So, you want to know how to get started on making that Deadpool costume for yourself to show off to your friends or to strut your attire in front of thousands of fans at the next Comic-Con? Go no further because we’ve got you covered.
First things first, here’s a list of all the items you will be needing to fashion yourself your very own Deadpool Costume
- Red breathable fabric
- Black leather fabric
- White breathable fabric
- A black plastic mask
- A red jacket/hoodie or turtleneck
- Red trousers
- Red and black paint
- Toy guns
- Toy katanas
- Black belt
- Toy Gun Holsters
and lots and lots of hot glue!
Once you’ve got all the items ready, we can get started on preparing the costume.
Let’s start at the top. To make the mask, grab the red fabric wrap it around your head. It helps if the fabric is already in the shape of a cylinder. Try to match the ends of the cloth to your neck and use a pair of scissors to cut off the excess at the top. Deadpool has a flat top at the very tip of his mask so to achieve that shape slip a rectangular piece of cardboard under the mask and fold it towards the top. Once you find the top starting to resemble the real thing, hot glue the cardboard to the cloth and wrap up the rest and use the glue to close it up. Deadpool’s mask has black cheek pads going over the eyes so grab the black plastic mask you need and draw an outline resembling a diamond shape over the cheeks going all the way up midway to the forehead. Make sure you do this on both sides of the mask and after you get the shape desired, snip it out with a pair of scissors and hot glue it to your red mask. Use the scissors again to cut open eye-holes in your mask and once that’s done, use the white breathable fabric to cover up the eye holes from the inside of the mask. These will help you see through the mask while making it look like the real thing from the outside.
Great! You’re about thirty percent done with your costume, let’s check out the torso next.
To get started on the torso put on the jacket and make sure it fits you just right. Next, grab a marker and draw outlines for the places where Deadpool’s costume features black leather patches. These are located on either side of the torso slight above waist-level. Once you’ve marked out all the black patches on your jacket, place it out neatly on the table. Now you need to grab the black leather fabric and start making cut-outs to match the markings on your jacket. Once you cut those out place them on the jacket to see if they line up. If you feel satisfied with your cut-outs, start using hot glue to stick them onto your jacket. Start painting the sides of the abdomen black just like the real costume.
Don’t forget your sleeves! Parts of the sleeve are coloured in black so just grab a brush and paint away at those sleeves! Try to keep your workstation clean and tidy to avoid unnecessary paint getting on the wrong parts of your jacket. If by accident you do manage to get some stains onto the jacket, don’t worry too much. Use a matching red colour and dip your brush into it and clean those pesky black spots!
You’re nearly there! Let’s get working on Deadpool’s trousers.
For the most part, the trousers are similar to how we made the torso, draw the outlines for the black patches around the thigs and get working on sticking the leather fabric over it using hot glue. Make sure you paint the exteriors of the pockets and knees as black as you can. Later we will add accessories to enhance your costume and make it look even better!
Finally, we’ve finished the costume. The only things remaining are a few final touches and accessories to dorn that will make your costume stand out and give it the extra layer of detail you need!
Here are some of the accessories you will need. All of these can easily be found at a store near you or even online.
- Red/Black Gloves that you can paint over to get an authentic look
- Tactical pouches – You can get these online or even make small cardboard boxes and fix them onto your trouser belt and make it look like you’re packing some serious heat!
- Black shoes
- Black shoulder and knee pads
Deadpool is just your average annoying superhero in tights without his blades and guns! Lethal weaponry is what makes Deadpool, Deadpool after all. Find a couple of toy guns and latch them onto your belt with a holster. And for the last step, grab your toy katanas and use two straps tied around your back to sheathe them.
You’re done! Your homemade DIY Deadpool costume is ready for you to show off and deal with some bad guys while you’re at it. Have fun!