Realized I haven’t really shown or talked in length about this costume of mine. Just brief mentions here and there.
It’s not an off the rack product in the least, and takes its inspiration from more recent renditions of the character. The trench coat, while it looks like a classical #Joker
trench coat, is actually the licensed #SuicideSquad
jacket. its a genuine weighted product and fits the aesthetic I was after. Bought from #empshop
The suit was originally an Arkham Asylum Joker costume, but all that remains of that is the jacket, the pants and the chain. The frilly shirt came too small, and the shitty bow tie was thrown away early on to be replaced with things that were more convincing.
In my case it became a yellow waistcoat, a black silk shirt, and a green regular neck tie. Where some of that can be traced to the new Joaquin Pheonix rendition, #thekillingjoke
version, and aesthetically to my eye and the motive of the costume
The shoes were actually on the cheaper side of the spectrum and are just smart shoes from @newlook
. This crime is covered up by the classic white spats I ordered on Etsy to give that classic animated series look to the character.
Among the garnish is black leather gloves, white suspenders, a well worn 5 pound watch, and king playcard cuff links, which mostly fits the outfit and is typical accessories for this type of outfit.
The one thing that stays the same what makeup is concerned is the green hair, that I slick backwards and use a green hairspray to achieve, and the white base. Beyond that I usually determine on the day what design to go with. Usually favoring the Heath ledger design for its simpler execution, but switching between rigid colloidon, or prosthetics to get my result. But I also like the challenge of doing classical joker makeup.
The spend for it, I haven’t accounted. But I rationalize it with the excessive amount of thumbs up, compliments and positive feedback I get when people see me in the getup. I’m seriously considering doing a Con in this #cosplay
, but not decided when or how.
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