Authentic Joker Costume: DIY Cosplay
The Joker is a chaotic villain and a prominent member of Batman’s rogue’s gallery. In the comics, films and animated series, The Joker has grown to become Batman’s arch-nemesis and frequent foil. He has appeared in all 3 film trilogies, each having its own unique take on the character. The Joker is portrayed by Heath Ledger in an award-winning performance in The Dark Knight.
Heath Ledger’s Joker is an anarchist with unclear origins who delights in creating chaos in the streets of Gotham and testing Bruce Wayne’s moral code. He has a punk rock aesthetic that can best be described as a mash-up of Keith Richards, Johnny Rotten and a clown.
In ‘the Dark Knight’ the Joker has long, stringy green hair, white face paint with smeared purple eye makeup and red clown lipstick. He wears a distinctive purple trench coat, purple dress pants paired with a green vest and a blue hexagonal-pattern dress shirt. The Joker tops off his look with a pair of leather gloves.