Costume :Katy Perry
Variant :Roar - jungle costume
Source :Music video
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MCM Midlands Comic Con 2014

Costume Photos

Masquerade performance

Masquerade performance

Masquerade performance


concept illustration artwork ref

Ref pics

Ref pic


Costume Information

Planned for Midlands Expo Masquerade comp. Now that a performance slot is confirmed this cosplay is on!..

Costume is going to be based around Katys music vid - but I dont want the bannana leaves skirt. So instead I am going to make an animal print skirt which will match with the animal print top. 1 week left until expo, better get moving!!


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Superb choice - you are going to rock this. :)

by Nesabi on Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 17:36
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Aww thanks Nesabi. I'm glad you have confidence. I just want everyone to have a good time during the masquerade performance. Hopefully join in singing too. :)

Now to get down to the small matter of putting this costume together. One week to do it, this will be a record for me. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 21:51
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I'm sure the performance will go really well. :) Good luck with getting everything together, looking forward to seeing how it turns out. :)

by Nesabi on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 20:27
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Awesome idea Ranma as usual ^^ I look forward to seeing this :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Monday, 10 February, 2014 - 01:15
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Thankies hun, dont forget to join in with me at the chorus ^^ and come say hi before everyone goes home - we must finally meet up. Then I can grab a piccie with ya.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 10 February, 2014 - 10:54
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We do need to try and meet up we've been on here seeing each others Cosplays for long enough lol

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Monday, 10 February, 2014 - 13:37
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Eeeek omg this outfit (and song!) are perfect for you hun! You are gonna rock this and cannot wait to see -^^-

by Lady-Aira on Monday, 10 February, 2014 - 19:23
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You're an actual boob genius! I need some lol! Looks amazing I'm impressed!

by alienqueen on Monday, 17 February, 2014 - 21:53
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Thanks hun. A lot of people commented that the boobs looked real! ^_^ So yeah happy how they turned out. Room for improvement matching the skin colour. I will experiment with airbrushing some other colours to get a blend that matches my own skin. Like finding the right foundation cream to suit your skin tone.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 17 February, 2014 - 23:25
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*picks jaw of floor*
Alienqueen is right. You really are a genius! I met you out of costume once and I'm amazed each time you go on stage.

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 - 23:36
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Aww thanks for your lovely comments. I'm glad that people enjoy my cosplays, esp other cosplayers. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 - 01:33
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It was lovely to meet you as well! Honestly, I still can't get over how jealous I am of your cleavage, you rocked this. :)

by LittleBlondeGoth on Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 - 15:14
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Seeing you at the expo was seriously the best, your costume was amazing and you looked amazing! It was nice to speak to you backstage as well for a brief moment ^_^

by jessliekspie on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 00:33
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Aww thanks for your lovely comments. Masquerade is always the highlight of my Expos, because I always get to meet and chat with super talented cosplayers like yourselves. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 19:03
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Whoop you did an awesome job on this I'm really glad you got pictures :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 23:20
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Thanks :) . I found some more pics from the masquerade, need time to sort through and upload the best ones.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 00:12
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Wow! This is so fantastic :D you totally nailed it ^_^. Always a pleasure to see your costumes!

by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 2 March, 2014 - 13:09
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Thank you Frederica. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 3 March, 2014 - 00:02
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I'm so happy you finally got the cleavage figured out!! (Not a sentence I ever expected to write...) Everything looks fantastic!

by HystericalDame on Thursday, 28 May, 2015 - 10:31


leather armbands (Posted 13th February 2014)

I made up some leather armbands using an old belt.

wip 03 undercoat painted (Posted 12th February 2014)

Sanding and smoothing finished, and now undercoated with base flesh colour 'portrait pink' acrylic from Daler Rowney. I need to mix some other colours and apply with airbrush to match my own skin tone more. But time is running out now so I may have to skip that stage for this cosplay. Quite happy with this even like this. From a distance on stage I think it will work. :D

wip 02 (Posted 11th February 2014)

new rebuilt cleavage. I have used coving adhesive as filler over the rough newspaper/pva shape. (I think Sephirayne told me about using this stuff - anyway, it's lightwieght and brill for filler on stuff like this and it sticks well to polystyrene and many other things. Easy to sand too. Thanks Sephy)
Next to repaint..

wip 01 - reinforcement (Posted 11th February 2014)

Having cut out the bridged part of the moulding I used pva glue and nespaper to rebuild the deep cleavage. Also as the polystyrene is very thin and fragile I have reinforced, lining the indside with more pva and newspaper.

plan A - cleavage attempt (Posted 9th February 2014)

Ok so I really want to try for cleavage with this cosplay. Obv it has to be fake (being a guy and all). But I would like it to not look fake. It isnt meant to be parody. Pic shows start point - I bought a 'Pamela Anderson fake boobs' fancy dress accessory off eBay for £10. Shame the mould bridges across the centre of the actual cleavage - so my first job is to try to fix this by cutting out this piece and rebuilding, and also trimming it all down smaller to fit the inside the shape of the bikini top. Pencil marking cut lines

Animal print fabric (Posted 8th February 2014)

Over the past few weeks have been getting the raw materials together. Really pleased with the animal print fabric off ebay - its faux fur, and realy looks amazing! 1 metre is enough since the costume is quite skimpy. Cheetah pattern looked the closest to Katys cos so thats what I have gone for.