Professor X Costume Guide

DIY Professor X Costume Guide for Cosplay

Looking to dress up as Professor X this year, but don’t want to spend a fortune on a costume? Check out these tips for making your own at home! With just a few basic supplies, you can create an awesome costume that will have all your friends marveling at your powers of creativity.

About Professor X

Charles Xavier, or Professor X as he is better known, was born to a long line of wealthy landowners. When his father died, Charles was only 10 years old. His family expected Charles to take over the land and business affairs, but young Charles wanted more than this provincial life offered. He joined the US Army during WWI and then later studied medicine. He met a gifted young scientist named Eric Lensherr, who eventually became his greatest enemy, Magneto.

Charles Xavier founded the X-Men, a school for mutants that teaches them how to control their powers and use them to better society. Although most of these students are teenagers who have lived with being different all their lives, Professor X treats each one as if they were his own children. He is willing to put himself in harm’s way for his students because he knows that they are the future.

In addition to having the telepathic abilities of Cerebro, Xavier is also brilliant. He possesses the ability to control other people’s minds.

About the Professor X Look

The professor wears a black suit with a small X-shaped pin on his lapel. He dons round glasses and a completely bald head. And, of course, gets around using a wheelchair.

How to Dress Like Professor X from X-Men

Bald Head

First, you will need to shave your head. Make sure that it is completely bald. Or, if you don’t want to fully commit like that, you can use a bald wig easily found at most costume stores.

If you want to wear a bald cap, there are many tutorials online on applying and removing the bald caps. Some people recommend using spirit gum for extra adhesion.

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Round Glasses

The professor has round glasses. You won’t find exact replicas, but you can purchase close replica frames at your local or online costume store. Or just wear a pair of sunglasses if it’s not that sunny outside!


The professor wears a black suit. You can easily rent one from your local costume shop or department store if you don’t own one.

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A wheelchair will complete the professor’s look and is very easy to find at your nearest thrift or consignment store for cheap! You can also try looking in the “free” section on Craigslist.

DIY Costume Tutorials

Cosplay Examples


Many other pieces will complete the professor’s look, but these are some basics.

So, if you want to dress like Professor X this cosplay season, remember these tips, and you should be able to pull it off with ease. Just don’t forget the wheelchair!

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