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.

Source: DC Comics Database

Years ago, I dressed up as Catwoman for an Academy Awards-themed Christmas party. I went looking for a costume at one of those rental places in the city but there weren’t many choices available. In the end, I chose this lycra deal with lots of zigzag stitching to give the illusion of Michelle Pfeiffer’s costume from Batman Returns.  It was really just a bodysuit mixed with old perfume but was afraid to wash it in case it fell apart. The costume came with some ears, cape and a whip with my own boots to help finish the look. At the end of the night, I was thankful for the cape covering my costume as I waited for a taxi ride home.

Artist: Stanley Lau
Artist: James Ghio

My take on Catwoman includes a mixture of cloth, leather and mail. The hero piece is (of course) the helm but with limitations to the colours in-game, I’ve created two variations. The first is a sexier look with thigh-high boots and figure-hugging bodysuit while the second was designed to work around the colour of the helm. Too bad the helm always hides your hair.

Catwoman stealth

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