Amy-Lou
 


Costume :Unipuma
Source :Dominion Tank Police
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 15 (2009)


Costume Photos

Puma Twins

Shoulder Pouldron

Puma Twins

Mad Max: Beyond....oh wait.

Biker Kitties

 


Costume Information

General
Time Taken : 2 Weeks

Description
Old-School Minami fun :D

Bring on the retro biker kitties, with my partner in crime; Odangochan.
We've gone for a combination of references as we liked the black costumes, but preferred the asymmetrical design of the similar red ones, so we ignored the second set of pouldrons and elbow guards. Mirror image twins works so much better, then we just had to fight over who got the shoulder or garter bullet belt :)

Due to being obsessed with my Griselda wings I didn't get the bodysuit finished in time and had to run out to the shops to buy one Saturday morning, which could have been a small problem if they didn't have any XD

The wigs are incredible, we had to feed them small animals to keep them happy in the run-up to the con. We bought them pre-styled as drag queen wigs and they are truly huge.

Comments

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That is something I would love to see, but would be too nervous to ask for a picture of...
(We dont see enough old-school cosplay these days!)

by MattDark on Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 - 13:45
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i love you!!
i love dtp!

you just cant go wrong with catgirls and giant hair
must get some pics of you and odangochan at minami!

by HelloKitty on Monday, 23 February, 2009 - 17:31
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Cheers for the nice comment on the Medicine Seller (I think you may be right, too ;) )!

Loved your Tank Police cosplay, proper retro good stuff! Awesome :D

by Sillabub on Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 20:07

You guys looked awesome! it's so good to see old school cosplay!

by Heero Masaki on Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 20:20
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MEGA HAIR!!!!

the both of you look great :D
hope you gals didnt cause too much trouble...

then again i didnt see the tank police demolish the place :D

by MangaChild on Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 20:27
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both looking awsome

by nanahara on Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 20:56
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Came out really great! I wish I could have gone to minamicon...

by MattDark on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 08:05
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Such awesome cosplays. XD Adore the wigs! I want big hair like that XD

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 20:56
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Fantastic Puma twins cosplays, I loved these.

by Ilpala on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 10:36
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You and odangochan looked damn good in these! Go sexy catgirls!

by Lunar_Kitten on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 11:45
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To this day I have a poster of these two on my wall and you did the me proud ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 28 April, 2009 - 10:34
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OMG, I can't believe I haven't commented on this costume yet. YOU GUYS WERE AMAZING!!! ♥

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 15:11
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I love you guys for doing this. Much epic reto coolness. The wigs are just awesome and I love your pauldron.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 29 June, 2009 - 20:41
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hehe you and Sonia look epic!

by sakara on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 00:32
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Oh wow, these look amazing. I wish I'd started going to Minami a year earlier! The way you made them was so clever!

by Pippin4242 on Wednesday, 4 April, 2012 - 14:34
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this is brilliant! currently working on my leona ozaki cosplay...i think once it's finished we should have a dominion group!

by loramarsden on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 11:27
 

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Journal

Balloons and Pulp (Posted 9th February 2010)

To make the pouldrons and elbow guards we blew up two large and two smaller balloons and coated them in paper pulp. We covered an area larger than needed so we could cut it afterwards for a crisp edge.

The pulp took a while to dry (and we couldn't put them in the oven as suggested or the balloons would pop) so I left them in the capable hands of Odangochan and like a paper pulp master she sanded them smooth and stuck on the spikes (plastic ring display stands). I added on the studded edging with the joining hoop and then glued heavy duty poppers to the inside which attached to my top sleeve.
They're so chunky, and I like the way they're not sanded completely smooth so the odd small air pocket makes it look battle damaged. I'd never used paper pulp before and it's incredible stuff; really light but rock solid.

Primark FTW (Posted 4th March 2009)

Bullet garter, kinky bikers ;) Hurrah for kiddies costume bullet belts!

I've got stockings and gloves done. I started the bodysuit and realised I'd cut everything stretching the wrong way, so that became the stockings.
Primark solved my shoe problem by stocking what no one else will (for a fiver) and I grabbed some cream canvas to make boot covers. I love the boot fronts; quilted tabs XD