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March 11, 2012 10:22 AM   Subscribe

I've been invited to a supervillan costume party. Any ideas?

I've been invited to a supervillan-themed party. My costume should be an already existing villan, not something I made up. Apart from that, it can really be anyone from any genre (comic books, cartoons/tv shows, books, etc).

I'm a woman, so I'd want to be a villaness. The thing is, I have these fantastic stiletto knee-high black lace up dom boots that I never get to wear and I'd love to have a reason to wear them out. I also have a black leather corset.

What sexy/evil/interesting villaness can I dress up as? Anything that comes to mind that lets me dust off my awesome boots?
posted by robot-hugs to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
You could probably put together a Catwoman outfit with those items.

Or you could be Jean Gray (Phoenix from the X-Men) as the Black Queen, when she was a villainess, she basically wore someone's idea of a dom outfit.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:31 AM on March 11, 2012


Cruella DeVille?
posted by Dorinda at 10:32 AM on March 11, 2012


Boots + Mask = Bad Horse. Corset optional.
posted by mochapickle at 10:32 AM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Catwoman is the first one that comes to mind. The boots and corset would be perfect.

Or, for something a bit more esoteric/nostaligic, Evil-Lyn from He-Man.
posted by valoius at 10:35 AM on March 11, 2012


Doctor Girlfriend!
posted by neushoorn at 10:35 AM on March 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


The Black Queen, in either Selene or Jean Grey form, is the classic example. Wear with tights if you're uneasy about the amount of skin. The problem is, the character is just a garden-variety domina, without too many supervillain cues, apart from the cape.

Another, more comic-oriented costume would be for Black Mary Marvel. Here she is beating Wonder Woman unconscious with Green Lantern. A black, long-sleeved cheerleader's dress, some gloves, those boots, and the lightningbolt logo made from yellow felt or somesuch, and you're ready to go.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:36 AM on March 11, 2012


Black Cat, she was a cat burglar, who was reformed by Spiderman. Your corset could be part of the costume, just need something equally black for your arms and legs.

Marvel wiki - Black Cat
posted by demagogue at 10:38 AM on March 11, 2012


I would say the Borg Queen!
posted by Bokmakierie at 11:00 AM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't find a picture of it to confirm my memory, but doesn't Six wear essentially that (with a see-through lace top and skirt) in the pilot of BSG?
posted by ChuraChura at 11:05 AM on March 11, 2012


There are probably a thousand reasons why this is a bad idea, but when I hear "female villain" and "awesome boots," the first thing that springs to my mind is Condoleeza Rice.
posted by KathrynT at 11:25 AM on March 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Molotov Cocktease would be awesome, although her boots are red.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:38 AM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seconding Dr. Girlfriend. She's amazing.
posted by doyouknowwhoIam? at 12:11 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mom from Futurama.
posted by Lorin at 12:49 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


There are some pretty amazing Harley Quinn costumes out there.

Bellatrix Lestrange would be fun, too.

And though a bit less well-known, Esme Squalor wears some amazing outfits throughout The Series of Unfortunate Events.
posted by shesbookish at 1:18 PM on March 11, 2012


Team rocket wears boots.
posted by oceanjesse at 1:41 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Do you have blond hair? Geillis Duncan.
posted by brujita at 2:27 PM on March 11, 2012


A number of years ago, I attended a supervillian costume party dressed as Super Hitler. I took an off the rack Superman costume and used felt to replace all of the logos with either a swastica or the letter H, then cut a fake mustache down to the appropriate size and plastered my hair down in the proper manner. It was a huge hit, and a hell of a lot of fun to run around on a few hits of acid on.

Please note that I am not a fan of Hitler, but that I wanted the most evil costume I could put together.
posted by item at 5:59 PM on March 11, 2012


You have pretty much described my costume three halloweens ago when I dressed as the Baroness from GI Joe. Black framed Harry Potterish glasses complete the ensemble.
posted by elizardbits at 6:26 PM on March 11, 2012


Someday, I'll convince someone on here to be Nightmare Moon.
posted by DisreputableDog at 6:57 PM on March 11, 2012


Years ago a friend gave me a teddy bear in a Dr. Doom costume.

when suddenly invited to a party like this with two hours notice a couple years ago, I pulled on a black shirt, black pants and figured a way to attach the bear to my shoulder, and informed people I was the servant and transportation of Dr. Doombear.

so I want as a henchman, but people really thought it was silly.

if you don't mind being a bit of a spectacle and have a small stuffed animal, put it in your cleavage (that the corset shows off) and be the Henchwoman.
posted by mephron at 8:03 PM on March 11, 2012


Thanks - great ideas from everyone!

As I already have about 80% of the costume, and I'm liking the throwback to cheesy cartoons from my past, I believe The Baroness shall do very well indeed.
posted by robot-hugs at 1:14 PM on March 12, 2012


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