CharlotteLuna
 


Costume :Taokaka
Variant :Default
Source :BlazBlue:Calamity Trigger
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


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I was so nervous! ><

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Taokaka

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : approx 100+

Description
Edit:
CI showcase -23/10/2011 !! WOW thank you SO much!

EDIT 2:

Recently progress put up on

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BlazBlue/126073299976?ref=ts

More progress and pictures will probably be up there first after we've been to expo.

London MCM Expo may 2011:
very very hot in that costume! But fun! Really enjoyed it though, and happy how it went, the braids however after the day were a bit too tatty and im thinking of buying two more new wigs to redo them. haha.

I've thrown away the mask too, i'm going to make mark2 Tao mask more sturdy and more matte than this one as yes..i left it shiney :(.

Another thing is i'm doing to sew in the sides of the coat more, i lost alot of weight before this and after making unfortunately so it didn't flatter me at all, I realize Tao's coat isn't meant to be flattering and is loose but it shows her figure to some extent :D.

After expo I ended up throwing away all of the stuffing in the arms so i would have less hassle with taking the suitcase home. I think next time i wear this i'll definitely be only doing this the whole weekend/ rather than the one day.

So for the next time i wear her, she'll have retractable claw's, a new mask and hopefully be more flattering!

Comments

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She is sooo damn cute >_< Love her to pieces... Good luck with your Tao :D If you need any help just ask, I've also done Tao...

by Combustible Lime on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 18:03
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I showed my dad and he laughed xD he doesnt think i'll do it but if i do need help i'll definately ask! (i'll proberly bother you ALOT xD)

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 18:38
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thats okies, I dont mind what so ever :) I maybe wearing her at Expo if you want a closer look XD

by Combustible Lime on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:38
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oooh! you'll have to stop me! so i can see :D

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 23:09
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Awesome 8D
As LGJ said Tao is win x3 She is fun and COMFY to cosplay cant wait to see~

by Solaria on Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - 08:00
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Tao cuggles when I see you !!! <3

by Bambi. on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 02:35
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Teehee there'll be two taos nyeow! you should join me and ari-chan! we're making a blazblue group for may. Who cares if there's two taos CX we can kick double the ass and steal double the food!

by Youkai-Neko on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 16:45
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Ah! That makes the third group I shall try to come (trying to spend equal amount of time with each group)

bambi; Definately!

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 16:53
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So many BlazBlue cosplays xD I'm still deciding who to do (though Ragna is TOP PRIORITY XD), Can't wait to see Tao tho 8D *throws Meat buns*

by BakaBakaRangers on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 12:34
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DO RAGNA! :D

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 15:55
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CUTEEEEE <3

by Inuyoku on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 03:36
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Amazing job sweetheart, gonna look adorable!!

by Alyx on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 08:55
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FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!! This looks awesome! =D

by Bambi. on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 10:48
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Aww Charlotte, you have come such a long way with this..well done you! ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 6 February, 2011 - 00:43
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Aw..thank you guys .///. *blush*

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 6 February, 2011 - 00:53
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This looks amazing totally wish I could of seen it in person :(

xxx

by letmelive on Tuesday, 8 February, 2011 - 19:15
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:D I haven't worn it yet!

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 8 February, 2011 - 21:30
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*has missed the progress* OMG YAYYYY you'll be so adorable x3 Im going to hug you lots xD

by Solaria on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 14:56
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You're doing a fantastic job with this *___*

by Saffron on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 19:44
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Thanks guys! <3

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 18:09
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/came back to spam comment how smexy you are B)

If you're burrowing into my chest can I have yours?

by animeaddict on Monday, 25 April, 2011 - 15:41
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Oh wow o3o so incredibly cute already <333

by rocksanie on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 21:14
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Dis progress.
Braids are the best i've seen! Best use of materials ...the hole shazammm! looking forward to seeing this at expo.

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 18:38
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This looks awesome!
and that's the rather impressively SKADOOSHLY kind of awesome

/cough I'm well original ;D
But fully meant every word regardless! ;D
Looking forward to it's completion!

by Emzone on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 03:01
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Seriously looks Amazeing ...Give me your Textile skills please . honestly cant wait to see this complete =D

by Sherbet-Lemon on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 23:48
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thanks, yer Taokaka costume seems nice aswell^_^

by Anime_Angel on Saturday, 30 April, 2011 - 22:02
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Simply fantastic! :D

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 18:03
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Amazing work! Can't wait to see this at expo! ^^

by MissColzyChan on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 20:36
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This looks amazingggg~ *w*

by Cheetos on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 21:20
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looks brill. i'mma have to get a photo cuddling your paws!! F**K YES. Soft paws are soft. : D

Looks amazing overall and glad the fimo worked :D

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 2 May, 2011 - 02:40
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Thanks guys!

