So you’re interested in coming to our Multiple Man Meet-Up, but you don’t know the first place to start when it comes to putting together a costume? We’re all putting together our own, so we’re here to help!
And just in case you don’t follow us on twitter and haven’t seen the announcement, the meetup will be on Thursday, July 18th, at 7:30pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. It’s only a few blocks away from the convention center, and we’ll provide additional directions closer to the event for those who may need it. And RSVP if you have Facebook, so we know how many people to expect!
Now on to the cosplay!
Modern Day Multiple Man (X-Factor Volume 3)
What you’ll need:
The shirt. The most recognizable facet of Jamie Madrox’s costume in recent years has been his iconic green shirt. I’ve found it a few places online, most notably on Redbubble and Cafepress. But if you’re feeling crafty and want to try and make it yourself, this tumblr user had success making their own iron-on!
A trench coat. Jamie doesn’t always wear the trench coat, so it won’t make or break your cosplay, but it’s awesome if you can find it, not to mention badass. I’d try your local thrift store, or, if you’re quick about it, maybe you can find some sales now that the weather is warming up in most of the country. (If you’re in the U.S., that is.)
X-belt buckle. Again, I’ve found this online though a bit of searching, but you can always make it yourself!
The easy bits. Jeans (or dark cargo pants, as Jamie is wont to wear either), and boots.
That’s your basic, easily recognizable Jamie Madrox costume. Of course, we’re hoping you guys will get a little creative. There’s always adding the “M” for mutant that Jamie acquired early in Volume 3’s run. And there’s also Reverend John Maddox, Jamie’s wayward dupe. There’s a list of noteable dupes on the Marvel wikia. (The monk dupe is one of my favorites!)
Multiple Man from the most recent run of X-Factor is probably the easiest cosplay to manage, but we’d welcome others as well! There’s old school Madrox in his shock absorbing costume, if you’re feeling really ambitious, among other costumes.
The most important thing is to have fun, go wild, and we hope to see a lot of you there in July! We’re still putting together prizes for the most creative dupes, so don’t hold back!