Make It Sew: The Costume Blog – Gettin’ It Right With The Dark Knight

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to pay tribute to some Cosplayers who, in my opinion, got it right. Few Rogue’s galleries in the canon of comics have inspired cosplayers more than Batman’s. Whether they are paying tribute to the 1960′s TV series or the more recent darker Dark Knight, the devotion to these iconic characters is evident in their astonishing creations.

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Well I guess the body helps, but this version of the comic book Bane is dead on.

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On the left a brilliant take on today’s Catwoman – rocking the goggles and bat-kicking boots, and on the right a faithful recreation of Michelle Pfieffer’s whip wielding femme fatale.

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Two creative takes on Mr. Freeze. Love the LED illumination on the left.

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A great Harley Quinn, and I think a tough costume to pull off due to the precision in construction and detail.

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Three terrific Jokers. One classic comics version, an eerily accurate tribute to Ledger, and one using prosthetics to further animate the killer clown.

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A Devito-esque Penguin and a stunning Riddler that evokes both Gorshin and Carey.

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A couple of truly terrifying Scarecrows. If you check out the smile and eyes on the guy on the right, it may just be the same fellow rocking the classic Joker. If so, well done you!

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And finally, with the help of some creative prosthetics and a gruesome paint job, a creepy and creative Two Face.

6 Responses to Make It Sew: The Costume Blog – Gettin’ It Right With The Dark Knight

  1. I’m actually cosplaying Bane at a convention tommorrow

    …lacking the specific physic, I’m hoping the costume speaks for itself

  2. Frevoli:
    I’m actually cosplaying Bane at a convention tommorrow

    …lacking the specific physic, I’m hoping the costume speaks for itself

    That’s great – good luck!

  3. Yeah, I think Joker and Scarecrow are the same guy. Really cool work. I should go to a Cosplay sometime.

    Good luck, Frevoli!

  4. Cosplay never looked like much fun to me. I suppose I’ve always felt like I was dressing up like a regular employee every time I went to work? Oh, well; I have enjoyed costume-making for others . . . that prosthetic face is GOOD. Latex, you think?

  5. Probably latex, although they have a look of putty as well which is very popular for noses and chins and does not require the making of a mould.

  6. Was at a Con in Edmonton last month. Starting to notice the insane nurse version of Harley is becoming quite commonplace among female cosplayers. I actually don’t have pictures just because it was used so often.