removed by poster due better judgement
Discussion on Joker Hexagon Fabric Print Interest within the Prop Building Workshop forum, part of the Community category; removed by poster due better judgement
removed by poster due better judgement
yeah thas the rubies wig, i washed most of the hair spray out & restyled, it hasnt been cut or anything all i've done is brushed most of the length to the back so their not such a massive gathering of hair on the parting i also pushed it up to kinda make a curl if that makes sense LOL..
So, be honest, did anyone else buy teeth decay paint? XD I've done a small test with the stuff and my teeth were so gross and yellow - like the joker. lol
Find some bobby-pins and maybe even a shower cap to hide your natural hair and pin the wig a little further up on your forehead. You the the bottom of the wig to be even with you hair line. And style some of the hair on the left side to cover your ear. Here's a tip for this wig: take some vegetable oil and run it through the hair a bit. Joker's hair was actually a blonde that was so greasy it appeared green (this, in reality, does happen) so you want the wig to look greasy too. Not to mention it makes you look more nasty like the Joker.
Finally, this goes to a couple of you guys who've done make-up tests, so out and spend $3 on some eye liner. We can see the lids around your eyes, which looks weird.
Suggestion: Print this 8x10 file of the different views of Joker's face to get an idea of how he applies his make-up (such as where the "smile" ends and if the black eyes go over his eyebrows or not):
or a direct link: http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ar/make-up.jpg
Place this by your mirror while applying the make-up and scars. It will really help out
Eyeliner is vital. Im using a white pencil around my eyes to make them even more dramatic behind all the black and charcoal shadowing.
see i knew it wasnt jus confined to his lips, some one was naggin at me on another borad cus my "smile" was too messy lol..roll on halloween
ah man ullaandy, I just noticed your part on the wig is on the wrong side too. :C dude, that sux. Maybe try flipping it? but if you styled it to the right it may not work out. sorry man
here, got bored and took the liberty of demonstrating my fix-it tips for your make-up ullaandy. You'll be able to see the creases around your lips better when applying the scars and red lipstick if you smile.
first off, i have to say thanks for all your efforts ,everyone, for making such an effort to perfect your joker outfits. i have spent a month reading , and gathering info for my suit , and ordered from kwally, and can't wait to put it all together and post my pics.
secondly,this was a response from another site to the same poly question. i will attempt this tomorrow , but wanted to paste it for all to investigate for yourselves. i hope this helps some of you as you all have helped me...I know it's a bit late but...through experimentation I've found that you CAN dye polyester - it just involves SUPER boiling water. I personally think that's too messy and am not willing to burn myself. So I invented a new way to go about it - and I will prove that polyester CAN be dyed easily and with regular materials you probably have lying around your house somewhere.
You can use whatever dye you want, however I used the RIT - so I can only speak for that brand. Instead of mixing with WATER, you use RUBBING alcohol. (For the record, you CAN use water but the result is MUCH stronger with alcohol.) The ratio is 7:1 - 7 parts alcohol to 1 part dye but you may want to test this to see if it's the strength you want. Now you dip your fabric in PURE alcohol first. You then dip it the dye mixture. Let it sit for a few minutes. Once you're done, the results will be VERY intense - DO NOT RINSE - I promise if you rinse, it will completely wash out the dye, hang to dry. You can use a blow dryer if you're as impatient as I am :P
Once completely dry, the fabric will be kinda stiff. Like a starchy effect. Take your iron and set it on as high as you can go without melting the polyester (you may want to test this onto a scrap of fabric as everyone's irons are different). Iron all of the dyed part. This will partially melt the polyester fibers and force the dye pieces to attach to the fibers themselves. Once it cools, you can wash off the excess color. Hold the material under a hose or faucet or whatever and make sure the water goes from cold to warm slowly. You can control how much of the dye you want to come off this way - the hotter the water, the more dye that will come off. You choose how faint or dark you want the effect.
thats what i meant by pasting it ,and that it was a responce from another website..i was trying to to give a concise post and should have put them in quotations,and more emphasis on getting it from that site. but i did state that i had yet to try it myself,and just wanted it out there.i've tried to make sure
that i'm not restating things alredy mentioned on the joker threads but must've
missed yours...no offence,and none taken. bye the way, how did it go?i've got grey polys, that i want to dye purple/navy bluehttp://www.thedentedhelmet.com/images/smilies/what.gif
LL...no worries...I'm a bit jumpy about people claiming things, ever since someone misrepresented some of my stuff on an eBay account......you gotta excuse us old guys....
