I apologize for my english but I am italian.
I also apologize for the quality, but this is my first video.
This is the audio script. It may be helpful if you don't understand what I'm saying:
Hey there! I'm Raven, from Raven's Cosplay, and I'm gonna show you how to make Mystique, the comic books version, the one with the white dress. Some people asked me how I did it, so I've decided to make this video to avoid explaining it again and again and again and again.
First thing you have to know: this cospay is not hard, but it's going to take sometime to gather all the things you'll need and to get ready.
So, let's begin!
If your sight is good, you'll have no problem in finding perfect lenses. If you're shortsighted like myself, it's gonna be a little harder, 'cause you're gonna need corrective lenses to avoid to chat with trees or streetlights. Now, it's not very easy to find comfortable lenses which perfectly cover your iris, so if your eyes are light I really envy you. I have dark eyes, so, as you can see, the result on me is more greenish-yellow then yellow yellow.
For the body paint I personally use aqua color. This is Kryolan, a professional make up. Aqua color is very easy to put on and to take off. You're just gonna need water, because this is water-based. Now you have a choice to make. You can dye your face and neck and put a spandex suit to cover your arms and legs, as I did, or you can dye your arms and legs as well. I chose the suit, cos I'm a very lazy person and I wanted to avoid to see big blue stains on the white dress. You have to know something about the suit, anyway. I'll speak frankly. If you wear it under the dress and if you need to go to the toilet... well, good luck. Oh, of course you're gonna need a red lipstick too, and perhaps some mascara and blue eyeliner. Just remember to put the eyeliner first.
I'm not gonna talk about the gloves, cause they're really easy to find. You can try internet or some shop. The boots.. you're gonna need at least knees-lenght boots, with high high heels. If you're not used to walk on high heels, just make sure to practice and to use some protection for your feet, if you don't want to suffer the pains of hell. I've found mine on the web because where I live you don't find anything like this. They were pretty affordable too. About the dress... if you're good at sewing, you can make it by yourself. It's pretty easy. Just a sleevless shirt, with an open gown on the sides. I suggest not to use a thin fabric, 'cause you don't want to see the blue suit or whatever you're wearing through the dress. If you're not good at sewing, you can ask some tailor to make it for you. Or you can even buy it if you find it, but I wouldn't if I were you 'cause when you buy costumes on the web... well... they rarely fit you and you always need to change something. So, do it yourself or ask a tailor. That's better.
Now, this can be challenging. If you're good, you can buy some foam or some other material and create the skulls by yourselves and then paint them. If you're lazy, like myself, you can buy the skulls. Just be sure they're soft 'cause you'll have to make holes with a needle on the sides of each skull and link them with some kind of string, better if white. Well, of course there are other options. If you can find a perfect belt made of skulls, you're lucky. I found some but I didn't find them satisfying.
You're gonna need a skull to put on your forehead, near the hairline. It doesn't have to be as big as the ones in the belt. I used one of the skulls from the belt but I carved it until it took the shape I wanted. Then I fixed it to the hairnet under the wig with some pin. Don't worry, 'cause when you put the wig on they will just disappear. Poof!
One of the last things you're gonna need is a red wig. I chose a long weavy wig 'cause I fell in love with it the first time I saw it, but you can buy a straight one, or even a short one. Or, you can even dye your hair red. It's up to you!
Oh, I almost forgot. Mystique is no damsel in distress. She's good with weapons, so you're gonna need a weapon. An assault rifle or a gun will do. I use an airsoft gun, unloaded of course. Don't use real weapons! Weapons are bad. Yes. Very very bad.
So, you've seen my transformation from a plain girl with no superpowers to the badass Mystique. I hope you've liked the video. You can find my facebook page in the description below. Well, if you're going to be Mystique just let me know if I've been helpful. Bye, see you next time!