DC Comics

Cosplayer: Starbucks dad

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

12th May 2012: Ahhh, and breathe... ..finished.

7th May 2012: Boots Got some cheap boots which we're going to modify.

22nd April 2012: Cowls Prototype done. Eleanor's old Baby Bjorn doll now has a fetching catwoman cowl...

12th April 2012: Aaargh Ok, so big push today with lots of progress. All good until the goram zip broke...

Rude words may have been said.

10th March 2012: Slowly but surely? 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..

3rd March 2012: Progress 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.

12th February 2012: It's here 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..

22nd January 2012: Measured Finally got around to taking the measurements today. Just need to get some leatherette now..

22nd November 2011: Whip issues To buy or to make?

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

20th November 2011: Well, it's progress.... Eleanor's dad: At a loose end so made the template for the charm at the end of the whip.

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Plasticsharkattack - 19th November 2011
This looks so cute! Great idea, best of luck with the tailoring

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Starbucks dad - 19th November 2011
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.....

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Starbucks dad - 19th December 2011
We've taken the original vinyl pictures down as we're going down the "proper" route now and will make from scratch.

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TheGyroCaptain - 9th January 2012
There's a way you can make a whip from electrical tape

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puzzledpenguin - 4th February 2012
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.

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Starbucks dad - 4th February 2012
Paracord, of course! Many thanks

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quixoticschlemiel - 1st March 2012
So cool! Looking forward to seeing this :)

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Starbucks dad - 1st March 2012
Thanks! We start work on earnest on it this weekend, so fingers crossed....

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Anonymous - 5th March 2012
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!

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Zelvyne - 5th March 2012
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 ^_^

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Starbucks dad - 5th March 2012
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.

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Zelvyne - 5th March 2012
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 ^_^

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Starbucks dad - 6th March 2012

Many thanks for the offer. Most grateful.

Look forward to seeing you around.

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Numta - 30th April 2012
bless her she looks adorable!

Really great work so far =]

Looking forward to seeing the end result!

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Starbucks dad - 2nd May 2012
Hehe, thanks Numta. We're going for the big push this Saturday so should get it all finished by then.

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TheGyroCaptain - 11th May 2012
Glad I could help with the wip :D it looks awesome ^_^

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ToroSonyCat - 12th May 2012
Looks wonderful so far! :D

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Starbucks dad - 13th May 2012
Thanks guys.

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TheGyroCaptain - 13th May 2012
It looks wonderful :D I hope I will be able to see the costume in person at expo :D

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Zelvyne - 13th May 2012
Looks great :)

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Plasticsharkattack - 13th May 2012
This looks superb, really hope I spot her at expo - deffo want a photo, so cute!!!

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Numta - 14th May 2012
Excellent work!

Really well done! =]

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

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Starbucks dad - 14th May 2012
*blush* :)

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

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PixiePopNixie - 26th May 2012
Amazing costume!! Wish I could have attended Expo this year with Riddles to have photos taken with your little girl!

So well made!

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quixoticschlemiel - 27th May 2012
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!

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Starbucks dad - 27th May 2012
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.

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Nomes - 27th May 2012
Great stage presence! I saw you in the distance a couple of time yesterday and then again in the masquerade. Fantastic.

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TheGyroCaptain - 27th May 2012
It looks wonderful ! It's a great thing seeing a cosplay coming together c:

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Starbucks dad - 27th May 2012
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!

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Numta - 28th May 2012
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!

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Mighty Odango - 29th May 2012
We judges were really impressed with her work on this, very much looking forward to her future costumes :)

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SamanthaKaiba - 29th May 2012
You look amazing and I love the photos ^_^

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Starbucks dad - 31st May 2012
Thank you, everyone! You're all far too kind.

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Plasticsharkattack - 31st May 2012
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!

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Starbucks dad - 3rd June 2012
Thank you - that was kind.

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

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Relion - 9th July 2012
She looks great!

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Starbucks dad - 9th July 2012
Thank you.