1) Did you enjoy playing Bayonetta (the character not the game) 2) Was it difficult to create the costume, because it has endless details; 3) What kind of fabric did you use? 4) Was it comfortable? 5) There are other works in progress?
1) Yes, I did. But cosplaying for me is more modeling than acting like the character. I'm not a good actress and I prefer taking it as a way to show my sewing and crafting skills. But, yes, I enjoyed it, we had a great time at the photoshoot 2) Yes, it was difficult. It was my first catsuit costume and I needed a lot of help. Then the guns gave us a lot of hard work. It took me 9 months to complete the costume. 3)I used faux-leather. 4) No, it, wasn't. The fabric looks great for Bayonetta, but it's not stretchy, so I couldn't even sit down properly and the high heels were killing meeee!! 5) There are lots of works in progress, haha. This weekend I'm making a photoshoot as Commander Shepard in her cocktail dress (Mass Effect 2) and I'm currently making a Nina Williams costume from Tekken Tag Tournament 2. And we have plans for costumes till year 3000
1) I think about cosplay, I think about "art in motion". If you ever saw a WCS gathering you would be astonished with the level of craftsmanship that some competitor put in each detail, each line, each button, prop and fabric. When I was in College I covered some events here and there and what I saw changed my perception about what Cosplay was all about.
2) Some materials can be a "pain in the derrière" to sew or wear (believe me I had my share of neoprene suits when I used to Surf, I almost got my head out of the socket trying to get out of one).
3) Catsuits are difficult to make because the whole process of designing it and then producing it using yourself as the mode is not a comfortable process to undergo. Faux-leather or America Leather clothe or plastic leather is very easy to use and cheap, a great material if compared to Latex or Leather or Leatherette.
4) Heels are modern day medieval torture machines. As a man, my grandmother always said to me that women would only use high heels 10cm+ when in Fancy Parties or Dinner. Not on everyday life. I work in a Major Financial Center and we see women falling from their heels on a daily basis.