A Mystique costume is no doubt one of the most challenging
costumes to create. The slick and mysteriously sexy villain from X-Men has blue
colored skin all over her body, including the face, which is a hassle to
recreate. The shape-shifting Mystique walks around without a stitch of clothing
on, which means that if you are thinking of going as her to the party, you have
to look as naked as possible. Pulling this off will require a lot of patience
Things you will need:
- A blue
- Blue liquid
wig or red hair dye
knee high socks
Step 1: Work on
your hair before anything else, because once you start to work on your body,
your hands will be filled be blue paint and latex. Mystique has deep red hair,
so if you are a natural redhead, all you have to do is slick your hair back
with gel. If you have a different hair color, invest on a red wig.
Step 2: Mystique
has yellow, cat-like eyes, which you can get by putting on yellow contacts.
Step 3: Mystique does not wear any clothes at all, so
unless you are willing to go to the party buck naked with only blue latex as
covering, you have to find a way to look naked without actually being naked. The
easy solution? Wear a blue unitard. Make sure that it is very skin-tight and
matches the exact blue of Mystique’s skin. If you can’t find the exact shade,
you can have it dyed or spray painted. Make sure the fabric can handle the
Step 4: After
putting on the unitard, you have to put blue latex on it to imitate the scales
on Mystique’s body. Use bits of blue craft foam to form the scales. Distribute
them evenly on your shoulders, chest, pelvis and thighs. Paint them over with
blue latex so they will stick.
Step 5: Do the
same for your face. First, put blue face paint all the way to your hairline.
The bare skin that will not be covered by the blue unitard should be painted
blue. This includes your neck. Second,
apply pieces of blue craft foam on your face and paint them over with blue
latex. Put blue paint all over your hands when you’re done fixing your face.
Step 6: Mystique
is barefooted, so this means you can’t put shoes on; it will destroy your
outfit. The clever solution to this is to wear regular socks then slip on a
pair a flip flops. Get a pair of thick, blue knee-high socks and wear this over
the regular socks and the flip-flops. This way, you will appear barefoot but
still have protection for your foot. Make sure that the knee-high socks will
match the blue of your face and unitard. This is very essential to achieve that
flawless, naked, blue-skinned look.
And don't forget, Star Costumes has tons of great superhero
costumes if you want to go as someone else.