I had a bodysuit made to my exact measurements . I needed the suit to fit really tight, to give the impression of body paint and not a body suit. The gloves were detachable, but the feet were not (so I could maintain the barefoot look of Mystique). I purchased some thick Isotoner house slippers and placed in the foot of the bodysuit so I would not damage my feet outdoors.
To create the scales, I hand painted dots, circles, and lines over the surface of the bodysuit. There was really no rhyme or reason to the pattern, I just tried to make it look ‘superhero-y’. The paint had to dry overnight, so I only worked on the front of the costume.
For the face, I used a 2mm thick foam from the craft store and created small shapes to place on my face. This was done to give dimension to the face painting. I placed the shapes on my face with small dots of foam glue, then used a blue face paint over the shapes. After the face painting was complete, I dusted on a shimmery talc powder to match the sheen of the bodysuit. I topped it off with a half wig from a beauty supply store in a reddish/auburn color.
Submitted by Nyya, Cleveland, OH
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