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.