I’m usually working on Halloween night so in years past I’ve had to accompany my kids trick-or-treating dressed as a newscaster in my Channel 3 uniform, so I can easily return to the studio for the 11PM News. This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday, and my son and daughter were thrilled that Kara and I could get in to costume. Their request? Mom and Dad should compliment their superhero get-ups, and so I’m going as the Joker, and Kara, Catwoman.
I picked the Joker from the 1960s “Batman” television series because our children on occasion watch an old episode (new for them) and the latter Jokers on the big screen are a little more violent than the preposterous foolery in the tv show.
For the Joker’s suit, I took an old khaki suit and painted it. Seriously. Behr’s Delicious Berry interior paint from Home Depot did the trick. I hung it in the backyard and when it dried it looked just like leather.
As for the hair, I bought a cheap wig at Five Below rather than the green hair paint. Many years I ago went as Bart Simpson and I remembered that yellow hair spray didn’t come out all that easily.
Here’s the finished product that Kara and I tried out at a Halloween party this past weekend.
By the way, that khaki suit that I painted? I wore it when I popped the question to Kara on Mackinac Island back in 2002. Still fits!
Have a great Halloween! The Joker was not the first time I was a clown. My mom made these costumes.
I think you both look Great Love both of the outfits. Happy Halloween
I love your costumes! You both look great! Hope you post pics of the whole family!
You both look amazing I am sure your children will love them!!
Like your mindset…..lol. The suit came out great. Beware the “House hunters”
After open heart sugery last month, you guys gave me the biggest laff ever as I just saw you two dressed as the Joker & Catwoman. I always made my kids cotumes when they were younger & appreciate seeing other homemade costumes such as yours. You are da bombs!!!
Love your costumes! ! Dennis yours was very well made and thought of ! There’s nothing like home made costumes! Heck I remember back when I was younger ,using my mom’s bed sheets as a ghost lol love to see your whole family and family on ch 3 costumes! Love this time of year !
Lori from Somers