Super easy X-men Claws for X23 cosplay
So, I very hastily had to put together an X23 (Laura Kinney) costume for a fun video shoot with my friends over at Why So Serious Show. The only reason I agreed to do it within a week's time is because I already had a striped shirt and because I figured that doing these claws would be super easy, and it is!
Here's how you can make yourself some mutant X-men claws.
You will need:
- 1 sheet (8.5" X 11") of styrene/syntra plastic 0.2mm thickness
- 1 sheet of (8.5" X 11") cardboard
- Hot glue gun
- Sandpaper (I used 150 grit)
- Silver spray paint
- (optional) Spray paint primer
- (optional) Bondo
|I used a scrap piece of presentation board to cut out the shape.|
|you can draw on styrene with ballpoint pen.|
Cut out all pieces with an x-acto knife or scissors. You will need 2 pieces of plastic per claw.
Now you will need some cardboard, anything that's lying around is fine. We just need some to make the claws sturdy. Make sure to cut it a little smaller than the plastic, and not leave any for the bottom part that goes in between the fingers. You will glue one piece of styrene on each side, completely covering the cardboard.
|claws before paint|
|please spray paint in a well ventilated area|
To further un-complicate my life, and because the claws wouldn't stay upright unless my fingers were somewhat extended, I took the extra precaution of choosing a look for X23 where she was wearing gloves (which she does, a lot of the time) so then all I have to do is stick the claws inside the gloves, and they will stay put.
Thanks for stopping by!! And don't forget to follow Why So Serious Show on Instagram and YouTube to catch the X23 special episode.
BONUS!! Cosplay cat!