Mystique from X-Men

Misunderstood and bullied since childhood, blue-skinned shapeshifter Mystique (played onscreen by Jennifer Lawrence and Rebecca Romijn) truly understands anti-mutant oppression. Her early experiences of mistreatment shaped her stance in the fight for mutant equality — or even dominance, as her leader, Magneto, gravitates towards.

Mystique is easily remembered for her onscreen appearances wearing only the strategically-placed blue scales she was born with (requiring Rebecca Romijn to spend hours in the makeup room), but comic book portrayals have been slightly more favorable to cosplayers attending family-friendly venues. You could buy the blue jumpsuit and stop there, but I’ve included some additional garments which draw inspiration from my personal favorite Mystique look from the retro¬†X-Men arcade game.

Phoenix / Jean Grey

A telepath and telekinetic whose powers rival that of Professor X’s, Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) of X-Men: The Last Stand is no longer the kind, sweet woman of the previous two movies. After drowning while saving the rest of the team, Jean is resuscitated by a dark, evil, extremely powerful force called the Phoenix. As the Phoenix, Jean Grey joins with Magneto in his battle against humans and her true potential is unleashed in a fiery fury, resulting in tragedy. The Phoenix wears all red, reflecting her connection to fire.

Storm

Storm (Halle Berry) is one of the mainstays of the X-Men. Originally from Kenya and named Ororo Munroe, she joins the superhero team after she discovers she has the ability to create tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes with her mind. All that humidity must wreak havoc on her hair.