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Psychic Butterfly by gillykins Psychic Butterfly by gillykins
This costume has been on my 'to do' list for over 6 years. I've always loved this version of Psylocke's costume, I lovingly refer to it as the gypsy butterfly. For those who don't know this is Betsy's original costume from when she first takes the name Psylocke and joins the X-men in the 80's.

Since Psylocke’s telepathic signature is the butterfly just had to make a mask.

Costume Construction:

The bodysuit is made from a custom pattern drafted by me. The costume is made from a pink four way stretch spandex and lined with a white spandex. The cut out sections on the waist are inset with a skin tone mesh. The sleeves and leg detail are made from a dark pink chiffon. The cuffs and rectangle appliqués are made from a dark pink suede. The appliqués are satin stitched in place. The wig is cut and styles by me.

Photo By: Kevin Chan [link]


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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool way to do the psychic butterfly! You did it in a way that doesn’t mask your own beauty too, which is not an easy thing to pull off when doing anything involving the face in that way. Perfect pose, too! Your take on classic 80’s retro Psylocke is simply gorgeous… the costume, the hair, the emotions you convey in your photos, everything is spot-on. Love it, and must add to my favorites for sure!
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Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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jocoty6 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
This is so ridicously hot, it is very hard to concentrate on the cosplay. Your body is too good in this. WOW, WOW and WOW!
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CreativeStorm Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am aso happy to see someone try her classic outfit. Because i loved it on her.
You made it look very pretty. Beautiful cosplay.
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Shulkie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Awesome photo collaboration usage with your two different poses and your eyes really bring out the mood in each shot.
Your pic looking at the camera really has me captured :eyepopping:
Nice costume work the pink "butterflies" is a nice effect to the costume.
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Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
That telepathic butterfly signature from the 1980s was something I never thought I'd see done in an actual Psylocke costume. Well done!
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Silverhauke Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
You have such a great figure and this costume really accentuates that. The unique version is so refreshing to see. You deserve all the accolades you get on this. Bravo.
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nokkturrnos Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
excellent.
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LenMomono Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what a sexy Psylocke :)
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Strumwulf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice to cosplay of the early Psylocke. The Butterfly is a great touch.
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irvintustin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You have an AMAZING physique. And very creative on the use of the psychic butterfly! It sort of doubles as a mask of sorts which is genius!
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KAGEMUSHASAMA Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
GREAT DESIGN OF RETRO PSYLOCKE
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Super props for cosplaying one of my favorite Betsy costumes. I love the mask/psychic butterfly.
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sagat13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Wow! Never thought I'd see this cosplay (then again, most people don't remember when Psylocke was white and British). Anyway, fantastic job on the costume and the 'butterfly effect.'
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celaya4ever Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really sexy! Really sexy! =)
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cesaw70 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Bless you for portraying the REAL Betsy Braddock.
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paper-stars Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The mask works way better as an actual mask, I think, than a shopped one. Excellent work! And... POOFY SLEEVES. :heart:
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Wow, this is gorgeous, love the costume and it's presentation. Not often i see an original version of Psylocke. Love it!
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the only version of her that I like. Thanks for doing it, and doing it beautifully.

I was a huge Captain Britain fan from the old black and white Marvel UK books, so I knew the character from pre-Psylocke days, and this is the version of Betsy Braddock I fell in love with.


I often refuse to draw ninja Psylocke when asked at shows... :)
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JuanAdagio Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Goddess ♥♥♥
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Dodger3742 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Love the look overall. Such a cool art form with such a wonderful canvas to place it upon...:)
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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Damn, girl! Lookin' good!
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BlackMesaNorth Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
This is fun!
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:iconlordfreeza:
LordFreeza Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Super cool!!!
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:iconcelticruins:
celticruins Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well this is just straight up GORGEOUS.
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work, Gilly, and the mask idea is very clever! You could have just done a visual effect for that, but this is far better.
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VinRoc Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're awesome Gillian! Great job on this cosplay!
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Tehmonkzorz Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Oh my goodness that is gorgeous 8D
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GeekVarietyDotCom Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You look stunning.
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Tazirai Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No matter how much I see this suit on you it looks stunning. I really hope you have started a trend.
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