Zatanna Zatara

DC Comics

Last Updated: 09-08-2013

My first comic book character! I'll be honest that I'm not in general a fan of the main comic superheroes (DC/Marvel) but when I was working in a comic store I started researching her and her character really appealed to me whereas characters like Wonder Woman etc never have. I'm not sure if I can pull off the sexy look however ^^'

Due to the many different versions of Zatanna I have quite a bit of free will with this costume but I will be styling her based on Adam Hughes art. Under-bust corset <3

14/08/11 ~ Adam Hughes just praised my Zatanna cosplay on DeviantArt: "Well done! Excellent Zatanna cosplay, madame. :-)"
That means so much too me, that has really made my day ^_^

Zatanna Zatara is the daughter of famed magician Giovanni “John” Zatara and Sindella, a member of the mystical Homo Magi race. Zatanna is a direct descendant of the artist and magician Leonardo da Vinci, and is related to the noted alchemist Nicholas Flamel. Her cousin, Zachary Zatara, is also a magician.
Zatanna is a powerful sorceress whose abilities are apparently genetic. As a tribute to her father and as a focal point, she usually casts spells by speaking verbal commands backwards. She has also proven capable on many occasions of casting spells by speaking normally, and, in rarer occasions, the ability to use magic for simple tasks without speaking. Zatanna's powers and abilities include sorcery, telepathy, flight, regeneration, dimensional travel and many others. Of all the magicians and sorcerers on the planet, the JLA always go to Zatanna when they need magical assistance.
Zatanna is a member of the Justice League of America and Sentinels of Magic.


~Please see my journals on my Cosplay Island account (Leonie Heartilly) for more details on the construction of this costume as well as progress photos~

The wig, corset, shirt, bow-tie, rose brooch, gloves, top hat and cane were bought from ebay. I styled the fringe of the wig myself.

The tailcoat was bought from a website that sells dance wear.

High-heeled shoes are from Barratts.

Bottoms and fishnet tights were bought from Peacocks.

The wand came from a fancy dress shop.


I first wore this costume to the London Film and Comic Con in 2011. I was blown away by the amount of positive attention I received there and all the lovely comments I am getting on my photos now the event is over. I think she is my most popular cosplay to date and I really wasn't expecting this considering the costume is pretty much store bought and no skill was involved in putting it together. I suppose some would just say it's because I had my legs out haha but seriously a load of people did recognise the character and said that I really suited her. One lady even took my photo to take home to show her husband as he is a big Zatanna fan, aww bless.

I didn't learn anything costume-making wise from this cosplay but it did give me a big confidence boost in regards to my figure and ability to portray sexy characters.
I would like to get a better looking tailcoat at some point but otherwise I am rather happy with this costume =)

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Character Zatanna Zatara
Series DC Comics
Costume Views 3823
Favorites 7
Comments 5
Upload Date 07-05-2011
Debuted London Film and Comic Con 2011

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