Dominion Tank Police

Cosplayer: Amy-Lou

Status: Complete

Condition: Retired

9th February 2010: Balloons and Pulp 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.

4th March 2009: Primark FTW 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 design; quilted tabs XD

1st March 2009: 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 :)

Odangochan has ordered us pre-styled drag queen wigs and they are truly huge.

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MattDark - 30th September 2008
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!)

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HelloKitty - 23rd February 2009
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!

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Sillabub - 30th March 2009
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

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Anonymous - 30th March 2009
You guys looked awesome! it's so good to see old school cosplay!

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MangaChild - 30th March 2009

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

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nanahara - 30th March 2009
both looking awsome

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MattDark - 31st March 2009
Came out really great! I wish I could have gone to minamicon...

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Anonymous - 31st March 2009
Such awesome cosplays. XD Adore the wigs! I want big hair like that XD

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Ilpala - 1st April 2009
Fantastic Puma twins cosplays, I loved these.

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Anonymous - 1st April 2009
You and odangochan looked damn good in these! Go sexy catgirls!

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Captain_Marvelous - 28th April 2009
To this day I have a poster of these two on my wall and you did the me proud ^.^

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sonia_leong - 28th May 2009
OMG, I can't believe I haven't commented on this costume yet. YOU GUYS WERE AMAZING!!! ♥

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Sephirayne - 29th June 2009
I love you guys for doing this. Much epic reto coolness. The wigs are just awesome and I love your pauldron.

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Metamorphica Cosplay - 17th June 2011
hehe you and Sonia look epic!

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Pippin4242 - 4th April 2012
Oh wow, these look amazing. I wish I'd started going to Minami a year earlier! The way you made them was so clever!

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loramarsden - 6th March 2013
this is brilliant! currently working on my leona ozaki cosplay...i think once it's finished we should have a dominion group!