Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A look at Cleocat

Here is a quick look at Cleocat, the Egyptian themed Rare Zelf for series 4. Her name is obviously a homage to Cleopatra one of the last Pharaohs from Egyptian times and also cats which were worshipped in that era also. 

Cleocat

She has a blue, gold, white and black colour scheme. A bit like that huge argument over the colours of that dress which occurred all over the internet and on the news. (The dress is clearly white and gold.)


Anyway, off the subject of the dress. Cleocat is black like the Eqyption goddess Bastet is often depicted. She is wearing a take on the traditional Pharaoh outfit design and I think it really suits her overall appearance. 

Cleocat

Cleocat's charm is a little metal pyramid decorated with a blue stone which matchs the one in her headdress. 

Cleocat

She has 3 golden tail bangles and the usual Z logo on her bottom which all Zelfs have. Interesting while she doesn't have a tummy pattern like many of the Zelfs, she has a little eye of Horus which is supposedly a symbol of protection and good health. 

Cleocat

Cleocat's ears are much more pointed than the likes of Catsby and this fits in with the style drawings found in Egyption times. Her make up is very angular, a style that Cleopatra herself is often depicted in having. I love the gem on her headdress. 

Cleocat

Instead of having a tummy pattern, Cleocat is wearing a rubbery little apron (I can't for the life of me recall what they are really called) I found this interesting as I've not seen this type of material on any of the previous Zelfs. It looks like they are experimenting with their materials now which is great news for collectors. It feels odd the the touch though and is very soft, I'm used to feeling the harder vinyl that the Zelfs are made from. 

Her over all design is gorgeous and I think she may be my favourite rare so far!