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Unashamed Felinity

by Paige M., 25 year old Part-time librarian, part-time dabbler from Southern Indiana, United States

1 comments · November 1, 2011

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  1. Handmade wig

    DIY

    , in Hats
  2. Handpainted lycra unitard

    DIY

    , in Unitards
  3. Hanpainted gloves

    DIY

    , in Gloves
  4. Yarn tail

    DIY

    , in Belts
  5. Hand-knitted legwarmers

    DIY

    Commissioned from a friend

    , in Leg Warmers
  6. Hand-painted jazz shoes

    Capeizio

    DIY by a fellow costumer

    , in Flats

I'm a big fan of CATS the musical, and it was my gateway drug into costuming and photography. This costume is based on the character of Jemima.

Construction info:
Wig - Made by me out of crepe hair hot-glued to a control top pantyhose base, with ear flaps fashioned from cross-stitch fabric.
Unitard and Gloves - Painted by me using brushes, bottles, and Jacquard textile inks. The "fluff" is organza I dyed to match with RIT and frayed with a wool flicker, then attached via sewing machine.
Tail - Made by me by tying a variety of yarns onto a braided yarn base.
Warmers - Knitted by the awesome Roxanne for me.
Shoes - Purchased pre-painted from Lady Jemima.
Face paint - Applied by me using Snazaroo cake make-up.

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