Coolest Homemade Rorschach from The Watchmen Costume 2
by Natalie H.
Homemade Rorschach from The Watchmen Costume
This is my Homemade Rorschach from The Watchmen Costume. The clothes were cheap. I bought the hat, scarf and trench coat from the Thrift Store. The hat was a light tan so I painted it black with acrylic paint. For the face I wanted to have breathable material, so I used cheesecloth. Cheesecloth is very inexpensive. It's like gauze.
I measured on the face where to make eye holes, nose and mouth. Then I painted with non-toxic acrylic paint, I mimicked the face after one of the scenes where Rorschach is about to use this "gun-like" thingy to shoot up to the top of a building. I observed that when Rorschach is mad or aggressive his mask is more intense. That is the look I wanted. Everything had to be dark.
Once the face dried I went in and made more defined holes. Then wrapped the cloth around the back and safety pinned and hair pinned it together. The scarf was wrapped a particular way. He has a regal look to him. Underneath was a "Watchmen" T-shirt, not necessary, just thought it would be nice to have him wear it. He wore black pants and black shoes. Giving the entire look a "dark" look.
I had a blast making this Homemade Rorschach Costume. It was not too much work and a lot of people thought I was badass even if they never seen the movie. I started by going to local thrift store to find the trench coat, I found one but it was a little to light so I had to dye it darker. Then I found the scarf and gloves from Wal-Mart.
The mask is made from two layers first is a thicker piece of women’s legging with the top attached together, the next layer is a thin women’s legging. To make the ink blot mask I bought a manikin head and traced out where I paint to put the fabric paint “making sure to avoid the eye areas. The pants were black slacks and cowboy boots.
I went to a party on base and got first place for best homemade costume. Also for some extra fun I changed out my mask threw out the night.