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Character: Catwoman from Arkham City (video game)
Costume made by: Yaya
Photography: Brian Boling
Tumbler: The Dark Knight screen-used car, thank you, WB, for letting me pose with it. Location: San Diego Comic Con 2012
Forgive the crowd in the background, I took the chance to pose with the Tumbler when permission was granted!! When I post closer-up photos of the costume, I will share the construction process in detail. For now, just know this costume was made in 50 hours, but only takes 5 minutes to put on lol. To match the hexagon fabric in the video game, I had the pattern designed by my friend Jinyo and printed up at Fabric On Demand. The secondary fabric is a rubber coated spandex. Cathy of GSTQFashions saved me hours of work by graciously letting me base my bodysuit off of the pattern she had made already for this same costume for a customer. I had to redesign most pieces of the pattern to fit my bodyshape and height, but it was nice to not have to make a full mock-up from scratch, and with my tight work schedule, I appreciated every second of time saved. I sewed the costume entirely myself, as usual, making sure to triple-stitch the seams (100+ of them) and also top stitch all of them. I also made the matching accessories such as gloves/hood/ears/sculpted metal bits/altered boots etc. I re-used the goggles from my other Catwoman costume because I kind of hate the design of the Arkham City goggles, and I already made perfectly usable Catwoman goggles before. :D
*When we hit 50,000 Likes on my Facebook Page, I will give away lots of free stuff as a Thank You, including a hand made corset by me!*
Harley Quinn & Catwoman!
WindoftheStars as Harley, costume made & modeled by her.
Arkham City Catwoman costume made & modeled by me!
Photo by Brian Boling, taken at SDCC.
You have no idea how difficult it was to find a blank wall in the shade for photos at SDCC, especially with a group of DC Comics characters. I find generally that trying to do photoshoots at huge crowded conventions is more frustrating than fun. You have to plan ahead, shoot either early or late in the day, and have handlers at the ready to get you through the crowds.
I try to do photoshoots for most of my costumes if there is time, buy sometimes it’s nice to get to shoot with far away friends like WindoftheStars!!!
I’m debuting Arkham City Catwoman at SDCC next weekend! It has been a real battle making this costume, like putting together a complicated puzzle with your sewing machine. I’ve put in about 45 hours so far on the suit, and am close to finishing. The sleeves have been attached since this photo was taken, and the cowl/gloves/boots are almost done as well. I am re-using my fancy bullwhip and custom goggles from my other Catwoman costume as I don’t really like the video game design of Selina’s goggles. I’ll be wearing this on Saturday morning and Sunday of SDCC!
Finally nailed down my San Diego Comic Con schedule!!
Hosting Sociology of Cosplay panel for DA at noon, room 2. Wearing Ame-Comi Wonder Woman
Gentle Giant Booth #3513 signing: 2pm - 4pm LIMITED CALENDARS AVAILABLE!! Wearing Amber - Sucker Punch
Off site shoot during the day (sorry can’t say more)
Anovos booth appearance #832 in the afternoon, around 5pm I hope, wearing Anovos licensed Star Trek TOS dress!
Arkham City Catwoman in the morning - I am open for photoshoots!!
Gentle Giant Booth #3513 signing: 2pm - 4pm LIMITED CALENDARS AVAILABLE. Wearing Psylocke - X Men
I will also be hanging out at the MARVEL booth as Psylocke, time to be announced
I will re-wear Arkham City Catwoman FOR FUN! Might be signing for :iconnicolepinup:!
Can’t wait to see everyone! It’s going to be an insane week. INSANE!!