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