By Guest Contributor Kerry Berry
You all know her. The ears, the claws, the whip, the curves, and that coy smile that brings it all home. Catwoman. Our favorite little world-class thief with very expensive taste. Leaving powerful crime lords and billionaires alike with nothing but a kiss and the clothes they’re wearing, along with a stinging feeling that they should’ve taken Ian McKellen’s advice from X2; “Never trust a beautiful woman, especially one who’s interested in YOU.” What is it about Catwoman that leaves us so enchanted? How is it that a notorious thief of all things is such a beloved symbol to women and men alike?
Catwoman is a character who defines everything that a classically sexy woman possesses: mystery, beauty, and smarts. She’s the kind of girl that you dream about being lucky enough to get swindled by. And even if that powerful femme fatale isn’t generally your type, be willing to bet that she’s got a disguise and an alias custom-fit to your tastes to get whatever she needs from you. Her long list of skills are as lethal as they are attractive. Special made gloves with sharp claws, acrobatic abilities, stealth, martial arts, mastery of combat (and in some arcs travel/grappling) with a whip, friends in high places, and a vast knowledge of all varieties of security systems. So long as there is something to steal and someone to charm, she cannot fail.
Catwoman is the creator of her own freedom. She has been in and out of various groups in the DC universe such as the Birds of Prey, The Injustice Leauge, the recent Gotham City Sirens, and the Outsiders but she lives completely independently. Even with the one and only Batman, she’ll still blow a kiss his way and leave him standing alone on a rooftop. She is free from rules, obligation, society and standards.
Our favorite Catwoman cosplayers are individuals who can show this strength and power from within, while playing the role of Catwoman. To be Catwoman, you need more than just black leather and red lipstick. There’s something special about these Catwoman cosplayers and it isn’t hard to see in these images.