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Red Hood from Titans

HBO Max introduced Jason Todd as Red Hood in season three of their Titans show. The look was hyped for months beforehand and not just by Curran Walters, the man under the hood. Fans everywhere were dying to see what HBO would give them and they were not disappointed.

Recreating Red Hood’s look is no easy feat. And it starts with the mask. Unless you’re an experienced crafter and cosplayer, your best bet is to get one from Etsy. They tend to sell out very quickly and you might have to purchase a 3D printer pattern and have an Etsy printer run one off for you. Then, of course, you need a red zip up hoodie and a brown leather jacket. Under that you’ll want the chest piece which is pretty easily replicated with a paintball vest and fabric paint. Because the vest is black, you’ll want to paint the bat symbol first in white and then in red so the red will show up against the background. Finally, to finish off the upper layer you’ll need a pair of motorcycle gloves.

The bottom half of the costume consists of a pair of motorcycle pants, two thigh holsters, two costume pistols, a tactical belt, and a pair of brown leather work boots. Todd also has a pair of leg bracers that go down over his boots. You can purchase the leg portion premade and then fashion the section over his toes with craft foam and silver adhesive vinyl.

It’s a costume with a pretty steep level of investment. For for Red Hood fans it is worth it.

Batman from Batman: The Animated Series

There are more iterations of Batman than most people can count. And each version has a flair all his own. In Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy voices a Batman steeped in neo-noir style. And it has made this version of the caped crusader a favorite among long-time and new fans alike.

This version of Batman is fairly old-school when it comes to his costume. A grey body suit and soft touch fabric paint will give you the base layer of his costume as well as the perfect insignia, since the style of his insignia is often the most specific change. On top of that you’ll want a pair of black bike shorts and the yellow utility belt. Bike shorts will give a little more coverage than the actual costume but they might also be more comfortable!

Add on some gloves, boots, a cowl, and a cape, and you’ve finished out the costume!

There is one small note on the cape: It is black on the outside and blue on the inside. You can always skip this detail but if you’re determined to get the same look, you have two options. One is to order the same cape in both black and blue, then cut the hems into points and glue them together on all sides using fabric glue until they are one piece. The other option is order a few extra bottles of the blue fabric paint and paint the inside of your cape. Both options will change how the cape moves and how you’ll have to clean it. So keep these factors in mind when choosing how you alter it!

Batman from Harley Quinn

Batman from Harley Quinn

There are so many Batman variations that it can be a little hard to keep up with. But this version (voiced by Diedrich Bader) is unique in both his snark and the way he handles Harley Quinn. He’d have to be. This Harley isn’t your usual Harley. And when the lines between good guy and bad guy get blurred, things are bound to get interesting!

Batman’s costume in the show is pretty straightforward. He has a black cowl and a black cape that he wears over a grey body suit with the bat insignia on the chest. Because the insignia is a little different from most you can buy pre-made, you’re better off painting it on with black fabric paint. A yellow belt, black gloves, and black boots round out the look. You can add some bat-themed weapons and you’ll be ready to scour the streets of Gotham for evildoers!

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Talia Al Ghul

Talia Al Ghul is a character from the DC Comics, often affiliated with the Batman and the Gotham universe. She has an on again-off again romantic fling with Batman, and together they have Damian Wayne, aka Robin. However, she is the daughter of the supervillian Ra’s Al Ghul, which makes her more of an anti-hero. Incredibly intelligent and charismatic, Talia is a formidable opponent. She even joins the League of Assassins. Her abilities include master martial arts skills and swordsmanship. After being killed and resurrected in the Lazarus Pit, she now ages slower than normal.

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Joker (1966)

The Joker is the main antagonist of the 1966 Batman TV series featuring Adam West as the titular hero. Famous Cuban-American actor Cesar Romero plays this role of the villain who always tries to outsmart the caped crusader. However, unlike more recent iterations, he is played for laughs and is mostly a harmless trickster.

Batman from Batman (1989)

Batman (1989)

The 1989 version of Batman found Michael Keaton beneath the cowl and Tim Burton behind the camera. It’s a movie you either love or hate thanks to its striking visual style, signature ’80s vibe, and the way Keaton plays Bruce Wayne. Love it or leave it, though, there is no denying that this movie has one of the most iconic versions of the joker and some great action sequences that set it apart from other Batman films.

Getting an accurate Batman look does not come cheap or easy and that’s something to keep in mine with costumes like this. Starting with the basic suit you can switch out the belt to match the 1989 film. Items like the cowl and neck guard can be made using patterns from Etsy or you can order premade versions though the price tag runs much higher. Finally some killer boots and a grappling gun rounds out the ’80s Batman vibe!

Batman from The Batman Who Laughs

Batman from The Batman Who Laughs

People who think they know Batman won’t know what to make of The Batman Who Laughs. Hailing from a dark dimension he is an almost unstoppable supervillain bent on plunging the world into darkness. Whoever he kills or maims along the way is just a bonus as far as he is concerned.

This costume requires some specialty pieces and is a very warm costume to wear. You will need the custom helmet (which the creator assures can be seen through), a goth jacket with high shoulders and straps across the chest, a tight black undershirt, leather pants, leather boots, and a few bat-themed weapons. Bring those pieces together and you too can be the Batman Who Laughs!

Joker Jr. from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Joker Jr. from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Joker Junior in “Batman Beyond: The Return of Joker” is like the son of Harley Quinn and the Joker. In reality, he is Tim Drake – sidekick to Batman – who has been brainwashed. He wears purple shorts and a matching overcoat with tails, like the Joker. His button-up shirt is green while his tie is as purple as his coat. Grey socks, grey gloves, black shoes, and a yellow lapel flower finish the look. Joker Jr. is very pale with black rings around his eyes and black coloring on his lips.

Joker from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Joker from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

In Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, it’s the year 2040 and Bruce Wayne has retired from crime-fighting, passing on the mantle of Batman to high schooler Terry McGinnis. This is when Joker (voiced by Mark Hamill) resurfaces in Neo-Gotham City, taking over the Jokerz gang and going on a crime spree.

Joker from Batman: The Animated Series

Joker from Batman: The Animated Series

In Batman: The Animated Series, Joker (voiced by Mark Hamill) is the clown prince of crime and the archnemesis of Batman. Of all the incarnations of The Joker, many fans consider Hamill’s voice acting to be the best and truest portrayal.