Wednesday, January 05, 2011
A few years back I designed my own Batgirl, giving her costume a more home made, urban edge. My daughter rediscovered that picture recently and had me hang it up in my living room. After staring at it for a few days, I decided to draw my Batgirl again.
I do rather like the direction I went with this costume. The ears are either part of her hair or a simple hair clip. No cowl or hood. The 'domino mask' is merely heavy eye makeup around each eye. Simple shirt, tiny cape and shorts over grey body suit. Chuck Taylors (a personal fave) and of course the large pocketed utility belt. Finally, simple fingerless gloves.
A gal could probably find put this whole costume together after one trip to Hot Topic, which was the angle I was going for. Urban superhero, easily blending in with the rest of the masses when necessary with little effort or needed change to outward appearance (No phone booth required.) Fighting crime and riding the subway unnoticed. Who needs a Batmobile?
I also can't help but notice that I come up with some strange poses; but I enjoy the challenges they present.