Uni Puma :: Dominion Tank Police
Completed May 2009 – featured on Kotaku
For the love of all that is Masamune Shirow. This was one of the first anime’s I saw back when it was on late night TV. 80’s android catgirl clones with big guns, big hair, and metallic swimsuits? SIGN ME UP. Actually, I signed HezaChan up, too. I was stoked to get a chance to work with another talented Midwest gal. These costumes were too much fun; I can’t wait to wear them again! Next time we’ll swap armor so it matches the reference picture better. We both forgot a picture to bring to ACen. Whoops. This seems to be a theme with me lately.
HezaChan styled the wigs and ears, as well as sewed the awesome lined bodysuits. I constructed the gloves and arm gear, garters, and bootcovers. I made our shoulder armor using Paperlay. Our colossal guns were made by Daguru, who pretty much made them up and put them together in one weekend. We were going to have little toy guns, but I’m so glad Daguru volunteered to make us something Puma Sister-worthy!
photos by Kyle Johnsen, LJinto, R.Pai, Carroll Kong, Deathcom