Batman first introduced in 1939 and is a character from the Batman comic book. Bruce Wayne, his alter ego is a multimillionaire and resident of the fictional city of Gotham. The story begins when Bruce becomes an orphan after his parents were brutally murdered in front of his eyes. This is when he decides to find the killer and fight crime. Batman has many enemies including the Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, however the Joker is his greatest rival. People often wear Batman and Joker costumes on Halloween, so I’ve include a few costume ideas for these characters.
First of all, I will point out that Batman’s costume was changed for many times in these 70 years. Of course, the basis of the costume has always remained the same – a long, dark/black cloak and mask that covers most of the face and has pointy ears that resemble a bat. It is interesting that the first Batman didn’t have such long ears. The body is covered with a gray costume.
In the beginning the costume was regular and later became a tight costume. In the last period this costume is actually emphasizing Batman’s muscles. Another pint that makes Batman’s costume interesting is the symbol of the bat on the chest. The design of this symbol has changed over the years. In the first comic books it was a black bat on a gray costume and later the symbol was placed on a yellow elliptical surface. You can use whatever symbol you want because both of them are used by modern authors.
There is another characteristic when we talk about Batman’s costume – the equipment he is carrying. Batman doesn’t have superpowers although he is a superhero. He relies on the gadgets that he personally invents. Make sure to add some gadgets like the claw or boomerang on your costume to make it look more authentic. If you are able to produce that sharp voice that Batman usually uses that would be perfect.
The Joker is the main enemy of batman and a popular super villain. This character is more than 75 years old and it is quite natural that the costume of this character has evolved over all these years. I will focus on the Joker character played by Heath Ledger.
To start, you need purple pants with discreet light stripes. Find a regular blue shirt (with hexagon symbols on it if possible). Next, get a regular green vest and plain brown tie. One of the pockets should be a storage place for your long-chained wallet. On top of everything put a very long purple trench coat. The makeup is also very important part of this Halloween costume. Use white face paint all over your face. Use black eye shadow around the eyes. Use red face paint on your lips in a smearing way and make it like you are smiling. Both masks are great choice for this Halloween.