Captain Marvel is Marvel Studios newest Avenger. From the way, before she even stepped out on screen in her iconic blue and red suit, she was already a role model for many kids. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had mentioned that she is the strongest Avenger of them all and it can be seen very clearly on screen as well. Her power set includes being able to shoot out energy bolts from her hands, flight powers and being able to absorb energy like from electricity. This makes her basically invincible. She first made her appearance in the MCU in her own solo movie, which was just released in March 2019 before going on to help the Avengers defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
How to cosplay captain marvel like the pro cosplayers?
The character has such power, grace, and humor that, of course, everyone wants to cosplay Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. When it comes to making her suit, it’s true that it’s quite difficult to make it movie accurately since there are lots of little zips, snaps and other pieces. As such many veers towards making the comics costume which requires way less effort to make. But if you really want to make the movie costume to wear at your nearest cosplay party or convention then here are some things you should keep in mind:
The hala star is an 8 pointed star which is Captain Marvel‘s symbol and in the movie, it is representative of the journey she has taken to become the hero. This is because while she is in the Kree Black and Green uniform, the Hala Star is silver in color, but in the Captain Marvel suit, it is golden. The star is quite difficult to make and as such there are two options for you. You can either choose to buy it or you can get a little creative. If you want to go for the latter option then use strong cardboard to make the star symbol at first. Then use paper mache to give it an elevated appearance. When the mixture hardens, then paint it either silver or gold according to the type you are cosplaying.
The belt is pretty frustrating to make since it has a lot of little things like buckles. But moreover, there’s something like hip pads which are attached to the belt as well. Those can be not just hard to make but attach to the belt and pants of the suit. To make this, first, get an ordinary thin red belt as a base. Now, look at official Captain Marvel pictures to get the little details right. When it comes to making the hip pads you can make use of strong cardboard and then cover it with a dense red cloth. You can also opt to color the cardboard red. Now it’s time to attach it to the belt using an industrial strength glue. But make sure you attach it to the underside of the belt so that it doesn’t curve up when you attach it to the pants as well.
The body suit can differ according to what color you want to portray- the Black and Green Kree uniform or the Red and Gold Captain Marvel suit. But no matter what you choose, the basic design is the same. You need to make use of a tight red leather jacket which has a circular collar to form the base of the suit. Then go on to add the little details and lines on it by cutting out dense gold or green cloth into the appropriate shape and length.
Her gloves are not that difficult to make. But what you can do to make your cosplay closer to the movie version is make use of red, hard and dense leather gloves. These gloves shouldn’t stick to your hands but instead, appear a little elevated- like a biker’s gloves.
Captain Marvel’s gauntlets aren’t like wonder woman’s, as in they don’t have a purpose to play. Instead, hers are part of the accessories which make the suit. So to make it, you need to cut out the forearm part of a tight leather jacket. Then you will have to tuck it properly if it doesn’t sit tightly on your forearms. After that proceed to add the little gold details on it using cardboard.
Paying attention to these little things will make your Captain Marvel Costumes look extraordinary and turn all eyes on you at the con.