This costume was a long and tedious process. I made every single bead and jewel by hand with fimo and painted them all to match. The wig I blended with gold and yellow to give it more of a realistic feel. Well, as realistic as something purple with neon yellow hair can be, in any case. The wig started out as a yellow Punky XL, and I added two yellow and one pack of gold extentions to it.
All of the red furries on the front/back of the bodysuit were stitched to the bodysuit completely by hand. To get the shape of the red designs how I wanted them, I took a piece of the red velour (which is the red velour stuff they sell in the nursury area of JoAnn), pinned it to the bodysuit while I was wearing it, then shaped and cut the designs, pinning them down how I wanted them to look before tacking it all down. I even put little boobie enhancers in it to try and give me those omghuge anime boobs! For the bust (other than adding the breast padding) I actually attached the front of the bodysuit around the boobs via hand sewing to an inner, strapless bra so that it would keep the shape of the bust without having that weird "bodysuit" look to it. The bodysuit zips up the back and is made of lavender steam velour, to give it a slightly furry look, while still being stretchy enough to, well, be a bodysuit.
The tail is a metric ton of wire, batting, and more fabric, with some wefts leftover from my wig. I really love the way the tail sticks up like in the reference pictures! The ears are wire as well, attached to a custom headband that's hidden underneath the wig. Inside of the steam velour of the ears is peltex and some 3D paint to give the ear veins more of a popping effect.
The purple part of the boots and the arm/sleeve things are made of purple costume pleather from JoAnn, the stuff they sell during Halloween. You can also get it online, since JoAnn only carries it during the Halloween months. For the boots, I just made the purple cover pieces to go over a pair of ugly red boots I got from Hot Topic. xD
Overall, I love this costume, the wig, the colors, and the overall effect, but sadly, everything must come to an end and she was retired after Adventure Con in 2008.
Best in Show - Anime Detour 2007 (grouped with Amethyst Angel and Gothic Catboy
Best Technical Craftsmanship - Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2007