Completed: July 2014
Hours Spent: 6ish
Why 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!