- First worn to MegaCon 2014
- Spent around $100 on the costume
- The amazing cowl for this costume was made by the one and only Reevzfx
- Worked on this costume for two months
I feel that Batman is a character that everyone wants to be, so when I decided to do Catwoman Trevor was definitely on board for this! He likes to challenge himself by physically getting in shape for each of his costumes. This includes a strict diet and working out about 6 days a week, a little too strict for my tastes :P
**This costume was originally made for MegaCon, I was unhappy with a few parts of it so I decided to overhaul it for AFO. MegaCon photos are posted below and AFO pics are on the way!**
I patterned this costume off of the Captain American costume I made for Trevor last year. Originally it was done as a top and pants, but for AFO 2014 I updated it to be one piece with a zipper in the back. Having it as two pieces was more convenient for putting on the costume, but the fit just was not tight enough. I used dance wear spandex in gray and used the wrong side which did not have the shimmer and had a dull look to it. The bat symbol was made out of duck cloth and I satin stitched around the edges, day of the con I glued the piece onto the shirt. This was another part of the costume that I was unhappy with and I updated at AFO. I printed out the bat symbol on paper to make a stencil and I spray painted it onto the top. This ended up looking WAY better and I could not be happier with the look now. For the belt I made each pouch ou of thick cardboard and I covered each one with upholstery vinyl. The belt itself is just two layers of vinyl and I top stitched along the top and bottom. For the updated belt I traced over all my seams with a black pen to give it some detail, each pouch is now glued in place to have a more uniform look. I used a store bought pattern and jet set knit to make the cape, I altered the bottom so that it would come to a point along the edge.
The cowl I commissioned from Reevzfx, and let me tell you, it is definitely the piece that makes this costume! Trevor does sweat a great deal while wearing it, but hey we live in Florida so that is no surprise. As long as we coat the inside with baby powder it comes on and off very easily and it's super sturdy.
The gloves were Rubie's costume gloves that I ordered online and I adjusted them for a tighter fit, the boots were also an online purchase. I misted over the entire costume with black spray paint the day of AFO so that I could add highlights and depth to the costume. I felt that at Mega it was just too flat and needed a little bit of color tossed in.
I'm super happy with this costume now that I have made all of the little changes to it!