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Gambit Costume Guide

Gambit DIY Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to Dress Like Gambit for Cosplay and Halloween [Photo: shotsbyshinobi]

We have the perfect cosplay for you, mon ami! In this guide, we will help you put together your very own high quality Gambit costume for your next cosplay convention or Halloween!

Gambit is the card-throwing, staff-twirling, kinetic-energy-manipulating mutant member of X-Men. With a conflicted past, he tries to shake off the wrongs he committed earlier and be one of “the good guys,” even when the good guys don’t always want him there. In his long trench coat and buff pink breastplate, Gambit is always ready for a fight. 

Gambit’s Style

Gambit wears his hair spilling out over his black headband. In this way, he looks a little bit like the karate kid. He wears tight black pants and a pink breastplate complete with ab-indentations and a long brown trench coat over it all. He wears long silver boots black gloves without fingers. He could also have the X from X-men on his belt and carry around playing cards to throw and a silver bo staff. 

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Items You’ll Need to Complete the Costume:

  • Black Headband
  • Black Pants/Leggings
  • Pink Breastplate
  • Long Brown Trench Coat
  • Long Silver Boots
  • Black Gloves
  • X-Men Belt Buckle
  • Playing Cards
  • Bo Staff

Costume Ideas

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How to Make Gambit’s Chestplate

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How to Dress Like Gambit from X-Men

Head: 

Wear a Black stretchy headband on your forehead. These are available in hair accessory aisles in department stores, or you can use a long black piece of fabric and tie it. 

Pants: 

Gambit’s pants look pretty tight, so if you want, you could opt for black leggings, but black pants or black skinny jeans would probably work fine. 

Breastplate:

Gambit’s breastplate is a little tricky. There are full Gambit costumes for sale online, which would solve most of the challenges to this costume; however, you can also use a pink t-shirt and draw the muscles on with a sharpie or try to find a simple plastic breastplate from a costume store or online and spray paint it pink. 

Trenchcoat:

Gambit is known for his long, flowing brown trenchcoat. Find a match at a thrift store or buy one from Amazon. (see above)

Boots:

It might be hard to find silver boots, so if you find another colored pair that fit the style, you could spray paint them silver.

Accessories: 

If you have black gloves you don’t care about, cut off all the fingers and you’ll have something like the finger-less gloves that Gambit wears. You can buy an X-Men belt buckle online, or you can print a picture of the X-Men logo off on a printer and attach it to a belt or somewhere on your costume.

Also bring a deck of playing cards that you can toss around or use as a prop. You can make a bo staff out of PVC pipe or a thick dowel rod and spray paint it silver. If you have an appropriate metal pipe just laying around, that could work too.