ENTER THE NYAN CAT COSTUME!!!!
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.