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joker860
02-28-2012, 10:31 AM
OK ill start off by saying that i am a black man and i am trying to do my first cosplay (going to first convention this year) i love the joker so i am going to try to go as the joker and my girl (whos white) will be harley. so ive been searching up and down all over the internet for costumes and ive found 2 actual good looking classic joker costumes.

http://www.cosplayhouse.com/Batman-Dark-Knight-Joker-Cosplay-Costume-02.html

is one and the second is

http://www.fan-store.net/servlet/the-102/Batman-Cosplay,-The-Joker/Detail

now my problems are i dont know if i should trust either site so im wondering if anyone can give me some opinions on those sites if people have ever used them can they be trusted i mean its a healthy amount i would just be throwing away if they cant be trusted so anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. And if those 2 dont work out for me im going to attempt either the mad love look with joker in a black suit, maybe come up with my owsn idea (im thinkin of a more stylish joker u know possibly white suit w/purple vest and green tie maybe white dress shirt to go with it, or last (but not my final idea) im thinking of buying this suit off of ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Purple-Zoot-Dress-Suit-Joker-Costume-40-R-40R-NEW-Halloween-Pimp-Gangster-/251002465286?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3D UA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D330690046353%26ps%3D63%26clk id%3D6650861371830227822

with a black or purple hat to go along with it to give it the jack nicholson joker look ie:

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/18029/jack-nicholson_joker.jpg

so please this is my first cosplay and i really want to look good you know its already hard being a black man trying to become a pale white guy (lmao) so can anyone help me please.

King Daddy
11-30-2012, 08:42 PM
First off, good choice. Secondly, I've never used any site to purchase anything. I bought my suit piece by piece at Goodwill and other second hand stores. I am currently trying my hand at creating my own vest. The hardest thing for me that I've found is the face paint. I go the Cesar Romero way and don't shave. This makes it a bit difficult during long conventions, it starts to crack and my goatee starts to show thru. I know this isn't much help but I hope it offers some insight.

bunnielove
07-07-2013, 06:58 AM
i know this is super late, but my boyfriend and I (both black) couple cosplay as Joker and Harley. We actually used multiple sites, like CosplayFU and Amazon, surprisingly, to get the looks we wanted. Joker and Harley are often and well done, and it's always nice to put your own spin on them. My boyfriend has intense facial hair, and he shaves it off and I use Ben Nye theatrical makeup to paint us both white. I am of a fairer complexion than he is, so it usually takes 2-3 coats for him, where I can get away with 1. Lastly, I paint his eyebrows green with green mascara. I hope this helps, but if you've already cosplayed, please post pics!

joker860
06-06-2014, 04:38 PM
i posted this years ago and feel i can give an update i have done 2 cons since i posted this here and here are my results please critique love more ideas this is from the 2014 Hartford Comic Con https://www.flickr.com/photos/125135130@N04/

joker860
06-06-2014, 04:40 PM
my next goal is to be Bender for next year and for my second con this year ima be the 66/new 52 hybrid joker and im gonna buy a face prosthetic so i can make it seem that my face is actually coming off. I want to make the White Lantern batman but every post i post on this site never gets accepted so i never can get any help any one wanna give me a hand it'll be greatly appreciated

PickYourPoison
07-05-2014, 11:55 PM
You look amazing!! I would definitely go with the prosthetic for your next cosplay, because prosthetics (in my opinion) make everything better :)

Can't wait to see your next cosplays! Keep it up!