Mystique from X-Men is a popular character when it comes to cosplay; she is a strong-willed, beautiful woman with a long and interesting past.
The mutant, also known as Raven Darkhölme, is a shapeshifter so she can pretty much be anyone she chooses. How she is portrayed is truly only limited by one’s imagination. The problem is usually where to start. You can go with the classic comic books, the movies, and pretty much anything in between.
These cosplayers did an excellent job portraying her.
To see more of the awesome work by these great artists, check out their pages:
Wayne Enterprises is where I found that makeup transformation, but if anyone knows WHO that is, I would love to hear from you.