Unipuma - Dominion Tank Police


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.

MattDark posted on 30 September, 2008 - 14:45
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!)

HelloKitty posted on 23 February, 2009 - 18:31
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!

Sillabub posted on 30 March, 2009 - 21:07
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

Anonymous posted on 30 March, 2009 - 21:20
You guys looked awesome! it's so good to see old school cosplay!

MangaChild posted on 30 March, 2009 - 21:27
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

nanahara posted on 30 March, 2009 - 21:56
both looking awsome

MattDark posted on 31 March, 2009 - 09:05
Came out really great! I wish I could have gone to minamicon...

Anonymous posted on 31 March, 2009 - 21:56
Such awesome cosplays. XD Adore the wigs! I want big hair like that XD

Ilpala posted on 1 April, 2009 - 11:36
Fantastic Puma twins cosplays, I loved these.

Anonymous posted on 1 April, 2009 - 12:45
You and odangochan looked damn good in these! Go sexy catgirls!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 28 April, 2009 - 11:34
To this day I have a poster of these two on my wall and you did the me proud ^.^

sonia_leong posted on 28 May, 2009 - 16:11
OMG, I can't believe I haven't commented on this costume yet. YOU GUYS WERE AMAZING!!! ♥

Sephirayne posted on 29 June, 2009 - 21:41
I love you guys for doing this. Much epic reto coolness. The wigs are just awesome and I love your pauldron.

Metamorphica Cosplay posted on 17 June, 2011 - 01:32
hehe you and Sonia look epic!

Pippin4242 posted on 4 April, 2012 - 15:34
Oh wow, these look amazing. I wish I'd started going to Minami a year earlier! The way you made them was so clever!

loramarsden posted on 6 March, 2013 - 12:27
this is brilliant! currently working on my leona ozaki cosplay...i think once it's finished we should have a dominion group!

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

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

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