Joker

Batman: The Dark Knight

Last Updated: 07-13-2009


Purple Coat
Ordered on ebay and was custom made to my fittings. I didn't modify anything about the coat.

Chain
Store bought at Hot Topic.

Shoes
Store bought at Burlington Coat Factory.

Tie
Store bought in downtown Old Sacramento.

Gloves
Store bought in Burlington Coat Factory. With these, the bottom of the gloves were too long. So what I did was cut off the bottom, trimmed what I cut off, and then resewed it back to the bottom of the gloves. I added on some buttons to make it look like there's a piece of of the glove that over laps the wrist. I also sewed some straight line patterns on the top of the gloves like what Joker's gloves have.

Pants
These were store bought at Sears. They were a lighter purple and so I bought some Blue Denim Dylon fabric dye to make it a darker purple. Once the dying was finished I bought some white fabric paint pens to hand draw the white lines on the pants.

Socks
I plan to buy the official socks that were used for Joker's costume, but until then I have my own home made Joker socks. They're a pair of white socks I got at Joann's Fabrics and I bought fabric dye paint pens to color them like Joker's.

Vest
Bought on ebay and was custom made to my fitting. However there were some flaws in the design of the vest that I received. It didn't have the extra lining of a pocket, under the regular pockets so I added that in. I removed the second button down like Joker's vest and I also took a white fabric dye pen to hand draw all the lines on the back of the vest like what is supposed to be there.

Shirt
This was the most difficult of the costume. The shirt is store bought from a thrift store. But I bought a very large load of blue fabric pens and hand drew all the hexagonal patterns all over the shirt. This took many many hours.

Wig
Ordered it off Cosworx. This was equally as difficult as doing the shirt. Probably even more difficult. I had to buy at least 2 wigs before I got results I was trying to find. The last mistake I made, with my final wig, was the color of the wig. The brown is a bit too dark, however Joker's hair in the movie starts out bleach and kinda of fades into a brown so this works to my advantage. The fact the wig is the same color as my hair also works to my advantage. But I took several hours of beating up the wig from using gel, moose, and rave hair spray and two times washing the wig out, and curling, and ironing, and even burning, to get the shape and feel of Joker's hair. I'm not entirely happy with the wig, but at the same time I am.

Tie
I ordered the tie off Zazzle.com http://www.zazzle.com/joker_tie-151736642003114176 I took a high resolution picture from a Dark Knight poster of the Joker's tie pattern. I fiddled with it as much as I could and this is the result of what I was able to do.

Scars
I use Rigid Collodion. But as a back up I also use Skin Tite

Makeup
For the black and red makeup, I just use some simple face make up I got at Evagelion's in downtown Sacramento. But for the white makeup I have used a variety of things. Manic Panic (being the best. goes on as a cream, dries like a powder, but very expensive), Ben Nye (which I hope to still try), and Mehron (very difficult to work with, but dries on pretty good and doesn't' come off easily, which is what I need.)

Awards

Sac Anime August 2008: Best in Character Animania September 2008: Best Craftsmanship

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Character Joker
Series Batman: The Dark Knight
Costume Views 1341
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Comments 6
Upload Date 08-04-2008
Debuted SacAnime August 2008

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