And thanks Ashley for helping me pick out the fimo and stuff :3 massive help!

by CharlotteLuna on Monday, 2 May, 2011 - 16:31
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This is awesome! Great costume - you look extra, extra cute :-)

by Newdles on Monday, 2 May, 2011 - 18:30
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Awesome Taokaka cosplay! :D It looks great already!

Also, totally random but I think you might have the same pajama bottoms as me XD The yellow ones with the spots, right? Did you get them with a top that said 'Love to cat nap' or something on it? XD

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 3 May, 2011 - 17:56
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So bloody amazing . honestly Charlotte i love this <3

by Sherbet-Lemon on Friday, 13 May, 2011 - 18:58
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Ive told you on facbook, I've told you on MSN and I'm gonna tell you here!! This is incredible!! I love it!! I love you!! I cant wait to see this!! You are gonna get such a squish!! <33333333333333333333

by Alyx on Friday, 13 May, 2011 - 19:03
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Thank you /mega blush

by CharlotteLuna on Friday, 13 May, 2011 - 19:03
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Ahhh this looks soooo sooo epic! Must find you for photos at expo! x

by MissColzyChan on Saturday, 14 May, 2011 - 00:20
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Amazing! Really spot on!

by Newdles on Saturday, 14 May, 2011 - 11:22
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Amazing, simply amazing! 8D

by Petchy-mon on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 22:31
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Wheeee, it looks perfect! :D

by Saffron on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 22:54
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thanks guys >///

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 23:13
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it looks awesome nice work ;)

by SnowmanKline on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 23:44
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OMG! You look amazing!!!! :D

by Manga Girl on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 22:23
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Oh BRILLIANT! =D You've done such an amazing job! I really hope to see you at Expo for photos and a squish! X3

by sarmander on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 00:11
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YAY all done 8D Youre the best Tao ever seriosulyyyyy
Dont call me lacking lady at expo D8 xD Cannot waitttt i want hugs :D i'll give you food <3

by Solaria on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 07:58
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Awwwwwwwwesome!! So impressed girl! Really really amazing :D
I want to spend the day hugging you!! =3

by eternal_aranel on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 16:11
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You suit tao insanelyyyyyyy will!

Jelly of dat figure! Amazing work on all of this <3

by SachikoYumi on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 16:32
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thanks guys!

The coat doesnt show my figure too well as that wouldnt be accurate xD

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 16:40
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This is actually awesome o.O

!! xx

by Inuyoku on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 00:57
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50th comment! woo!

absolutely stunning cosplay m'lady, was a pleasure to group with you. you did fantasticly in the masquerade as well ^^

by Fishyfins on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 21:14
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This was adorable ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 08:04
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Hnnnng so cute!! This is just so well made, I love how squishy the paws are and your stage presence was awesome!

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 8 June, 2011 - 15:49
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Great Taokaka cosplay!! ^^ I think I saw you at Expo! I wanted to take your photo but I'm so shy asking for photos ;A;

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 11 June, 2011 - 12:17
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This is absolutely epic, you look so cute!!! :D

by Eloraborealis on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 13:17
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>/////< Thank you guys it means so much!

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 - 14:23
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Amazing i love Blazblue shame no Boobie lady :O! Taokka is by far funnest to use though i'm more a Noel user Guns = epic win :]

by CosMech on Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 - 17:05
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Awesome! :D

by Plummer on Saturday, 25 June, 2011 - 22:27
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This is amazing, well done!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 15:17
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LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. THIS IS AMAZING. haha sorry for shouting ;) I absolutely adore this!! Omg day i would love to do a male cosplay of Taokaka :)

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 3 July, 2011 - 17:24
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This Taokaka is so inspiring <3 May I ask where did you find such an awesome orange zip?

by louisalulu on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 22:09
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Thank you so much! <3

by louisalulu on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 - 12:43
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Why did I NOT comment on this before???
Your Tao cosplay is so perfect, many congrats on the showcase.

by Ichigo-Chan on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 16:15
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Congratulations for the showcase Charlotte, you deserve it.

