I found this stretchy fabric that was thin and shaggy. I thought it would work nicely and had fun making a fairly simple costume. The paws were the only real challenge, since I despair when making gloves and there are individual toe sections on the feet. The feet were built around socks, so there was also no support and my feet hurt after a while.
My favorite aspect is the tail. I played with wire and using a support strap around my waist, I had an upward wire tilt at the base of the tail and it ran all the way down. So my tail was poseable AND bouncy!
Katsucon 2000: Audience Favorite Award