We're gonna look so retarded!

by CerysKitty on Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 - 19:37
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*New photo*

What the goddamn fu-

OH! It's an ankle! AHAHHAHAHAHAAAA!!! HAVE FUN!

*sobs to herself whilst handsewing fake fur*

by CerysKitty on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 21:21
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It is stuffed with Tesco bags :D
And looks a bit shit, BUT I DON'T CARE I WANT IT DONE!
Handsewing lol 8D

by Valentine_x on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 21:34
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HURRY UP! IT'S IN LIKE, 4 DAYS OR SOMETHING! FFFFFFF---

by CerysKitty on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 01:23
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I HAVE A LEG PAINTED, HALF A LEGWARMER AND THE FRONT RIGHT OF THE WIG.
THIS SHIT WILL BE DONE, I PROMISE.

by Valentine_x on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 03:58
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My fav cat! I saw you at the weekend, great work =)

by Leonie Heartilly on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 23:42
 

To-Do List

Paint unitardHighComplete
Knit leg warmersHighComplete
Knit arm warmersHighComplete
Make wigHighComplete
Add fluffies to unitardMediumComplete
Make tailMediumComplete
Paint shoesLowComplete

Shopping List

White Mock Neck Unitard£27.52Bought
Black Jacquard Paint£19.80Bought
Face Paints£26.30Bought
White And Black Yarn£2.40Bought
White Jazz Shoes£10.00Bought
Black and White Crepe Hair£28.70Bought
2m Black Cord£5.22Bought
Total£119.94

Journal

Wiggy Wig (Posted 18th May 2011)

So I've finally got round to starting this thing.
It's going quite well actually, not taking as long as I thought it would.
The most tedious part is tying the crepe wool into plugs to glue on, but eben that's not so bad if you've got something to watch while you do it.
Aah, I hope I get this done in time. . .

Upppdaateee (Posted 7th May 2011)

So I've finally gotten around to buying everything for this, and the unitard, swimcap and textile paints have arrived. Still waiting on the crepe wool, make up and shoes, but hopefully they'll be along soon.

I've also getten started on the other leg warmer. I'm about a third of the way through, but my knitting skills have improved so it shouldn't take me long to finish :D

I attempted painting a small portion of the unitard, and it's not as easy as I thought it would be. The paint is very thick, and when watered down goes grey, so I have to paint over and over unti it looks dark enough. It's going to take me a while to get the whole thing done, so I may have to enlist some friends to help >_<

Good lord this is tedious. . . (Posted 18th November 2010)

So, I'm onto knitting the leg warmers, and I'm not even half-way through one D:
It would probably help if I wasn't 5 foot 10, for my legs, they are long.
I think I've spent about 8 hours on the warmer for the right leg, and knitting in the spot took about 3 by itself!
WAIIIII they got to be patterned D>

Knitting (Posted 6th November 2010)

Just finished knitting the left arm warmer.
It took me 8 hours D:
And I've got three more to go, and the leg warmers are twice as long FFFFFFFFFFfffffffffFFF
Hopefully I'll get quicker as I go, because 8 hours is just ridiculous. . .