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How to Dress Like Domino (Zazie Beetz Version)
Hair and Makeup:
The original Domino sports a shaggy, blue-black pixie cut or short bob. Unlike a lot of comic book super-heroines, her hair is not pristinely groomed. She looks windswept and tomboy-ish, which certainly makes it much easier to handle in a costume party atmosphere.
The movie Domino, however, has a completely different coiffure. The character is played by Zazie Beetz, a German-born black actress with a stunning afro hairstyle. It looks great, but it’s certainly a very different take on the original look.
In terms of makeup, there’s little change between comic Domino and movie Domino. The difference is only insomuch as comic book Domino has a black dot covering her left eye, whilst movie Domino’s dot is white. This dot should cover the entire area of the eye socket, right up to the brow, to the nose, down to the lower groove of the socket. Comic book Domino also wears very dark lipstick, whilst movie Domino wears none.
In the original, comic book version of Domino, her costume covers pretty much everything but her head. Domino’s costume mainly comprises a skin-tight catsuit which can either be zipped right to the neck or open to the chest revealing (ample) cleavage. Movie Domino’s costume is sleeveless, with even more cleavage on display, featuring netted translucent black fabric down the center, from the cleavage to the waist.
Gloves and Footwear:
In true super-heroine fashion, Domino wears black knee high leather boots, flat rather than high-heeled. This goes for comic book as well as movie Domino.
The difference is in the gloves. With the original comic version, Domino’s long sleeved catsuit covers her hands as well, so the gloves are basically part of the catsuit itself. She does, however, have those archetypal metallic shields around her forearms. Movie Domino’s gloves are quite different. She wears bicep-length black sheer fishnet-style gloves to match the fabric down the front of her catsuit.
The main accessory that no decent Domino costume should be without is the utility belt. This features in both versions of the character, acting as a holster for her gun, bullets, and whatever other bits and bobs a super-heroine might need for a night on the town. The utility belt is also black leather to match the rest of her costume, and adds a welcome bit of texture and detailing to the outfit. It’s also a good place to keep your keys.
Domino may not be the most famous of Marvel’s super-heroines, but she is still instantly recognizable. Mostly, this is down to the distinctive, domino ‘dot’ over the left eye, without which you may find yourself mistaken for any other black catsuit-clad comic girl. But get your Domino costume just right, and when you arrive you’ll have the whole room falling like, well, dominoes.
Boom, shut up. Today was a cluster but it worked out. My way got us out of the river. Your way cleared the bridge. Lives were saved. Crisis averted. We did that together. Would today have gone a lot quieter if you weren’t so cracker-jacks? Sure — but where’s the fun in that?