One of the artists on the film X2: X-Men United (2003) was James Oxford (Jurassic Park 2, Wild, Wild, West, Men in Black) and he posted some of his designs for the X-Men. I'm not sure if he was the costume designer or just worked off the costume designs to be honest.
X-Men 2 (or "X2" as it is called in the movie) picks up shortly after the first film. Wolverine continues his quest to learn about his past, but he has little luck finding anything. Rogue has also formed a romantic relationship with her fellow classmate Bobby Drake, aka Iceman.I love the alternate costumes for Storm.
Meanwhile, the President is attacked in the White House by a teleporting rogue mutant. This prompts a public outcry against mutants and authorization of action against them by the President. Stryker, a special operations military official, pushes the President to allow him to attack Charles Xavier's school for mutants. Believing it is a training ground for secret mutant operations (which it is), the President authorizes the operation. Little does he know that Stryker controls the mind of the rogue mutant, named Nightcrawler, and he has his own reasons for wanting to attack the X-Men's school. Stryker also happens to hold the key to Wolverine's past.
When the school is attacked, it's up to Wolverine and the children to defend themselves alone. As our mutant heroes are sent their separate ways into hiding, Stryker also captures Professor Xavier. To make matters worse, Jean Grey has begun to lose control of her powers and exhibit incredible new abilities. As the X-Men face their darkest hour, their only hope may lie with their former enemies, Magneto and Mystique.
Ororo "Storm" Munroe (Halle Berry)
Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner (Alan Cummings)
Logan "Wolverine" (Hugh Jackman)
Yuriko "Lady Deathstrike" Oyama (Kelly Hu)
James Oxford's portfolio is available for you to view at jamesoxford.com.
Via World of Black Heroes
What do you think of the illustrations? Any mutants you'd like to dress like?
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