Does it matter?
so we're talking about this costume:
I have seen boots very similar to this on ebay from time to time - something close to this http://cgi.ebay.com/black-soft-genui...item4cec539560 could be modded with some add-ons
I think the purple is a nice touch, it's also neat to parts of an early costume and mix it with the new. I think she wore purple predominately in the early 1990s. The whole costume is very similar to how Jim Lee drew her in Batman Hush.
There's another thread on the forum here that dealt with makign similar goggles.
id find ski goggles - pop the lenses and take the strap off. Dye the strap - recast the frames and put the lenses back in.
Just my two cents here......
For the boots you could probably get away with the Go-Go boots that are alllll over Ebay. They come in matte black which is probably what you'd want for this. The heel would be the wrong shape but the same basic height. But more importantly since the boots are made out of PVC you could easiily sew the detailing on them with most any machine and a teflon foot. The catsuit looks pretty basic. I can give you some info on patterns for that if you need them. The colour might be a little tricky to find. It looks like a metallic lyrcra or PVC. I can help you out with places to start sourcing that out as well if you need the info. The cowl would be the tricky part to get things to match. Those goggles.....sooooooo amazing looking....but like you say they'll be hard to source. Best of luck with this! I'm here if I can help you at all.
I for one cant wait to see this. You going to carry around a whip? Good luck.
The cool thing about this "Help Me With My Costume" thread is that this time the girl is REAL!
If you type in Zentai purple catsuit on ebay. You can use these for a good start.
I'll be in my bunk.....
Seriously, though, welcome aboard. The only suggestion that I can add to this discussion is that, if you plan to wear the costume the way it is in the picture (i.e. zipped really low), you'll want to use some double stick tape so you don't have any "wardrobe malfuntions".
with the zentai catsuits. they do custom jobs too , usualy no extra cost. you can tell them how and where you want the zips and they will do it no problem. you can also tell them about any any other features you need. they did it for me when i ordered a base suit for a mates ben riley spidey suit i made a while ago. it was a real quick job but they did everything i wanted and no extra cost.
Yep....they will put in shorter zippers. BUT....the zippers they use aren't right for this costume. You could always get someone (if you don't sew) to replace the zipper with a chunkier one. Just know that they sew those zippers in well and they are a pain in the butt to take out.
If you find the zipper you want, can't you just supply it to the ones making the suit?
you would make a sweet catwoman......i was thinking about making a set of goggles just for fun