Items You'll Need
- Costume Top Hat See on Amazon
- Clown White Face Paint See on Amazon
- Revlon Lipstick See on Amazon
- Dance Dress Shirt See on Amazon
- Solid Tuxedo Vest See on Amazon
- Joker Hairspray See on Amazon
- Flat Front Work Pants See on Amazon
- Purple Cotton Jacket See on Amazon
- Silk Wild Rag See on Amazon
- Satin Cummerbund See on Amazon
- Plastic Black Cane See on Amazon
- Purple Oxford Dress Shoe See on Amazon
Best Joker (1989) Costume Guide
There have been quite a few memorable Jokers, but the one that always stands out is the Jack Nicholson version from the 1989 Batman film! The white, pasty face criminal with the big, obnoxious smile is the first archnemeses of Batman. The Joker was the alias of Jack Napier, a mob enforcer with an appearance that was radically altered by chemicals and a botched plastic surgery. A perfect iconic Halloween costume or cosplay that everyone is sure to know who you are! Get the look of the Gotham mob boss with this Joker costume guide.
Start the transformation to the insane asylum with some green Joker Hairspray, White Clown Face Paint, and some Red Lipstick to make a that devilish Joker smile. Build the Joker’s suit with an orange Dress Shirt, a Tuxedo Vest, a Purple Cotton Jacket, a Silk Rag, a Satin Cummberbund, Flat Front Work Pants, and a pair of Purple Dress Shoes. Finish off his signature look with a Costume Top Hat and a Plastic Black Cane.
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Joker (1989) Cosplay Costumes
Batman was only an urban legend of Gotham City until he was exposed to the public in an attempt to bring down The Joker. Known for his sly smile and quirky style, The Joker’s most valuable asset is his makeup. Recreate the iconic style with White Clown Face Paint and some Red Lipstick. Once you have makeup covered, you need to build the purple suit ensemble and paint your hair color green with hairspray!
Of course, if you’re dressing up as The Joker, you should have a couple of friends to dress as Batman, Vicki Vale, Alfred, or Harvey Dent! As hard as The Joker is to catch, make an attempt to snap a picture and send it in to have your look featured in the cosplay gallery!
About Joker (1989)
The Joker, once named Jack Napier, had a history of crime and violence. When Jack was a part of a chemical mishap in the 1989 movie Batman, his face was ruined and completely altered his personality passed the point of insanity. Jack refused to be known by his previous name and demanded that he be known as The Joker. He was Batman’s first enemy and ultimately one of his biggest fights of all-time.
What Batman didn’t realize, at first, was that Jack was the one who killed his mother and father in that dark alley on the most dreadful night of his life. This urged Batman to want to stop The Joker no matter what the circumstances or lengths he needed to go. The Joker enjoyed the challenge, and welcomed Batman to take his best shot!