Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Batgirl!

"I have to find another path. Divine my own future. One uniquely mine. Not a page from someone else's book. Not a fate that begins and ends on page one. " Barbara Gordon

My love for Batman is a well known fact, so one of my first serious attempts at a Batman related costume was Batgirl. I am still working on making this outfit better but I thought I would share the first iteration so in future you can see the improvements.

This costume is actually a combination of things, the cape is from the standard Batgirl costume you can buy from most costume stores, I ended up fastening it to the body suit with velcro that I stitched onto the shoulders. 

The body suit is from the Catwoman costume and clear warning it's very see-through when you take photos, it's not obvious here because I darkened the problem areas! Because of the see-through nature of this body suit I ended up purchasing a full catsuit from Black Milk Clothing that I intend to use instead.

The mask was purchased off Etsy, I really love it, it's from a store called LME Masks. The leather is really nice it ends up moulding to your face and it just looks pretty spectacular when you are wearing it. As much as I love this mask and will continue to use it I would also love to get a full Batgirl Cowl!

The utility belt is the official Batman costume belt you can buy, I'd love to get a proper leather belt for the next iteration with leather pouches. This one is okay but it just doesn't feel authentic to me.

The Bat symbol on the chest is my least favourite part of this outfit, It's a stitched version that I ended up pinning onto the body suit and it just looks stuck on (because it is). I have purchased a really nice moulded silicon one off Etsy that I plan to glue onto the cat suit! 

So that is my first attempt at Batgirl, keep an eye our for future attempts!

The full on Batgirl Costume!