Picture of DIY Joker Makeup (The Dark Knight)
So in an attempt to redeem and revamp my Joker costume from last year I decided to show you an easy way to do your own Joker(The Dark Knight) makeup and this approach is fairly low cost and effective way to display your creative abilities when dressing up as the Joker. Or really for any other costume that requires the addition of bodily scars or wounds of various sorts.
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Step 1: Stuff you need

Picture of Stuff you need
Makeup Materials:  -Duct tape of course( what's an ible w/out it) 
*if you want a less sticky tape you can use that but i really do suggest duct tape(this is in regards to step 4-5)

-Standard Makeup kit (from any party store or costume store)

-black and red makeup crayons(black is optional)

-black liquid eye liner

-Spirit gum

-Scar tissue

-Black lipstick

-White Hairspray (Yes hairspray this is key)

-Bald cap (optional but definitely helpful*recommended*)

Clothing materials: (these obviously can vary with whatever you choose but these were my choices)

-Joker Gloves (Party store or costume store)

-Joker wig kit (Halloween super store/ Costume store)

-Purple Pants

-Purple sports coat or tail coat

-Blue collared shirt

-Green Vest

-Your choice of funky tie

- Belt (optional)


Other Materials:

An OTF(out the front knife) or any knife will do

Good tutorial, but..... why so serious?
Some advice, one I would have cut the wig a bit shorter, two for the scars and lips, cheap lipstick would suffice and would be easier to apply. I did like the scars though "Lets put a smile on your face".
JakeL17 months ago

Where would i find the best wig?

cnludwig1 year ago
Great costume!! I've been looking for a purple jacket, pants, etc for a while and haven't found them. I don't want to buy an expensive premade costume. One day, I will be the Joker, too!! Yours is awesome!
ventusvent1 year ago
Wats ur bro supposed to be
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it
creepy...I LOVE IT!
prng5003 years ago
Me was joker:)
rcollard3 years ago
You could use clown white face paint (Ben Nye brand is theater quality, that's the brand I use for painting up) instead of hairspray which might not be good for your skin. As you sweat it will wear off in the same manner that Joker's paint wore off in the movie, or if you don't want that effect then set it with a white talcum powder; Ben Nye makes one specifically for white. Also then you wouldn't end up with hairspray on your ears or in your mouth.

A big tub of paint runs around 8 to 11 dollars, or a smaller color wheel with white, red, and black runs around 7.50 at Halloween stores. BN also has brushes or you could use a clean paint brush meant for oil paints, makeup sponge, or clean fingers.
kthekiss4 years ago
you look awfully feminine in this picture. ;)

thanks for the ible!
I think it is a picture from the internet. Rarely do you see a perfectly black background on Instructables
I think he was being sarcastic. Hehehehe
It wasn't really a reply, more of a comment on the same sort of subject, so I made it a reply anyway
Ok, well I was joking anyway.
Yup. What I meant was that even if it were someone else, it would not have been taken by Bourne11. Anyway there are a lot of jokes you could pull out of this picture in context. Lol
What I meant was that it was really obvious the photo was not his.
St Jimmy3 years ago
Betta dress yo'self before ya mess yo'self!
sniper shot3 years ago
Might do this
Bourne11 (author) 4 years ago
haha i look so different don't I ;)
skimmo4 years ago
why is the joker wearing a bat man belt?
hes jealous that he doesnt have an awesome logo like batman
that would be awesome, a joker lego man
Legos? or Logo?
i read it wrong, but either would be good
okay haha
Aspersa4 years ago
Ow. Ow. A hundred times, ow. Masking tape of the sort you'd use on the baseboards of your livingroom prior to painting will sting a LOT less on removal next time. Duct tape hurts!

Great end-result, though.
Bourne11 (author)  Aspersa4 years ago
Hahaha it only hurts if you have hair that might get pulled and masking tape doesn't stick long enough because of the oils on your skin
reptedjess4 years ago
well, your methods are really strange. Never the less, you pulled it off well. There are much better ways though.
afreeland4 years ago
This is definitely one of the better joker remakes I have seen...looks good =)
cliffyd4 years ago
Very cool! hahahaaaaaaaaaahhhaaaaaaa!
why so serious?
zascecs4 years ago
That sure does look like him.