Hi guys! I hope I am posting this in the right forum. My name is Jennifer, I live in Gothenburg (Sweden) and I'm a huge fan or Marvel and DC Comics. I just recently found an interest in cosplay and I'm currently working on my first outfit. It was a pretty easy choice really, Catwoman has always been my favourite character! I love Adam Hughes artwork so my outfit will be based on his work and the "statue of AH!". It will not be perfect by any means, I'm more aming for "similar looking" really. Anyways, so far I have made the goggles, gloves and boots. I'm also working on the belt and have ordered a bullwhip and whipholder. A latex catsuit and hood is also in the making.
After countless hours or browsing the web I found some sunglasses large enough for the job. They started out as regular sunglasses so I had to sculpt on top of them and add a strap. The strap is an adjustable rubber strap from a pair of diving googles. The "ears" I made from a couple of plastic poker chips which I cut and grinded and superglued on. Then I painted the glasses with black nailpolish and bent them a bit in the middle, by heating them with a lighter, as they were a bit too wide to fit my face.
For the gloves, I used a pair of leather gloves and some steel claw rings. I attached the claw rings from the inside so that I can't drop them. I wanted strong claws that actually works which is why I decided to go with this option, even though they do not look as in Adam Hughes artwork. If I change my mind I figured I always have the option to grind off the rhine stones and paint the claws black, but I kindah like the look of them. The claw rings has lots of support on the finger so as long as you curl your hand a bit you can hit something really hard without hurting yourself.
For the boots I actually used two pair. I used a pair of military boots as a base and then cut and superglued part of a pair of winter boots on top. Then I added some straps, buckles and some other details to make them resemble the "statue of AH!".