Hey everyone, so last night was my friend's birthday party, and the party theme was "Heroes and villains". Well, I am such a geek, growing up with fictions, sci-fi movies, comic books and loadssss of cartoons, I have soooooo many fav. characters I don't know where to start!
However, I like to make or have my own costume but I had been quite busy working on other things that I totally forgot about preparing my costume. So, ultimately as a last resort, I turned to my friends for help and very kindly, a wonderful friend offered to lend me her cape! Now, the theme strictly said "No cape" but oh well, either this or nothing, and I am a pretty good sport for most occassions so yup, cape it is. I'm sure the costume and the end result would make up for this (or so I hoped)...
So, I went ahead with the most easiest character I could come up with: Batwoman (mind you, not Batgirl... Totally different outfits... Ok rant over!).
Now, if you want to go for a hardcore cosplay, you'd need:
1. A PVC catsuit,
2. A red wig,
3. A cool PVC/leather mask,
4. Pair of red gloves with blades,
5. A red uitlity belt,
6. Pair of red boots, and
7. A proper cape with red underside.
But, remember, my costume is very "last-minute" assemble, so no cool gadgets or red wigs, but the result turned out still pretty cool.
Here's what I used:
1. Black trousers
2. Black high neck, full-sleeves top
3. A broad belt
4. Pair of black boots
5. A cape
6. Black faux-leather gloves
7. And a cool make-up artist!
First, the costume:
So, I had a pair of black trousers that was prefect for this costume, I teamed it with my black high neck top with long sleeves. This was my base.
Next, I had to use batman logo to make it more authentic, so I printed out a large logo, covering most of an A4 size sheet, in red as you can see, the masked vigilante's costume comprises of black and red.
Next was the belt, so I acquired this belt from a friend that just fit the occassion. Now, I wanted a bat logo on this too, you can either stick a logo on the belt or do what I did, and use your creativity ;) !!! I simply used my red and black sharpie pens and drew out my logo, and voila, your quick batgirl belt is ready!
Now for the mask:
Well, I can't yet become a vigilante without a mask now can I??? So, I tried to find batman mask to print and cut out but none of them seemed impressive enough. Just then I spotted this cool mask make-up and I decided to go with this instead... Call me funky!!
|Batman mask makeup|
|Outlining the mask....|
|...And filling it in...|
|Big thanks to Samiksha Mestry for the mask make up!|
Finally, to finish the look I just put my cape and TADAAAAA!!!!
Vigilante on the prowl!!!!
Hope you enjoyed my quick costume DIY... Until next time,
You have my permission to leave!!!