You don’t need superpowers to know that the newest Deadpool movie is going to be incredible. I personally can’t wait for ridiculous jokes paired with equally ridiculous fight scenes. Of course, we can’t forget the costumes. Negasonic Teenage Warhead, one of my personal favorites, got a design upgrade this time around; and despite not being able to to get a shot of her new outfit below the waist, I wanted to start on a version of her suit the second the first trailer dropped. The Enif pattern features a long sleeve bodysuit, waist cinching belt, and separate leggings so you can stay comfy during long convention hours!
Fabric & materials used:
- 1 yard Gamboge Cotton Knit Pique
- 3 yards Black Stretch Polyester Knit Pique
- Size 2 Black Sew On Snaps
- 1/2 yard Black Weft Fusible Interfacing
- 1/2 yard Black Smooth Organza
- 1 yard Italian Silver Stud Embossed Faux Leather Trim
- 1/2 yard Black Fashion-Weight Faux Leather
- 1.5″ Nickel Metal Ring Buckle
- 2 yards Black Gray and White Satin Piping
- 1/4 yard Black Elastic Trimming – 5″
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
- MDF052 – The Enif Cosplay (free download below!)
To start, sew the yellow stripe panel to the front panels of your leggings with the fabric faces together. I recommend using a serger, or a basic zig-zag stitch. The point of the curve should go toward the back of your garment. Note: I doubled up all the yellow pieces in this project, since it can be on the thinner side when stretched, but the black is perfectly comfy and opaque when worn so no lining was needed!
Next, add the back panel to the other side of your stripe and each of your pant legs should be ready to be made into leggings!
Placing the fabric faces together, fold each pant leg separately and sew along the inseam.
Place on leg inside the other and connect them at the crotch, sewing along the front and back rise. Now your leggings should be taking shape.
Sew your waistband at the side seams, fold it in half along the length and sew along the top of your leggings, faces touching.
Lastly, hem the bottom of each leg and you’re ready to begin on the bodysuit!
First, place your zipper in between your outer and lining layers for the center bodice, and sew along the length of the panels, like you see above and below. The zipper pull should fall about 1/2″ from the top of the panels to account for seam allowance along the neckline.
Add the lower center front panel and trim the bottom of the zipper before attaching the side front panels to either edge of your bodysuit front.
Likewise, attach your side back panels to either side of the center back. Connect to the front of your bodysuit at the side seams and shoulders. Take this moment to try on your garment and see how the basic shape fits. If need be, adjust your seams around the bust, waist, or hips.
Next, sew the ends of your shoulder panels to each other so each one is a circle. Attach to the armholes of your bodysuit, matching up the seam with the suit’s side seam.
Add a small semi-circle of faux leather to the top of each sleeve before sewing up the inseam of the sleeves.
Attach each to their respective armholes, like below.
Take two collar pieces from your knit and sew along the top curve, faces together. For more stability, I recommend interfacing these two pieces, but it’s not totally necessary.
Negasonic’s collar seems to be where she channels some of her energy, and appears to be made from some iridescent material. I chose to wrap my collar in organza, like you see below, and stay-stitch the bottom edge before sewing on the collar stand and attaching it to the neckline of the bodysuit.
Lastly, finish off the bottom of your sleeves and leg holes with a basic rolled hem. Add some sew on snaps at the crotch, and your costume is very nearly complete!
Folding the white section of the 3-tiered satin piping away from the rest of the trim, sew it to the face of your faux leather, like you see above and below.
Fold the raw seam allowance toward the wrong side of the belt and edge-stitch along the trim, hiding the white piece along the back.
Use some fabric glue to place some embossed faux leather trim along the length of the black faux leather belt panels, straight down the center, like you can see below.
Wrap the tapered edges of your belt around an o-ring and hand-stitch along the wrong side of the belt. At the back, sew 5″-7″ of elastic so you can fit the belt over your shoulders and have it lay snugly at your waist.
Will you or someone you know be cosplay Negasonic soon? Let me know what changes you might be making with your version now the the movie is out and we can see her full ensemble!