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Peacemaker from The Suicide Squad

Christopher Smith (played by John Cena), better known by his moniker Peacemaker, is a violent extremist who believes no amount of carnage is too much if it achieves peace.  In The Suicide Squad movie, Peacemaker works with other members of Task Force X including Polka-Dot Man, Bloodsport, and Ratcatcher 2 to stop the giant extraterrestrial Starro the Conquerer.  Peacemaker’s costume is reminiscent of classic super heroes, with a red, white and blue color palette and a silver mask.  Finding his exact shirt can be difficult, so don’t be afraid to use a plain red t-shirt as a cost effective stand-in.

Ratcatcher 2 from The Suicide Squad

Cleo Cazo (portrayed by Daniela Melchior) is the daughter of the villain Ratcatcher who goes by the name Ratcatcher 2 in The Suicide Squad film.  Ratcatcher 2 can train rodents easily, as well as control their minds on a large scale.  As a member of Team X, Ratcatcher 2 works alongside Bloodsport, Peacemaker, and Polka-Dot Man to stop Starro the Conquerer from destroying Corto Maltese.  Ratcatcher 2’s costume includes a long, dark jacket with hood, fingerless gloves, and a mask that helps her filter out the overwhelming smells found in the sewers.

Polka-Dot Man from The Suicide Squad

Polka-Dot Man from The Suicide Squad

Abner Krill (played by David Dastmalchian), better known by the name Polka-Dot Man, is a metahuman and a member of Task Force X in the movie The Suicide Squad.  Polka-Dot Man is able to create weapons out of multi-colored dots grown from his body as the result of an interdimensional virus.  Along with Peacemaker, Ratcatcher 2, and Bloodsport, Polka-Dot Man seeks to stop Starro the Conqueror.  Polka-Dot Man’s costume is very reminiscent of a vintage pilot, including googles and a skull cap.  To recreate his look, you’ll want to set aside some time to paint polka dots onto a light grey jumpsuit.  It can be difficult to find a grey cap, but a little grey paint can help soften the darker colors more commonly available.

Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) returns for 2021’s The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn. A former psychiatrist turned crazed vigilante, Harley survives the attack on the original squad and finds herself joining a new team. In contrast to the first iteration, Harley is no longer romantically involved with the Joker. As oppose to previous films, Harley sticks to her classic red and black color palette, with inspirations from the Batman: Arkham City video game. Her second outfit is shown her, featuring a ruffled dress to match her playful, feminine aesthetic.

Sinestro from Green Lantern

Sinestro from Green Lantern

Thaal Sinestro (played by Mark Strong) is a member of the Green Lantern Corps. And when Hal Jordan joins the Corp, Sinestro becomes his mentor. Not that he’s happy about it, of course. And though he saves Hal in the end, Sinestro’s fate isn’t exactly a happy one.

The hardest part of Sinestro’s costume is his non-human appearance. You can either use black hair spray and then slick your hair back with pomade or you can use a bald cap and black body paint to recreate his hair line. In either case you’ll also want a pair of pointy ears and red body paint, as well as a fake mustache.

With that part covered you’ll want to get a bodysuit and the Green Lantern Corps ring next. Then you can finish off the look with green gloves and green boot covers.

King Shark

King Shark is a character in the animated DC Universe Harley Quinn series. As a giant human-shark hybrid, King Shark is a part of Harley’s crew of mainly C-List villains. His real name is Nanuae, and he is actually a Prince of the Shark Men Kingdom. We first meet him at Poison Ivy‘s apartment after Clayface called him to help Harley. His abilities include underwater advantages, such as swimming and breathing underwater, as well as superhuman strength and durability. Although don’t let King Shark around blood, or his shark instincts will go berserk.

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Superboy from Titans

On the TV show Titans, Conner (played by Joshua Orpin) is a Kryptonian/human hybrid who is also known as Subject 13 and Superboy.  Superboy’s powers include solar energy absorption, much like Superman, which allows him to heal himself, as well as exhibit superhuman speed, stamina, hearing, and strength.  Superboy’s costume is very simple to recreate, and includes a black t-shirt with the red Superman insignia, blue cargo pants, and black tactical boots.

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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Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Alan Scott was the first Green Lantern in the DC Universe and Comics. Unlike other Green Lanterns, his powers don’t come from the Guardians of the Universe, but from a magical entity called the Starheart. A founding member of the Justice Society of America, Alan was instrumental in numerous wartime battles. Use the yellow paint for the lines on the boots.

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Poison Ivy from DC Universe

Poison Ivy is a character in the DC Universe animated series Harley Quinn. She has the ability to control plant life, and owns a greenhouse in her apartment. A talkative Venus Flytrap named Frank the Plant provides comic relief.  In the first episode, she convinces Harley that the Joker is more in love with capturing Batman than with her. While she matches Harley’s sassy and headstrong personality, she keeps a more level head and knows how to rein Harley in. Ivy was originally is engaged to Kite Man, but she admits her feelings for Harley at the end of the second season. She is voiced by Lake Bell.