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Super Lois from All-Star Superman

Lois Lane (voiced by Christina Hendricks) takes on some superpowers of her own in the comic and cartoon movie All-Star SupermanSuperman gives Lois, who is usually a journalist without superpowers, a serum that provides her with his abilities for 24 hours.  Super Lois’ costume is very similar to Superman’s, consisting of a blue and yellow leotard with red cape, gloves, and boots.  You can layer a yellow crop top over a blue long-sleeved body suit to get closer to her costume’s design.

Andrea Beaumont from Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Andrea Beaumont (voiced by Dana Delany) is a character in the Batman cartoon movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.  The one-time fiancee of Bruce Wayne, Andrea eventually becomes the villain Phantasm.  If dressing like Andi before her descent into darkness, you’ll need a coppery wig and a sophisticated appearance.  A sunhat and white gloves paired with a chic dress will easily get the job done.  If your look aligns more with Phantasm, you’ll want to start with a black body suit and pair it with grey gloves, a mask, and a hooded cloak.  You can choose to find a replica mask, or opt for a more generic skull face covering.  Likewise, finding her scythe glove might not be possible, but you can achieve a similar look by removing the top from a costume scythe and carrying it with you between your fingers.

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Lucifer from Constantine

Lucifer (played by Peter Stormare) is the antagonist of the film Constantine.  Lucifer was tricked into returning John Constantine‘s soul to him, which allows John the opportunity to prove himself worthy of an eternity in Heaven.  Lucifer wears all white, in direct juxtaposition with the darkness typically associated with him.  To cap off the look, you can use an eye pencil to draw on the tattoos visible around the collar of his shirt, and wear black socks or shoes if you aren’t up for drenching your feet in black goo.

Batman (1939)

By day, he’s Bruce Wayne, a wealthy inventor and philanthropist, but by night, he dons the persona of Batman, the vengeful protector of Gotham City. Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, Batman made his debut in 1939 with this suit. As always, the suit follows a dark color palette, complete with the signature bat ear cowl and cape. It hasn’t changed much throughout the years!

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Selina Kyle from The Batman

Selina Kyle (played by Zoe Kravitz) is an ally of Bruce Wayne in the 2022 film The Batman.  Selina is well-known to DC Comics fans as the real name of Catwoman, the Gotham villain and occasional love interest of Batman.  In this iteration, Selina helps Batman while the Riddler torments the city with threats of violence.  To recreate some of Selina’s best looks, you’ll want to focus on dark leather pieces.  Getting her catsuit exactly right can be tricky, so don’t be afraid to fake the jumpsuit look with separate pieces masked by a strategically placed belt.  Focus on the overall aesthetic and silhouette rather than getting bogged down in the details.

Alfred Pennyworth from Batman

Alfred Pennyworth from Batman

Alfred Pennyworth is as iconic as Batman himself. He’s the man who raised Bruce after the murder the Waynes. He is the man who keeps track of the Bat family when the number of vigilantes grows. And he’s the one that grounds Bruce when the burden of the superhero life gets to be too much.

There are a few ways you can pull off an Alfred cosplay. All of them involve a black suit, black bow tie, and black shoes with a white button down shirt. You can leave the shirt as-is or replace the buttons with black buttons. A fake mustache is a must, of course. When it comes to Alfred’s hair, though, you have more choices. You can use a bald cap or you can opt for white pomade and slick your hair back while getting Alfred’s mature, distinguished look.

riddler from the batman

Riddler from The Batman

In the latest film adaptation for the DC hero Batman, Riddler (played by Paul Dano) is a sinister terrorist intent on exposing the dark secrets of Gotham’s elite.  The Batman‘s 2022 version of Edward Nashton is a far cry from previous iterations, and the grittier tone of the film is reflected in the character’s far more understated costuming.  To recreate this Riddler, you’ll need an army green anorak and balaclava.  Use some white fabric paint to add his custom insignia to the jacket and layer a pair of clear framed glasses over the hood, in the style of the Zodiac Killer, reportedly a strong influence on the updated characterization.

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Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is a villian from the DC Comics. He first appeared in Green Arrowvolume 3, #12, written by Kevin Smith and illustrated by Phil Hester. He is often an enemy of Green Arrow and Batman, only speaking in noises as per his namesake. He is a master marksman with advanced handgun training. For this costume guide, the white paint to draw the circles onto the balaclava.

Blackfire

Blackfire is a character in Teen Titans. Also known by her real name, Komand’r, she is the eldest princess and daughter of the King and Queen of Tamaran. Her younger siblings are Starfire and Wildfire. Unlike the bright and cheerful Starfire, she is secretly a villain. Cunning and remorseless, she fakes kindness to earn the trust and respect of the Teen Titans. In reality, she wants to exact revenge upon her little sister, thus becoming more powerful than her. Ultimately, Blackfire wants to rule as a tyrannical Empress of Tamaran.

The Condiment King AKA Buddy Standler from Batman The Animated Series

The Condiment King from Batman The Animated Series

Buddy Standler (voiced by Stuart Pankin) was a simple comedian just trying to make a name for himself. Unfortunately for Buddy, making his mark landed him on Joker’s bad side. A little bit of mind control later and Buddy made his debut as the Condiment King. To no-one’s surprise, condiments couldn’t quite stand up to the Bat and Buddy’s villain run ended almost as soon as it began, leaving Buddy hospitalized.

Like most comic and cartoon characters, the Condiment King’s costume is a bit hard to replicate without making it from scratch. But you can get close with some pre-made pieces and just a little DIY. White briefs, gloves, and boots are ready to go, as is a teal bodysuit and a pair of black lens sunglasses. You can replicate his condiment guns with red and yellow squirt guns while a silver backpack can replaces the tanks on his back until you can make your own. And, as an added bonus, the bag can hold your convention supplies. Another substitution is a green beanie for his pickle hat until, again, one can be made.

The DIY comes into play with the insignia on his chest. A pack of felt offers all the necessary colors while fabric fusion makes it possible to glue the decal to the bodysuit. Just be sure the chest of the suit is stretched to roughly its worn size before you glue the decal on so that it doesn’t affect the fit of the costume.