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 16:48
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Congrats on the showcase baby, you totally deserve it! <3<3<3<3

by Alyx on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 16:51
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gratz on showcase, well deserved ^^

by Fishyfins on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 17:06
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oooo i love it ~ awesome tao ^^

by digibrute on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 21:40
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EEEEEE well done on the showcase! So very well deserved <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 22:59
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Thank you so much guys! This made my day to be told I was showcase haha!means alot!

by CharlotteLuna on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 13:47
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YESYESYESYESYESYESYES! TOTALLY DESERVED <3

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 14:41
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One of my fav characters from the game I really do love this you've done an amazing job ^^

by timpey on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 16:57
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Good job on the showcase!! You totally deserve it, you're an insanely awesome cosplayer :3

by Bootheghost on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 21:11
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<3<3<3 I have always loved this
Gratz!!!! =D

by Emzone on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 22:38
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SHOWCASE YOU SEXY FUCK! <3

by Plummer on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 22:39
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WOW congraz on the showcase hun these are awesome photo's ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 23:19
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Love this!! My fave character from the game! Congrats on the showcase ^_^

by alytheluvly on Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 - 10:15
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Thank you so much guys! :D

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 - 12:34

Wow that's the coolest Taokaka I've ever seen

by Vicky on Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 - 19:25
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This is brilliant and congrats on the showcase ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 26 October, 2011 - 14:04
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One of the best Taokaka I have seen :D you did a wonderful job

by XxSylentiumxX on Tuesday, 6 December, 2011 - 19:38
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Brilliant costume, Love Blazblue.

by TheSnake on Friday, 3 February, 2012 - 20:28
 

Journal

My hood pattern :) (Posted 28th July 2011)

For someone on Cosplay.com

Just an entry to say i'm done :) (Posted 21st May 2011)

Everything's complete. Stuffing just needs evened out once out the suitcase but apart from that. I'm complete finally.

shoes (Posted 20th May 2011)

ok so instead of the shoes i wanted (:/ they arent getting sent in time ffs) i've had to op for these, which in a way are better. I can't walk in heels since i've had a few problems with my knee's and back and legs etc. so these are ok they're really comfy, i modded them with craft foam for the gray parts, they're nice and chunky too! The leggings arent on them properly here they're just pinned on to see what they'd look like, also, i know you can barely see my legs but im wearing the tan tights that i'm going to wear with this cosplay :) so thats that done!

Complete! (apart for one thing) (Posted 13th May 2011)

Well the one or two things that arent complete is the top of the zip, i&amp;#039;m getting some orange fimo to top the zip and pull it back onto the coat so it sits better. i&amp;#039;m not wearing my tanned tights or shoes here because it was a quick throw on (which isnt that quick and takes three people to help me into it..) to show it 99% complete :) so hot :(

also arms need more stuffing,took some of it out to do the tail!

Mask 50% (Posted 10th May 2011)

this is the Tao mask half done :) just gotta put in the stuff i have for the eyes and mouth. My friend helped me vacuum form a base mould that i had made for it, I then etched in the eyes and mouth and then cut them out, i would have left the mouth and just painted it on but It was apparent that I clearly needed a way to keep it on for a longer period of time, so instead I'm making something for the mouth that is breathable. I've gave it A LOT of coats (i lost track of how many) coats of paint to make sure that you absolutely couldn't see through it, will test flash with it on at another time. Working on making the color Matte too if i can get around to it after other things. I don't mind it being shiney but I'd rather it was Matte. Once i have the eyes and mouth done on this im 100% done!

80% done! (Posted 1st May 2011)

Tao 90% done, already got the leg warmers but not wearing them in this picture, top of the zip *where the orange is* needs to be done and arms stuffed a little more! :D

I realize that i look really short in this >< damnit

Braid holes (Posted 1st May 2011)

Braid holes and zip pull is on, just sorting out the rest of the stuff thats going between teh gap of the collar and zip then attach the braids :D

Zip and braid holes :3 (Posted 1st May 2011)

Made from fimo! and baked :D then a small square taken out the back of the zip to fit it onto the current zip pull

Buttons! (Posted 1st May 2011)

got them sewn on along with the zip, just gotta finish baking the zip made out of fimo :3

Braids! (Posted 28th April 2011)

FINALLY after hard work searching and buying and searching and trying bah!

