Katy Perry (Roar - jungle costume) - Music video




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!!


Nesproxy posted on 8 February, 2014 - 16:36
Superb choice - you are going to rock this. :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 February, 2014 - 20:51
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. ^_^

Nesproxy posted on 9 February, 2014 - 19:27
I'm sure the performance will go really well. :) Good luck with getting everything together, looking forward to seeing how it turns out. :)

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 10 February, 2014 - 00:15
Awesome idea Ranma as usual ^^ I look forward to seeing this :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 10 February, 2014 - 09:54
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.

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 10 February, 2014 - 12:37
We do need to try and meet up we've been on here seeing each others Cosplays for long enough lol

Lady-Aira posted on 10 February, 2014 - 18:23
Eeeek omg this outfit (and song!) are perfect for you hun! You are gonna rock this and cannot wait to see -^^-

alienqueen posted on 17 February, 2014 - 20:53
You're an actual boob genius! I need some lol! Looks amazing I'm impressed!

Ranma1-2 posted on 17 February, 2014 - 22:25
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.

Kei Lin Sama posted on 18 February, 2014 - 22:36
*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.

Ranma1-2 posted on 19 February, 2014 - 00:33
Aww thanks for your lovely comments. I'm glad that people enjoy my cosplays, esp other cosplayers. :)

LittleBlondeGoth posted on 19 February, 2014 - 14:14
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. :)

jessliekspie posted on 26 February, 2014 - 23:33
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 ^_^

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 February, 2014 - 18:03
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. ^_^

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 27 February, 2014 - 22:20
Whoop you did an awesome job on this I'm really glad you got pictures :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 February, 2014 - 23:12
Thanks :) . I found some more pics from the masquerade, need time to sort through and upload the best ones.

Frederica la Noir posted on 2 March, 2014 - 12:09
Wow! This is so fantastic :D you totally nailed it ^_^. Always a pleasure to see your costumes!

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 March, 2014 - 23:02
Thank you Frederica. ^_^

HystericalDame posted on 28 May, 2015 - 09:31
I'm so happy you finally got the cleavage figured out!! (Not a sentence I ever expected to write...) Everything looks fantastic!

Progress Journal

13th February 2014

leather armbands

I made up some leather armbands using an old belt.

11th February 2014

wip 03 undercoat painted

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

11th February 2014

wip 02

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..

11th February 2014

wip 01 - reinforcement

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.

9th February 2014

plan A - cleavage attempt

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

8th February 2014

Animal print fabric

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.