This is my homemade 2009 Dark Knight movie Joker costume.
This costume was created using clothing purchased from thrift stores. The long purple overcoat was once tan and was dyed purple. The green vest was once a green blazer. I simple cut the sleeves off and stitched around the opening that was left.
The purple pants were once tan-colored dress slacks that I also dyed purple. The tie, shoes, and dress shirt were purchased from the thrift store and used in their original color.
The black grenades were green plastic grenades purchased from the $ store that I painted black. The brown grenades were clear plastic Yo-Yo Ball's that were painted brown. The purple string that attached the grenades together was purchased from the Hobby Lobby store. The grenades were attached to the coat using key rings.
The make-up was done by a buddy of mine who is a graphic artist. He also made the scars using hot glue from a hot glue gun. This is my actual face(no mask) that he painted. This is my actual hair also (no wig). Green face paint was used in the hair to give it a green tint. Hope you all enjoy the Homemade Dark Knight Joker Costume.
This Dark Knight Joker Costume was done both by my boyfriend and me. I took care of his hair and make-up and helped put the costume together.
It was actually done for a movie character theme party we threw at our apartment, and it was a huge hit.
He already owned the grey dress shirt and the green vest. He borrowed the black fingerless gloves.
The tie, the pants, and the trench coat were all bought from a local thrift store. The pants and the coat started out khaki-colored, but we dyed them purple with Rit brand clothing dye, which runs about $4 a bottle. Because of the slightly different materials on each piece of clothing, the color that it came out to was a bit different. (Cottons take clothing dye better than any other material.)
We bought green hair spray and I applied it ever so carefully. We already owned the face paint, and I just modeled it after pictures of The Joker we found on-line.
As mentioned before, it was a huge hit. In fact, when he and some of his buddies decided to head to down to the bar we live above, he scared the crap out of some bar patrons.
First, for the make up of this Homemade Joker Costume ! All you have to do is get clown makeup from the dollar store! Now the Joker has big black circles around his eyes so do those! Now around your entire face add white makeup, when you do this scrunch up your face to give it the Jokers wrinkly old look.
Now if you want you can add fake scars to your lips but i did'nt. Put lips on Joker, make sure they are very red and at the end make sure the tips are pointy to give him a scary grin.
Now for wardrobe: I found an old used purple jacket and used that, then I put on a green under shirt. As "the vest" I found a used tie my father had no need for and put that on. Also if you want to you can make your hair green using spray or dye and give him a weapon like a gun or pocket knive. TIP:Using dye may permanently or temporally KEEP your hair green, be careful! Also don't use a REAL knife or gun for safety.