Hey guys! I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past in theaters a few days ago, and it was great! I’d highly recommend going to check it out if you haven’t had the chance to yet. I originally had plans to go to the midnight release, which I love doing with movies like this, but wasn’t able to make it because I had an early morning meeting at work the next day. Bummer. But now I’m finally all caught up! I thought the movie handled the time travel aspect really well, and I like the 1970s setting of the bulk of the movie. And the Kennedy reference (won’t spoil here in case you haven’t seen it, but check out this interesting post from Mother Jones about it to learn more).
I was especially paying attention to how Mystique was portrayed in the film. She’s always been one of the characters in the X-Men world that I’ve found most fascinating. The ability to shape shift into anyone at will would be incredible, but it would be interesting dealing with a natural form of blue skin and yellow eyes. We see Mystique in the movies struggles with that firsthand, but she ultimately learns to embrace her both her abilities and her appearance. Click the photo below to read more about Mystique on Marvel.com.
I think Jennifer Lawrence did a great job, both in this latest installment and in X-Men: First Class. And check out all that she had to go through to become Mystique. This post describes how in the first movie, the paint job would take eight hours. Wow! But for the newest movie, she used a suit and just had to have her face painted, which took about 3 hours. You can more about the process here.
Jennifer is a great younger Mystique, and really brings the character to life. But Rebecca Romijin’s portrayal will always be my favorite. She just brings such a diabolical-ness (is that a word? LOL) to the role. But you have to admire both ladies. That costume takes guts to wear. Not only do you have the long process of applying all the makeup, but also the fact that it’s skin tight.
This costume idea seems to have a lot stacked against it, but I think it would be a great challenge that I might attempt someday. I did some research into it and found this great tutorial to cos-play as Mystique. Check it out!
Still a long process, but it does make it seem more doable! I’d be interested to search on www.cosplayallday.com and see if I could find any takes on Mystique. I would love to see different interpretations, and maybe ask some questions about how they put their look together!
So, what do you guys think? Would you ever cos-play as Mystique? Let me know what you think!