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Merida - New Wig by Lady-Tigress
Merida - New Wig
My first wig started to clump and separate, so I decided to try again with a pair of Hong Kong specials and applied what I learned from the first wig to this one. I wore this costume to Disneyworld (sans bow and arrows) during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party and got *so many* compliments about my wig. :3
I love whom I love by Lady-Tigress
I love whom I love
I got bored and made a thing. Feel free to share.

Peter Beagle had this figured out in 1968. A pity some people still don't have this figured out in 2015.
Loki - Avengers by Lady-Tigress
Loki - Avengers

This costume was a huge challenge due to its complexity. Given it's the trickster of the Avengers universe, it's no surprise that I had nightmares of Loki taunting me as I worked to make this costume.

Most of the costume is made of faux leather, but to ensure my client didn't faint from heat exhaustion, I made parts from twill to absorb sweat. The pants are based on a slacks pattern I had on-hand and are lined with cotton twill. They also feature over 1,000 gold studs, hand-installed. The inner shirt is black and green twill with leather strip sleeves. It was based off a Mandarain shirt pattern I also had on-hand, with a V-pattern free-handed in.

The vest is free-handed, with the initial armor-plate and pieced with individually sewn leather strips. The side has about 100 more gold studs. The back is black twill and it all closes with a side zipper. The overcoat, based on a Mandarin coat and sliced into sections to create Loki's trademark look, is black faux leather with green twill lining and gold satin accents. The trim is a gold zipper trim. The epaulets are made of bits of scrap leather.

I had to turn down a lot of commissions and lose a lot of sleep to finish this piece, but I am proud of the results!


The client decided after this was made that she didn't want the costume after all and returned it. If you are 5'2 - 5'5, have measurements near 31-26-37 and $500, I'd be willing to sell this to you! Contact me at if interested.

Riku - Kingdom Hearts by Lady-Tigress
Riku - Kingdom Hearts

While working on two major commissions, I was somehow able to sneak in this one in the space of an afternoon while I waited for supplies to come in.

The vest is made entirely of thick cotton twill and based off a simple winter vest pattern. The original pattern was meant to be layered over a thick sweater or multiple layers of clothes, so I had to take in the princess seams a little to make it more form-fitting to my client.

The logo on back is embroidered, made easy with my new embriodery machine and a five second trek on Google Image Search. The trademark stupidly large zipper was provided by OrgXIII Shop.

Lolita Captain America by Lady-Tigress
Lolita Captain America

Photo Credit: Frost Photography

Ever see something online and instantly know that you have to cosplay it? That was my reaction when I saw Khriztian León's "Lolita Avengers" fanart series. While Iron Man's design was my favorit outfit, Captain America is my favorite Avenger.

The pattern was based off designs out of Gosu Rori, a Japanese Lolita magazine and completely hand-drafted by me. After making a mock-up and tweaking the seams for a better fit, I was ready to create the outfit. This costume was also the inaugural costume on my new combo embroidery/sewing machine, which did all the little details on the jacket and skirt a treat.

The inner blouse is a standard Lolita blouse, without any frills, except for the red lace and ribbon on the collar. The jacket features star buttons and removable lapels for easy attachment of the honor cord. The trademark Captain America shield and Air Force logo are embroidered directly on the jacket.

The skirt is three layers of fabric. The inside is lined with muslin and the underskirt is pieced with alternating red and white rectangles. The overskirt has embroidered stars appliquéd to the skirt. Even the lace on the overskirt has little stars embroidered on it. The red bows on the skirt are hand-knotted and hand-sewed on.

The hat was a cheap costume hat I found on Amazon. I took it apart, took all the stupid decorations off and embriodered the "A" and wings. Then I put it back together and added the trim and star on the front. The boots were another Amazon find, with scrap lace and bows attached.

The gloves and child-sized shield were store-bought. My trusty BFP (big fluffy petticoat), microfiber tights, blonde wig and clip-on pigtails complete the costume.


Since I haven't updated this in forever, here's a list of things coming up with Kat's Play.

July 18 - 20: Say hello to Hoshicon's new cosplay coordinator! Along with host/MC Headphone Mike, I'll be running everything related to cosplay! If it looks like I don't know what I'm doing, it's because I don't. Please be gentle!

August 8 - 10: You asked for it and you got it! Kat's Play is bringing back the Hellsing panel to Otakon. Day and time are TBA.

January 1 - 4: Ring in the new year with Ichibancon! I won't be hard to find as I'm now a GM for the LARP. Come by and play a little or just to say hi!

I'm still waiting hear back on panels for AWA and Nekocon. And September 7 - 13, I will be taking a second honeymoon with my husband to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I can't wait to go to Disneyworld again!
  • Mood: Love


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Kat Ingersoll
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Kat "Tigress" Ingersoll is a semi-professional tailor and operates out of her home near Elon University in North Carolina. A self-taught tailor, she started sewing at 10 years old by cutting up old clothes to design custom outfits for her dolls. She started attending conventions in 2005 and people liked her designs so much that they offered to pay for commissioned costumes.

In January 2008, Kat officially started Kat's Play, offering custom costumes, patterns and original designs. Since then, she's amassed several clients -- both domestic and abroad -- and won many awards for her costumes and original designs. She also offers her services as a guest panelist, offering her observations on cosplay, mass media and nerd culture.

Outside of costuming, Kat has a "real" job in IT and plays Magic: the Gathering semi-competitively. She is a 2nd dan in tae kwon do, with over 20 years of training. Her husband, Chris, tolerates her obsessions and sometimes encourages them. She is also owned by two calicos, Alice and Fiona.

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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Have another happy birthday~
OlgaDB Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks for the comments and the fav.:happybounce: 
kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday~ :iconcakeplz:
jlucydaisuke Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! Saw your Lupin III panel at Katsu a few days ago and LOVED it! Your gallery's terrific! :)
Lady-Tigress Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're so kind to say so. I always get massive stage fright before the panel, so it's great to hear that people liked it.
ErikAngelofMusic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fave on the Jareth cosplay!
Dea-Noctis Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thanks for the fav on [link] ;)
DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Heartonachain Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thankyou for the favourite :D
MischiefsKhaleesi Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for the watch! ^^
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