Costume Notes: Marvel Now Rogue

2014-07-19 09.50.11
Hey there, sugah!

Completed: July 2014

Hours Spent: 6ish

Debuted: North Texas Comic Book Show Summer 2014

tumblr_n78j2eSKuq1sxq29yo1_500Why This Costume: …it’s another Rogue? Haha. I really enjoyed the Marvel Now run of X-Men, which featured an all-female team, including Rogue. This version of Rogue is (or was) very much the Rogue that I grew up with and loved. She’s the muscle of the group and is more inclined to punch first and ask questions later. I actually blame that series for getting me into recent Avengers runs, since she just disappeared from the X-Men title and I wanted to know what happened! Marvel pretty much owns my pull list right now.

Ran into the lovely ladies of Gone Catawampus! We've been chatting via blogs for a little while, and we finally got to hang out for a while on Saturday!
The lovely ladies of Gone Catawampus!

How I made it: Construction for this costume is pretty simple. It’s a basic tunic, leggings, and boots. For the tunic, I used my handy Kwik-Sew 3154 pattern. I traced over the bodice/skirt to get the tunic look, but I had to taper it down at the sides so that I didn’t flare out too much. I cut off a 2″ chunk of white moleskin for the center strip and removed an inch from the center of the bodice/skirt pattern. I borrowed the bands from my Renfrew to make the sleeve cuffs, and I drafted the hood using this tutorial.

The cutest little Riddler you ever did see. Photo courtesy of Gone Catawampus.
The cutest little Riddler you ever did see. Photo courtesy of Gone Catawampus.

I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of thigh-high boots, so I sewed them into my leggings. The leggings are my Kwik-Sew 3636 pattern. I cut it off a bit above the knee and cut up an old sock to create the foot of the pattern. Rogue’s boots are “described” as a deep green, but the color varies drastically depending on the artist. I didn’t want to drop a lot of money on this costume, so I went with some black moleskin leftover from my Ms. Marvel costume. I sewed scrap vinyl to the bottom of the “boot” so that I won’t slide around when walking. One of my favorite parts of this costume is that she’s drawn with flats.

Hanging out with Starman of My Geeky Geeky Ways. Photo courtesy of SNCS Live.
Hanging out with Starman of My Geeky Geeky Ways. Photo courtesy of SNCS Live.

The belt is an old black leather belt that I painted white and a re-purposed X-men belt buckle. The wig is the same Rogue wig I’ve worn several times this year, but I trimmed the bangs (I am terrible at this, by the way. Anyone have a good bangs tutorial?). I actually bought the Ferraris intending to make this costume, which is why I didn’t have a straight wig for my Kotobukiya Rogue. I also used my old utility pouch so that I wouldn’t have to carry a purse! I purchased the gloves from Party City.

Hallway shot courtesy of Captain AmeriDad of the North Texas Cosplay group.
Hallway shot courtesy of Captain AmeriDad of the North Texas Cosplay group.

Thoughts on this costume: I purchased the materials for this costume back in January, since I wanted to make this costume months ago. Better late than never! Overall, I’m pretty happy with this costume. I serged all of it, so it came together very quickly. It’s super comfy, especially with the flats. I can definitely see myself wearing this a lot when the weather cools down.

Thanks to Starman for the photo!
Thanks to Starman for the photo!

In case it isn’t obvious, I opted not to wear a corset with this costume. I just wasn’t feeling it that day. I thought about taking other pictures, but I wanted to post these to show the difference various kinds of shapewear can make. I used an old off-brand Spanx set that dug into my waist and made me look lumpy. In hindsight, I should have gone with something that went up to my ribcage or just gone with my corset. The more you know!

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12 thoughts on “Costume Notes: Marvel Now Rogue

  1. Rogue is one of my favourite characters and I love how you found a pic with a more comfy outfit, with her well known one there might be issues with the butt riding up all the time :-S

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I’m always grateful to have an excuse to wear a comfortable costume. My big issue with her “classic” green and yellow one is that it’s super hot with the jacket. Every time I wear it I feel like I’m melting.

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