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what are good halloween costumes for black vinyl catsuits?
October 23, 2012 8:47 AM   Subscribe

i have a black vinyl catsuit (from when i was the baroness a few halloweens ago) that i'd like to use in this year's costume, except that i don't know what this year's costume is going to be yet, and i'm trying not to be lazy and just do the baroness again. please hope me, ask metafilter!

n.b. comic book, tv, and movie characters preferred. i have long, black hair but am not opposed to wearing a wig. i'd rather not irrevocably alter the catsuit so i can use it again at some point, but i'd consider it for the right costume.
posted by lia to Society & Culture (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Not to be obvious, but Catwoman? Black Widow? Black Cat?
posted by trunk muffins at 8:55 AM on October 23, 2012 [5 favorites]


sexy luggage
sexy garbage
sexy futon
sexy Underworld vampire
posted by reverend cuttle at 8:57 AM on October 23, 2012 [6 favorites]


Whip, black heels, black demi-mask and cat's ears on a headband = Catwoman.

Red wig with a white streak, your catsuit, yellow and green accessories (vest, tank top, leg-warmers) and long gloves = Rogue.

Actually the black base could be the basis for any of the female X-Men characters.
posted by gauche at 8:58 AM on October 23, 2012


Batgirl/Cassandra Cain.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 8:59 AM on October 23, 2012


Aeon Flux jumps to mind. You could adapt it pretty easily for a character from Skyrim (the Nightingales for example) if video game characters aren't too far afield.
posted by jquinby at 9:00 AM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


A friend of mine did trinity from The Matrix in a catsuit one year and looked awesome, all you need in addition is sunglasses, hair gel, and a Very Serious Demeanour.
posted by greenish at 9:01 AM on October 23, 2012 [6 favorites]


If you paint (with removable paint) some treads on it and the words "GOODYEAR Inflate to 35-45 PSI", you could be a straightened out tire!
posted by ignignokt at 9:11 AM on October 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


You'd need a red wig and a heart shaped eye-patch, but Molotov Cocktease from Venture Brothers would be on the table.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:12 AM on October 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


Bayonetta.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:13 AM on October 23, 2012


Put blue cotton balls at various places on the suit and say you're a motion-capture model for computer animation. You can even say you are Shrek!
posted by not_on_display at 9:15 AM on October 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


Halle Berry's Storm
Add face mask and you could be Symbiote
posted by FirstMateKate at 9:15 AM on October 23, 2012


Black Widow? Otherwise add a black trenchcoat and eyepatch (but oh my god no blackface) and be Nick Fury.
posted by elizardbits at 9:19 AM on October 23, 2012


Roy Orbison wrapped in cling film.
posted by moonmilk at 9:19 AM on October 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


If I could wear a black vinyl catsuit, I would get a red wig and be Black Widow and make my children extremely happy (they are going to be Ironman, Thor, and Captain America.) Alas....
posted by pyjammy at 9:20 AM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Emma Peel
posted by cazoo at 9:28 AM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Roy Orbison wrapped in cling film.

Sexy Roy Orbison. Or Sexy Johnny Cash. Not that they weren't sexy already, obviously.
posted by The World Famous at 9:32 AM on October 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also came to suggest Molotov Cocktease/Coqtiz. If you don't like that suggestion you could always IGNORE ME!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:51 AM on October 23, 2012


If you look anything like Maggie Cheung, perhaps Irma Vep?
posted by Calloused_Foot at 10:22 AM on October 23, 2012


Cat suit + red wig + lightsaber + Jedi cloak + knee pads/holster/flight gloves/other random accessories = Mara Jade, aka The Best Nerdy Halloween Costume Ever, aka What I Was Last Year.
posted by Dorinda at 10:25 AM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh my god, please oh please do Sexy Garbage.
posted by Mizu at 12:28 PM on October 23, 2012 [6 favorites]


Some options:

- Catwoman
- Emma Peel (from the other Avengers)
- Punny cat burglar costume -- add a pair of cat ears, maybe a tail, and a sack with a giant dollar sign on it (my wife gets total credit for this idea)
posted by asnider at 12:50 PM on October 23, 2012


Thirding Molotov Cocktease.
posted by cthuljew at 12:52 PM on October 23, 2012


If I had the figure for it and already owned a freakin' black catsuit (AWESOME), I would be Black Widow this Halloween in a HEARTBEAT.

I also like the idea of a gender-bent, eyepatch-wearing, non-blackfaced Nick Fury.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 4:22 PM on October 23, 2012


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