I now interrupt the bird patterning going on for some Halloween making. This photo of Julie Newmar's Cat Woman is the inspiration for Thing 2's Halloween costume this year. She is currently in love with the kitschy 1960s Batman show that I grew up watching. So lame it's funny.
I started making it yesterday and it's coming along fine. I have heaps of time. No sweat.
Some sketching and model testing produced these pattern pieces for ears, mask and gloves.
The mask and ears are done. They look sooo great on! I'll take a picture tomorrow. Made from layers of black acrylic felt with black glitter Mod Podged on. I turned the ears but not the mask.
The necklace is almost done. After pondering a possibly long and fruitless search through thrift shops for a necklace I decided just to use my circle punches, ribbon and glitter. Now I have to figure out a closure because like a doofus I trimmed the ribbon to length and contrary to my calculations, it does not fit over her head. Possibly a closure of more paper disks with small bits of velcro.
The gloves are still a WIP. I'm hoping they will work out. If they fit I'll glue golden claws at the end of each fingertip. I wonder if those press-on nails would work?
Last detail to add will be the trademark golden belt around her hips. I think some wide gold ribbon with a cardboard beglittered buckle would do the trick nicely. This will require a quick trip to the store. The rest of the costume will be black shirt, black leggings and black boots. Kind of a visibility nightmare, but we'll have flashlights.
My other sweet girl has opted to be a witch again and we already had her costume from two years ago. I tried to persuade her to wear a wart covered hooked nose just so I could make one out of felt, but she declined. But that would have been fun to make.
This is kind of fun actually. I usually groan and stress out if I have to make the kids' costumes, but this one sparked my creative muse in a big way. It must be the TV nostalgia.