How to Make a No-Sew Phoenix Costume

Introduction: How to Make a No-Sew Phoenix Costume

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“Hear me, X-Men! No longer am I the woman you knew! I am fire! And life incarnate! Now and forever -- I am Phoenix!” - Phoenix Force, Earth-616

We Love Colors presents the most popular costumes for Halloween 2016.

A powerful and stunningly beautiful females for this Halloween is Jean Grey, or Phoenix.

A caring and nurturing woman by nature, Jean Grey struggles with her mutant side of Phoenix; controlled by the Phoenix Force, a deadly immortal and mutable manifestation of the prime universal force of life and passion.

Luckily we put together an easy step-by-step tutorial that does not include any sewing, for how to make Phoenix from X-Men. All products are listed at the bottom.

A super easy no-sew Phoenix costume.



  • Foundation
  • Black eyeliner
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Smokey eye shadow kit
  • Red lipstick and/or lip pencil
  • Mascara
  • Colored eye contacts (optional)

Step 1: How to Make No-Sew Phoenix Costume

  1. Trace a pattern or draw the shape of a phoenix on the back of your craft foam.
  2. Cut out the craft foam, from the back, following the design lines.
  3. Have a friend or a dress form help you for this next part -- BE VERY CAREFUL as hot glue can leave terrible burns -- Stick extra craft foam (a layer or two) down the front of the unitard.
  4. Hot glue the phoenix foam piece on the front of the unitard.
  5. Grab your shoulder gloves and pull them on.
  6. Cut out the crotch and add a triangle onto the imperfects.
  7. Pull these over your boots and carefully hot glue OR use dress tape to attach it to the unitard.
  8. Using fabric add a waist belt and tie it off.

Step 2: How to Do Phoenix's Makeup

  1. Do your normal foundation routine.
  2. Apply eyeliner and eyebrow pencil.
  3. Create a smokey eye effect.
  4. Mascara your lashes for a big and bold effect.
  5. Add your lipstick.

Step 3: How to Finish Your Phoenix Costume

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