|Me as Eartha Kitt style Catwoman and|
Wolverine from the X-Men
at this year's Denver Comic Con
For those of you not familiar with what a Comic Book Convention is let me fill you in. It's usually a three day event where fans of comic books can gather to meet people from the industry and other fans. Science fiction movies and television series are also showcased. There are conventions each year in several major cities and this year was the second convention for Denver.
At the Denver Comic Con my family and I were able to meet many comic book creators, illustrators and graphic artists. There were even classes, gaming and a film festival. One of the other fun things about a Comic Con is that there are people who dress up as their favorite characters or superheros. Knowing this, I decided long ago that if I ever had the chance, I would dress up as Catwoman (Eartha Kitt style no doubt) from the Batman TV series.
We took the kids and had a blast people watching and looking at all of the cool comics and artwork. My husband has a huge collection of X-Men comics and his favorite character is Wolverine so we were very excited to see someone dressed like him. It was a long day but we had lots of fun. I'm just glad I was smart enough to bring a comfortable pair of shoes because those Catwoman high heal boots were just too much!
|Old Denim Belt I painted gold with|
|Rit Dye to turn the Satin Gloves Black|
|old satin gloves|
|Took this apart and attached|
|Gold Belt for some|
I really had a lot of fun constructing the mask and ears for the costume. They were probably the most time consuming but I loved how they turned out. I took apart an old halloween bat headband and attached cat ears to it constructed out of material and foam from an old cami. I used more of the same material for the mask after making my own paper template.
|Used an old black Cami for|
mask and ears
|The mask took forever but totally|
made the outfit
Now for the hair, my favorite part of course. I googled the hairstyle Eartha Kitt wore on the Batman Series so that I could see it up close. Come to find out she wore a braid crown just in front of the cat ears and a long flowy ponytail. The ponytail was a sinch because I've bought drawstring pony's before but the braid was a little tricky. I ended up buying a pack of braiding hair and cutting a big section of it to form one long braid. I put rubber bands on both ends and used bobby pins to secure it. I used Eco gel to smooth my hair into a high bun and placed the drawstring pony over it. The style was so cute I didn't want to take it down!
|Section of the braiding hair secured|
with a rubber band
|Braided down to the end and used another|
rubber band to keep from unraveling
|Slicked MY hair into a high bun using Eco gel|
|Attached the braid using bobby pins|
|Added the drawstring ponytail|
|Final look with the Mask and Ears|
The Denver Comic Con was a blast and I can't wait to do it again next year!