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Awesome Joker Costume Ideas

Choose from a wide variety of authentic look-a-like costumes when dressing up as Batman's infamous archenemy, The Joker.

The Joker is a DC Comics supervillain who is a master criminal and Batman's main nemesis. The fictional character was first introduced in 1940 - so he's been around!

It seems that he fell into a vat of chemical waste and now has skin that is bleached white, bright red lips and green hair as a result of this accident.

You wanna know how I got these scars? My father, was a drinker, and a fiend. And one night, he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me and says, "Why so serious?" Comes at me with the knife. "Why so Serious?" He sticks the blade in my mouth… "Let's put a smile on that face." And…

The Joker's outfit has changed through the years, but here are some helpful costume suggestions to help you get your creative juices flowing:

  • The Classic Joker: Purple suit with matching vest and gloves, orange or green shirt, tie, green hair, bright red lips, sinister smile
  • Dark Knight Joker: Purple jacket with matching gloves and pinstriped pants, green vest, tie, green hair, dark eyes, orangy-red lips, mouth scars in shape of a smile

Some actors who have famously portrayed The Joker on TV and in the movies include: Cesar Romero (TV Joker), Jack Nicholson (Tim Burton's Batman), and Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award posthumously.

DIY Joker Inspired Makeup

Jack Nicholson Inspired Joker Makeup and Body Paint:

Dark Knight Joker Makeup with Scars:

Arkham City Joker:

How To Make Joker's Scars:

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