The Catwoman’s comic book outfit which appealed to me most was her skin-tight purple cat-suit with thigh-high black boots and arm-length clawed gloves (from her late 1980’s-late 1990’s comic book appearances).
This costume has been represented a number of times as an action figure. So I had very high hopes of avoiding the lengthy creation of a custom figure for my “Legends of Gotham City” Collection.
No such luck…
The DC Direct Batman: Long Halloween Catwoman Action Figure was based on comic book artist Tim Sale’s artwork from the “Long Halloween” storyline. Unfortunately, is artwork was not my cup of tea. However, I did recognize pretty quickly that it was mainly this action figure’s head sculpt, wrist bracelets, and color scheme that made it [i]artwork-specific[/i] to Sale’s “Long Halloween” book. With an appropriate head swap, anatomical alteration, and careful paint work, this figure could definitely be made into a perfect “classic” comic book Catwoman!
After some extensive surgery to replace her anatomically awkward arms, and a head-swap with a Silver Age Catwoman figure, I carefully re-painted this figure into a much more accurate depiction of Catwoman’s modern age catsuit.