Katy Perry
Music video

Cosplayer: Ranma1-2

Variant: Roar - jungle costume

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Watch on Youtube

13th February 2014: leather armbands I made up some leather armbands using an old belt.

12th February 2014: wip 03 undercoat painted Sanding and smoothing finished, and now undercoated with base flesh colour 'portrait pink' acrylic from Daler Rowney. I need to mix some other colours and apply with airbrush to match my own skin tone more. But time is running out now so I may have to skip that stage for this cosplay. Quite happy with this even like this. From a distance on stage I think it will work. :D

11th February 2014: wip 02 new rebuilt cleavage. I have used coving adhesive as filler over the rough newspaper/pva shape. (I think Sephirayne told me about using this stuff - anyway, it's lightwieght and brill for filler on stuff like this and it sticks well to polystyrene and many other things. Easy to sand too. Thanks Sephy)
Next to repaint..

11th February 2014: wip 01 - reinforcement Having cut out the bridged part of the moulding I used pva glue and nespaper to rebuild the deep cleavage. Also as the polystyrene is very thin and fragile I have reinforced, lining the indside with more pva and newspaper.

9th February 2014: plan A - cleavage attempt Ok so I really want to try for cleavage with this cosplay. Obv it has to be fake (being a guy and all). But I would like it to not look fake. It isnt meant to be parody. Pic shows start point - I bought a 'Pamela Anderson fake boobs' fancy dress accessory off eBay for £10. Shame the mould bridges across the centre of the actual cleavage - so my first job is to try to fix this by cutting out this piece and rebuilding, and also trimming it all down smaller to fit the inside the shape of the bikini top. Pencil marking cut lines

8th February 2014: Animal print fabric Over the past few weeks have been getting the raw materials together. Really pleased with the animal print fabric off ebay - its faux fur, and realy looks amazing! 1 metre is enough since the costume is quite skimpy. Cheetah pattern looked the closest to Katys cos so thats what I have gone for.

Nesproxy avatar

Nesproxy - 8th February 2014
Superb choice - you are going to rock this. :)

Ranma1-2 avatar

Ranma1-2 - 8th February 2014
Aww thanks Nesabi. I'm glad you have confidence. I just want everyone to have a good time during the masquerade performance. Hopefully join in singing too. :)

Now to get down to the small matter of putting this costume together. One week to do it, this will be a record for me. ^_^

Nesproxy avatar

Nesproxy - 9th February 2014
I'm sure the performance will go really well. :) Good luck with getting everything together, looking forward to seeing how it turns out. :)

jaks-kingdom-dwarf avatar

jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 10th February 2014
Awesome idea Ranma as usual ^^ I look forward to seeing this :D

Ranma1-2 avatar

Ranma1-2 - 10th February 2014
Thankies hun, dont forget to join in with me at the chorus ^^ and come say hi before everyone goes home - we must finally meet up. Then I can grab a piccie with ya.

jaks-kingdom-dwarf avatar

jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 10th February 2014
We do need to try and meet up we've been on here seeing each others Cosplays for long enough lol

Lady-Aira avatar

Lady-Aira - 10th February 2014
Eeeek omg this outfit (and song!) are perfect for you hun! You are gonna rock this and cannot wait to see -^^-

alienqueen avatar

alienqueen - 17th February 2014
You're an actual boob genius! I need some lol! Looks amazing I'm impressed!

Ranma1-2 avatar

Ranma1-2 - 17th February 2014
Thanks hun. A lot of people commented that the boobs looked real! ^_^ So yeah happy how they turned out. Room for improvement matching the skin colour. I will experiment with airbrushing some other colours to get a blend that matches my own skin. Like finding the right foundation cream to suit your skin tone.

Kei Lin Sama avatar

Kei Lin Sama - 18th February 2014
*picks jaw of floor*
Alienqueen is right. You really are a genius! I met you out of costume once and I'm amazed each time you go on stage.

Ranma1-2 avatar

Ranma1-2 - 19th February 2014
Aww thanks for your lovely comments. I'm glad that people enjoy my cosplays, esp other cosplayers. :)

LittleBlondeGoth avatar

LittleBlondeGoth - 19th February 2014
It was lovely to meet you as well! Honestly, I still can't get over how jealous I am of your cleavage, you rocked this. :)

jessliekspie avatar

jessliekspie - 27th February 2014
Seeing you at the expo was seriously the best, your costume was amazing and you looked amazing! It was nice to speak to you backstage as well for a brief moment ^_^

Ranma1-2 avatar

Ranma1-2 - 27th February 2014
Aww thanks for your lovely comments. Masquerade is always the highlight of my Expos, because I always get to meet and chat with super talented cosplayers like yourselves. ^_^

jaks-kingdom-dwarf avatar

jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 27th February 2014
Whoop you did an awesome job on this I'm really glad you got pictures :D

Ranma1-2 avatar

Ranma1-2 - 28th February 2014
Thanks :) . I found some more pics from the masquerade, need time to sort through and upload the best ones.

Frederica la Noir avatar

Frederica la Noir - 2nd March 2014
Wow! This is so fantastic :D you totally nailed it ^_^. Always a pleasure to see your costumes!

Ranma1-2 avatar

Ranma1-2 - 3rd March 2014
Thank you Frederica. ^_^

HystericalDame avatar

HystericalDame - 28th May 2015
I'm so happy you finally got the cleavage figured out!! (Not a sentence I ever expected to write...) Everything looks fantastic!