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This week veteran cosplayer Heidi Rogers proves that no costume is impossible to pull off with a lot of creativity and some crazy airbrushing skills. Enjoy her take on the acrobatic Katt from Breath of Fire II. Who: The CharacterKatt, from Breath of Fire II. Why: The Decision“Breath of Fire II is, and always will be, an awesome old school RPG! I own it and have played it to death repeatedly, and still haven't grown tired of it. It’s one of my very favorite games, and my favorite character has always been the spunky Woren gladiatrix, Katt. While she puts up a ‘tough as nails’ front, she cares very much for her friends, and has a heart of gold.” What: The Process“Katt was a little bit of a challenge to create, as almost everything from her costume had to be made from scratch by patternmaking. I wanted this costume to be as accurate as possible while still being functional, and had a lot of fun thinking of different ways to make things work. I love a challenge! “A lot of people who see me from a distance think I’m not wearing any clothes, which always gives me a laugh. To pull off the pantless catgirl look, I made a full bodysuit that comes up just under the top of her halter and stays up with clear bra straps. I dyed it just the right shade of orange, and then airbrushed the whole thing, placing the belly button over my own. The airbrushing process was the most difficult and stressful part of making this costume, since if I messed up, I could easily ruin the entire bodysuit! “I then added the tail, and made toe socks out of the leftover bodysuit fabric. They have black claws made out of Fimo ( a polymer clay) that sit over my toenails, and I put heavy foam in the shape of pawpads on the bottoms so I can walk around without shoes! My favorite part of the costume though is definitely her staff. I made it from PVC piping, Fimo, and round Christmas ornaments, and love how it turned out after everything was painted and put together. “I worked on this costume for about three weeks, right before a convention. Altogether, I’d say it cost me about $100 in materials and for the wig.” Where and When: The Debut“This costume is one of my favorites, and it was first debuted at Anime Reactor in 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. I’ve since worn it to several other conventions…I just can’t get tired of it. ^_^ “My photoshoot was done in a little park near my home with a friend who was practicing photography, and I had a blast watching people do double takes whenever they’d walk by us!” Links: The CosplayerYou can see more of my costumes at my website, Cosplay Kitten, by visiting.
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Was it just me or did everyone think she was wearing no pants at the first sight of the photo?
neato. and sexy.
I thought she wasnt wearing pants.....that costum is full of WIN!
I also thought that she wasn't wearing pants. I blame being a teenager for that :-P
Perverted comments aside, that's an amazing looking costume. I can only imagine how many people stopped in the middle of the shoot to take a look at what was going on.
All above pants comments-Dude I know!
Its shocking how good these costumes r. O the things one could create with that type of talent...alas it requires a modicum of artistic talent something i sorely lack. Quite impressive. O and Breath of Fire is sweet. I'm glad someone still mentions it every once in a awhile.
I also agree with all comments above, I thought she wasn't wearing anything on the bottom at first sight. We all need to get our minds out of the gutter.
Outside of those thoughts, the artwork on those pants/stockings is unbelivable though. It showed me and probably the rest of the commentors that the detals to those pants were thoroughly done correctly. Making them blend perfectly like that takes a lot of talent, time, and effort and they get a big round of applause from me. The make-up, and top of the costume also looks really well done.
Thanks Megan for another great cos-blog!
you perverts of course shes wearing stuff to cover up. do you really think they would post it if she wasnt. read up on cosplay first and learn the techniques used to pull stuff like this off.
I'd kill for some quality Dragon Quarter cosplay. And by "kill", I mean sit on the internet all day and just wait for it.
HHMMMM Know any good east coast conventions I can go to? I made killer Mass Effect Cosplay......
I never heard of Katt or Breath of Fire, but overall great costume.
I have never played Breath of Fire, but nice cosplay.
Never heard of/played BoF?!? What the hell? Excellent costume. There is something strangely hot about a cat woman.
@ Demon of Elru
I was a TG-16 and TurboDuo owner, so I never got to playing the SNES games. As for the Playstation/Playstation 2 installments, I just never bothered to playing them.
That is an exceptionally dangerous cosplay XD, love it though
Eat the mouse, eat the mouse! Lol, nah, the bottoms for that costume kinda creep me out though.
Heidi Rogers is hot!!!!
I have no idea who this character is but now i want to play the video game
Yay for Breath of Fire 2! And that's an incredible costume! I don't believe I'd ever have the patience to be painted...on!
NIce coustume, each one of these blogs about cos play is amazing. Good to see fans being just that... fans.