Foxy Brown

I am a bit behind on posting my projects. On the left is my costume for Superhero Soul Night at Gypsy House Party. Back in August, I was hanging out with some friends when the theme was proposed.  Hmm… Black Superheroes…  I could have gone with Storm from X-men (the comic version with the mohawk)“  or Eartha Kitt’s Catwoman .  Instead I thought of the most bad ass women on the planet,“  Pam Grier.  Her characters may not have had super powers but she was definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Foxy Brown was my Super Heroine of choice.  Due to lack of photos of her iconic red jumpsuit on the interwebs.  I decided to order Fox in a Box, the 3-dvd box set with Foxy Brown, Coffy, and Sheba Baby. My jumpsuit isn’t an exact copy.  I couldn’t pull off the plunging keyhole neckline.

For my version I used stretch satin (so soft and shiny). It was a 2-way stretch and the pattern called for a solid.  I ended up cutting it a little smaller.  Simplicity 2401 was the pattern I ended up with.  I could have faked a jumpsuit by frankenpatterning my halter dress with my wide-legged trousures, but I didn’t have the time to mess with it.  Besides, the pattern was on sale for $1.99.  I nixed the ruching on the back panel.  I probably could have skipped the invisible zipper on the side as well.


Copyright: Jeffery Washington Photography


One of these days I will find a small toy gun to hide in my afro.  Until then, stay Foxy.