Whatever your take on Marvel’s Deadpool movie franchise, you have to admit Wade Wilson’s alter ego makes for an excellent cosplay. You can get away with a lot more than the genuinely heroic, less wisecracking superheroes or mutants in Marvel’s or DC’s roster of characters. Because Deadpool is an antihero, everyone already assumes the worst! So, you have free reign to cuss like a trooper and behave abominably! Even if you don’t want to fill the shoes of the Merc with a Mouth, you could cosplay other well-known characters from this franchise like Colossus, Domino, and Angel Dust. Each has its unique look with varying levels of difficulty.
Gina Carano portrays the role of Christina, also known as Angel Dust, in the movie, Deadpool. A super-strong antagonist to Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool, Angel Dust has a surprising build and an impressive sequence in the first movie in which she takes on Colossus. You can cosplay the comic book Angel Dust or the more recent movie version. Gina Carano, as Angel Dust, achieves a very different look from the character’s comic book appearance. Gloves, corset, and belt are three of the essential accessories you need to accomplish the Angel Dust look from the Deadpool movie.
Played in Deadpool 2 by actress Zazie Beetz, Domino has a great look. Zazie’s casting defied conventional wisdom, as Domino is white in the comic book. While the movie’s focus remains on Deadpool, Domino is the stand-out supporting star of the film. The mercenary confounds Deadpool’s declaration that he’s “cursed to be a solo act.” Her mutant strength derives from luck, and the superb action sequences show just how much chance plays a part in her role. Whether you’re dressing up as the character played by Zazie Beetz or the comic book version, Domino’s style could be enhanced with leather or PVC.
Dressing up like Deadpool requires a very specific type of shell mask to cover Wilson’s disfigured face. His costume is also very specific. Gloves, boots, belts, and holsters will enhance the authenticity of a Deadpool suit. In addition to the outfit, the Merc with a Mouth requires a number of essential accessories which at the very least are sheaths for your katanas. Alternatively, you could cosplay as Wade Wilson, Deadpool’s alter ego. This look would require some makeup to highlight the disfigurement Wilson undergoes as he becomes Deadpool.
Other Deadpool costumes include some character options for the ladies which include the superhuman Angel Dust and the skilled marksman Domino. These Marvel mutants compliment Deadpool as mercenaries in both films.
Shooting off one vulgar quip after another while breaking through the fourth wall is what attracts fans to the Deadpool movies! Deadpool and Deadpool 2 are timely additions to the Marvel portfolio, although these films are not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, they’re part of the X-Men Universe. Wade Wilson’s alter ego, Deadpool, was first introduced in one of Wolverine’s movies. However, Deadpool’s short appearance has now turned him into a near-independent and lucrative franchise for distributor 20th Century Fox.
Deadpool movies are different beasts relative to other superhero films in the X-Men Universe and Marvel Universe. Truly gruesome, with a Tarantino-esque approach toward violence. Though violent, they’re also fun in ways that other movies can’t hope to compete with. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular hero, the franchise also features Gina Carano as Angel Dust and Zazie Beetz as Domino.