Now here's a pic I've wanted to do for a long time, similarly to that comic convention cosplay series that I swear will be finished some day! Each year IRL, I visit this big fantasy fair here in the Netherlands called Castlefest, which is always great fun with plenty of things to do, people to see, music to listen to and food to eat. :3 So here's my furs visiting their equivalent of the festival and having gotten themselves in quite a pickle. Drawn by ClaraKerber, who might just have created her most ambitious piece yet^^
If there was one part of summer the gang loved most, it was the FurtasyFest fantasy fair that was held at the Connors Estate in the forests a few miles outside of Azure City. Each year Rutger, Faye, Pepper and Jude would prepare their cosplay costumes, pack their tents and have three full amazing days of music, food, merchandise and whatever colourful company the festival attracted. Even Pepper’s aunt Kashmir was tagging along, wearing a cosplay from the RPG series her own kids liked so much. While all members of the party where receiving their fair share of attention and popularity, Kashmir especially caught many eyes and left both men and women drooling at her sexy looks. But unbeknownst to the furry friends, among the many guests was a certain cat, drawn to the various cute potential kidnap victims.
The group set down around a table nearby one of the stages to enjoy a bit of music and a bite to eat, with each member having taken up their own task: Faye and Pepper were off to the grilled meat stand, Jude went to the bar to get everyone their drinks, Rutger was busy refilling everyone’s water bottles and Kashmir was left to keep the table occupied until her niece and her friends returned. “Allright, ladies! Here’s your… water?” Rutger looked around the eating area in confusion, as their table was complety devoid of his friends and even their bags were gone. “Eh… Faye, sweetie? Jude? Pepper? Kashmir? This isn’t funny guys!” A familiar uneasy feeling crept up on the raccoon. Sudden disappearances like these usually meant a familiar feline kidnapper was on the scene, in which case he had better start looking where they had been dragged off to.
The raccoon quickly realised that Alicia would have sought out a more private place to store her captives and snuck between two stands into the forests that surrounded the estate. He really should’ve expected that stepping alone into a secluded area was exactly what Alicia hoped he would do. “And so, the brave hero fell into a devious trap…” A sultry voice purred when a gloved paw wrapped around his chest to pin his arms down, while another pushed a large folded handkerchief into his mouth. “Hello sweetie~” Rutger let out a muffled yelp as smooth ropes were coiled around his wrists and another cloth pulled over his mouth. “And your outfit matches your girlfriend’s lovely dress too~ How endearing!” The kinky cat smiled as she forced her hostage to walk further into the woods. “Grmmphmmn? Whm dmmng hmm dffth Fmmmnh?!” The caught ringtail tried to turn around to confront his kidnapper, but she resolutely whipped him back around and walk on. “Oh, worry not, hun~ I’m taking you to your ferret sweetheart and your other friends now~”
And there they were: Faye, Pepper, Kashmir and Jude, all tied to a sturdy oak tree and gagged with thick cloths, Jude even having been blindfolded. “Rmmgr? Nmmh, nmt ymmh tph…” a defeated Faye whimpered, seeing her boyfriend and last chance at rescue having fallen for the infamous kidnapping thief as well. “Mmmnh! Hmmmlph!” The other distressed damsels protested through their gags (save for Kashmir, who seemed to rather enjoy having her visit interrupted by bondage), before Alicia shushed them. “Now, ladies, please stay calm while I truss up your dashing hero with you~ Then you can squirm and ‘mmph’ all you want. Hmmm, those Celtic folk bands are nice, but this is the performance I came to this fair for~♥”
Alicia Young dressed as Lady Grey from Fable: The Lost Chapter, owned by Microsoft and Lionhead Studios. Rutger Hiland and Faye Mendez as Disney's versions of Robin Hood and Maid Marian respectively. Pepper Cayenne cosplaying as young Princess Zelda from Ocarina Of Time, owned my Nintendo. Kashmir Spicer as Lachesis from Fire Emblem, another Nintendo property. Jude Haddock dressed as the Minstrel vocation from Dragon Quest IX, developed by Square Enix.