No Halloween party is complete without someone dressing up
as Catwoman. The lethally sexy Catwoman is one of the most popular female
villains around and one of Batman’s regular foes. If you are confident enough
to don her sleek, skintight catsuit, you can easily make one without spending
too much money.
There are several versions of Catwoman, but Michelle
Pfeiffer’s vinyl-clad seductress remains the most popular of all. If can’t
afford to make a vinyl catsuit, you can still capture the look by making some
improvisations. You can watch the movie Batman
Returns to have an idea of what her catsuit looks like.
Things you will need:
- Black cloth and pattern
for the mask/hood
- Black leggings and black,
long sleeved leotard
- Black gloves
- Black boots
- Black belt
- An old jump rope and black
spray paint for the whip
- Dark red lipstick, dark
eyeshadow and black mascara
Catwoman’s hood is probably the most difficult piece to make in the entire
costume. Luckily for you, you can avail of patterns for the hood from specialty
stores or you can download them from the internet. All you have to do is trace
the pattern on a firm, leather-like black cloth material, cut it up and sew
together. This pattern should include the kitty ears. If you want to copy
Michelle Pfeiffer's hood, you can deck the entire thing with stitches.
Step 2: If you
don't want to rent or buy a catsuit, you can make do with black, long-sleeved
leotards and a pair of black leggings. To make it look like a catsuit, you can
sew the bottom part of the leotard with the top part of the leggings. Just like
with the hood, you can put irregular stitches all over the catsuit to make it
look like the one in the movie.
Accentuate your waist by wearing a wide black belt on top of your catsuit. This
should come in handy for those who are not so confident of their stomach area
and would like to hide a slight paunch.
Catwoman's hands are never exposed so you should wear a pair of black gloves,
preferably leather. There should be no exposed skin between the gloves and your
sleeves, so make sure you get a pair that is long enough.
Step 5: Black , high-heeled boots are essential to
the Catwoman outfit. Try to find one made of shiny or glossy material. Knee-high
boots are the ideal, but you can also go for thigh-high boots as well.
Catwoman's primary weapon is her whip. If you don't have one lying around in
your house, you can just take an old jump rope and chop off one of the handles.
Fray the end so it will look like a real whip then spray the entire thing with
Step 7: You don't
have to worry about your hair since you will be wearing your hood, but you have
to put some makeup on. Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman has her trademark red lips,
which contrasts brightly against the shiny material of her hood. Put smoky eye
makeup and load up on mascara and black eyeliner.
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