This homemade Mystique from X-Men costume took us about a week to complete. We went to different dance stores looking for a navy blue leotard but no one had one in the store; we ended up buying a beige one and dyed it navy blue. We used fabric paint to make Mystique's skin pattern. Each day we would do a side and let it dry overnight. I used the same fabric paint to do the skin patterns on my face.
We bought a wig that most closely resembled Mystique's hair. We then cut it, put glue on it to give it the wet look, used part of the hair that we cut to make the triangular shape on my forehead and glued it on. We bought a reddish spray paint at Home Depot and sprayed the wig to give it color.
We cut the breast area of the leotard to give it a naked look. I used body spray paint on my face, feet, hands, breast, neck and back. I used the same fabric paint on my breast to give it the 3D skin pattern look. I bought yellow contacts online and spray-painted a pair of high heels with the same color I used on my body so that everything would look the same.
In the pictures the leotard looks lighter but that's because of the flash. I honestly looked as if I was naked. I got a lot of compliments. Everyone wanted a picture with me, it was a lot of fun.
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I get a phone call from an old friend and he says we need a Mystique costume in under 5 hours and we have latex paint and some clay. I replied "bring her over and we will give it a shot.
Having never worked with latex I was excited at the opportunity. It also helped that my muse Maria is very easy on the eyes. So we began by applying a layer of latex with a brush. The smurf look was a little strong but after it dried the latex darkened to a proper color. After the first layer I then proceed to add pieces of clay to form the texture all over the body and face.
I would mold a piece then paint the back of it with latex. After I put the piece in place I then apply healthy amounts of latex to hold the piece in place. This is where you must be crafty to create some good work. I then painted her with highlights of a different blue. The effect was stunning!! We then proceeded to spray the hair orange red and the Homemade Mystique Halloween Costume was a success. I am now prepared to tackle any project no matter what size.
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This Homemade Mystique from X-men Halloween Costume was a lot of fun! I had the idea last year but I just couldn't figure out the paint. This year, I was adamant. My friend had just come back from Vegas and he bought a bunch of MAC body makeup, and just happened to have a blue one.
We did two base coats of the MAC, then another friend used stencils and airbrushed me. The entire process of just the body and face painting took about 3 hours. Unfortunately, I was freezing all night long! It was a HUGE hit!