A creative and unique costume mystified audiences at New York Comic Con this past weekend. Rebecca Lindsay, who has attended NYCC for the last seven years, debuted her brilliant Mystique cosplay, which showcases the shapeshifting Marvel character mid-transformation. She knew she wanted to show off both sides of the character, so she scoured the Internet for Army costumes and electric blue bodysuits. With the help of her mother, she cut off the excess blue from the suit and sewed the uniform on top. The addition of sequins helped to cover the outfit seams and also made for an exciting makeup challenge. The sequins marching up the diagonal of Lindsay’s face give the impression that her face is in the process of transformation, too. The masterfully sewn wigs of red blending to silver complete the costume, as they cover Lindsay’s naturally blonde hair.
She writes on Cosplay in America: “The response at the convention was super positive. Everyone (even a lot of artists and vendors) loved seeing a different type of transformation.” Perhaps even more impressive was how Lindsay proved that you don’t have to be scantily clad to be a tough comic book cosplayer.
Above photo credit: Jody Houser (@mindeclipse)
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