...and my poly mix pants turned out pretty well with RIT dye...
...but then I ruined them, by adding too much navy blue in the second bath...
my costume is beggining to take shape. i don't think i'll be having the trenchcoat and all that though, so probably like jailhouse joker? this is what i have so far
i dunno if you guys can tell if the pants are purple, but I just dyed wool pants purple. my only mistake was that the pants shrunk a LITTLE bit, so they're tight around the legs. Sort of fixed it by taking out the polyester shell inside. I'm also gonna see if I can get it altered and lengthened just a tiny bit. I'm also getting the vest made by a friend, from a VOGUE pattern. All in all, I'm getting excited!
My artist's common sense says "when painting you start with the lightest colors and works up to the darkest" so the white should go and and then the black should overlap at parts when it makes those taks. Take a look:
I was refraining from reply but as I finally have another minute... the white is most definately applied first... The issue becomes for those that dont have faces that scrinch up with lines its difficult. Most of the bleed in the black comes from wetting the perfectly round black make up after its applied and then having the person scrinch their eyes up like then did when you applied the white and then shake their head.. .and then have a neutral expression and shake some more. it leaves gaps but will fill the same major lines as the white leaves blank if applied properly.... if that makes sense.
i read somwhere that when applying his makeup, heathewould scrunch all his wrinkle areas then they apply the paint ,hence the squint and frown lines . after applying the black , they sprayed a little water onto his closed eyes and let it dry. the water most likely follows the wrinkle when squinted and trail down. sounds tricky, i know
Costume is finished (complete with hardware m76)!!!!
You're lucky you live someplace other than NYC! I asked a cop about having fake grenades in my coat and he said that if an officer were to see that, they would have to take me down- and keep in mind, these are the ones they sell at the Halloween store.
Well done, dude!
So I'm assuming we're SOL on getting our fabric before All Hallows
I was hoping I wouldn't have to use the backup less-than-mediocre shirt, but it's good to see a lot of you other clowns are pretty much good to go. I still can't wait till this weekend.
I was only talking about the actual eye. all the other effects Im not worried about. Though cool to know. Like I said before though if I was going to the 9's for this to be noticed I would have issue with people messing it up and I just wanna have fun and go nuts for the holiday. Besides I dont think I'm even going to go through and cement the make-up My hopes are To have more make up on my girl and couple of our friends than on myself by the end of the night.
Beautiful job AZspidey!!! Probably the best, and most screen accurate recreation I have seen so far. I am quite jealous of the hair...
Well, pending 12 hours or so for paint & glue to dry, I now officially have the shoes and gloves. Went with Sinister's design for the shoes, except with the black ones (after you sand them, they come out looking pretty great). I have to say, BIG props to him for all the advice... they look AWESOME. I especially want to thank him for the recommendation on the glue, I was having a really hard time figuring out what to use so the patches wouldn't come off.
Happy to help. Glad things are working out for you...
I hope everyone had an amazing Halloween!!!
I know I did...
here is my joker get up!
Hells yes I got to dress up twice. I ended up going with my Nurse costume full make up and I added some white knee high opaque stockings and white leg warmers and white slip on shoes. I also wore a pair of Batman boxers so I didnt have to worry about modesty what so ever. I got beat in the costume contest by two guys dress as the tennis playing geico Cavemen which was deserved. THat was at the Monster's ball headlined by Darude Which I drank a ton and danced my *** off! Just an Amazing time. Im hoping The promoters post the pics soon so I can Show you guys
Just a little quick and dirty photoshop for effect...
