Character: Duela Dent
Series: Batman / DC Comics
When Completed: July 2012
Reason: It should be pretty clear by now, but I’m a rather big fan of the Batman series. I also love the designs for the AmeComi line of figures that DC has put out. The Duela Dent as the Joker was the first one that really made me want to make a costume. I started it in 2011, but didn’t get around to finishing it in 2012.
San Diego Comic Con 2012
This version of Duela is actually portraying the Joker. Keeping that in mind I wanted to make sure picked very Joker like fabrics. I wanted to have high end fabrics like velvet, but keeping with the quirky nature that is the Joker I wanted to through in some funner textures and fabrics like the colored vinyl and metallic spandex. :)
The corset was made of orange poly poplin and is fully boned and has a built in bra. Purple detail is set in and made of pleather. The panties are made of purple pleather and detailed with brass studs. The “skirt” is made of purple velvet. Took a few draping tries to get the right shape and swag that she has on the figure! Once I did I pleated it and sewed a waist band on it. The garters, panties and leggings are all sewn together to keep everything in place. The leggings are made of metallic spandex and trimmed with the same green as the corset. For the arm warmers, it’s made of purple stretch purple velvet, trimmed with purple vinyl. Cuffs are purple gabirdine with gold design done in vinyl. The green bit on the bottom is vinyl as well. Gloves are purple spandex. Armor bits on shoulders and neck are made of craft foam covered in vinyl and spandex, detailed with brass studs, gears and vinyl. Hat was purchased. Goggles are made from mason jars, pleather and the same green vinyl used on the arm warmers. All the belts on this costume were made from reinforced pleater. All studs are brass. The flower is made of gears and plastic water bottle! Same thing for the gear thing on the leggings. Shoes were painted.
Soooo Body make up… was a disaster. The test we did with BenNye was great but does not hold up well at all. Next time I’ll be using PAX on the body and something else on the face.
Back back was made by Ice_Man and is awesome! Not 100% sure how he worked his magic, but it has a moving gear, container full of water and all of it lights up! Super boss!