Joker Suicide Squad Costume

I’ve been slowly adding Suicide Squad tutorials to the blog and next on my list is a Joker Suicide Squad costume guide. The infamous Joker’s newest incarnation will give you a fresh look if you’ve already dressed as him before and want to try something new.

Suicide Squad hasn’t even been released yet but fans are already at fever pitch waiting for the August (2016) première with press images already out revealing each character’s new look.

We have instructions on everything you’ll need to do to transform into this character including makeup, outfit and tattoos. This is an ideal choice for couples that want to dress up too so let’s dig right in.

Joker Suicide Squad Wig


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With regards to hair there are two options to choose from depending on what’s easiest for you. Either wear a wig like the one pictured above which is quick and easy or dye your hair with dye or spray (you’ll need multiple cans).

Jared Leto Joker Suicide Squad Costume


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Joker’s outfit is not as detailed as Harley’s and only really requires good makeup and a few clothing items such as purple sweatpants or basically whatever you feel most comfortable in, it really doesn’t matter and a single purple latex glove (don’t ask).

Joker Suicide Squad Tattoos


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Creating the tattoos are simple enough if not a little labour intensive depending on the route you choose. I’ve displayed a few of his tattoos below which you can print out as big as you can get onto temporary tattoo paper and apply yourself or get a professional tattoo artist to help.

Another option is to paint them on using the video below as a reference, this requires a steady hand so perhaps get someone to help you if you aren’t so good at drawing. Either way is perfectly fine.

Joker Suicide Squad Makeup Tutorial

  • Joker’s makeup has even stepped up a notch with a grittier finish, here’s a detailed tutorial on how you can replicate this look yourself. Start with white foundation and apply it to your face with a large brush until you have an even full coverage then set this with translucent powder. Next apply black eye liner to your eyelids, being perfect really isn’t an issue here as the look is fairly gritty anyway, then smudge! Now layer brown and grey shadow over this.
  • Next step is contouring your nose using brown shadow then move onto cheeks in the same way. Contrast this with white shadow for highlights. After that create the Joker’s scar above your eye going upwards with dark brown shadow once more. While you’re at it create his cheek tattoo using a reference image as a guide if you need to.
  • Moving onto the iconic red lipstick, with black creme for shadowing. Now create the bangs using wax as needed and style your hair accordingly. Here the artist uses green hair spray which creates an impressive finish which you may choose to replicate.

All in all not a difficult cosplay to put together just a lot of different elements, now that you have his outfit down to a t why not check out our Harley Quinn tutorial which is perfect for couples and friends aswell as groups who want to dress in a theme come Halloween or cosplay.

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