Mystique from X-Men Costume
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This homemade costume for women entered our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Plezhette, the 'Mystique from X-Men' costume creator:
From the world of super heroes, villains and special powers, I present to you me, myself and I - Plezhette Martinez dressed as the rebellious spy character Mystique from the X-Men movies and Marvel Comics. Mystique is a fierce fighter for mutant rights, notorious for her blue scaly skin, fire red hair and glowing eyes. She is a shapechanger in which her special powers allows her to impersonate anyone. Besides appearing as anyone, Mystique can alter her vocal cords to match any voice and can be anything you want her to be, except predictable so watch out!
I have always been fascinated by the awesome, special skills that each mutant has in the movie X-Men. But I was most captivated by the striking color scheme of Mystique. Being that there is not an actual Mystique costume to buy in stores or online, I was presented with the challenge of figuring out a way to replicate Mystique's reptilian like body and face. I found a complete unisex body suit on Ebay for $25 and purchased a 5x7 snakeskin stencil template ($12). I used fabric spray paint from the garage and had my mother strategically place and spray the stencil section by section onto the body suit while wearing it to create Mystique's scaly-skin. To create the reptile texture for my face, I used gray eyelash glue to form a variety of shapes onto my face and dried the glue with the blow dryer. After my face dried, I painted my face with blue Mehron grease paint, enhanced the scales with four different eye shadow colors, set my face with setting powder and finalized my face by spraying it with a barrier sealer. I finished it off with White Out Halloween contact lenses. This is my interpretation of Mystique. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!