Laura Kinney was created from the damaged genome of Wolverine and meant to be a replacement to the original Weapon X. She was given the name X-23 after the previous 22 cloning attempts failed and it was decided to create a female clone instead. Before escaping and joining the X-Men, she was trained to be the perfect assassin and on top of her superhuman strength, senses, and speed she has further training in military weapons, hand-to-hand combat, infiltration, and in explosives. That only makes her even more lethal given that she was the same regenerative healing factor as Wolverine and then same admantium-coated bone claws. The character created by Craig Kyle actually had her first debut in the animated TV show X-Men: Evolution instead of a comic. Shortly after she debuted in the 2004 comic series NYX and has numerous comic appearances. X-23 is later to be revealed as one of the new Wolverines in the Secret Wars event.
When constructing your own X-23 Costume you will have some fun with black leather. Her most iconic outfit consists of a black leather crop-top with ~1 inch straps, tight black leather pants and a black leather choker. Combined with her long black hair, she is an iconic X-Men that will gain recognition in any setting. It is worth noting that X-23 has very similar abilities to wolverine, she even possesses claws. There are two claws per hand and a single protruding from her black boots. We have provided a prop version of Wolverines three claws to use for both these purposes, removing the center claw in from the prop will allow you to create the hand claws as well as keep the shape and length consistent for the boot claw.
X-23 Costume: The Basics
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