Kid's Catwoman costume

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Kid's Catwoman costume

Post by rickrickrick » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:48 pm

I suppose this is more a showoff thread than anything, but since it's mostly about crafting a costume, I didn't know where else to put it.

Some of you may have seen the pix I posted of my daughter in her Batgirl costume. Most of that was crafted by the board's CatGreg, and it's an outstanding costume. My daughter has spent countless hours in it.

A few weeks ago, my daughter announced, quite unexpectedly, that she wanted to be Catwoman for her birthday party in May, which is going to be a costume party. We googled Catwoman images, and she said she wanted to be the Julie Newmar version. So, I got to work putting things together.

The biggest challenge was obviously the bodysuit. After scouring fabric stores for appropriate patterns, I found nothing current, so I ended up buying a nice out of print pattern on ebay. I had to customize the neckline and add a collar, but otherwise, the pattern worked well. The sparkly black fabric I found at a local fabric jobber. I sourced the elbow length black stretch satin gloves online, and added gold spray-painted fake fingernails for the claws. I got her boots from Payless (not super screen accurate, but comfy for a kid), and used the genuine period gold fishscale belt from her Batgirl costume with an appropriate period buckle for her belt. I used the necklace from the Rubies Grand Heritage costume with some links taken out, and made a kid-scale mask. I haven't finished her ears yet, so in the following picture she is wearing the ears from the Rubies costume.
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She is thrilled with it, and I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with the results myself.

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Re: Kid's Catwoman costume

Post by elmrgraham » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:38 am

Purrfectly cute.

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Re: Kid's Catwoman costume

Post by dell » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:59 am

That is adorable. I guess she would prefer that I say terrifying. Three thumbs up (two just isn't enough)
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Re: Kid's Catwoman costume

Post by Batman65 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:29 pm

Captured the look beautifully. I bet she is THRILLED!' Great job.

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