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Robin (Burt Ward)

Robin was Batman’s trusty comrade, best friend, and sidekick portrayed by Burt Ward in the Batman 1960s series, it’s film and two animated features; Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman vs. Two-Face. Robin is strong willed, courageous and shows determination. He is ready to drop everything to help Batman fight crime. Best known for his constant “Holy” catch phrases such as “Holy Jack-In-The-Box” and “Holy Long John Silver”. He lived at Wayne Manor with Bruce Wayne, Alfred (Bruce’s butler) and Aunt Harriet Cooper. As Dick Grayson, he was a student and head of the council at Woodrow Roosevelt High School.

Two-Face

Two-Face is the DC Comics supervillain and enemy of Batman. Formally a district attorney named Harvey Dent, after half of his face is horribly scarred. He goes insane and adopts the Two-Face persona, who decides fate with the flip of a coin. He has been played twice in live action movies. Once in Batman Forever by Tommy Lee Jones, and once in The Dark Knight by Aaron Eckhart.

Joker from Under the Red Hood

Joker from Under the Red Hood

In Under the Red Hood, Joker is a sadistic clown who terrorizes Batman and Gotham City at large. He was the one who used the moniker of Red Hood before Jason Todd. This incarnation dresses a bit different from although Jokers, although he’s most similar to the Joker from Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Bombshell Batman

DC Bombshells is an alternate reality that takes place during WWII. Batman is a hard-boiled private eye in this universe, drawing from the 1940’s detective/film noir archetype that was popular at the time. Just put the patch on the vest and you’re good to go!

Vicki Vale

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 (Michelle Pfeiffer) from Batman Returns

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.