The Batman certainly has the most interesting villains, and
one of them is Two-Face. The handsome, mild-mannered District Attorney named
Harvey Dent transformed as the gruesome-looking Two-Face when he got into a
freak accident which ruined half of his face. As you can imagine, this costume
can be a bit hard to make, but this is definitely worth pulling off if you have
the time and patience to spare. If you have a friend who will dress up as
Batman, tag along his side for that perfect hero and villain effect.
Things you will need:
- Two used suits in two
entirely different designs
- White dress shirt
- Striped tie
- A pair of mismatched socks
- A pair of mismatched shoes
- Hair gel, hair spray
- Scar kits or latex zombie
- Coin, one side scratched
and marked with an X
Step 1: Two-Face
does not wear an ordinary suit. His suit looks like two different ones sewn
together, which is precisely what you have to do to make this costume. The most
practical thing to do is to look for used suits in your house which you can cut
up and combine. This should be easy, if you don’t have those suits, your father
or grandfather probably has old ones lying around in their closets. Make sure
that these two suites look very different from one another. Choose a plain,
dark-colored suit and a printed one.
Cut these suits in half and sew them together. This can be
quite tricky if you don’t really know how to sew, so you might want to have
this done by a professional tailor. The suit should fit perfectly especially
around the crotch area.
Step 2: Wear a
plain white shirt underneath the suit. Ideally, Two-Face’s shirt should look
like two halves sewn together, but since the suit is colorful and noticeable
enough, a plain white shirt will suffice. This will save you the trouble of
cutting up two shirts and sewing the two different halves together.
Step 3: As for
the shoes, each piece should complement the suit that it is worn with. If you
are wearing a dark suit on your left side, you should wear a shoe that will
match it. Same goes for the other side. For instance, you can wear classic
black dress shoes on the left then wear a brown one on the right side. Socks
should complement the color of their respective shoes.
Step 4: The most
difficult part of the getup is the makeup. Because of the freak accident, half
of Two-Face’s face became horribly disfigured. You can achieve the same effect
by buying one of those scar kits or latex zombie kits. Unless you know
prosthetics, this is the best way to get that acid-burned look. All you have to
do is apply the kit to just one side of your face.
Step 5: Two-Face’s
hair should look as split as his face and personality. The hair on his good
side should be neatly combed back. Apply some hair gel to make it look as slick
as possible. The hair on the bad should look wild and unruly. Tousle it and
make it totally messy, then use some hair spray for extra hold.
Step 6: Don’t
forget Two-Face’s ever present coin. Scratch the tails side and put an X mark
on it. Always carry it around with you while you’re at the party.