PAX East 2018 Catwoman Shoots

At PAX East this year, I did something I’ve always wanted to do, which is cosplay Catwoman for multiple days of a con. I have so many Catwoman costumes that I can wear several distinct looks back-to-back, which allows me to highlight the many facets of the character. Catwoman was created over 75 years ago, and I love exploring her rich history.

For this con, I chose “Knightmare” Catwoman for Thursday, DC Bombshells Catwoman for Friday, and Jim Balent-style Catwoman for Saturday. These are three very different takes on the character, and I love cosplaying each of them.

Thursday
The “Knightmare” Catwoman design is from the “Rules of Engagement” arc in the Batman comic, written by Tom King and drawn by Joelle Jones. I whipped this cosplay up quickly for a photo shoot earlier in the year, but this was my first time wearing it to a con. It’s one of my more practical costumes!
PAX East

We mostly shot in a small area with large windows on the second floor of the convention center. The textured concrete wall in this photo is one of our favorite spots, as you’ll notice from our pictures throughout the weekend. There are not that many great backgrounds at the BCEC, so we’re usually shooting here or in front of the many plate-glass windows.
PAX East

PAX East

Mike and I experimented with him holding the whip while we were shooting photos, to give the impression that I was cracking it at the camera.
PAX East

PAX East

I love this silhouette shot. It was a beautifully sunny day outside, so Mike exposed for that.
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Friday
On Friday I wore my DC Bombshells Catwoman again. I had originally thought about debuting this costume at PAX East, but I ended up finishing it for Awesome Con the weekend before. It’s based on art by Ant Lucia.
PAX East

Mike had the idea to work with this chair that was in a sitting area on the third floor of the BCEC. The idea was to imitate the seated pose in the DC Bombshells Catwoman statue. I quite like the result.
PAX East

Unlike at Awesome Con, at PAX East I was allowed to bring my whip into the convention center (as long as it was checked by security). We took the opportunity to use it in photos.
PAX East

PAX East

Then we went back downstairs to our favorite concrete wall.
PAX East

We had to get a photo of Catwoman with her cat!
PAX East

Saturday
On Saturday I wore my purple Catwoman, based on art by Jim Balent. It’s such a classic Catwoman look.
PAX East

My cowl was made by ReevzFX. He matched the color to my fabric!
PAX East

PAX East

PAX East

PAX East

After starting in our usual spot on the second floor, we went upstairs to shoot near the large windows. This led to some interesting lighting.
PAX East

PAX East

Fun with selective colorization
PAX East

Back to those chairs we used for DC Bombshells Catwoman photos
PAX East

PAX East

PAX East

I had a fabulous weekend cosplaying Catwoman. I hope to do the same at a future con, with even more different Catwoman costumes (fingers crossed for Baltimore Comic-Con)!

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