Catwoman is Selina Kyle, a morally ambiguous character who has been an anti-hero, acting as an adversary, a crime fighter and also a love interest for Batman. Years of training have made her stealthy and agile as a world-class criminal, and her mastery of the martial arts makes her a formidable physical opponent. Although she began her career as a burglar, she has since then reformed and begun protecting Gotham City in her own style. This has led to her being almost completely accepted as a regular member of the Batman Family. She has also been a member of the Birds of Prey, the Outsiders, the Gotham City Sirens, the Injustice League and the Secret Society of Super-Villains. Her close friend Holly Robinson also acted as her successor for an extended period when Selina was out of commission. Catwoman was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, first appearing in Batman #1. (1940)
Taken from the DC Comics Database
Years ago, I dressed up as Catwoman as part of an Academy Awards themed Christmas party at work. I had decided to look for a costume from one of those rental places in the city but there weren’t many choices available from the two places I tried. In the end I chose this Lycra deal with lots of zigzag stitching to give the illusion of pieces being sewn together (like Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns). It was actually just a black bodysuit with a mixture of old perfume smells but was afraid to wash it since it looked like it might fall apart in the wash. The costume came with some ears, cape and a whip with my own boots to help finish the look and at the end of the night, I was thankful for the cape as I waited in line for a taxi ride home.
My take on Catwoman includes a mixture of cloth, leather and mail pieces. The hero piece is of course the helm but with limitations to the colours available in-game, I’ve created two variations. The first is a sexier look with the thigh-high boots and figure hugging bodysuit.
While this alternate lighter version was designed to work around the colour of the helm.
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