Marvel Avengers Alliance
Hair & Makeup
Why I chose to make this costume:
Finally, Phoenix gets some real armor! The game was pretty fun to play, but I really wanted to make this costume because of the awesome design for Phoenix Force Jean Grey!
How I made this costume:
I concentrated on the armor first. I made a pattern for the chest piece by measuring and drawing out pieces on paper, then fitting and altering them until I was happy with the pattern. Same for the shoulder pauldrons. Using the paper patterns, I made the pieces out of Worbla with foam in between each base layer. Using the Phoenix bird theme as inspiration, I added stylized design details to the armor for more texture and depth, then primed and painted all the pieces.
I sewed the bodysuit from 2 different types of stretch pleather, adding design seams and quilted satin top-stitched lines according to the design. I altered the boots and gloves, made all the straps with buckles, and also sewed the sash. The wig is from Arda Wigs, which I styled.
Thoughts on this costume:
This is my favorite comic book costume to wear right now! Its's super comfy and I feel badass in it!