|Time Taken :||3 months|
|I wanted to do a catwoman costume since I started getting into the batman franchise about 6 months back. I originally planned to do one of the other ones, but when I saw this design I loved it - and loved the challenge it would be.|
After cursing that challenge, it's finally done. The main difficulty in making this costume was the pattern on some of the panels. I've seen a good one of this costume before where the person has the pattern printed on, but at $45 a yard, I couldn't quite justify that. So after trying a layer of fishnet over the top, then a stencil, I finally settled for drawing the pattern on by hand with silver pens - though it's taken ages, I like how it's turned out.
The whole thing is made of lycra with satin piping (which I spray-painted to the right colour) with leatherette details. It is so nice making a catsuit out of lycra - I can actually sit down without ripping stuff! The goggles are made out of plastezote with perspex lenses that I cut and shaped. The claws, arm details and knuckle plates are made out of milliput. The boots I bought off ebay (the only bit I bought - woohoo) were the closest I could find but with a slightly thicker heel so I don't fall over too much.
Finished! (Posted 8th April 2012)
Woohooo, I've finally finished this. I'll upload some pictures soon, then there'll be the barage of piccies from Kita ^_^
Catsuit (Posted 13th March 2012)
Right, too lazy to take pictures, but thought I'd list the progress I've made so far.
The rest of it is pretty much planned, except the hood (no idea how I'm going to make that yet =/).
Not a huge list, but considering there's a month 'till kita, that's just as well.
And while I have this set for Kita, I'll probably be rewearing it to MCM May 2012
Whip and boot hunting (Posted 28th November 2011)
Well, I've been looking into bits of this costume for a while now, with limited success.