View Full Version : Barbara Gordon/Oracle
01-19-2011, 02:11 PM
So, on a whimsy I talked a friend of mine into cosplaying Oracle, but I'm actually not very familiar with DC comic cannon , so I was curious if she had anything akin to a typical outfit? A lot of what I've seen shows her in a regular shirt or tank top and pants, but does she have anything more costume/super-hero like?
This sounds sort of silly, but I'm just getting acquainted to the comics, and the friend in question already uses a walker/wheelchair on occasion.
01-22-2011, 03:30 PM
Rae, Unfortunately Oracle does not have a typical super hero type outfit because her role is more of a behind the scenes. However, if your friend has a red wig/red hair and glasses and is in a wheelchair, as long as she is accompanied by one of the other members of Birds of Prey, she should be recognized by some.
Also, Babs/Oracle uses sticks to fight, so she may want to carry some of those. And wear a headset, since Babs wears a headset.
A picture that represents the fighting sticks is here. (http://images.wikia.com/marvel_dc/images/5/5a/Oracle_01.jpg)
If you wanted to make it more costume-y, she could always wear a Batgirl type tank top.
01-22-2011, 09:22 PM
Thanks a bunch! My friend is in fact a natural red-head, which is why I figured Babs/Oracle would be a great character for her. I'll make sure she has all the accessories you mentioned. <3
01-23-2011, 11:01 PM
You're welcome! and that is awesome that she's doing Oracle! Can't wait to see pictures :)
02-01-2011, 05:21 PM
She'd probably still carry around some batarangs. :P
Aside from the constant internet hookup and headset I can't think of anything else. I've also seen cosplays using a laptop as a prop. You might be able to make a prop keyboard/computer instead of bringing a laptop to a convention.