Selina Kyle / Catwoman - The Dark Knight Rises





Cavahn posted on 28 September, 2012 - 23:05
This is gonna look so awesome! O: love those heels!

MisToxic posted on 29 September, 2012 - 12:33
just stumbled across this... looking amazing so far!!!

Louscious posted on 20 October, 2012 - 14:18
amazing work! its going to look awesome! Hope you dont mind, but how did you do the heel on your boots?:) x

Kitka posted on 21 October, 2012 - 09:51
Louscious, of course I don't mind (even though you have your Greg Maraio costume and I'm still waiting!) The heel mods are mostly made from 0.5mm plasticard and 5mm plastic angle section together with epoxy putty and a couple of small bits of expanded aluminium mesh. The serrations on the inside of the heel are short lengths of angle glued across shaped pieces of plasticard with the holes filled with putty. Then I cut way the corresponding area of plastic 'sole' from the heels and glued the plasticard/serrations to the main heels underneath. The 'step' at the top of the heel is again plastic angle and putty but I needed to trim one web of the angle so it fitted the instep. The 'peak' at the top of the heel: I made it by superglueing a triangle of expanded aluminium to the boot to provide a key and then sculpting it out of more epoxy putty. Then I cut the remaining plastic angle into two lengths and glued them vertically to the back of the heel, about as far up as the top of the serrations. The next bit was fiddly, I used a template tracing tool to measure the profile along the side of the angle section and cut four identical pieces of plasticard, then sanded them till I had an exact fit. Then I used masking tape to hold them together while I glued them in place, then filled/sanded till the whole thing was smooth. I'm still not happy with the paint job, on my earlier version I used silver Rub'n'Buff which looked convincingly metallic on the original heel and putty but not on the plasticard, it was all a bit blotchy. I might try again with some spray paint. Looking back, I think I'd have made the rear 'blades' a bit smaller but I don't think I can remove them now, they'll have to stay as they are. Cheers, K.

Louscious posted on 21 October, 2012 - 13:38
Awh is he making yours too! :) fantastic! Thanks so much for the advice on the heel! super helpful! will have to see if i have time to get it sorted for MCM on Saturday eep! Came around so fast! :0 x

Ranma1-2 posted on 22 October, 2012 - 22:43
Yep whole cos looks very nice - Does the fabric have the texture? (hard to see in the photos)

Kitka posted on 22 October, 2012 - 23:42
The suit's the same fabric as the palms and backs of the gloves (where you can see it a bit more clearly). So yes, it has a texture but it's square rather than the hexagonal pattern that appeared in the movie.

Louscious posted on 13 January, 2013 - 21:20
wow fantastic :)

Progress Journal

25th July 2013

Belt problem.

Nine months later and the fabric on the belt's gone all wrinkly, I imagine it's reacted with the glue. Still, it's peeling off as well so it should be easy enough to replace if I can find some fabric.