Refira
 


Costume :Gatomon (Tailmon)
Source :Digimon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 16 (2010)


Costume Photos

Happy cat

Bad Kitty!

Cute

On the grass

Searching...

Peek-a-boo

Defending the Digital World

D...D...D...Digimon

Cat's Eye Hypnotism

Tail Guard

Lightning Paw

Gatomon

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £150-£250
Awards : Award in Minamicon Masquerade
Time Taken : Over a year

Description
I've been planning to do a Gatomon cosplay for quite some time now... originally she was to be made for Minami 15 or Ayacon 2009; but due to time issues this was not possible. However... I did manage to get her ready for Minamicon in April 2010! *dancedancedance*

Gatomon is biiiiig. And had no common sense when it comes to exiting rooms (having not realised that she should never walk backwards when attempting to leave a masquerade hall when you have exceptionally large ears, a long tail and haven't looked behind you to check where you are going, as you will collide with something!), but the convention was great fun and everyone loved seeing her out. Made the many, many months it took making sure she was ready to go to Minami worth it. (Plus I got I prize for entering her into the contest - my first ever masquerade prize!). ^^

The tail had a harnessing system to hold it up that, quite conveniently, broke after a few minutes at the con, which meant that the extreme weight if the tail due to the large tail ring made it hang down limp rather than upright, and it actually started to stretch the fabric of the costume downwards as the day went on... with it just about managing to survive until the end of the masquerade. However, I fixed the problem for Amecon by making a stronger tail rigging to hold it up in position. ^^

Comments

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Gatomon =D
D'aw I cant wait to see this~!

by Emzone on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 00:24
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SO CUTE!

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 14:58
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Yay! Good luck, can't wait to see it :D

by TrueKitsune on Monday, 13 July, 2009 - 00:52
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YEAH XD, Gatomon is so cute ^^

by nanahara on Monday, 3 August, 2009 - 03:48
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Whoa, hows this gunna work?

by KrEid on Tuesday, 11 August, 2009 - 16:49
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It's going to be a full mascot costume. :)
I'm only 5"1', so the proportions should work out ok.

by Refira on Friday, 14 August, 2009 - 22:52
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Damn I wish I was going to Minami! It would have given me a good reason to finish off Wizardmon!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 22 November, 2009 - 13:24
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This is gonna be so awesome!!!!

by Freyarule on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 10:59
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Fantastic costume. ^_^ It looked really great!

by Lil-Samuu on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 18:11
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This made me so ridiculously happy to see!!! I was beaming with happiness after seeing this!! Gatomon is most definitely one of my favourite digimons and you made it so cute, perfect and so lovable!

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 17:10
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Eeee this was epicly awesome!!!! Many kudos to you :3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 18:12
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Absolutely loved seeing this! I love Gatomon and it was great to see her so well done! I really hope you wear this again as I missed getting a hug! X3

by SephNoir on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 18:27
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so cute!!

by Inuyoku on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 10:22
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Thank you everyone. I am happy to hear that you liked Gatomon. :)
Hopefully I'll be bringing Gatomon to Amecon this year (provided I can work out how to get her down there, and then find someone who is willing to be an attendant/guide for her so I can safely move around the con)... so anyone who didn't get a chance to see her at Minami and will be attending Ayacon should hopefully a chance then. ^^

by Refira on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 22:38
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awwwww i love this xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 28 September, 2010 - 23:28
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i love this!! its adorable!!!

by kaasutii on Tuesday, 28 September, 2010 - 23:40
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So incredibly cute and cuddly! It was lovely to meet you at Amecon :)

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 29 September, 2010 - 10:19
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This is so awesome and cute. I love it.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 22:18
 

To-Do List

Buy fur fabricHighComplete
Make costume headHighComplete
Sew bodysuitHighComplete
Make TailHighComplete
Fix tail for AmeconHighComplete
Make claws/glovesMediumComplete
Buy fabric for glovesMediumComplete
Make feetMediumComplete
Tail RingLowComplete
Paw PadsLowComplete
WhiskersLowComplete