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shdwstrm
« on: August 21, 2011 09:14:03 PM »

ENTER THE NYAN CAT COSTUME!!!!




Hey all!


This isn't for Halloween, but for a sci-fi, anime, comic, gaming, horror convention being held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this weekend. This will only be worn in the costume contest on Saturday night.

I haven't competed in a costume contest in 5 years so this will be my Grand Nyan Return

I realized with just over a week before the convention begins that I had most of the fabric and items needed to make an AWSOME Nyan Cat costume!  So after a quick trip to the fabric store for the needed fabric and items, I started.

I started working on this costume on Thurs Aug 18th, and except for the paws, I'm basically done. 

The entire costume plus the rainbow is about 4 feet long and just over 2 feet tall

The poptart body base is a lage piece of cardboard that I covered with a textured pleather (painted to the proper colour.)

The poptart icing is pink fun fun that I glued onto the pleather. The sprinkles are dark pink velour.

The head and tail are a foamcore base covered with grey fun fun.  The eyes, nose and mouth are fleece that I sewed onto the face. The cheeks are more of the pink fun fur.

The rainbow is cotton boradcloth that I sewed fat strips together.  The top has a small pocket for a straightened coat hanger so I can have the rainbow hang off the back of the poptart body.

The paws will be like a lareg sock as they will be going over my hands and feet.

I have a harness on the back of this costume.  It will be attached to the side of my body and with my fur covered hands and feet, I will crawl (with my butt in the air ^_^) across the stage to the Nyan Cat Music.

I hope there will be video of my performance on YouTube shorty after the con.  I'll post it here if it's available

!!!Update!!!  I've decided to opt out on making the hand and feet covers from fun.  The fur is really slippery and I can just envision myself slipping and falling on my face.  I'm now going to be wearing grey socks on my hands and feet.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2011 07:28:42 PM by shdwstrm » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011 11:34:26 PM »

Oh. My. God. THIS IS EPIC!!!!  Shocked Please post a link to the video of you on stage when it gets uploaded!
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011 03:03:46 AM »

I am not sure about this latest phenomenom, but I would love to see the video nontheless.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011 08:57:03 PM »

I can't wait for the video Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011 07:50:14 PM »

Hey all!!

Found a clip of me in my Nyan Cat costume going accrss the stage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyUERWO7PY0

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011 01:24:34 PM »

First off- AMAZING costume!!!! Soo original!!!   

and: My friend got a photo of you @ the Convention!!!

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011 03:57:28 PM »

Hey wow, what a great reaction you got from the crowd! And there's a photo of you too...

That is just awesomiosity!
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011 04:30:27 PM »

Wow!!  Thanks for the pic!!  I stole it and am using it as my avatar on cosplay.com

Someone who was in the audience said that people were begging for an encore.  I was already on my way back to green room.  If I had known that I would have asked the masq directors if I could do an encore
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011 07:40:42 PM »

brilliant! I love me some nyan ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011 12:39:47 AM »

I LOVE this SO much! Now I have the song stuck in my head, lol!
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