Unico: The base is a long-sleeved bodysuit in stretch velvet with flared legs, the cuffs trimmed in fur and a zipper up the front. The collar is a boat-neck style, trimmed with white fur to accent the area. The wrists are also fur with some accent bells for fun. I decided not to attach them, just to make it simple and easier to get into the costume.
The horn is the only real rush job cause I'd asked my boyfriend to help me with his stash of wonderflex for weeks and he didn't pull anything out until days before the con. The wonderflex wasn't working for him this time around, so he took some FossShape and molded that around a plastic spike. It looks fine for now and was easy to attach to the wig since the material is part fabric. It's coated several times in metallic pearl paint and a glitter varnish. For the con, I got a manicure with matching pink nails to go with the wig.
Katy the Kitty Witch:
Kathryn chose all the fabrics this time and I let her make some major decisions about fit and what details she wanted to have. I bought a 60's flip wig in black which I have attached the cat ears and upside-down bow when styling the hair. The bow was simple to keep stiff since there's a brand of heat-bond interfacing that makes pre-cut stips for belts. So I cut a long length of the interfacing, ironed it to red fabric, cut, sew, flip right-side out, iron again, topstitched and styled the bow. Then there's some bells tucked in to dingle when she moves. Her crushed black velvet bodysuit is loose by choice, with some weird fuzzy cream material appliqued on for the chest. She's got white gogo boots and white gloves to go with the tuxedo cat theme. For little accent details, she picked out some red buttons for the side of the gloves and then picked out a ribbon and a bell to make a necklace. The bell is decorated with an upside-down bow, too! It's cute!
If you're curious about the ears, check out the tutorial thread that goes with my progress photos.
Katy: Best Youth Craftsmanship at Nekocon 9, 2006
Unico: Not for competition