Costume :Nightwing
Variant :femme version
Source :DC Comics (Batman)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos



Deadpool, Nightwing and Robin

Dick vs Dick



Dick and Deadpool

DC group





Costume Information

Worn to:

London MCM expo May 2012


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awesome look forward to seeing XD

by poppingofresco on Saturday, 25 February, 2012 - 22:11
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I'm hoping to get it done for May expo =] should be fun running round with nun chucks =p

by PaperTiger on Saturday, 25 February, 2012 - 22:18
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This will be so cool and great to see :)

by quixoticschlemiel on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 10:49
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thanks! I can't wait, it'll so fun, especially since I'll have a Batman to annoy all day when I do it XD

by PaperTiger on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 11:28
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Ah, even better! I hope I see you two and get a photo with you, I'm going as Black Canary :) Anyway good luck with making it!

by quixoticschlemiel on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 12:34
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=D awesome!! yeah definitely! I've done a Black Canary myself lol yours looks fantastic!! hopefully we'll have a Robin with us too but its not 100% yet

by PaperTiger on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 12:42
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Aww thank you! Your Black Canary was amazing :) It would be nice to meet up, I know there's a Batgirl/Oracle going on Saturday too, we should all meet up :)

by quixoticschlemiel on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 12:48
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^_^ its true! d'aww thanks, I get so paranoid about too much of my butt showing lol
oooh we should organise a Batman/DC meet up!!! I'll set up a forum thread for it =p its needs to be May like NOW!! so excited! XD

by PaperTiger on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 13:40
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Yay you bought a mask of Laban Boldero! he does fantastic work I have several of his pecies in my cosplay wardrobe! quality item! what you doing for the suit do a fantastic nightwing suit for 22 punds! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 - 14:57
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I can't wait for it to arrive in the post, I just stumble across it on ebay! ^_^ I plan on getting one of his for my Black Cat too =]
oooh thanks I'll have a looksy at that =D

by PaperTiger on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 - 18:59
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wow looks awesome XD

by poppingofresco on Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 21:12
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Dankoo!! =D

by PaperTiger on Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 21:52
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Looks pretty cool to me. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 28 April, 2012 - 12:50
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I love the look of this, you look great

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 28 April, 2012 - 14:56
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thank you!!
I'm really happy with it, just need to get making the escrima sticks now. I'm also considering adding a utility belt (I've got a black one lying around somewhere) and seeing how that looks.

by PaperTiger on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 07:11
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yay looks awesome XDD

by poppingofresco on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 11:51
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^_^ dankoo! I'm gonna do another test today with the utility belt hopefully

by PaperTiger on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 12:16
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I love this! So awesome

by Trifling on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 14:19
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XD thank you!!! I'm so happy with it

by PaperTiger on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 14:57
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The wig is SUCH and improvement! I love it! :) looking great! would be honored to get photos with my Batman! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 18:33
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=D thanks, it took its time getting here. yay!!

by PaperTiger on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 07:20
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…I've never been more distracted by a single image in my life. That butt shot really is legendary! xD I can't wait to see this at expo and completely fangirl over you. It looks amazing. Loving the mask especially. :)

by Nymphie on Friday, 11 May, 2012 - 22:11
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XD this comment totally made my day! thank you!!! *hugs* there's a batman/dc meet up on the saturday I'm going to, and a marvel vs dc meet up just after that so there'll be mucho fangirl material ^_^
I love the mask too, gotta love 4th wall designs. I just gotta fix it, the side got ripped a little =[ should be alright with a bit of glue though

by PaperTiger on Saturday, 12 May, 2012 - 12:06
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Wow, this looks great!

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 21:42
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XD thank you!! I'm really looking forward to wearing it

by PaperTiger on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 22:06


updating! (Posted 12th September 2014)

I'll be making this more feminine; new boots, new chin length curly black wig with blue streak, making the suit fingerless, adding blue strips to batons, a more light weight mask without the blackout make-up, different utility belt and colour coordinated nails.

finito (Posted 18th May 2012)

so its all finished except for a couple of things;

1)gotta fix the mask as the side tore but that shouldn't be too difficult.
2) the lovely Dan is gonna help me put the tazer part at the end of the escrima sticks (not real tazers) so should get them done this weekend hopefully.
3) buy some liquid eyeliner that doesn't stain skin!

really can't fucking wait to do this! I've never been so bloody chuffed with a costume before! definitely gonna be a regular!

sticks (Posted 30th April 2012)

so I'm definitely gonna use the utility belt, it just looks cool! plus I'm gonna leave those light sticks on the belt. for the escrima sticks, instead I'm gonna just buy some black foam nunchucks, separate them and then just use them.

done, technically (Posted 19th April 2012)

so the wig's been ordered and is in the post.
the little LED light sticks have arrived so Dan, Rob and I can start making the escrima sticks this weekend.
just need to figure out whether I'm gonna try spirit gum for the mask or attach some elastic strap and just wear it like a normal mask.

nearly done (Posted 28th March 2012)

so the only thing left to do is order the wig and clear elastic.
once the keyring torches arrive I can start making the escrima sticks.
decided to use my black canary boots for this instead, although I'm going to test out a couple of other boots before deciding 100%.

started (Posted 1st March 2012)

so I won the bid on the mask! XD so chuffed!! I've also bought the light torch things to be used in making the escrima sticks. My lovely friend Dan is gonna help me figure out how to do the rest. Rob's suggested using plastic piping which could work as the base, plus it'll be lightweight.

mask (Posted 29th February 2012)

well originally looking for a mas was a serious pain but then I stumbled across this! (pic) the only thing I'm worried about is how I'm going to react to the glue as I'm allergic to face paint and have stupid skin so don't wanna have a reaction to it. although I do have a plan for if I am allergic; I'd get some cleat elastic cord instead!

sticks (Posted 29th February 2012)

so I've been trying to think of how to make the escrima sticks.
looking at various videos of Nightwing, I've got most of my inspiration for my sticks from Arkham City.
I'm gonna see if I can get my lovely friend Dan to help me with making these.
I'm gonna use 2 of these light sticks (pic) at each end and then add to the whole stick.

boots (Posted 29th February 2012)

well, I've been thinking the boot situation over sine I first decided I wanted to do this as well as looking at other people's Nightwing costumes on DA to get an idea of what they did with their shoe situation.
a big thing with this costume will be whether its a femme version or not!
but either way I'm pretty much sorted for boots; I'll probably use my Black Widow boots (pic) as they'd work for both normal or femme versions.
also, I'm probably gonna make my own sticks for this as its tonnes cheaper, although I'll probably still bring my nun chucks anyway.
I'll also be attempting to make the mask myself, I've got ref images of a mask someone's already made (but is waaaay expensive) and will try to cut a foam mask into shape.

Dick (Posted 25th February 2012)

This costume is fairly easy. Basically consists of suit, wig, mask, boots and nun-chucks. I'd get a crop top for underneath (as boob protection etc.) and a short black wig. The mask is pretty generic, just need a black bat-like one. I'm not sure if I'd have gauntlets for this or not. It'll be nice to get some practice in with my nunchucks. I'm not entirely sure what I'm gonna do boots wise, but I think I might use some boots I already have, guess we'll see when I've finally got it all together.