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Uncanny Psylocke by gillykins Uncanny Psylocke 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.

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: Dana Harper / Geek Girls
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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist

You look amazing as classic 80’s retro Psylocke! I always liked that look the best for her, and you capture all of Betsy’s elegance, beauty, and fashion sense and give it a quality realism that your own beauty really brings out well. Very sexy pose, without being over-the-top sexy if you get my meaning! As a woman, I totally appreciate that. You’re definitely my favorite Psylocke cosplayer out of all the ones I’ve seen on DeviantArt so far! Great work.

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CreativeStorm Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just looks incredible.
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Sch4rff Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
This
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Shulkie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
About darn time someone did Betsy Braddock before she joined the assassin, Kwannon, and becoming Psylocke.
Nice job with the outfit and finding the right fabrics for the form fitting look, yet light enough for movement.
I love your pics as a brunette, blonde, red-head, and even green haired characters, but I think I like the purple the best :winner:
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
very nice^^
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:iconriddle-me-chris:
Riddle-Me-Chris Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You look gorgeous.
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cesaw70 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Outstanding bit of cosplay with the true Psylocke.
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paper-stars Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect Psylocke is perfect! :'D

I'm not sure that I ever got to see this one in person. ;m; But the inset skin tone mesh is COMPLETELY ingenious. It just looks like skin. :U Smart!
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Bulman66 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful costume, and you look great Gillian
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Harim2099 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Love her!!! Psylocke incarnate!
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JuanAdagio Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Goddess! ♥
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Tazirai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want her babies... so impressed someone FINALLY did a classic Psylocke.
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punkazzINC Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome job! :D :w00t:
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ricktimusprime0825 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Nice.
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NCDamnSam Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see the original Psylocke outfit being portrayed. Excellent work!
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stalk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Now there's an cosplay you don't see being over-done. That was one of my favorite X-Men eras and you did a great job creating Ms. Braddock's outfit.
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Usually you see the Jim Lee ninja swimsuit look getting the cosplay treatment. It thus makes a change to see a different Betsy costume for once! But wasn't the original bodysuit pink in the comics, not white?
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Tazirai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree.Good to see her getting some love here.
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least no-one's done her Captain Britain look. Gawd, that was awful...
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Tazirai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm actually they did. A friend of Gilly's at that.
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is she up on DeviantArt, so I can see what it's like? Just outta curiosity.
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gillykins Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The bodysuit is a light pink, this photo makes it look a lot lighter than it is.
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, that old enemy lighting.
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Raven-Lore Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you look so beautiful! I've never seen this version of Psylocke's costume so it makes me want to go read those issues!
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DEVS66 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gilly,

Looking radiant as usual – the purple wig with the white and pink of the costume is a great balance, you have made the old Psylocke proud:)
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cirathorn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Awesome!

Glad to see the original Psylocke getting some Cosplay Love!

I am really curious though about the color and brand of hair dye you used, or even if its dye
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gillykins Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's actually a wig! I don't have the patience for long hair... or dye maintenance. My real hair is very, very short.
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