"Black Cat has always been one of my favorite comic book characters, so I jumped at the chance to redesign her. I tried to embody the spirit of the character in this costume: tough, ready for action, playful, and sexy all at the same time. I also wanted to go for a bit more of an urban look, and instead of covering the area around her eyes decided to give her more of a bandit or ninja look by covering the lower half of her face."
"I decided to play with Felicia's heritage by making her a Native American (Tuscarora to be precise), which is partly reflected in her costume. She gains catlike vision and agility from the 'Cougar´s eye', an enchanted belt carved from turquoise. Her tomahawk, despite the traditional appearance, is actually a state-of-the-art weapon featuring a titanium blade and a concealed high tensile fiber wire inside the shaft. The blade can be launched for use as a grappling hook (or a surprise attack)."
"For the design, I went for a mix of practical and stylish. I wanted it to stay sexy, but not cross over into cheesecake. I think the shorter hair is a mix of style and practicality that is a long time coming for the character; she's had Farrah Fawcett hair for almost 40 years now. I wanted to stray away from the more recent all black with white fur on the sides of the arms, and revisit the white gloves and boots while, redesigning and taking them out of the 70s as well. She needed rope and a place to stash her loot, so I dealt with that."