I got something sorted! and i'm really happy with the length and the thickness of them too! they just need a little shaping off at the bottom then i can attach them. I'm so proud!

Back (Posted 25th April 2011)

This is just to show the back of the tail and the tail hole and how it sits at the moment. :) my brother is just holding the tail up so the edge of the tail hole can be seen better.

Paws (Posted 25th April 2011)

So eventually I got the paw's sewn on by hand, not the best job in the world but i like it, i have such childish hand stitching skills haha. Feel alot better all this is out the way with, next the Mask, Buttons, Paw zip, and sewing the zip on!

Tail (Posted 25th April 2011)

Eventually got around to doing this! got some black fur and already had left over white fur from my Horo tail and ears, just had to trim it down, so they don't EXACTLY match but they're good enough for me. I'll get around to putting a wire in it so it stays off the ground, this'll be attached to a belt around my hips/waist :3

Tail hole :3 (Posted 25th April 2011)

Eventually got around to doing it. Used the same material as my ears and paw's. Cut a circle out in the back of the coat then used the same template to cut out the shape so it'd fit around. :3 Its not sewn on/applique on this picture,just resting on the fabric.

The fabric i used is over the shoulder just to show the color and texture i used :D

Ears 2 (Posted 10th March 2011)

Thar, all corrected and such. only on one side as hers are :3 (ignore the buttons on the mannequins, just there so i dont lose them and they're ready for being put onto the coat right after i get the zip sorted out xD) I havent sewn the zip on yet because i dont want to do it until i've sorted out the zip pull xD just so i know where im putting it on properly. :3, paws are done too will post pics later

Ears! (Posted 10th March 2011)

Started putting the stitching into the ears today, I accidentally put it on both sides then realised after that its only on one xD Fml. So i've corrected them since this picture :3

Claw slots :3 (Posted 7th February 2011)

sister helped me out on painting these :D

Paws! (Posted 7th February 2011)

Paws all cut and painted :) Fabric paint is a life saver <3

Day 3 (Posted 5th February 2011)

So close yet so far! Zip is just pinned on at the moment :)
To be finished;
Stitching on ears
Buttons
Zip (the catch and the zip itself needs sewn on as its just pinned)
take up the whole jacket by an inch
Paw applique
Tail hole
Mask
Shoes
Braid holes

:)

Day 3 (Posted 5th February 2011)

Hood part done, I did redo the back where it points as i didnt like it so now it fits better :) Hand sewn on since sewing machine would just kill it xD

Day 3 (Posted 5th February 2011)

Legwarmers done! Added the elastic and they fit perfect, just need to get some shoes and attache the toe parts to it :)

Day 3 (Posted 4th February 2011)

Stuffed the ears after cutting them out :) took me like three times to get it right on spare material before i got a size i was comfortable with, pinning them on was a whole different storie xD took 13 times taking them on and off to get it the way i want it, made one point slightly up and the other down :) looks cute,my brother is helping me attach small wires/string on the inside to make them move,but thats just a maybe!

Day 2 (Posted 4th February 2011)

got the hood cut out and done, took me two attempts to get it the way i wanted it, and hand sewn on because i didnt want to mess it up in the machine, just got the ears and the front part of the hood to put on (That pointed thingy)

Day 2 (Posted 4th February 2011)

Leg warmers half done! Painted on the smaller details as i couldnt dart or sew them in unfortunately :( just gotta add elastic to the top and then shoes!

Day 1 (Posted 3rd February 2011)

Collar done, I totally forgot to cut it out as one peice with the rest of the jacket even though i reminded myself like a MILLION times. before hand :( Collar doesnt go all the way around theres a gap at the back where the hood drapes down so that it just blends in with the fold's :)

Day 1 (Posted 3rd February 2011)

Sleeves done haha, not stuffed yet but going well :3 they're the perfect size too! Yey!

Day 1 (Posted 3rd February 2011)

Got the base of the jacket started and pinned together :D Pattern wasnt much help though :( so had to do my own!

Feisty-kaka (Posted 10th January 2011)

Will be Making a Feisty-kaka to cuddle and pull around with me at expo :3

Fleece (Posted 27th December 2010)

Got it on order as my habadershery doesnt get any of the one i want in till the end of january because of sales and stock taking :) but found the perfect colour and feel! Can't wait to get started meow!