It has been great to be a part of this wonderful thread and to be introduced to another really cool costuming site...
Many thanks to all here at The Dented Helmet!!!
this was posted in the other threadm but for those who don't check it out, thought i'd post it here!
Decided not to post
Last edited by erinnire27; 11-04-2008 at 02:56 PM. Reason: Decided not to post
hey gang, I'm just throwing this out there to see if there are any takers. I found a place that sells melton wool fabric and will match colors if provided with a sample. Since I found some fabric that is what I consider to be a perfect color match to the joker's overcoat, this intrigues me. However there's a minimum order far beyond what I'd need, so it would be great if I had some other people to go in with me to get it. So if you're interested, let me know. I don't have any real specifics yet, and since convention season is over, I'm in no hurry to do this so it could be a month or two. Just curious if anyone's interested. I'll be going through a different board to do ordering and such and since I've grown to like you all so much, I'd like to include as many of you as possible.
Hope you all had a great halloween, I know I did.
this is my hallow's eve photo, i decided to do a few thins different , since i had no time to bleach then die my hair, also y made my own buttons and i liked the pants i first picked out months ago ,also i used the comedy and tragedy cufflings , overall i just wanted to make my mark on the joker who made his mark on me... keep that in mind as you tear my version apart...
thsi is my & my family
we won the best dressed family award ^^
sorry its so tiny i havent ordered the print yet this was nicked of the webpage LOL
Since this is the Go to thread for Joker folks, I thought I'd link my showoff thread.
Can't find the picture with the coat on, but here's my picture I posted on Deviantart:
I'd been wearing this for about 4 or more hours by the time this photo was taken with a cameraphone, so yeah. I couldn't resist doing the flower and coin head buttons XD
Here's what I posted with the picture on DA (mostly cuz I'm too lazy to write it again): Ok, well keep in mind I'd been wearing this for over 4 hours when the picture was finally taken (hence the vest is a horrid wrinkled mess). I wasn't wearing the gray suit jacket, purple trench coat, or gloves in this. And my hair was naturally migrating back to being parted on left instead of on the right like it should have been. And it was starting to lose its curl.
Other that that this costume turned out very awesome. I hand-made everything except the tie and socks. The shirt had to be custom-ordered fabric but I was a douche and sent the wrong file size so the hexagons are about half the size they should be. *smacks self* I only had an hour to get everything on so the make-up kind of failed (the scars were basically these big blobs on my face).
I wore this to work (Mercedes Benz) and got a thousand compliments. My friend dave said he thought freakin Heath Ledger was scanning files when he first walked in and I had several co-workers get right up in my face and still were like "um... are you rachel?" because I wouldn't say anything (talking was difficult). I freaked the **** out of a little kid, and everyone kept quoting the Joker around me (they think they are all so clever). It was a fun time, despite being sick. :C
Me with costume and makeup, no hair done/colored:
At a party, fully done:
I can't wait for next year, I'll be able to complete my costume by then. Gonna add the gloves, knife, SA shirt, lining to the inside of the trench, and maybe scars. Oh, and grow my hair longer of course.
Hehe gotta say I had a lot of fun with this, though my girlfriend is glad it's over.
Anyone else have their significant other strongly opposed to this costume?
@crono: not bad on the costume, but the make-up needs a lot of work. it looks waaaaay too clean
Kwally...any news of the fabric shipment?
I'm still waiting to get my pics from a friend who was taking them. I was running around too much to take any.
Everyone looks great!
To anyone wondering about the fabric order, Kwally's switched all updates to being posted on the actual order thread (I guess it turned into a discussion forum after all). This is where, a while back, Sinister kept getting those messages from Kwally that no one else could find.
Also, crono: great job on the coat, I LIKE that one guy's Spirit costume.
Speak of the devil...
