How to Make a Catwoman Costume

Updated June 18, 2018

Little boys love to dress up like their favourite superhero such as Spider-Man or Batman. Little girls, teenage girls and even adult women also enjoy playing a character from a superhero comic from time to time. Catwoman is an excellent choice. You don't need to purchase a Catwoman costume from a Halloween store because it can easily be made at home. Only a few items are required, as well as a small amount of sewing.

Start off with a one piece black body suit. Sometimes it is referred to as a body stocking. Try the body suit on and mark the spot on your rear where you want the tail to go. You can place a safety pin there or just press a temporary sticker on the stop. Then take the suit off.

Create your tail. Cut a piece of black fabric 12 inches long by 4 inches wide. Then roll it, so it looks like a long tube. Sew one end shut and then sew up the side. Stuff the tail with cotton and then sew up the open end.

Remove the safety pin or sticker from step 1, and stitch the tail to that spot. You should only need four of five stitches to keep the tail in place.

Create your cat ears. Cut out two half circles out of felt to form the ears. Spray them with fabric stiffener, so they harden up. Otherwise, they will droop. Wait an hour for the fabric stiffener to dry and then use fabric glue to attach the cat ears to a black headband.

Put on a pair of black boots, black gloves and a black mask to finish off the Catwoman costume.


A black whip makes for an excellent accessory. Use black eye shadow and red lipstick after dressing in the costume.

Things You'll Need

  • Black body suit
  • Safety pin or sticker
  • Black fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Cotton
  • Felt
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Fabric glue
  • Headband
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