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X-Men Rogue and Gambit - Homemade costumes for couples

Rogue and Gambit

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Photo #1 - Rogue and Gambit Photo #2 - Rogue and Gambit Photo #3 - Gambit Costume Photo #4 - Gambit Costume w/ light up cards Photo #5 - Gambit Comic Book Reference Photo #6 - Rogue Costume Photo #7 - Rogue Comic Book Reference
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Comic Book Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Loretta, the 'X-Men Rogue and Gambit' costume creator:

We have both huge X-Men fans and wanted to embody our favorite characters which happen to also be a couple!

Heres how we made Gambit!
Gambit's chest piece was made by creating a plaster body cast then a rubber mold. The final piece was made of rubber, we installed straps on the back to keep the chest piece on. Then, I painted the final rubber chest piece. His mask was made of spandex and leather which we sewed together. He wore an undershirt that was black underarmour. Gloves were store bought and cut. Pants were store bought pants that I painted stripes on the side of. The boots were made by sewing strips of vinyl to make a boot cover on an old pair of boots then I painted them all silver. Finally, the coat was store bought and we sewed a lining to thicken it and to add lines. The costume was topped off with red contacts and glowing red cards!

How I made Rogue's
Started by taking an old jacket I had and cut it short.
Created patches by using felt and leather glued together. Then I cut the waistband off an a pair of leather pants for the head band. The gloves I bought online. The suit I bought online but I tailored it and added a zipper to the front. The belt buckle I made from a rectangular buckle that i covered in leather and painted the red X on. I also created boot covers with fun foam and leather strips. The costume was topped off with Blue contacts and a southern accent!

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#1 comment by Nancy Benitz November 3, 2012

Very creative and authentic too. Plus they're a very cute couple. Good Job!

#2 comment by Marie November 3, 2012

Love your work and all the attention to details. You look great together.

#3 comment by Rosemarie Capone November 3, 2012

Your costume made you more beautiful.Your friend is ok, too

#4 comment by Bob Northeast November 4, 2012

They did some serious work on their costumes & they look authentic.

#5 comment by P. Shaw November 11, 2012

Awesome!! If I looked like that I would never change out of the costume. You two are very talented.

#6 comment by Shaun July 23, 2013

I want this costume so bad...how was it made?

#7 comment by Nicole September 24, 2013

Where did you order the leotard from? I know that is the most important part of the costume!

#8 comment by francois October 16, 2013

i want to no is your costume is for sale gambit and rogue one or do you have the plan to make one of each costume beaucause your costume is the best in the net

thanks

#9 comment by Justin G October 23, 2013

Where did you get the glowing cards? Or how did you make them?

#10 comment by Loretta October 23, 2013

Hi Justin,
We used EL sheets, that we cut to the correct size then applied a sticker decal.

Hi Nicole, I bought the suit from Spandex-zentai.It was suppose to be custom dimensions and I had an awful time getting them to cooperate; I ended up getting a serger to do the tailoring myself and I painted the collar black and installed the front zipper.

Hi Shaun, there was alot of work into these. Is there a specific step or piece you'd like to know about?

Hi Francois, we haven't thought to sell them. I don't think we could ever make a replica since my Rogue jacket was a vintage leather trench coat that I sacrificed for this, and Gambit's coat and pants were a thrift store find but I could point you in the right directions to make these.

Hope this helps!

#11 comment by Ashley September 25, 2014

what do the back of the boots look like? I am making boot covers and love the way yours look!!! are they slip on or do they zip in the back? thanks!

#12 comment by Loretta September 25, 2014

Hey Ashley,
I'm guessing you are asking about rogues not gambits.
I actually wore the heels, cut a hole at the bottom of the suit and stretched it over the shoes.
Side note: not the smartest idea, I was slipping and falling all night, be sure to put some heel grips on the bottom if you do this! I sewed little heel cap covers, I was wearing nude heels, so I slipped some spare fabric over the heels and sewed to hole I made in the suit. Then I used fun foam for the over the knee covers that I attached to leather tie strips. These just tied and knotted at the knee.

For gambits, they were made like stirrup boot covers and they had a zipper on the back.

Let me know if you had any other questions.

#13 comment by Ashley September 26, 2014

Thanks! I've hand made my entire costume, so I have to make the boots separate. Thanks for your info so quickly!

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