How to Make a Joker Costume from the Dark Knight

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make a Joker Costume from the Dark Knight

Batman is definitely a favorite for many generations and one of the most popular super heroes of all time, which has been taken to a new level after the film that director Christopher Nolan has brought to the world of cinema. In the film "The Dark Knight" we see the Joker as we've never seen him before, played by the great Heath Ledger who showed the true face of this psychopathic murderer, making it the perfect costume for Halloween because with that makeup and attitude, who wouldn't be scared? If you like this idea we show you how make a Joker costume from the Dark Knight .

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Steps to follow:


The main part of this costume is the makeup but the clothing also matters. The Joker wears a suit so to keep things simple, you could find a grey shirt and trousers and give your outfit a touch of color with the suit jacket and tie, in green and purple. You can wear a green jacket and a purple tie or vice versa.


Now follow our step-by-step guide for Joker makeup for your perfect Joker costume from the Dark Night. The first thing you have to do is buy face paint in white, black and green and a red lipstick in a costume shop.


Paint your whole face white, don't do it perfectly because remember that the Joker's makeup is wearing away, and at the same time make different movements with your face, producing wrinkles so they are marked over the paint. Use this picture below as a guide.

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With black face paint, paint your eyelids above your eyebrows working your way below your eyes to make it look like dark circles. Don't use too much paint so remember to spread it with your hand to make it look similar to that of the character, as if you have been wearing this makeup for days.


The finishing touch to your Joker makeup like Heath Ledger will obviously be your terrifying smile. Paint your lips red and then spread the paint outwards from the corners of your mouth, where the character had those scars that gave him a fear-inspiring look.


The green paint is for your hair, because if you look closely this late actor's character has dyed his hair this color, along with the makeup, clothes and a crazy attitude, you're ready to enjoy Halloween with a great costume.

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If you want to see other types of costumes, we invite you to read our article to discover some good homemade costumes for Halloween among which you'll find costumes from your favorite movies and comics such as Harley Quinn, El Diablo from Suicide Squad or Princess Leia.

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  • If you like the idea of this costume but don't have a purple or green suit, buy it from a secondhand shop or any shop that is cheap enough.
  • Don't forget to get into character over the night and fully take on the attitude of the disturbed psychopath that is the Joker.
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