Magneto / Days of Futures Past and Jean Grey / X-Men The Last Stand

Magneto was my first real armor that I made for my willing husband. The chest piece is made of EVA floor mats, as is the helmet. I used Evil Ted’s tutorial on how to make a helmet using EVA, and I was hooked.

Jean Grey was a hell of a costume to make. It’s all silk dupioni and I didn’t have a serger at the time (gah!). Or a pattern. So I made it all up as I went. Now that I know a thing or two, and I have a serger, this project would take me half the time to make again.

Photo by Phillip Penty of Plainswalker Photography

Photo by Phillip Penty of Plainswalker Photography

Photo by Kenneth Cox

Photo by Kenneth Cox

Magneto making Wolverine hover

This was the first picture anyone ever took of us in any costume EVER! This was the first day of a newfound passion for costuming and creating as a family.

The Helmet:

Materials: Eva foam, bondo

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