I'm actually going to go through with making the Cardcaptor Sakura rubber kitty costume. For those of you that don't know what I'm taking about...
Tomoyo, Sakura's friend, makes her outfits to wear when she goes out to capture the Clow Cards. In the episode where Sakura captures the Thunder card, Tomoyo created a pink and black outfit that she said is made out of rubber (it doesn't conduct electricity).
The point is, I want to make it authentically with rubber. Also, most people that I have seen in any Sakura cosplay for that matter have not properly gotten that "poofiness" that her skirts have. I'm trying to go for that as well (probably with wiring or something).
This is the anime version. The pink is a much brighter/hotter pink than the manga versions.
This is the manga version; yes, there are two types. The top one is from the manga itself with lots of extra underskirt and the bottom one with the smaller pink skirt is probably from an artbook. Notice that the manga versions are a much lighter pink, almost white, and have small bells at the end of the skirt compared to the anime version.
Here's my dilemma: I don't know which version I want to do and I don't know where to get rubber material. So far, I found a wetsuit material called Neoprene that is a spongelike rubber (or, at least, similar to it). And I plan on only making anything pink be made out of rubber. The black will probably be a spandex or stretchy material. Unless rubber's not that expensive (I doubt it), then I might try to make more with rubber.
I know I'm going to ask my friend if she'd like to help me make it. XD Does anyone else have any ideas?