This is the result - another 5 weeks of torturing prims and playing with scripts, getting everything to work. I worked with a few really helpful people, and I would like to thank them!
:) Gostosa Siamendes: For lots of ideas on what Panthers like in their outfits, and for feedback while I was making the outfit - Thanks so much!
:) Patrik Ling for help with the weapons scripts, thanks!
:) Kara Markova: For being a huge help with what matters when it comes to a Panther bow. I would have been clueless without you!
I'm hopeful that you love this outfit. I have to spend the next few months getting the (yes, fully functional) weapons to be approves by various sim owners (there are 1047 Gorean sims) before I get too many more variations out.
In the meantime, looks like the next project might be "Ashe" from Final Fantasy:
She'll take a while, but several people have asked about the outfit, and apparently it's not available in SL yet... I can't resist that type of opportunity!