Introduction: Xmen Storm Leggings

About: I love cats that hate me, gin and dressing up. Writing is my passion and I hope to be able to cosplay more frequently in the future

Part two of my Storm Cosplay costume is the leggings which have the appearance of thigh high boots.

What you need for this project:

Black stretch/shiny fabric

Gold stretch/shiny fabric


Sewing machine

Needle & thread


Marking chalk

A pair of leggings for reference

Step 1: Measure the Fabric Using Leggings

I was not sure how best to measure and cut these so I used a pair of leggings for reference.

I measured the leggings on myself check the length and the width and then placed it over the material

Step 2: Cut the Fabric

Trim and cut the fabric according to the leggings.

Fold the long piece over the legging so that you can get one continuous piece which you will only have to do one stitch down.

Make sure to cut the top in a sort of triangle so that it point sits over the tops of your thighs.

Cut two out like this - one for each leg.

Step 3: Measure and Cut the Gold Fabric

Because I don't have proper measuring and cutting tools, I opted for the easy way to cut this.

I folded the gold fabric upon itself and measured 6cm and then cut this.

When I unfolded it, the fabric was a little uneven so I went back and trimmed it a little

Step 4: Cut the Gold Into Four Pieces

The gold now needs to be cut into four strips to line the top of the boot

Straighten any edges that may be uneven

Step 5: Cut a Piece of Soft Card

Cut a triangle out of soft cardboard or folded sticky note

This is to go underneath the gold so that there is a sharp point on the fronts of the boots

A sewing machine can generally go through paper but mine was a little troublesome, so I did it by hand.

Match the edges of the gold to go over the triangle and sew

Step 6: Pin the Gold On

Line the top of the boots/leggings with the gold and pin all along.

if you have excess at the back, that is fine because you can just pop a hem in and tie it up at the back

Sew this on with a machine

Step 7: Pin the Legging

Take the fabric and put it on your leg

Turn it inside out and turn it around so that the excess ribbon can tie around the front of your thigh.

Underneath should be the excess, remaining fabric

Pull it all together and begin to pin it down your leg

Watch where you put the pins and try to tailor it to your leg, that way you will get a better fitting legging

Once it is pinned, take it off carefully

Step 8: Sew It

Sew a hem in the bottom.

Depending on the length of the legging (mine was a little long which was fine) if it is a little longer, it means that you can leave the very bottom unsewn for about 5cm so that it can drape over the front of your shoe

Then begin sewing all the way up and you are done

Step 9: Finish

Try them on and adjust anything you might need to and that's it!

For a full video, you can check out my Youtube video below