Wonder Woman and Batman/Catwoman costume accessories are now in!

They’re here! The perfect accessories for your next costume or superhero-themed party. And yeah, Halloween may have just passed, but there are plenty of excuses to dress up throughout the year — even if it’s only to prance about in front of the mirror.

This brass-and-stone Wonder Woman crown, pictured below and based upon the classic costume donned by Linda Carter in the legendary TV series, will look nice and shiny perched atop your head — all the better to distract and/or blind your enemies before you take them out, right?! We kid, but seriously, this superheroine bling is a must-have. We’ve also got her red star cuffs to complete the ensemble, and even bat-eye sunglasses if you want to switch up superheroes! Snap them up.

Better than any princess crown.

Better than any princess crown.

KLINGON DISRUPTOR

From Diamond Select, here’s an awesome addition to your Klingon cosplay: a Klingon Disruptor! This is from the company that brought you screen-accurate phasers, tricorder and communicators, so you know it’s going to be rad.

A legendary weapon from the Klingon Empire, its electronic lights and sounds will be the perfect complement to your costume– or just make a great conversation piece for your display case!

Anne Hathaway: Why CATWOMAN is Far From “Meh”

When the first images of the new Catwoman costume were released, most reviews seemed underwhelmed: no ears, long hair, maybe a little too much Selina in her alter-ego. But when MTV spoke with Anne Hathaway herself, she promised a very different story…Here it is from Time of India:

Actress Anne Hathaway has come to the defence of her Catwoman outfit from the movie ” The Dark Knight Rises”, after initial images received not so great responses from fans.

The first photo of Hathaway in full superhero attire began circulating on blogs, message boards and websites last week, but not everyone was impressed.

“I was not going to admit it: I asked someone to send me a few reactions (to the photo).And I happen to know that Mtv’s reaction was meh,” contactmusic.com quoted the 28-year-old as saying.

“What I am happy to say is, if you didn’t like the photo, you only see about a 10th of what that suit can do. And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste,” she added.

Directed by Christopher Nolan, the movie also features Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman and is set to release July next year.

Another awesome break-down of the costume can be found at DC Women Kicking Ass, which is a great blog and one you should definitely follow if you’re on Tumblr.

Anne Hathaway talks CATWOMAN in The Dark Knight Rises

From the Coventry Telegraph comes the first Catwoman-related words from the set of The Dark Knight Rises. It’s not much, but it’ll have to do for now…

THERE are whispers that Warner Bros will soon follow its unveiling of Tom Hardy’s Bane with an image of Anne Hathaway clad as Catwoman.

But until the day of that revelation – which is sure to make the interwebs melt, judging from the current levels of hysteria – there have been a few items of gossip about Hathaway’s performance as the feline felon in The Dark Knight Rises.

We’ve heard about the actress accidentally giving an actor a black eye with a gun during a fight scene, not to mention talk of multiple wardrobe changes because of Anne’s vigorous exertions splitting the seams of her outfit.

Now comes another report in which she offers a few other tidbits about her involvement in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman flick.

Hathaway says many other contenders had auditioned to play Catwoman, though we don’t yet know who they were.

She revealed: “Chris Nolan tested dozens of girls. I got the audition and then I just had to sit at home and wait for him to decide.”

The interview is on Swedish news site Nojes Bladet in which – with the aid of Google and the correction of some clumsy auto-translation – she adds that she has enjoyed the challenge of taking on the comic book role.

She is well aware that comparisons will be made with other iconic portrayals of Catwoman, such as Eartha Kitt (who purred so perfectly in the 1960s Batman TV series, along with Julie Newmar and – in its film spin-off – Lee Meriwether) and Michelle Pfeiffer (who was so sensuously slinky in latex in Tim Burton’s 1992 feature Batman Returns).

Hathaway isn’t worried by having so much to live up to, explaining: “It makes you work harder. I am taking a chance that something may not work. But there is a certain satisfaction that, at the end of the day, I did everything I could.”

And what about the physical preparations for the role, especially in the light of all those reports of intense action scenes that resulted in ripped costumes?

Hathaway admits to having lost weight for the part but on the training aspect she only has this to say: “That’s a little embarrassing”, she says, laughing nervously. “It’s a bit personal. I’d rather talk about the acting than my training.”

It’s not clear exactly what she means but it no doubt adds to the mystique surrounding the production.

Word is all positive though and over at Hollywood Life, a source on the film set is quoted as saying: “Everything from the looks in her eyes, her head movements, her body – everything is so feline. The role is taking her to new places.”

“It’s really unbelievable how realistic she is in this role, I never expected it.”

We’ll get chance to see for ourselves when The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20, 2012.

A Fan Manipulation of Hathaway as Catwoman