A cat dresses up in Thor's costume, complete with the superhero's hammer Mjolnir, in Fredi's workshop in Bogor, West Java, on Dec. 4, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Meet the Tailor Who Makes Costumes for Cats

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

DECEMBER 06, 2020

Bogor. Fredi Lugina Priadi is no ordinary tailor. Not only is he good at sewing clothes for people, but Fredi is also skillful at making costumes for cats.

Fredi previously had tried out other jobs including becoming a teacher and a mechanic. The 39-year-old tailor then decided that designing costumes for feline friends is what is best for him.

Thanks to Fredi's skills, cats can hit the catwalk in nurse outfits, school uniforms, and even turn into satay sellers. Cats can even wear traditional clothes. They can also dress up as superhero characters such as the lightning-fast Superman or Marvel's God of Thunder, Thor.

Every morning, Fredi goes to the traditional market near his home to purchase raw materials. He would then sew them into cat-costumes in his workshop at Ciseeng, a sub-district in Bogor, West Java.

The Bogor-born tailor then sells the costumes on social media to reach a wider market.

Fredi said he had received criticism online for putting clothes on pets that netizens consider animal abuse. But he disagrees with that view. Fredi said many of his customers also order warm clothes for cats whose fur have to be completely shaved due to certain diseases.

Fredi sews in his workshop at Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Fredi sews cat costumes in his workshop at Bogor, West Java, on Dec. 4, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat wearing nurse costume at Fredi workshop in Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat dresses up as a pandemic-time nurse costume, complete with a face shield and a syringe. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat lays on Fredi cat costumes collections in his workshop at Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
"Which one should I wear?" (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat wearing school children costume at Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ready to go to school. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat wearing pocong (Indonesian local ghost) costume in a graveyard near Fredi workshop at Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat dresses up as a pocong or an Indonesian ghost in a graveyard near Fredi's workshop. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Children play with cat costume in Fredi workshop at Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Children play with cat costumes. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat wearing madurese traditional attire in Fredi workshop at Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat poses in a Madurese traditional attire. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Fredi and his cat became a child magnet at Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Fredi and his cat become a child magnet. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Fredi and family wearing the same costumes as their cats as they take a photo together in front of their cat costumes collections at Bogor, West Java on Friday (04/12). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Fredi and his family wearing the same shirt as their cats as they take a photo together in front of their cat costume collections. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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