DIY Deadpool Costume

Wade Wilson, A.K.A. Deadpool, may have entered our lives as a villain, but he’s managed to become everyone’s favorite anti-hero. The “Merc with a Mouth” and his wise-cracking snark seems to appeal to our inner cynic.  Attend any Comic convention these days and bear witness to the swarms of Deadpools- a true testament to his popularity. He might be known for breaking the fourth wall, but now he’s breaking down the stereotype of the typical super hero. Sounds like the perfect role model, right?

If you think you’ve got the colossal attitude to fill those Deadpool shoes, try this DIY costume. Start with a bright red skin suit and black paint. Strap a couple katanas on your back and load your utility belt with sais, guns and grenades.



  • Foam sheets- red, black, white
  • Elastic
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Large roll of any type tape, approximately 4-6” in diameter.
  • Hot glue or foam glue


Step 1. Trace the exterior of the tape roll on the red foam sheet. Cut out.

Step 2. Trace the interior of the paint roll on the black foam. Cut out.

Step 3. Cut the black circle in half. Trace one half of the circle on the white foam.

Step 4. Using the traced half circle as a guide for size, drawn an eye. Cut out the eye and use it as a template to make a second eye.


Step 5. Assemble and glue the pieces together.

Step 6. Hot glue the elastic to the back of the belt buckle to make a loop.

Step 7. The belt buckle is all done. Now gather what you need for the rest of the Deadpool costume.




Step 1. Have the person who will wear the costume put on the skin suit. Using an image of Deadpool as a reference and draw on the areas that will be painted black.


Step 2. Lay the skin suit flat and put pieces of cardboard under the areas to be painted so the paint doesn’t bleed through the fabric. Fill in the areas you mapped out with marker. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 3. Put on the skin suit, fingerless gloves and belt. Strap on the weapons and prepare your witty comebacks!