My Joker costume. Like the previous Riddler costume added to the site, this Joker costume was made for a band member(my husband).
When starting any new costume especially when I'm unfamiliar with the pattern I always cut a trial costume out in a cheap cotton fabric (calico in Australia). The suit is roughly put together , just enough to be tried on, then its easy for any adjustments to be made to the pattern. You can even just unpick the pieces and use them as the pattern, at least you know they will fit right.
The purple suit is fully lined and the jacket has tails. The pants come up quite high on the waist and braces are worn. On the ends of jacket sleeve I added pieces of green shirt fabric to make it look like the shirt underneath is long sleeve, when really its a short sleeved shirt. The green shirt and a yellow satin vest both made from patterns. The white gloves were bought from a costume shop and the the finger tips removed so he could play bass. An artificial yellow flower was hand sewn to the jacket. I am not a professional sewer, I have been sewing for a long time. I only sew for family, mostly repairs, I just really love sewing costumes, it feels like you really create something!
by Garrett T.
(East Northport, NY, United States.)
Homemade Evil Joker Costume
I currently am a Substitute Teacher in the Huntington Union Free School District. Teaching is a great profession and I was notified that I would be teaching on October 31st, 2008. Every year the staff at the school where I work dress up as his/her favorite theme or character that he/she adores.
This year, I saw the movie "The Dark Knight" probably 5 times in the theater. I am completely obsessed with the way Heath Ledger looked as The Joker.
I woke up on October 31st at 4:00 a.m. to starting assembling my costume together and putting on the make-up which took about an hour; I even had the actual scars to glue on my face. Meanwhile school starts at 7:45 a.m. so I was really tired at this point, but as a result I walked into school with my Evil Joker costume on and each student and faculty member loved it, saying I had the best costume in school.
Immediately after school and into the night I drove to Oyster Bay, Long Island and walked the streets at night scaring everyone in sight; that is where this photo is taken. I hope that many people view my photo of The Evil Joker because it took a lot of time and effort. Thanks again and Enjoy!!
Halloween has always been my Christmas so I decided that last year I would go as one of my favorite villains. I based the look of the Joker costume on the comic book Joker instead of any of the films designs.
I picked up the purple suit in the ladies section of a charity shop along with the awful yellow shirt. The tie was originally white but I used hairspray to dye it green. The flower was a fake white rose which I also dyed with hairspray, altogether I went through 2-3 cans between my hair, tie and flower. The last part of the costume was the make up which I picked up at a local toy store.
The best part of the night was definitely the picture with Harley Quinn. The costume received many a look and pats on the back and was only overshadowed by an epic pinhead costume and a guy as Michael Schofield with full body tattoo's drawn on in great detail .