Character: Tailmon / Gatomon
Series: Digimon Adventure
Debut: TaiyouCon 2014
Inspiration: Mikoto was making a kigurumi style Patamon. I have wanted to do Gatomon for some time.
Construction Notes: This was made using Simplicity 3609 as a base. It is a great base for a kigurumi! However, the hood is totally weird! I modified it and it’s still very tightly fit. I would recommend making a bigger hood for a kigurumi- it’s cuter anyway. I obviously shortened the arms and legs. The crotch is really low on this pattern, and I cut the small! (but I guess that’s norm for kigus, just weird with shorts since it rides up) Everything is JoAnns Blizzard fleece except a few felt details. The tail is separate and harnesses on with a belt underneath to give it some oomph. It’s a bit uncomfortable, actually. The base is copper wire, wrapped in tape and batting, so it can be reshaped. I made the feet from the old base of my Puchiko feet (tutorial here). The paws actually have gloves sewn inside and are stuffed, with felt applique details on the top.