Catwoman
Batman Arkham City

Cosplayer: Zelvyne

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

9th April 2012: Finished! Woohooo, I've finally finished this. I'll upload some pictures soon, then there'll be the barage of piccies from Kita ^_^
Sinec i'm quite happy with this, I might re-wear it at may expo

13th March 2012: Catsuit Right, too lazy to take pictures, but thought I'd list the progress I've made so far.
Both the legs are attached, so they don't have the bulging at the top like the progress pic with the single leg does. Lo and behold, I can actually move in this thing - much nicer than the battlesuit Jill costume.
The arms are both made, so I've just got to sew them up the side and attach them.
The lenses have been cut, re-cut, shaped, re-shaped (lots of trial and error), but they're finally a good size and shape, so I'm happy. I should be looking into making the frames over the next few days.

The rest of it is pretty much planned, except the hood (no idea how I'm going to make that yet =/).
The remaining tasks are:
Attach arms, add detailing
Add straps and buckles to sides / front
Make hood
Make frames and strap for goggles
Make gloves, add detailing
Add straps to shoes
Make whip loop

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

28th November 2011: Whip and boot hunting Well, I've been looking into bits of this costume for a while now, with limited success.
for the boots, I'm looking for ones with almost no heel just so I can walk in them. Unfortunately lace-up boots seem to be out of fashion at the moment, so I'm ebay-trawling for them.
Equally, looking for a sensible looking whip has been tricky, with most cheap ones being thin ones for ... well, adult pasttimes. This is definitely not the kind of thing I was after, so I've plaited my own out of paracord using a simple 4-strand plait. I'm going to spraypaint it black and attach a handle soon and should have piccies up asap ^_^


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RevolverKitty - 12th November 2011
Woo, cant wait to see this when its done, gonna look awesome! :D x

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Sammykins - 8th December 2011
Aww wow, this should be great! Its one that is so awesome, but scares me half to death if I even thought of attempting it! Good luck!

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Anonymous - 11th December 2011
*purr* we gonna have so much fun at kita! we shall have yarn and diamonds and bowls of milk/cream! lol

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Relion - 31st January 2012
This is gonna be awesome!

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Ranma1-2 - 8th February 2012
"I'd love feedback on what people think of the fishnetting for the detailing on the suit (obviously over the lycra)"

How about trying the netting fabric on the inside of the lycra. The pattern might catch the light and be a more subtle way of achieving the textured pattern.

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Zelvyne - 8th February 2012
Thanks everyone for the nice comments

Ranma1-2 : Sorry, I should've changed that picture - I've since started drawing the pattern on to get the proper triangle pattern, as in the new images. Thank you for the idea though - that will probably be very useful for getting the detailing on my resi5 Jill battlesuit ^_^

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Ranma1-2 - 10th February 2012
Yeah there are lots of costumes with interesting patterns on the fabric, esp from computer generated images. Drawing or painting the design on our own custom fabric seems like the only way..unless you know someone who has access to some amazing fabric printing machine. :S

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PixiePopNixie - 21st February 2012
Do you have a day you're doing this?? I'm going with a group of Arkham City (plus Scarecrow) cosplayers

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Zelvyne - 21st February 2012
Ranma 1-2: Oops, sorry for such a late response. Got to agree about the strange computer-generated patterns >_<. I did find one place online that would print onto lycra, but at a charge of about $50 per yard >_<. If I met someone with a fabric printer, I think I would kidnap them (and it) =p

NixieThePixie: I'm not entirely sure yet, but probably for at least part of the Saturday and Sunday, but I'm flexible as I'd love to get piccies with other Arkham City cosplayers ^_^. I'll probably be wandering around with a Deadpool, Batman and Black Cat for some more comic-book-based goodness ;)

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PixiePopNixie - 21st February 2012
Well, I'll definitely be the Riddler on the Sunday. It just depends on the other days lol (might be wearing it for all three cause I'm a Riddler fangirl). I go annoy the others about it XD make sure we're hovering about in our costumes on at least one of those days (I think Sat was chalked up anyway).

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Anonymous - 22nd February 2012
progress is looking SA-WA-EEEEEEEEEEET!! <3 I can't wait for us to run round as kittens! ^_^

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lycaneyes - 25th February 2012
this is coming along really well :)

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Ranma1-2 - 1st March 2012
Feedback - looking good ^_^ Im really liking your textured pattern, those seprate panels are interesting part of the design.
Boots - how about kitten heel boots, (Ive seen kitten heel boots on eBay.) Heels on them are really low but styled to look like high heels. :)

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Anonymous - 1st March 2012
honestly? its looking frigging amazing!!!!! <3
can't wait to see it all done, the panelling gives it really good shape

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Zelvyne - 1st March 2012
Thanks everyone ^_^. I've got the xip in properly now so it looks ten times better - I'm actually enthusiastic that I might pull it off, lol.

