The X-Men Costumes Get a Dark Change in The New X-Men: Dark Phoenix
by Esteban Cepedo
The X-Men costumes get a dark change in the new X-Men: Dark Phoenix film. After popular demand, Marvel regained the rights to the X-Men, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be the very last film for the franchise that began with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, bringing the popular Fox franchise to an end. The X-Men franchise was subtly rebooted with X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past and has given fans some of the most thrilling, emotional, and action-packed storylines surrounding our super heros. At Wondercostumes.com you can be sure to find the same thrills when you shop our online store for the best super hero costumes on the web! The X-Men franchise is one of our favorite comic sagas and we invite you to shop our site for your next costume party ideas.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix was released Friday, June 7 and it centers around one of the most famous and heart wrenching stories from the X-Men comics. The Dark Phoenix Saga goes into Jean Grey's absorption of the Phoenix Force and how it begins to consume her, turning her into quite possibly, the most powerful X-Men character. The Dark Phoenix Saga takes many dark turns as Jean Grey goes from being a sweet telekinetic/telepathic superhero to a being torn apart with a live evil inside her. Considering this, when producing this film, the X-Men costume designer went to the drawing board and re-imagined the X-Men costumes. To match the direction of the film, we see the Marvel's X-Men costumes get a new look. Let's see what these changes imply for your next cosplay, costume party, or for Halloween!
One of the X-Men costumes that reveals a major change in the new film is Storm's costume, as seen in the photo above. Aside from the uniform X-Men costumes, we don't see Storm wearing her stylish character costume from the previous film, X-Men: Apocolypse. This is what Storm actor, Alexandra Shipp, had to say about what the director Simon Kinberg wanted with the new X-Men costumes in the film: 'What I loved about it was with this movie, Simon really wanted to play things more natural and have it be more darker and muted tones,'. It's obvious that the X-Men costume designs are going to be designed to match the environment of the film as all great superhero costumes do.
As seen in this photo, the uniform X-Men costumes get a brand new design, paying homage to the classic yellow X-Men costumes from the comics. We haven't seen the X-Men in these costumes since X-Men: First Class and it's the perfect homage for the X-Men costumes since it's the final film in the franchise. The X-Men costume design is a nice black with an eye-appealing yellow 'X' on the front. Our large selection of WonderCostumes.com, we have a Wolverine costume matching the iconic X-Men yellow!
Costumes are meant to define the character, hero or villain and in the photo above, you can see that Jean Grey's costume is a clear representation of the direction in which the character and the film are heading. With the dark tones in her costume and the leather jacket, you can see that Jean Grey's costume reveals the darker path she's following as the Dark Phoenix. Instead of being the lighthearted hero that all of the X-Men loved, it's clear that she's turning into the villain that she or the X-Men never expected her to become.
Fans are guaranteed to go through an emotional rollercoaster with X-Men: Dark Phoenix as the X-Men don't face any normal villain, they're going up against one of their closest friends. The X-Men costumes are going to be a definite highlight of this film as we're getting brand new designs for character costumes and the black and yellow uniform X-Men costumes. With the final film of the franchise, the X-Men are definitely going to go out with a bang. So go check out X-Men: Dark Phoenix and theaters and don't forget to visit WonderCostumes.com for all of your superhero costume needs!