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How To Put Together A Catwoman Cosplay From The New Batman

Here is our buyer's guide to getting your own Catwoman cosplay for the new Batman movie!

Difficulty Easy

Batman and Catwoman as seen in The Batman (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
Batman and Catwoman as seen in The Batman (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

DC fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of Matt Reeves’ The Batman since casting rumors of Robert Pattinson taking up the mantle of Bruce Wayne spread in 2019. Hype has continued to build, even with the film’s original release of June 2021 being pushed back to March 4th, 2022.

We think the main reason why audiences have stuck it out this long and are still beyond excited is because of the creative freedom and phenomenal director behind the movie. Or, perhaps it’s because people just love Batman. Robert Pattinson will be the 12th actor to play the billionaire vigilante since the 1943 Batman that starred Lewis Wilson.

Batman and Catwoman as seen in The Batman (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

As for what audiences should expect to see going into this film? Well, assuming from the trailer, there will be tons of action, insane gadgetry, and plenty of brooding. In the depths of Gotham, Riddler is causing mayhem directed primarily at the Wayne’s while the Bat creates an alliance with the Cat.

Aside from Robert Pattinson playing the Infamous Batman, the cast list includes Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Colin Farrell as The Penguin.

Batman and Catwoman as seen in The Batman (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
“I think Catwoman, Selina Kyle represents really strong femininity, and I’m excited to dive into that,” - Zoe Kravitz on Catwoman according to Variety.

Like most cosplayers, we cannot wait to see Zoe Kravitz grace our screens as our favorite femme fatal. There is a reason why most cosplayers are drawn to Catwoman, heck myself, the writer has even cosplayed as her. There is something so powerful and feminine about suiting up in a black catsuit with claws because of how the character embodies so much more than the sex appeal that comic-book creators have drawn for Selina Kyle. She represents a complicated, softer, and stronger anti-hero than what we typically know.

Simply put, Catwoman is a badass, and we all want to be her. Therefore, we have put together an Amazon buyers guide for Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman that will have you saying me-wow! Plus, we’ve linked a storefront where you can buy the full cosplay with just a single click at the end of the article. So, without further ado, let’s see what it takes to become the sensational Catwoman!

Buyers guide

Batman and Catwoman as seen in The Batman (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Our guide is entirely Amazon finds minus purchasing the costume in its entirety. Many of these individual pieces can be found at a department store or local thrift shop. And we recommend never to forget to look in your closet for Halloween costumes from seasons past (there could be some real gems in there).

Plus, if you’re a veteran cosplayer, you may already have pieces of this cosplay like a whip from a Black Cat costume or a leather jacket from a Killer Frost cosplay. Remember, it’s okay to reuse old props; it saves you money and helps our planet from creating more waste. We love recycling queens and kings!

If you plan on physically going to places, remember to mask up and bring that hand sanitizer.

Batman and Catwoman as seen in The Batman (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

  • Faux Leather Short Jacket $47.98 Some buyers say this product runs small while others say it is a perfect fit.
  • MCEDAR Faux Leather Pants $31.99. Make sure to purchase the textured pair called: Color: Black Z.

Catwoman Buyer's Guide

  • Patent Leather Square Buckle Elastic Waist Belt $14.99 OR Faux Leather Belt $13.88. We are giving you two options for a belt so you can decide whether or not you want all black details or silver.

Catwoman Buyer's Guide

  • Press on Nails Stiletto $9.99. These range in sizes and are regular fake nails. Try using a gel nail polish to make them sturdy.
  • Leather Gloves $13.99
  • Wide Leather Wristband $18.99. Not a necessary purchase, but the little details like this upgrade the cosplay to screen accuracy.

Catwoman Buyer's Guide

  • Pixie Cut Wig $41.99. Read the reviews on this one! Most individuals said this wig was easy to wash and style.
  • 3PCS Leather Choker $9.98. Okay you technically only need one, but the cat choker is too cute!
  • Bullwhip $19.99

Catwoman Buyer's Guide

  • Catwoman Cat Lady Ski Mask $14.93 OR Black Knit Thermal Face Ski Mask $10.99 (From the promo images, Selina Kyle has multiple face masks with different designs. We recommend purchasing the ski mask to revamp, or go maskless.)

Catwoman Buyer's Guide

  • Leather Pointed-Toe Knee-High Boots $61.98. Price ranges depending on size. These are really cute in general and we would wear them for daily use.

Batman and Catwoman as seen in The Batman (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Screengrab of Selina Kyle without the costume and a longer hairstyle is so cute and a cheap, easy cosplay! You may have these pieces at home, so check first before buying. Also, we don’t know what pants she is wearing with this, so just throw on some sweatpants and shoot a side-by-side cosplay picture that could go viral!

Batman and Catwoman as seen in The Batman (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

  • Long Brown Layered Synthetic Hair $26.90 OR Synthetic Side Part Layered Wig $21.89
  • Racerback Sports Crop Tank Top $10.45 OR Tank Tops Summer Sleeveless $16.99

We gave options for both wig styles and shirt preferences for your choice because we are indecisive. Yet we do know that eyeliner is a must with this cosplay. For our suggested brand of eyeliner, check out our article on the best makeup brands for cosplay.

Quick Purchase Buying Option

Catwoman Buyer's Guide

  • SimCosplay 2022 Catwoman Cosplay Suit $129.99 without boots

This is pretty accurate for what we’ve seen for the character in trailers. It’s an easy buy from a reliable cosplay company. However, the company issued a statement regarding their annual Spring Festival celebration, and suits ordered after January 19th, 2022, will be tailored and delivered after February 10th.

With all of these cosplaying options for Catwoman, you are ready to claw your way into kicking ass and looking good while doing it.

We can’t wait to see some cosplays of Catwoman. If you use our guide, be sure to tag us on Cosplay Central’s Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for a possible feature!

The Batman premieres in theaters on March 4, 2022.

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Lexi Ginn

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Lexi has been cosplaying since 2017 with her faithful companion, her dad. She has modeled for companies like Hottopic and HerUniverse and has worked with various products from Doritos to Barnes and Noble. According to Lexi, Cosplaying is an outlet for creativity and a platform for fun and kindness. Her goal is to show that no matter how many times you fall, you need to always get up with a smile on your face (thanks, All Might).

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