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Thanks to Kevin Green for these shots taken at Wondercon 2011

Costume made and modeled by me

This costume is based on the Adam Hughes :iconadamhughes: covers for the Catwoman comics.
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Selina is such a iconic character and he captured her so well that I wanted to pay tribute.

I started with a base black latex suit and made the gloves with the claws, hood with the catears, and goggles. I tried to find as accurate as boots as I could, and ordered a leather whip as well.

In the future I definitely would like to do a rooftop shoot with this costume, gosh the possibilities are near endless!

EDIT: Thank you so much for the Daily Deviation! I was so surprised when I woke up to find this. I also really appreciate all the nice comments and feedback. One thing about getting a DD is that inadvertently it comes with criticism as well. Overall I welcome criticism and constantly strive to improve on my costumes. And honestly most of you are saying far too nice things, thank you. But what I don't like is when people make assumptions about me and my work without taking the time to read the description, or research my portfolio at least a little bit. This is the first photo I've posted of this Catwoman costume, which was taken against a wall at a con and is meant to show off the costume. Nothing more. More photos of a variety are coming soon.
I think people sometimes forget that we are real human beings sweating inside these outfits, and there are outside conditions that impact the images we produce. Planning for an uninterrupted photo session is difficult and requires time, effort and sometimes money. We do our best to get some good shots at a convention when we're already dressed up, but the constant bombardment of attendees wanting photos of you, with you, with their kids, with their friends etc. can make doing a serious photoshoot difficult. I enjoy meeting people and taking photos with them, so I sometimes sacrifice a private photoshoot for socializing with the attendees.

All I'm trying to say it - have some common sense and think before you speak. I never go on DA to criticize anyone because I believe there are factors involved in producing each Deviation that are not known to me.

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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-04-29
"Everything from the boots to the cat ears has me believing that this is a photograph of the real Selina Kyle." Miss Selina Kyle by *yayacosplay ( Suggested by Rosella-of-Daventry and Featured by KubusRubus )
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CharlieWilcher Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011   General Artist
I love this costume, you look awesome! :D
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megansmourning Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
amazing!
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Jierado Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
FINALLY someone that ACTUALLY FUCKING looks good in a catwoman costume.

She almost looks exactly like the one in the new Batman arkham city game. I own it by the way its superb!!!

If you where to take a look at the game and get a close up on her costume, its way better than what this woman is wearing. It looks like its almost made of some kind of leather material and portions of her back and abdominals as well as the lateral sides of her legs have this kind of glosy pentagon texture that is embeded in the areas.

If you could come up with someone like that on this woman. I have no doubt she will get many hits or possible end up on the front cover of a magazine out there.

Seriously though take a look at the costume in Batman arkham city. Look closely examen it well my friend.

I'm glad you posted this. I hope you have a look and give a reply. Maybe you could tell me what it is possible made out of.
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Eduardevils Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
beauty beauty and more beauty
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ToxicFlavouredCandy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Where would you advise buying a laytex suit, I've seen costumes similar to this but the outfit doesn't look fitted, and it bunches in places.
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sarahbear79 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... You look utterly stunning! Maybe you should take up a career as catwoman ;)
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Tricky352 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You pull this off so well.
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
where did u get the whip? it looks so legit!
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oOredFoxOo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is the perfect look!!
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johnnykoru Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
woow
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Super-Moses Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think quite honestly, this is my favorite cosplay of yours. You just look like her SO much already, and the costume is AMAZING, and I think you quite honestly have her character down. :) Good work!
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sikartist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! 0.0
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CD-B2 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Anne Hathaway won't be able to touch you with a forty-foot pole! Delicious!
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Koremanu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! You really made the goggles and cowl look great! I always thought it would look weird real....kudos!!
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Batman-Begins Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
i mean, seriously, hollywood movies with million dollars of budget can't do this? This is wayyyyyy better than ANY of those Catwoman outfits in tv or in the movies, and that includes Nolan's TDKR. this is just beautiful yaya. Great job!
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Oriaes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Where did you buy the black latex suit? looooove it!!!!!!!!!!
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kcidkcus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I gotta say I usually don't like cat woman cosplays but you pulled it off. sexy and awesome nice work
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:iconpetesfetish:
petesfetish Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
This is awesome!!
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:iconpattimis:
Pattimis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
truley one of Adam's classics brought to life! also just a side note... but that wipe is crazy long or your just very tiny :)
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Aero-zeppelin654 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whip me! whip me good!

