I feel like I've been making costumes all year-round, so I really
wanted something comfy, cute, easy and quick to do for Halloween.
Artist Hanie Modh has drawn a variety of superheroines/villains in sweaters
- which are all so delightful and fun, so I decided to create a costume of her Catwoman
Surprisingly I couldn't find the
right grey sweater, so I made my own out of a soft knit fabric (and pin-tucked the cuffs and giant mod-avant-garde collar-cowl). For the sweater pattern, I used Burda 7742 as a guide (I lengthened the torso and the arms, and then winged the cuffs, collar and neckline). The little cat face was cut out of fleece, embroidered, then stitched onto the sweater. I kind of mucked up the mouth embroidery, but then again, it was 2 in the morning on Halloween!
I decided to make her little cat-aviator-hood out of fleece (to keep things cozy). I looked at cowl patterns from past
, quickly cut one out of scrap material, then kept tucking and pinning it around my head until it was relatively tight (then made the final fleece version using the scrap one as a pattern). I didn't want to bother with a proper strap, so I sewed a thick piece of black elastic where a chin strap would normally go. The ears were pairs of triangles sewn together and flipped right-side out. I propped a piece of cardboard in them before sewing them to the cowl, to help them stand up a bit.
Pair with black tights, black gloves, black shoes, some red ski goggles and a little bit of eyeliner, and voila!
The Sweater Superheroines make really great, really easy costumes, so ladies, if you find you're running low on time next year, they are go-to costumes!