Starbucks dad

Costume :Catwoman
Source :DC Comics
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2012

Costume Photos

With the Batman!

Happy Cat

More posing!


At the masquerade at May's Expo

With Catwoman

With Black Canary


Modding the boots





Costume Information

Cost : £45 made of up of £25 Leatherette, £5 glasses, £10 boots, £2 buckles and £3 paracord


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This looks so cute! Great idea, best of luck with the tailoring

by Plasticsharkattack on Saturday, 19 November, 2011 - 13:40
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Many thanks - we're putting off too much work on this for the mo as we're both worried about getting it to fit and then her growing.....

by Starbucks dad on Saturday, 19 November, 2011 - 23:33
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We've taken the original vinyl pictures down as we're going down the "proper" route now and will make from scratch.

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 19 December, 2011 - 21:14
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There's a way you can make a whip from electrical tape

by TheGyroCaptain on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 19:13
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This looks like it'll be great! I hope I get to see it.

I've seen some good whips made by braiding paracord. Or, if you buy online from somewhere like Ann Summers, they deliver very discreetly.

by puzzledpenguin on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 16:57
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Paracord, of course! Many thanks

by Starbucks dad on Saturday, 4 February, 2012 - 21:40
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So cool! Looking forward to seeing this :)

by quixoticschlemiel on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 12:33
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Thanks! We start work on earnest on it this weekend, so fingers crossed....

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 21:33
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hay, sorry to spam and I dunno if you're planning on doing this costume (which is epic btw!!!) to May expo but there's a Batman/DC meet up on Saturday and it'd be awesome if you could come??
if you know anyone else that might be going that'd be interested please direct them to the forum post. Thanks!

by PaperTiger on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 09:39
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Looking good so far ^_^
In case you're new to catsuits, be careful to leave room for movement if your leatherette isn't very stretchy. A lack of stretch becomes really noticable in a skin-tight suit.
Best of luck with it ^_^

by Zelvyne on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 20:48
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RenDMC - Thanks for the invite! Eleanor's delighted to be asked and will be there.

Blobfish - thanks. We're new to everything! Good point and thanks for the warning. The fake leather seems to be quite stretchy so we should be OK but I take your point and we'll careful on the fitting. Thanks.

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 21:07
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If you need any advice let me know - I've rather 'been there, done that and broken the seat of my catsuit by trying to sit down' ;).
Can't wait to see this when it's done though.

And thanks for the nice comment on my catwoman - hopefully I'll be rewearing it to May expo, so I'll hopefully see you guys at the DC photoshoot ^_^

by Zelvyne on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 23:16
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Many thanks for the offer. Most grateful.

Look forward to seeing you around.

by Starbucks dad on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 19:47
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bless her she looks adorable!

Really great work so far =]

Looking forward to seeing the end result!

by Numta on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 16:28
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Hehe, thanks Numta. We're going for the big push this Saturday so should get it all finished by then.

by Starbucks dad on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 18:28
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Glad I could help with the wip :D it looks awesome ^_^

by TheGyroCaptain on Friday, 11 May, 2012 - 22:55
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Looks wonderful so far! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 12 May, 2012 - 19:27
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Thanks guys.

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 15:32
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It looks wonderful :D I hope I will be able to see the costume in person at expo :D

by TheGyroCaptain on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 15:33
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Looks great :)

by Zelvyne on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 19:30
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This looks superb, really hope I spot her at expo - deffo want a photo, so cute!!!

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 21:40
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Excellent work!

Really well done! =]

If i spot you at expo i'll say hi!

by Numta on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 15:09
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*blush* :)

Thank's everyone - it'll good to meet in the flesh. Hope to see you all shortly.

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 18:55
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Amazing costume!! Wish I could have attended Expo this year with Riddles to have photos taken with your little girl!

So well made!

by NixieThePixie on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 21:17
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Thank you so much for coming yesterday, it was so much fun to meet El and I had a really good time! Thank you very much for coming!

by quixoticschlemiel on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 07:51
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Nixie, thanks for this - she worked really hard on this one, and it turned out to be a lot harder than we thought, but it didn't come out too badly in the end.
We'll catch you in October maybe.

QS - Absolute pleasure - it's us who owe you guys the thanks for letting her hang out with you for the shoots.

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 13:36
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Great stage presence! I saw you in the distance a couple of time yesterday and then again in the masquerade. Fantastic.

by Nomes on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 14:51
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It looks wonderful ! It's a great thing seeing a cosplay coming together c:

by TheGyroCaptain on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 20:20
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Thanks Nomes! Sorry we didn't see you but the place was packed on Saturday (as you know!)

Cheers Sollux, agreed. It never ceases to amaze me how the various scraps of stuff we make suddenly transform into something recognisable!

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 20:28
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bless you - you made an amazing catwoman

I was gutted I didnt get to see you on the masq but I was out the back waiting for my turn lol

Excellent work!

by Numta on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 16:35
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We judges were really impressed with her work on this, very much looking forward to her future costumes :)

by Mighty Odango on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 10:38
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You look amazing and I love the photos ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 20:21
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Thank you, everyone! You're all far too kind.

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 21:49
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I absolutely love this - watched the masquerade video and felt so proud on her behalf. You guys should go to LFCC (7th July) she would fit right in, and then I can nab a photo with her as Pit!

by Plasticsharkattack on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 22:17
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Thank you - that was kind.

Yup, we'll be at LFCC - looking forward to catching up with you there.

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 3 June, 2012 - 19:02
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She looks great!

by Relion on Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 20:11
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Thank you.

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 20:25

To-Do List

Whip charmMediumComplete


Ahhh, and breathe... (Posted 12th May 2012)


Boots (Posted 7th May 2012)

Got some cheap boots which we're going to modify.

Cowls (Posted 22nd April 2012)

Prototype done. Eleanor's old Baby Bjorn doll now has a fetching catwoman cowl...

Aaargh (Posted 12th April 2012)

Ok, so big push today with lots of progress. All good until the goram zip broke...

Rude words may have been said.

Slowly but surely? (Posted 10th March 2012)

Arms done, but a long way to go yet. Only 9 weeks to expo so we'll have to put a bit more time in..

Progress (Posted 3rd March 2012)

So the bodice is now officially put together. We've sewn an arm and , er, don't know what to do with it next. But we'll get there. Probably.

It's here (Posted 12th February 2012)

Leatherette's turned up as has a rather natty pair of glasses to convert. Quite excited by this one if we can make it, that is..

Measured (Posted 22nd January 2012)

Finally got around to taking the measurements today. Just need to get some leatherette now..

Whip issues (Posted 22nd November 2011)

To buy or to make?

(eep, and if bought, where from without it being embarassing)

Well, it's progress.... (Posted 20th November 2011)

Eleanor's dad: At a loose end so made the template for the charm at the end of the whip.