giggety giggety!
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LaLunaPiena Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I love how the suit emphasizes the contours of your body.
>.< It makes you look so beautiful.
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Tlalocsart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
WOW!! Your costume looks AMAZING!!
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Awesomeness, total. :)
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Yaknow, if you used a rougher leather and a more patchwork pattern, you'd make a spot-on Arkham City Catwoman cosplay: [link]
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CptBubblebeard Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
..................... OooOoHHhh... .
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:iconhalibel-is-l33t:
Halibel-is-l33t Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
MEOW!!! I offically found my happy place....
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saishadow Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
cool catwomen costume
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IslytoIvy Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
the only thing you are missing is the belt and other than needing a toutch more claw on the gloves, you are amazing. love it.
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dark-trance26 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
meowwwww...
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PetiteChik Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I'm gonna cry! I want one so bad!
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Platypus-Papyrus Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks so great! Excellent job! I am also trying to make an Adam Hughes Catwoman costume to wear to cons and I was just wondering how you made your goggles because they look great! I have been having a horrible time trying to find similar goggles and I have never attempted to make any before so I was wondering if you could tell me how it was done. Thanks, and you look great!
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Cowlover1414 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
All i can say is yum!
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:iconartikali:
artikali Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
very impressive
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trophywife1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Wow,,,,, you have very attractive,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,lips!!
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ninjinturdle Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME!!! It looks like a toy almost! Great costume, and you're f'n HOT! After seeing this, it seems like it should have been obvious that Catwoman would have sounded like an Asian lady from the beginning, the feline eyes are perfect! And any argument against the red eye's(the instant though) is clawed to death by the realization that they give the sentiment of a scarier, mythic cat to opponents. Also the similarity to a ruby if that's relevant?
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James-ed-Marsh Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow its like the adam hughes work come to life! great work.
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Tomekkoszela Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
U sweat !
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:iconjridel:
jridel Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
beautifully delivered
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Pink-Pony Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazingly good!
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I approve! Well done!
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ShaunStroup Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Awesome photo!
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Jessica-Ink Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
this cosplay is stunning and as you said the conditions that come with cons are not ideal and i should imagine people were so stunned with your cosplay that you were probably bombarded for photos all day so by the time you got to do your own thing and organise your own photo's you probably didn't even feel your best but you still did your best and it looks stunning. I'd love to look even half this good in a cosplay one day so ignore the negative comments because sometimes people don't understand the hard work that goes in to these things.
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Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, perfect!
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chrissypop Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
wow! you look awesome!!!
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Ghilemear Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Incredible! It looks like you cut yourself straight out of the covers!
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masey Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaya, I just want to say I've been following your works since I was probably a young teenaged girl, and always looked up to you.
Your depiction is pretty amazing, since I am no costumer I'm not sure where to being to look for flaws but I do admire this and the rest of your work :)

As to your edit about the response on criticism, I feel that is a very mature view to look at that and unfortunately fans and non-fans alike sometimes get a bit overcritical of things completely disregarding that the fact that this person too, is a human and has feelings just like what makes so passionate to be so overly critical and perhaps even rude.

It is okay to be critical, however there is absolutely no need to be rude about it and it's definitely better if it's constructive :)
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baratoxs Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
FUNtastic!
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SniperOfSiberia Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Photographer
Great job! Congrats with the TOP!)
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Medelsvensson Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
out of all your amzing costumes this one got a DD?
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ArchangelMemnoch Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Simplicity at its most complex. Great work on the outfit, so far, another one hit out of the park.
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