Costume :Black Canary
Source :DC Comics
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Super Comic Convention 2012

Costume Photos

Black Canary

Birds of Prey


Black Canary, Poison Ivy and Ms. Marvel

Canary Vs. X-23

Comic book ladies

Canary 3

Frog legs Canary

Canary 1

Ref 1

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Ref 2


Costume Information

I decided ridiculously last minute that I want to change into a Canary costume at super con! :D
It's just going to be a simple closet cosplay, consisting of already owned Boots, Fishnets, black gloves and Leather Jacket which isn't 100% accurate to Canary's but I really don't care to be honest - also I'll have my blonde wig and golden hoop earrings, finished off with some red lippy.

I will be making the leotard which I'll design the pattern myself, the same way as I made the one for Sweet Pea. It'll be black faux-leather with a heart-shaped bustline. I'm looking forward to doing it as I've actually wanted to make a Leotard so perfect opportunity :)


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awsome choice ^^, I'm sure you'll look amazing

by nanahara on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 07:46
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Wig/make up test looks great, cant wait to see the full outfit done :)

by RevolverKitty on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 18:31
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thaaaanks XD

by Athora.x on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 19:23
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Nice to get more fellow DC cosplayers! looking forward to seeing this finished! ^^

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 19:37
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You're gonna look hawttttt. :)
Marvel vs DC. :P

by LisaHPG on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 23:02
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Ahhh so wish I could see this in person!!
You will look amazing i'm sure =) Look forward to photos!

by Moonchild on Saturday, 18 February, 2012 - 01:48
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So jealous that you can turn something like this around so quickly!

by Starbucks dad on Saturday, 18 February, 2012 - 08:22
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Thanks guuuuuuys! :D

by Athora.x on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 18:25
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woooo sexyyyyy! ^^
Nice work on the bodice, it isnt easy to make stuff from scratch. Not sure if your legholes have elastication.. If you still have doubts about costume malfunction you could wear some black control pants underneath - thats what I did for my Zatanna, and then you can relax in confidence walking about, if the crotch shifts nobody will notice cuz its all black underneath too. ;)
Looking forward to the finished pics.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 14:13
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My gawd you work so fast woman! Love it to bits :D, really hope i get to see this in person, looks amazing, cant wait to see you in this :D xx

by RevolverKitty on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 14:48
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You looked absolutely superb! (and thanks for being so kind to Eleanor)

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 23:16
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You looked stunning! Loved it!

by DrunkleyCP on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 22:22
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Thanks DrunkleyCP, I'm inlove with your Rogue! <3

by Athora.x on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 01:30
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Finished pics - Fab! :) Looks like you all had a great time.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 01:46
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you make an amazing looking Black Canary XD

by nanahara on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 08:01
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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 - 09:31
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Looks fantastic hun, definitely the best I've ever seen of this character, you portrayed her really well, and the leotard looks fab! Hopefully I'll get to see it another time when you were it again :D

by RevolverKitty on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 01:03
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Looking fantastic especially the dyna'uc shots! Well done love

by Manticore on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 00:11
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New pics - Amazing! Esp Darren Rowley jumping kick shot - really captures the comic ref artwork! Well done, and especially cuz you made the leotard yourself..and the crotch didnt fail you, so I guess youll have to cosplay Black Ccanary again. ^^

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 01:37
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Thanks everyone ^^

Thanks Stephen! Darren is a fantastic photographer :)
THE CROTCH DIDN'T FAIL ME! xD I am deffo wearing it again :) my friend is going to accompany me as Green Arrow ^^ I can't wait! :D

by Athora.x on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 01:53
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Will next event for this be LFCC ? (hopes) :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 13:42
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Love it!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 16:14
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Wow! Your costume and photos look great! :)

by puzzledpenguin on Wednesday, 14 March, 2012 - 12:19
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AHH you make such an amazing Black Canary!! Loving the new photos!!
You look sooo stunning <3

by Moonchild on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 - 16:43
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love it!!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 - 19:11
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Gosh you look brilliant! The leotard came out really well, great job you make a perfect Black Canary :)

by Dusttee on Sunday, 1 April, 2012 - 13:44
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Steve, I will be at LFCC! though as Black Canary I don't know yet! maybe! ^^

and thankyou everybody else! :D xxxx

by Athora.x on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 02:26


Wig ^^ (Posted 21st February 2012)

my yummy new wig <3 I just LOVE it!

Finished Leotard (Posted 18th February 2012)


Finished :) (Posted 17th February 2012)

the straps are just pinned. only need to sew them - but I'm gonna do that tomorrow. ^^

HOOKER DRESS! (Posted 17th February 2012)

Lol, at the moment!
I've just gotta now cut and hem ze crotch! this part is crutial because it's the only sodding thing that I've entrusted to protect my Dignity! You fail on me leotard, I'll never cosplay again. ever. xD

Tacking pleather (Posted 16th February 2012)

sorry for the dark photo.
it's all cut out and tacked now :)

Pattern (Posted 15th February 2012)

start lol

Gloves, earrings and mask (Posted 14th February 2012)

Gloves and Earrings bought!
the mask is black foam and faux leather with 2 eyelets and shoe laces for fastening :)
one of the eye holes isn't cut out properly. I'll sort this out before the con ^^

Leather Boots + Jacket (Posted 14th February 2012)

Items I already owned. :)
Didn't fancy splashing out on more boots and jackets just to be accurate.