Gatomon - Digimon

Status :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo 2013
Awards : Runner up for Best Costume


photo by pouncy

photo by pouncy

photo by pouncy



photo by David hancock

photo by David hancock

Gatomon and Patamon





Ros3ify posted on 12 November, 2012 - 20:13
My favourite Digimon :D

cowiee posted on 4 February, 2013 - 23:43
Omg, all the progress work and everything; Looks amazing!

sjbonnar posted on 7 February, 2013 - 10:10
Now REALLY want to cosplay Wizardmon!

dan-dan posted on 12 February, 2013 - 20:11
this is really cute and awsome cant wait to see it

ToroSonyCat posted on 12 February, 2013 - 22:49
Looks really cute and well done so far!

Inuyoku posted on 13 February, 2013 - 12:34
So cute! Looks really good so far :D

Zelda posted on 17 February, 2013 - 11:25
Omg you all look so cute!

minato_haruna posted on 17 February, 2013 - 20:16
Love this!

HarryKurt posted on 4 March, 2013 - 22:14
I loved your group! You were my favourite costumes of the day. :) You got Gatomon down perfectly and your work was so clean. Amazing job on this!

ToroSonyCat posted on 7 March, 2013 - 20:08
This is sooo cute and well done, great job!

Emzone posted on 8 March, 2013 - 17:33
words cannot express how much I loved seeing this gnrguieslhytr <3

cowiee posted on 27 March, 2013 - 15:01
Aw wow. I love it, being my fav Digimon 'n all! Impressive c:

Ilpala posted on 19 April, 2013 - 09:10
Sad that I missed these! ;_;

Siouxsie James posted on 19 April, 2013 - 09:15
This is so awesome :D really nice work on it!!

jessliekspie posted on 8 October, 2013 - 13:14
Love your costume so much omg it looks just like Gatomon! Awesome work :D

Namine posted on 15 November, 2013 - 13:32
amazing, really awesome work hun :)

Casper posted on 5 August, 2014 - 15:23
That is amazing!

Progress Journal

tail complete (Posted 12th February 2013)

i have finished the tail now i just need to make some sort of harness to attach it

tail ring complete (Posted 12th February 2013)

i made the tail ring from a plastci tub and some foam, i then painted it gold and dry brushed over with dark gold to give it a worn effect

paws are complete (Posted 12th February 2013)

the claws are all hand sewed on

head is finished! (Posted 12th February 2013)

i hand sewd the ears onto the head and made a fimo nose. the wiskers are black electrical wire :)

body (Posted 10th February 2013)

bdy is nearly complete, im just unhappy with the legs at the moment

ears (Posted 10th February 2013)

the ears are made from thick foam which was covered, i need to make the puple spikey tips

tail (Posted 10th February 2013)

the tail was a complete pain to try and cover! who knew that a spiral would be so difficult to make, after sewing and unpicking my fabric 3 times i eventually sat down and hand sewed the whole thing!!!!! at least it looks right now :)

tail (Posted 4th February 2013)

the tail is the most complicated thing, i have made a frame using a plastic pipe, covered with pipe insulation, which is then wrapped with wire.

body progress (Posted 4th February 2013)

the only way to make the body was or me to pin and cut the fabric to the padding,i need to add the sleeve and legs to complete

feet are complete (Posted 4th February 2013)

finished covering the feet

paws (Posted 4th February 2013)

paws nearly complete, just need to add claws

head covered (Posted 4th February 2013)

the head is covered and the eyes are attached, she looks so cute already! next i need to attach ears and nose

feet progress (Posted 20th January 2013)

i carved these feet out of thick foam, i think the toes need to be a little more rounded though

eyes (Posted 20th January 2013)

to mske the eyes i have cut up some cheap plastic bowls from asda and painted the under side of them, The black parts of the eyes will be covered in a see though black vinal that you can but for car head lights

head side (Posted 20th January 2013)

side view of head

head progress (Posted 20th January 2013)

i used some expanding foam to create the nose/jaw for gatmon, the eye are a little too big so i will make them smaller

padding (Posted 13th January 2013)

i put the head and body padding on together to check that the scaling looked right, next job is feet

body padding (Posted 13th January 2013)

I also put two pillows on the back of the padding so i am fat all round, it just needs shaping at the bottom now

body progresss (Posted 13th January 2013)

for the body padding i used a nice cheap asda price pillow covered over with a thin piece of upholstry foam

head progress (Posted 13th January 2013)

i continued the process until the head was completly covered and nice and rounded

head progress (Posted 13th January 2013)

once the expanding foam is compltley dry i removed the manniquin head and started to cover the outside in pieces of foam to get the nice round shaped head.

head progress (Posted 7th January 2013)

because the head is very round i thought it would be easiest to start with a card hanging basket as the base, i then created a foam helmet which i glued inside the card with expanding foam. its very light weight and comfortable.