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Cosplay: Marvel’s Jean Grey Calls Back to 90s X-Men Nostalgia

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Jan 21 2022

She’s one of the most powerful mutants in the galaxy- we burn for these Jean Grey Cosplays!

Jean Grey is one of the most popular (and powerful) heroines in the Marvel comics universe. With her crimson hair and ability to move objects with her mind, she is a striking figure with a long and storied past. This week, we’re here to check out some classic Jean Grey DC Cosplays!

Jean Grey Cosplay by April Gloria

Throughout the history of Marvel comics, Jean Grey has had a wide array of costumes, names, and storylines. From Marvel Girl to Phoenix, from Dark Phoenix to White Phoenix of the Crown and beyond, Jean Grey is a fiery force of power and passion whose power levels are through the roof. It is no surprise that cosplayers have been drawn to her so strongly.

Jean Grey Cosplay by Yukilefay

We have covered Marvel characters like Scarlet Witch, Mystique and Black Widow, and this week we’re here to show love for the crimson goddess herself- Jean Grey. We’re diving into the gorgeous Jim Lee version of her costume, which features a new feature color for her- blue. The classic iterations of Jean Grey all focused on greens, yellows, and reds, but this 1990’s version is striking and gorgeous. Check out these amazing Jean Grey Cosplays!

Jean Grey cosplay by Gracie the Cosplay Lass



Jean Grey Cosplay by April Gloria

No. Their thoughts are manic — madness — driven by the fear of their queens. Scott, you need to imagine the control each of these queens must have. It must be absolute.”

Imagine living your entire life as a predator — hunting whatever you felt needed to be hunted. Consuming whatever you desired to consume.”

Just consider what it would be like having millions of your species — millions of your race — willing to die just so you could have more than what you already had. Consider the appetite of it… the power of it.”


Try to imagine what that must feel like. Now imagine something unexpected — unforeseen — that could take all of it away from you.”

We come into this world alone and we leave the same way. The time we spent in between – time spent alive, sharing, learning together… is all that makes life worth living.”

Jean Grey Cosplay by Gracie the Cosplay Lass

“Tomorrow, I must leave the X-Men–forever!”

Now, you and Bobby have a bite to eat and get some rest – before I take you over my knee telekinetically!!”


If I didn’t know better, I’d say those thoughts I just picked up sounded like a proposal.”

I destroyed a world– in my mind, I can still hear the screams of the dying– and it felt good! I don’t want that feeling ever again. And yet– I do!”

As Scarlett O’Hara said, “Tomorrow is another day.” And, perhaps, a better one. Provided we have the courage to face it. We all live with demons, Ororo– that, a telepath knows better than anyone– the challenge is, do we rule them… or they, us?

It’s incredible. Eerie. She’s so like me! It’s like gazing into a distorted mirror.”

Jean Grey Cosplay by mcroft07

You lose, Sinister. This is my mind — my soul — my life — and I mean to keep them to myself!”


” I’m sorry Forge… Sean can’t speak for himself right now. I’m afraid, since you saw us last… there have been some changes.”

Jean Grey Cosplay by Yukilefay

“You’re a firecracker, Creed… and I am an atom bomb!”

I know your heart is in the right place, Scott – that you’re only doing exactly what you think Charles would do – but sometimes you make me want to reach inside that tight little mind of yours and shake loose some consideration!”

Oh, I have a knack for intuiting things. That’s all.”

I don’t want you to get hurt, but you have to understand… The more you annoy me the more I can’t help thinking about deconstructing you, molecule by molecule, memory by memory… until there’s nothing left but screaming, traumatized atoms.”

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