I have a thing for people with psychic powers themed around the color purple. While watching Wolverine and the X-Men, I was intrigued by her dress design, since it was so different than her usual leotard. However the colors struck me as a bit weak, and thought I could mesh that design with some of her classic color schemes and costume elements, and thus came up with this unique design!
I wanted to make a costume that I felt was a little more practical than a bunch of asinine random arm and leg straps, hence the mesh stripe paneling. Seriously, just picturing her taking the time to put on a bunch of random straps is a pretty funny image! Haha, jokes aside, I still enjoy her classic look and may make it one day, but wanted to pay tribute to her with a unique redesign that I feel came out very successful!
Started: March 2016
Completed: March 2016
Wig by: Epic Cosplay Wigs
Worn at: WonderCon 2016, Fanime 2016,
Wizard World St. Louis 2018, Louisville SuperCon 2018
Awards: Best In Show- Louisville SuperCon 2018: Supergirls and Superboys Contest
About This Costume
I wanted to add some variance in texture in her costume, so I designed style lines on the front and back. In the center front and back I use a navy mystique fabric, which gives it its shine, and then on the sides, I use a matte spandex for contrast. Knowing the look would be paired with a skirt, I didn't want the design to appear too heavy on top, so I working in a mesh window on the chest, and detailed it with a matte V below, and shiny hems at the arms and on the collar.
The skirt is my favorite part since it acts as a modesty accessory, but also brings a lot of interest to the design. It is a break away skirt, meaning I can remove it without having to step out or remove of any of my pieces. The front and back are flared at the bottom with a mesh and matte spandex stripe to create repetition with the mesh detailing on the top of the suit.
The gloves and stockings are nearly identical in that the lower halves are vertically split between a shiny half on the outside and a matte half on the inside. The top halves feature shiny and mesh fabric stripes to mimic Psylocke's arm and leg bands, but in a more modern and practical design. I was thinking of adding some more detailing to the gloves and stockings, possibly in the future.
The boot covers are each done in a half shiny on the outside and half matte on the inside to flow with the rest of the stockings. They're two pieces and have nothing on the bottom so that my grip with the floor is not impaired.
As for the sash, it is a textured knit fabric, done in three parts. There are two belts, one for waist and one for hip, and a long sash which ties to the belts.
Right now I am also in progress on a psychic blade. The katana was bought for $30 at WonderCon, which is a great deal I think! I went with purple to match my wig, though they're not exactly the same shade. Darn!