Get ready to suit up and become a member of Marvel’s super mutant team, the X-Men with each of these costume guides. Choose your favorite character to cosplay from some of the most unique and powerful members of the X-Men. These include popular characters like Professor X, Cyclops, Wolverine, and Jean Gray. Viewed as freaks by the outside world, this group of super-powered misfits banded together to become one of the world’s most popular superhero forces. Follow the step-by-step instructions included in each guide to become part of the X-Men and fight to find a place in the world by bringing peace between mutants and humans by saving the world.
With keen animal instincts, ferocious retractable claws, regenerative powers, and a personality to match—Wolverine is not your average Canadian. He is a reluctant X-Men, though. Logan is scarred by his war experience as well as suffering as a test subject of the Weapon X program. The results of this test made him skeptical of human nature, and he now prefers operating as a lone wolf. As a brooding, rebellious, no-nonsense brawler, he often falls out with his fellow mutants. Wolverine is not a fan of suits, and with his instantly recognizable facial hair, there are plenty of options going as a member of the X-Men or just as himself. His spot-on portrayal by Hugh Jackman in the recent X-Men and standalone films is how most of us know and love him.
Wolverine doesn’t have many soft spots, but the beautifully powerful Jean Gray is one of them. She has the same telekinetic powers as Professor X but struggles to control her Omega-level abilities and her possession by the cosmic Pheonix Force. She was taken in by Xavier at a young age after her uncontrollable powers manifested when seeing her best friend hit by a car. When she is herself, Jean is a caring and loving figure for the mutant students. She is also married to Cyclops. But, as her alter ego Phoenix, Jean is a destructive force of unlimited potential. Now, you can choose which side of this character you want to be with on with this step-by-step costume guide.
The X-Men are a team of comic book superheroes originally created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, first appearing in 1963. Unlike other superheroes that get their powers from experiments or accidents, mutants are born with it. Depending on who you ask, they are either a freak of nature or the next step in evolution. In their world, humans who fear and hate them are almost just as big of a threat. The X-Men, led by Professor X, seek to find a peaceful way for humans and mutants to co-exist while Magneto and his followers believe mutants are superior and need to become the overlords to survive.
Over the years, many new mutants have joined the ranks of both teams with iconic characters like Wolverine even getting their own spinoffs. Tapping into our own insecurities and struggles of growing up different, X-Men has become one of the most successful superhero franchises. There have been many comic books, films, and animated series adaptations about their fight for a positive future.