Hype Cosplay Superhero: Domino
Editor’s Note: And we are back. For our return section, Superhero Hype welcomes another special cosplay correspondent: Florencia Sofen, a cosplayer who lives in Spain. She is a very prolific costume designer and a talented photographer as well. For her first SHH column, Florencia shares her take on Marvel’s Domino from X-Force and other X-Men related titles. And as you can see, the influence of this costume came from the comics rather than Deadpool 2.
I started to read New mutants, and these teenagers grew up really fast. Domino was in the X-Force the comics that I read [after New Mutants], and she taught them that there were other “radical” ways of being heroes… and I loved that.
This Domino cosplay was a challenge. We had no concept to work with other than the fan art and the comics.
My accessory weapons are Painted Nerves. Shiny black base with a silver dry brush, and it’s ready for battle!
The most delicate part of this costume was the makeup. I wanted something realistic, but keeping the comedic side. Not a very spiky hair look. but something comfortable for an action girl like Dom.
The short hair looks perfect on her and I tried a skin-friendly blue base with some super dense white makeup to look paler.
It takes about 25 minutes to get the full look. It depends if I have to paint more on the neck or not, but other costumes with a similar makeup base like Harley Quinn gave me a lot of speed to apply on this one!
I don’t know how to model correctly. Most of the time, I buy patterns in my sizes or adapt them my way.
But when I have to model myself or make costumes, the best way I have is to get my old clothes with similar fabrics. If it is elastic, we get elastic clothes to make it, wear it and paint all the parts.
Then cut the seams and all the pieces, resize them with a few extra inches for the new seams and see what it looks like.
It’s not the best way, but it’s my way 😉
For this kind of superhero-like costume with a cinematic look, I prefer faux leather or some kind of vinyl. I also like to mix the materials to have more volume with the textures.
Most are vinyl with foam, to give the guards extra shape and volume, and small parts of polyester from an old school bag. Yes, we are also betting on recycling everything.
Belts and most stripes are also from this satchel! But not the X, which is made of faux leather to have full movement across the upper body, so I don’t get stabbed with a metal or plastic buckle.
It was hard, because none of the fabrics were elastic. Everything has to be mounted, and it has to be stitch by stitch. This is the main problem with the costumes: they are like puzzles. But ultimately, it works.
My favorite stories about Domino are her latest comic book series, written by Gail Simone, and her time on X-Force with Wolverine, Wolfsbane, X-23 and Warpath.
These two comics are very different, but that’s how she is. She is funny and dangerous. But at least she’s free to do whatever she wants. And all tends to be fine, thanks to his fantastic luck.
One of the best experiences of my life at a convention was meeting Gail Simone. It was at a comic in my town, and Gail has been by far my favorite screenwriter for many years.
Gail was a guest because of her work on DC Comics, but she had recently started working on Domino with David Baldéon.
I was invited to this convention, and I was absolutely crazy picking out cosplays and stuff. But I needed a photo with Gail. Maybe as Batgirl? Or like Black Canary? SURELY NOT! she wrote Domino, and Domino deserves a hit with it.
And … I was in the DC Comics line, waiting with all my comics to be signed and my props, dressed as a Domino, and trying not to cry.
AND IT WAS WORTH IT. I had an amazing pic with Gail, and she also posted this pic in Domino # 1. It was like a dream!
But hey, we didn’t have the Baldeon design at that point when doing the cosplay. We have had X-Force and a few other comics. But the comics are all we need.
Well, comics and a little imagination, with a little explosives and a lot of energy to make chaos around the house!
It was quite an experience in itself, and I have no regrets
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