|Comic, Sci-Fi & Fantasy|
|Anime & Manga|
|J-Pop & J-Rock|
|Catwoman - Arkham City|
|Black Cat (Version 1)|
time completed: Middle of May 2009
hours spent: less than 5
worn at: Fanime 2009, Florida Supercon 2009
Why I chose to make this costume: I really like the character of Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. Black Cat. She knows what she wants and goes for it! The look of the character is also stunning. I love silver/white hair! For Florida Supercon, where I was a Guest, I wanted to have a new comic book costume to wear and Black Cat seemed like a good choice!
How I made this costume: I debated for a while on what material to use and ended up settling for comfort, keeping my insane summer convention schedule in mind. So I went with wet look spandex and created the bodysuit from scratch as well as sewed matching gloves and boot covers. The gloves and boots were patterned by me, and I made sure to have little claws on the hands. I also made the collar with the chrome tag since I wanted everything to be the same material for an overall streamlined look. I cut up fur and made strips, then sewed them to the bodysuit by hand, though I am not too happy with the look of it so that will change soon. The wig came from a China seller on Ebay, and the mask was bought off of a friend of mine. Lastly, I added a ring pull to the zipper I sewed on the bodysuit.
Photos by Paul Tien
Photos by Leonard (LJinto)