Hi guys! So this cosplay actually wasn’t all that time consuming or difficult to make.
I basically watched the trailer of the new pokemon game, Sun and Moon, and I thought to myself “Hey! I want to make a cosplay for Litten!” Mostly because it looked cute and I wanted to make a cat cosplay. I also wanted to make a super simple cosplay that didn’t require much sewing and intricate design.
The first thing I did was go on amazon, find a black with red highlights wig, kitty ears, and black swimsuit. After I got them, I started on the tail. I had to go through a few tries to get the spikes to show up at the end. When I first tried sewing the spikes they weren’t spikey enough so I had to cut them deeper. My sewing machine also was having trouble keeping the tension on the thread, so I ended up having to sew it by hand. I made the end pieces to the tail long so I could tie it around my waist.
I stuffed the tail with polyester stuffing, but it made the tail droop and heavy. I had a little trouble figuring out what to use to make the tail curved. I tried using multiple electrical wires coiled together to get it to stand up, but it was too heavy and still drooped. I then tried a coat hanger and bent it into shape. This was a successful attempt!
I got some red duct tape from Lowes to make the stripes on my arms. Sadly, it wasn’t until after the Anime Expo convention when I realized that I forgot to put red stripes on my legs too.
The first day of Anime Expo I didn’t have red whiskers so not many people were able to recognize me. The next day I got red lipstick because I couldn’t find face paint at the CVS I went to and painted the whiskers on my face. I didn’t paint the forehead marking because my wig would have definitely smudged it. I wore some black heels I got from a few years ago when I went shopping with my mom.