Black Canary - DC Comics




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 :)


nanahara posted on 16 February, 2012 - 06:46
awsome choice ^^, I'm sure you'll look amazing

RevolverKitty posted on 16 February, 2012 - 17:31
Wig/make up test looks great, cant wait to see the full outfit done :)

Athora.x posted on 16 February, 2012 - 18:23
thaaaanks XD

Captain_Marvelous posted on 16 February, 2012 - 18:37
Nice to get more fellow DC cosplayers! looking forward to seeing this finished! ^^

LisaHPG posted on 16 February, 2012 - 22:02
You're gonna look hawttttt. :) Marvel vs DC. :P

Moonchild posted on 18 February, 2012 - 00:48
Ahhh so wish I could see this in person!! You will look amazing i'm sure =) Look forward to photos!

Starbucks dad posted on 18 February, 2012 - 07:22
So jealous that you can turn something like this around so quickly!

Athora.x posted on 19 February, 2012 - 17:25
Thanks guuuuuuys! :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 February, 2012 - 13:13
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.

RevolverKitty posted on 20 February, 2012 - 13:48
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

Starbucks dad posted on 26 February, 2012 - 22:16
You looked absolutely superb! (and thanks for being so kind to Eleanor)

DrunkleyCP posted on 28 February, 2012 - 21:22
You looked stunning! Loved it!

Athora.x posted on 29 February, 2012 - 00:30
Thanks DrunkleyCP, I'm inlove with your Rogue! <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 29 February, 2012 - 00:46
Finished pics - Fab! :) Looks like you all had a great time.

nanahara posted on 29 February, 2012 - 07:01
you make an amazing looking Black Canary XD

PaperTiger posted on 5 March, 2012 - 08:31
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!

RevolverKitty posted on 6 March, 2012 - 00:03
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

Manticore posted on 12 March, 2012 - 23:11
Looking fantastic especially the dyna'uc shots! Well done love

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 March, 2012 - 00:37
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. ^^

Athora.x posted on 13 March, 2012 - 00:53
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

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 March, 2012 - 12:42
Will next event for this be LFCC ? (hopes) :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 13 March, 2012 - 15:14
Love it!

puzzledpenguin posted on 14 March, 2012 - 11:19
Wow! Your costume and photos look great! :)

Moonchild posted on 27 March, 2012 - 15:43
AHH you make such an amazing Black Canary!! Loving the new photos!! You look sooo stunning <3

FuriePhoenix posted on 27 March, 2012 - 18:11
love it!!!!!

Dusttee posted on 1 April, 2012 - 12:44
Gosh you look brilliant! The leotard came out really well, great job you make a perfect Black Canary :)

Athora.x posted on 11 April, 2012 - 01:26
Steve, I will be at LFCC! though as Black Canary I don't know yet! maybe! ^^ and thankyou everybody else! :D xxxx

Progress Journal

21st February 2012

Wig ^^

my yummy new wig <3 I just LOVE it!

18th February 2012

Finished Leotard


17th February 2012

Finished :)

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

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

16th February 2012

Tacking pleather

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

15th February 2012


start lol

14th February 2012

Gloves, earrings and mask

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 ^^

14th February 2012

Leather Boots + Jacket

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