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 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 design; quilted tabs XD
1st March 2009: 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 :)
Odangochan has ordered us pre-styled drag queen wigs and they are truly huge.
MattDark - 30th September 2008
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 - 23rd February 2009
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 - 30th March 2009
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 - 30th March 2009
You guys looked awesome! it's so good to see old school cosplay!
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