"Guys! I got great news!! The fabric has been shipped and I will have it in hand first thing Wednesday!! I vow to have it shipped right away Friday because I will unfortunately be out of town until then. I will pm the 6 or 7 international guys an exact shipping quote this weekend once I get it all packaged up. I'm REALLY excited to get this stuff and get it all out to ya!! Hope everyone loves it!!! Oh yeah...thanks for sticking in there and trusting me guys! It really says a lot about the strength of this community!!! HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!!"
This. Is. Awesome.
I HAVE THE FABRIC!!!! ALL 5 ROLLS OF IT!!!! WOW!!! This is absolutely exciting guys!!! I'll get some pics up tomorrow night if I'm back by then (I'll be out of town for tonight and tomorrow). THIS REALLY PAID OFF!!! IT IS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED!!! International guys be looking this weekend for a pm quote on shipping!!! WE DID IT!!!!
I created my own Joker Bank Robber Display - here's the result so far:
He just needs black gloves and a glock. Shirt is not 100% accurate (pattern is missing) but it's working for now. What do you think?
Oh how I wish I'd stumbled upon this forum months ago! Would've saved me a bit of bother. Although you have given me some ideas for the bits that we don't have quite right yet.
Wasn't sure if anyone had mentioned it (only got through 9 pages or so of this thread) but there's a guy in New Zealand selling under the brand Magnoli Clothiers (otherwise known as Indy Props); he's recently added the Joker shirts to his store, along with a custom-woven Joker tie. It's a lot more expensive than the Zazzle ones, but at least you don't get that appalling white back. I received one the other day and it looks brilliant! Haven't put it with the ensemble yet, as shhh, it's a Christmas present.
Anyway, check him out if you can't be bothered making the shirt or tie. He does a pretty good job of the vest, too.
Yup magnoli's shirt pattern is based off of the same pattern by pinder that we used on our fabric here after I cracked the pattern layout. So they're very very simillar.
Hey Guys, im kinda new here although i have been following the this thred for quite some time. I was wondering how everyones shirts came out? Also if anyone went to a tailor what would the average cost be for them to make the shirt for you? Thanks!
today it came to my attention that someone was using one of my own photos from my website (Naergi's Costuming Site) in a design on the Spoonflower: Print custom fabric on-demand website. In case you're not familiar with that site - people can put up designs to be printed on fabrics there, and others can order those fabrics (which are then printed and mailed out by Spoonflower).
I found out that this was true; but I also saw that the very same person had quite a few designs of other fabrics from movie costumes in her Spoonflower shop; among them the 'Barbecue dress' fabric design from GWTW. Now, this "design" was obviously made using the tiny picture of the Barbecue dress fabric that can be found on Pegee's website at
Barbecue Party Dress from Gone With The Wind
You can find the listing here:
Gone with the Wind BBQ dress fabric fabric by reproduction_fabrics at Spoonflower - custom fabric
I've already send an email to Pegee so they can send a DMCA takedown notice to Spoonflower.
Also, and now I'm getting to the point of this posting, the same person has the 'Joker' shirt fabric design in her store; in black and white and also in purple.
I think it's pretty obvious that these were ripped from the design that was developed by Pindler in this thread.
It's Pindler's design; therefore I recommend that he's sending a DMCA takedown notice to Spoonflower so that person can't rip off the design any more. For instructions how to do that, please see
Spoonflower: Terms of Service
(and maybe also How to Send a DMCA Takedown Notice | Black Star Rising in case you need an example how to write such a takedown notice).
I have already sent my DMCA takedown notice; and Spoonflower lost no time but took it down within less than three hours.
And by the way, the person running that design shop on Spoonflower is Aria Clement; better known as aria_star on the interwebs
Last edited by Rich D.; 03-28-2012 at 05:15 PM. Reason: removed an external link
I appreciate your frustration, but this off-topic thread is 3+ years dead, and Pinder hasn't signed in here since last November. You'd probably have better luck posting on:
Movie Props, Costumes and Scale Models | the RPF