How to make a Gambit (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) costume

The ragin’ Cajun, Remy LeBeau is better known by his mutant nickname, Gambit. His mutant power is the ability to harness and manipulate kinetic energy. A bit of a wagering man, Gambit is known for charging playing cards with energy and hurling them at his enemy. Additionally, (and much like Napoleon Dynamite), he’s pretty good with a bo staff. Before he became one of the X-Men, Gambit had a shady past, some of which is touched upon in the new “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie in which he’s played by actor Taylor Kitsch.

Dress up as the film version of Gambit with these simple tips for putting together a great costume. Just brush up on your Cajun accent before going out!

##Things You’ll Need##

* Shoulder length brown wig

* Scissors

* Purple satin shirt

* Black vest

* OR Royal blue t-shirt

* Black pants OR Jeans

* Black boots

* Black trench coat

* Deck of playing cards

* Bo Staff

##Putting together your Gambit costume##

Step 1: Put on your long, shoulder length brown wig. If the wig isn’t shoulder length, pick up a long brown wig and cut it to your desired length. Gambit’s hair, actually, is slightly above his shoulders in more of a longer, masculine style, so you may want to bust out the scissors anyway.

Step 2: Put on a satin purple button down shirt. You can find these at discount men’s stores. Put on a plain black vest over it. If you can’t find a purple satin shirt, pick up a t-shirt in a deep, royal blue color that will do nicely, too.

Step 3: Put on a pair of black pants or black jeans. Wear a pair of black boots in any style beneath them.

Step 4: Nothing says tough like a long, leather trench. A pleather trench can be picked up cheaply if you don’t have a long, black leather one as the perfect piece for your Gambit costume.

Step 5: Carry a deck of playing cards and flip them around from time to time, a signature trait of Gambit. If you do have a black pleather trench that is inexpensive, you can glue or tape some of them to your jacket in a random pattern to give your costume more “character”, giving the illusion of kinetically charged cards.

Step 6: Pick up a toy bo staff as the finishing touch on your Gambit costume!

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