When I was a younger, I was seriously hooked on X-Men comics. I can still remember my favorite character, Magik – she was just such a badass mutant! I was so obsessed with her that when it came time to decide what cosplays I wanted to make… Magik rose to the top of the list.
To start, I used stretch pleather to create the base of the costume. For armoring and structural pieces, I chose sintra, a type of PVC foam material that is lightweight and easy to shape and paint. I opted for a wig from Epic Cosplay to achieve the look without the hassle of dying my hair or using extensions.
Finally, I tackled Magik’s sword. While I used wood and clear acrylic sheets to create the blade and hilt, I must admit it was extremely heavy, so I don’t recommend following my approach. However, it photographed well, making the finished cosplay look just as amazing as it felt to wear.
Overall, building a Magik cosplay was a rewarding experience, and I hope this information inspires others to try their own hand at creating a character from their favorite comics.