I spent the first couple of days scuffing, charring and applying shoe polish and charcoal powder to a cheap suit, tie and dress shirt. I singed the frayed pieces of the suit jacket with matches to give it a melted look.
Once I was happy with the way the suit looked, I began working on the makeup. Using toupee tape and spearmint gum I distorted my face, pulling the left side of my mouth and nose up and my left eyelid down. The makeup application was pretty simple. I first applied pieces of hemp thread to create depth to my face and amply expose tendons and muscle. A few pieces were put under my eye and then small bunches near the mouth to accentuate the jaw muscles.
I had bought a burn fx kit and a set of four "burn" colors and I applied a base of navy blue first. I slowly built up the fx gel, which came in three parts: flesh tone, blood and mucous. Once the gel started to cool, I was able to start creating the burn effect and, with finishing touches of blue, black and some flesh tone gel, I managed to create the effect I wanted.
I used stills from the "Dark Knight" movie to get the flesh patterns and suit as close as possible to the original.
Lastly, I took an old wig, cut it in half and attached it to my head using toupee tape. It was then trimmed and styled and I was ready to go. I had a blast making this Homemade Two Face Costume and look forward to next year's creation!
With so many Jokers running around last Halloween, I wanted to do something with TDK not involving the Joker. I've always loved Two face anyway, and he was amazing in TDK, it was just that the Joker stole the screen.
To procure my Homemade Harvey Dent Two Face Costume, I spent about 20 dollars total on the clothing, make up was another 20. I bought a black pinstripe suit from Goodwill and a white shirt, and black tie. To create the holes, I cut out sections and burned the edges (only do this with a damp towel standing by to smother the flame, as they do get big, QUICKLY).
I then took black acrylic paint to create the melted fabric look, it took two coats to achieve the right look because the fabric absorbed the first coat.
Having a Mohawk at the time really helped with the burned hair side of the head, what I did was gel down my hair (to protect it and keep it flat), and cut a rubber bald cap in half and painted it, I fastened it with spirit gum after the gel on my hair had dried. It pulled a bit around the edges when taking it off, but it was well worth it. Make up was magic, scar tissue first then just applied the black and red, and blended until the desired affect was achieved.
Coolest Homemade Harvey Dent Two Face Halloween Costume 29
by William F.
(St. John's, NL, Canada)
Homemade Harvey Dent Two Face Halloween Costume
This is a Homemade Harvey Dent Two Face Halloween Costume that I made for Halloween 2008. It consists of 2 different pin stripe suits that I sewed and tailored myself. In all it had taken me 2 to 3 months to construct. The hardest part for this was finding the actual suits at local Thrift stores that looked identical enough to each other but with different colour schemes.
The vest itself was a challenge in itself, having to use the other half of the black suits jacket for scrap. The make up is Special FX make up that I applied myself. Mostly it consisted of Scar puddy and Liquid latex that I purchased online.
I have gotten a lot of great compliments from other costume enthusiasts and even more from everyone else. It was a fun costume to wear and I hope this thread helped any other fashion junkies in their future endeavours. Have a great Halloween.
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