Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Halle Berry's CATWOMAN Bust!
DC Direct's 2004 Mini-Bust from the Ill-Fated Catwoman Movie
I know. I know. I've seen the movie. I've shared in your pain. I didn't like the plot. I didn't like the costume design. I didn't like the total-reimagining of such a great character. HowEVER, I love Catwoman. And I like to have some representation of all versions of her in my collection. She's taken a lot of different forms over the years, most of which I've really liked, but several others which I really didn't. The 2004 movie version is probably my least favorite look for the character. I've analyzed what bothers me most about this looks, and for me, it's the gimmicky sex-appeal details combined with the non-functionality of the costume itself. My least favorite parts are the cat-slashed leather pants and the ridiculous stillettos. Seriously, if she were wearing plain leather pants and functional boots, this outfit would not be nearly as despised as it is.
(In all my obsessiveness, I did a quick photo-edit to try to make my point [scroll to the bottom]... maybe I'm crazy, but I think that's a thousand times better). That said, this bust, by its very nature, spares me those awful costume details. I think this bust shows an interesting variation of the Catwoman character.