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Vicki Vale

Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) is a love interest of Bruce Wayne, the alter-ego of Batman. In 1989, Tim Burton brought her character to life in his film, Batman. Much like Selina Kyle, Vicki dresses very elegant and finds herself in sleek dresses.

Selina Kyle from Batman Returns

In 1992’s Batman Returns, Michelle Pfeiffer plays Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, who is tragically murdered by being pushed out of a window. Selina’s style aside from her stitched cat suit is a lot of wool + fur coats and black dresses. Her makeup also consists of grey and brown eyeshadow and rose pink lipstick, contrasting to her blue eyeshadow and red lipstick when in costume.

Dr Pamela Isley

Dr. Pamela Isley

In 1997 when Batman & Robin was released, the critics bashed the hell out of it. It is one of the most disappointing films in history by statistics. And personally, one of the only things I adore about the movie in general is Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy (knowing how much I looked up to the character in general during my childhood).

Aside from Poison Ivy’s main costume, I decided to take a turn towards her laboratory uniform as Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley since I find it sexier, and less cheesy. It’s one tutorial that’s easy to start, and perfect for a last minute idea. You could literally go to Wal-Mart and buy these items for less than $20 (then proceed to distress the clothing if I may so add). The items needed are: a tank top, a beige skirt, and some red-hot long hair. If you want it authentically made, vines and chemistry instruments would really pull the whole look together.

Joker from Batman: Assault on Arkham

Joker from Batman: Assault on Arkham

In the direct-to-video movie Batman: Assault on Arkham, Joker plants a dirty bomb that Batman must find, all the while dealing with a superteam of villains called the Suicide Squad, which includes Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and more.

Bombshell Batwoman

In DC Bombshells, Batwoman (real name Kate Kane) is a vigilante who earned her name by fighting crime with a bat and her baseball uniform. Her costume is inspired by the women’s baseball uniforms in the 1940’s. For authenticity, use the iron-on patch and numbers to recreate her team logo and number, 52. She also has “batwoman” written on her bat, which can be easily added to the prop bat.

Harleen Quinzel

Harleen Quinzel

Harley Quinn was introduced as Harleen Quinzel, a psychiatrist in 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series. Since 1999, she has become a DC favorite. If you’re tired of the usual Harley cosplay tutorials such as the jester suit, Arkham series, or the Suicide Squad film, look no further.

Aside from most of the screen time Harley spent in the two ’90s Batman series’ parading around in her jester suit, she was known to dress quite feminine and formal. One of the looks aside from the usual was her outfit worn while shopping out on the town or when out with Ivy.

To pull off the simple look, you’ll need: a white collared blouse or button down shirt (tied into a sexy knot), bright red jean shorts with a simple black belt, white lace-up go-go rollerblade boots, and hair pulled into high pigtails. If you want to add accessories, get a white leather purse and some signature red lipstick.

Batman (2016)

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the iteration of Batman (Ben Affleck), aka Batfleck, is an older, more war weary superhero. When he must face off against the powerful Superman, he spends his millions to upgrade his batsuit to an armored version with kryptonite tipped weapons.

Batman (Adam West)

Batman (Adam West)

In the campy 1960s TV series, Batman (Adam West) fights crime in Gotham while reminding kids to do their homework, drink their milk, and buy U.S. savings bonds. This version wears the skin-tight body suit and underwear briefs of the classic superhero. The chunkier ’60s Batman logo is hard to find, so this later version will do in a pinch or you can always make your own.

Joker (1989)

Joker (1989)

In 1989’s Batman, Joker (Jack Nicholson) becomes the Joker as we know him after mobster Carl Grissom sets up his second-in-command to be killed in a vat of chemicals. It doesn’t finish him off, but leaves him depraved and disfigured, with a maniacal laugh and deadly vendetta. Nicholson’s is a classic look that’s since been re-interpreted by Heath Ledger and Jared Leto.

Hugo Strange

In the DC Universe, Professor Hugo Strange is one of the earliest supervillains to face off against Batman, preceding Catwoman and even the Joker. He applies his psychology background and medical expertise to hatch plots to take down the Dark Knight.