Girl geeks dressing up as Wonder Woman, Catwoman, She-Ra or Supergirl won’t likely win the costume contest this Halloween, because those superhero costumes (fabulous as they are) have already been there done that. However, if you show up as Specter from Watchmen in this Silk Specter Costume, you’ll definitely be sure to bring home first prize.
Here’s what Etsy vendor DameFatale has to say about her $4,000 masterpiece:
I am the only latex designer that has successfully recreated this costume and has the original moody toned yellow latex which was a custom made Patone color match and used to make this costume, so, you will be getting the real deal. Quality UK latex, this is not the cheap China/Malaysia latex.
This garment will come with a custom made leotard style bodysuit, the corset, the thigh highs with garter attachments and gloves with garter attachments.
Serious buyers only please. A deposit is required to start construction. Allow 8 weeks for completion of garment.
Wig, belt and shoes are sold seperately.
Well, it’s a little too late to be saving up for this costume and getting it custom-made in time for Halloween 2011, but maybe you’ll get some ideas for next year or fabricate your own costume. Hope you can find a fabric store that sells bright yellow latex. Looks like you won’t be needing much.
There’s always Comic-Con in July, which is another occasion that welcomes costumes.
If you can afford this costume, maybe you could afford the plane ticket to the UK to at least try it on before purchasing it. Spanx won’t be too big a help in this costume’s case.