I’ve been DYING to create a Homemade Mystique Halloween Costume and finally decided to go for it this year.
I’m not the greatest at sewing, so I had a bodysuit made to my exact measurements. I needed the suit to fit really tightly so as to give the impression of body paint and not a body suit. The gloves were detachable, but the feet were not (so I could maintain the barefoot look of Mystique). I purchased some thick Isotoner house slippers and placed them in the feet of the bodysuit so I would not damage my feet outdoors.
To create the scales, I hand-painted dots, circles and lines over the surface of the bodysuit. There was really no rhyme or reason to the pattern, I just tried to make it look ‘superheroey’. The paint had to dry overnight, so I only worked on the front of the costume.
For the face, I used a 2mm thick foam from the craft store and created small shapes to stick on my face. This was done to give dimension to the face painting. I fixed the shapes on my face with small dots of foam glue, then used a blue face paint over the shapes. After the face painting was complete, I dusted on a shimmery talc powder to match the sheen of the bodysuit. I topped it off with a half wig from a beauty supply store in a reddish/auburn color.
Voila – Mystique!!
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I got my idea for Mystique because she is one of my favorite X-Men characters. I researched online and found a few techniques that I combined to come up with this Homemade Mystique Costume.
First, I pulled up images of Mystique from the internet and had them printed. After that, I put on my yellow contacts and I slicked my hair back and used 2 cans of red hair spray to color my hair - 30 minutes.
Next, my daughter drew a pattern on my legs and back and I did my face and chest. I got Metallic Silver fabric (3D) paint and filled in a pattern as best as I could to match Mystique's photos online. This part took us about 2.5 hours.
Next, a friend of mine showed up and airbrushed me. The first layer was a white paint, the second layer was black accents on the scales and the third layer was a mixture of a glaze and pearlized blue paint. This took about 2 more hours.
The finished product was a REALLY cool Mystique. My boyfriend looks like Wolverine so we looked AWESOME together.
After a search for an awesome female villain, I decided on Mystique from X men because of her unique appearance. There aren't many all blue characters out there! I love x men, and how mystique fights for the future of mutants.
I started this Homemade Mystique Costume with a gold body suit that I bought at a second-hand costume shop and spray painted it blue with two and a half bottles of spray paint. The material was fairly thick and stayed stretchy without cracking. Next I used sponges to do background scales on the suit. I used fabric paint to give it more texture and do the finer details of her skin.
The hair was relatively easy, I gelled it back and used a ton of hairspray so it would stay that way, then sprayed an entire bottle of red temporary hair color all over it. Next time I think I would start with white because my hair is so dark.
For my face I just used mehron blue face paint, let it dry, and used a liquid eye liner for the details. I used the face paint on my hands as well, with a bright blue nailpolish.
It was a super fun costume and I got a ton of attention in it!