Costume :Bombalurina
Source :Cats: The Musical
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Woo cats!

Finished gloves!

Almost done!

Make up test 1

Legwarmers (comissioned)

Wig progress


Wig base

Tail is done!

Tail progress


Costume Information

I'm doing this to go with Valentine_x's Mistoffelees costume ^___^

Bombalurina is the tallest female, so that's more or less the man reason I'm doing her >_>; But I do love her sexiness and the like :D

Currently halfway through making the legwarmers. I can't knit, so I bought a knitting loom to make them :D


My legwarmers looked like crap, so I commisioned htem instead...



Need to repaint the uni, and I want to buy some better gloves, but holy crap I love this so damn much!


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Knit fasterr, I want to seeeeeeeeee. . .

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 23:07
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Looking epic ^^ the tail is gorgous!!

by Lady-Aira on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 18:22
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Very much looking forward to this 8D

by Mungojerrie on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 11:23
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Fantastic wig method!

by KhaosKreator on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 01:06
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progress looks good, hopefully you use this again for october expo ;P

by Phoenix Xlr8r on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 01:33
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Thank you for the comments :D

I used the crepe wool wig method from 'Jemima's Costuming Page' :D

I might wear it for Friday of October, but I have BlazBlue and Outlaw Star on the other days D:

by CerysKitty on Saturday, 26 March, 2011 - 19:57
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i knew about blazblue as i provided some of the art pics for you lol XD but let me know if you still need a hakumen XD

by Phoenix Xlr8r on Saturday, 26 March, 2011 - 22:40
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-paws at-

by Valentine_x on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 16:02
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It feels so awesome :D Like petting a sheep!

Of course we need a Hakumen. We'll need an everything!

by CerysKitty on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 18:48
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omg this is amazing!! wig progress is fantastic!!

by Fizzykat on Sunday, 3 April, 2011 - 11:25
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That is a very cool wig. Wowzers.

by Nomes on Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 - 17:44
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Aww Yeah 8D
Cannot wait though 8D

by Valentine_x on Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 - 19:48
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Looks awesome already with the make-up test! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 - 17:46
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Looks SO AWESOME <3<3<3

by Thirteenthesia on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 00:33
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Thanks guys :D

You make me blush. No, seriously, it's kind of embarrassing...

by CerysKitty on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 18:44
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The gloves look great! I love how people make Cats costumes, they really are fascinating!

by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 22:54
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-rolls about-

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 02:10
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oh wow!! this is amazing! good job!

by Lozzie on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 08:28
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Really well done on this one, you look amazing! I love seeing CATS costumes and you've done Bombalurina so much justice :)

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 09:38

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Unitard (Posted 23rd May 2011)

Been working on the unitard...

Should be done by tonight :D

Legwarmerssss!!! (Posted 16th May 2011)

They have arrived! And they're frigging awesome!!

In other news, the wig is like, so close to being done >< But I ran out of wool at the last bloody moment, so I', waiting on even MORE in the post...

Gonna start work on the uni today, as I need to get this done! I have like, 3 days to try and get ALL of my costumes done, so that I have enough time to revise for exams at the start of next week >_>;;

Gloves (Posted 11th May 2011)

All my uni work is FINALLY done! So now I can crack on properly!

Because I've never used this sort of paint before, i decided to do the gloves first, which would help me practice. It's far easier to replace some £3 gloves, than a £30 unitard...
For the right hand, I did a sort o base of cross hatching using a copic marker. Then, I went over with the black paint. I'm REALLY happy with how it's turning out, though I still need to finish the other side. I need to add a small amount of red too, but using an actual paintbrush with this stuff is proving to be a bit of a bitch.

The other glove is mostly red, so I sponged on a watered down base, which is honestly a bit too pink ,and then I'm going to cross hatch that to hell and back when it's dry.

The gloves themselves are meant to be fingerless, but I can't for the life of me find my fray check...

Legwarmers (Posted 3rd May 2011)

I ended up commissioning the legwarmers from Zabreneva, over at http://northernkandc.weebly.com/index.html and would totally recommend her :D

Anyway she finished them and sent me this pic before she posted them, and OMG I love them!

I know it's not really my own progress but I'm so excited I just HAD to update!

It all seems to be coming together :D

All I have left to order now is the fabric dye for the unitard (which still hasn't turned up, not impressed) and then it's just a case of finishing it all ^____^

More wig (Posted 17th April 2011)

Actually did this a couple of weeks ago but only just got round to updating.

Spent a day hand sewing the edge of the wig. My thumb, words cannot describe the pain.

Anyway, when i tried it on it very nearly didn't fit-the ho glue has made the edge solid and the wig-form was slightly too small. Put off working on it until I make the wig-form a bit bigger but I might go work on it later.

Also, have an awful photo with no make up and a pretty terrible zit...

More wig :D (Posted 28th March 2011)

Spent a good portion of Friday and Saturday working on the wig.

I'm basically gluing knots of wool to a swimming cap, which isn't too bad, but tying the little knots is starting to piss me right off...

In order to avoid an ugly edge from the gluing, I'm sewing the wool to the very edge, which makes it look neater and will make it sit nicer on my face.

It is taking, for freaking ever. Spent about 4 hours sewing around one edge. I cannot be arsed to do the other side for a while...

If you look at the image, the right hand side has had most of the edge sewn, whilst the left hand side hasn't, so you can see what a difference it makes :D

However, it is easier to sew the edge when there's less hair on the actual wig, so I'll need to sew the edge before I can really finish gluing the rest of it TT__TT

Aside from this, it turns out my tail looks a bit too purple in artificial light D: So if I get the chance, I'll probably remake it, or at least cut off all the purple-red and replace it with better yarn...

Making wig D: (Posted 24th March 2011)

Currently working on the wig, but holy crap it's gonna take forever!

And I get the awful feeling that I haven't ordered quite enough crepe wool ><

Wig base (Posted 23rd March 2011)

Just threw together a base for the wig... Was a lot more fiddly than i was expecting...

Now to iron crepe wool and sew it on... So much crepe wool...

Some real progress! Finally! (Posted 19th March 2011)

Made my tail, just tied bits of yarn to a rope for a few hours whilst i chatted on Skype... Where I kept tying the knots by fingers were getting red marks though D:

But it is done! And it&#039;s all fluffy and crap... In hindsight, it&#039;s completely wrong for the film version I&#039;m doing, as it appears to be mostly white in the movie, but I don&#039;t really care to be honest...

With the wool though, was also delivered my gloves! They make me feel somewhat more elegant when I wear them... >_>;;