Ranma1-2: Ooh, thanks, I'll have a look for kitten heels then ^_^

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Starbucks dad - 5th March 2012
Good grief, this is looking amazing. Well done for not only pulling this off but for having the courage to give this one a go in the first place. Truely in awe...

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Captain_Marvelous - 18th March 2012
Bodysuit looks great!

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Anonymous - 18th March 2012
excellent!!!

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Relion - 18th March 2012
Ahhh looks so good!

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RevolverKitty - 19th March 2012
Looks fantastic! Cant wait to see it all finished, and good luck with the hood making, hopefully the tutorial pis i sent you will help you along the way if you get stuck, really looking forward to seeing this at kita :)

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Captain_Marvelous - 29th March 2012
The suit is A1 tip top amazing!

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Anonymous - 29th March 2012
progress is looking fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine XD frigging awesome! can't wait to see it all done at kita ^_^

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Manjou - 29th March 2012
Great progress, look forward to seeing this at kita ^_^

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Nomes - 29th March 2012
Wowza. That looks amazing. I love your panelling work

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FuriePhoenix - 29th March 2012
looking amazing!!

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Anonymous - 6th April 2012
ooh yay for shiny goggles!!! looking awesome, hows the hood situation?

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lycaneyes - 7th April 2012
this is looking fantastic

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Anonymous - 7th April 2012
haaaaaay the hood's looking epic! ears look good to me, how do you think they look when you're wearing it? I suppose you could try and curve them, maybe with some shaped card or foam??

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Zelvyne - 7th April 2012
Thanks for the lovely comments guys ^_^

PaperTiger: thanks for the feedback - I'll try making new curved ears :)

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Anonymous - 7th April 2012
no problem =] hope it helped

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Starbucks dad - 12th April 2012
Oh my. Well done, very well done indeed.

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Numta - 20th April 2012
jaw droppingly amzing!

Saw you a few times at kita =D

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FuriePhoenix - 20th April 2012
this looked amazing at kita!

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Lady Bahamut - 20th April 2012
Woah you look stunning! And you got some amazing shots! :O

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Ragepotato - 20th April 2012
Nice one!! So sad I couldn't see it in person this time D:

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Nomes - 20th April 2012
I still can't believe you drew all the silver detailing by hand!

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RevolverKitty - 20th April 2012
Absolutely loved you in this, glad I got to see you in it, even if it was just for a few seconds :)

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sjbonnar - 25th April 2012
Can't believe I didn't see this! You look incredibly good!

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Ranma1-2 - 27th April 2012
I see you managed proper high heels in the end :) Looks great, I especially love the printed /textured fabric you used.

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Zelvyne - 27th April 2012
Thanks all for the lovely comments
Ranma1-2: Haha, yeah, in the end I braved the heels, though my goodness did my legs ache after that weekend ^_^'
And I'm glad you liked the pattern - it took a long time as I had to draw it on by hand, but I think it was worth it.

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Ranma1-2 - 27th April 2012
Its cuz you are not used to heels - keep wearing them and your legs will get stronger so eventually they wont ache (..as much ^^)
Woah I didnt realize you drew the pattern on! @.@ I just assumed it was some new fancy fabric which I havent seen before, the pattern is so neat and regular.. Can you take me through how you go about drawing on a pattern like that please. :)

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Zelvyne - 27th April 2012
Haha, well I suppose the pain is worth it - I'll keep trying to get used to them, thanks :)
Sure, I'll pm you or put up a journal - I don't want to spam the comments too much, lol

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Starbucks dad - 29th April 2012
" I just assumed it was some new fancy fabric which I havent seen before, the pattern is so neat and regular.."

Totally agree with Ranma as I'd thought the same. Takes the level of excellence to a whole new level!

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Alias Cosplay - 2nd June 2012
That's dedication drawing the pattern on by hand, it's so neat too.

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Lady Bahamut - 2nd June 2012
So glad I got to see this in person! You looked super epic! <3

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ArcaneArchery - 6th March 2013
Amazing cosplay – it look so accurate and I’m impressed that you drew the pattern on by hand

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awesomeblossom - 12th March 2013
I love love love this!

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BlueberryTale - 14th March 2013
Love all the detail! You look amazing!