Nightwing (femme version) - DC Comics (Batman)





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London MCM expo May 2012


poppingofresco posted on 25 February, 2012 - 21:11
awesome look forward to seeing XD

PaperTiger posted on 25 February, 2012 - 21:18
I'm hoping to get it done for May expo =] should be fun running round with nun chucks =p

quixoticschlemiel posted on 1 March, 2012 - 09:49
This will be so cool and great to see :)

PaperTiger posted on 1 March, 2012 - 10:28
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

quixoticschlemiel posted on 1 March, 2012 - 11:34
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!

PaperTiger posted on 1 March, 2012 - 11:42
=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

quixoticschlemiel posted on 1 March, 2012 - 11:48
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 :)

PaperTiger posted on 1 March, 2012 - 12:40
^_^ 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

Captain_Marvelous posted on 4 March, 2012 - 13:57
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! :)

PaperTiger posted on 4 March, 2012 - 17:59
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

poppingofresco posted on 26 March, 2012 - 20:12
wow looks awesome XD

PaperTiger posted on 26 March, 2012 - 20:52
Dankoo!! =D

Ranma1-2 posted on 28 April, 2012 - 11:50
Looks pretty cool to me. :)

SamanthaKaiba posted on 28 April, 2012 - 13:56
I love the look of this, you look great

PaperTiger posted on 29 April, 2012 - 06:11
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.

poppingofresco posted on 29 April, 2012 - 10:51
yay looks awesome XDD

PaperTiger posted on 29 April, 2012 - 11:16
^_^ dankoo! I'm gonna do another test today with the utility belt hopefully

Trifling posted on 29 April, 2012 - 13:19
I love this! So awesome

PaperTiger posted on 29 April, 2012 - 13:57
XD thank you!!! I'm so happy with it

Captain_Marvelous posted on 29 April, 2012 - 17:33
The wig is SUCH and improvement! I love it! :) looking great! would be honored to get photos with my Batman! :)

PaperTiger posted on 30 April, 2012 - 06:20
=D thanks, it took its time getting here. yay!!

Nymphie posted on 11 May, 2012 - 21:11
…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. :)

PaperTiger posted on 12 May, 2012 - 11:06
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

Starbucks dad posted on 14 May, 2012 - 20:42
Wow, this looks great!

PaperTiger posted on 14 May, 2012 - 21:06
XD thank you!! I'm really looking forward to wearing it

Progress Journal

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.

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!

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.

19th April 2012

done, technically

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.

28th March 2012

nearly done

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%.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.