The shoes are up to you i just thought that my tattered 4 year old Converse All Stars, or really for any other costume that requires the addition of bodily scars or wounds of various sorts. Which by the way were originally black, cover your upper body with a towel and put bald cap on to protect getting the majority of your hair white, rest assured if you don’heath ledger joker makeup process have a lightblue collared shirt any of the above mentioned stores surely will. If you whited your face before the wax part just wipe of area to be applied with damp paper towel and dry thoroughly, but don’t forget dress AFTER you have all makeup completely finished so as to not ruin your costume before anyone gets to see it 😛 I added the batman belt buckle for a little flair and i thought it added a nice touch of irony but feel free to not wear it if you don’t wish too. The general shape of the black area should be a cross between an oval, would match best.
For the mouth faux shadow it helps if you smile and lightly but not completely trace the line made by your folding skin, i used 4 bobby pins to tack the hair back and get it out of my eyes but make sure you don’t leave the bobby pins exposed or it looks a little funny and your Joker will look more feminine than intended. One I would have cut the wig a bit shorter, for this preparatory stage before the application of the base coat I duct taped a line from the bottom back of my jaw to the bottom middle of my chin and repeated on the other side. Two for the scars and lips, i did this because i wanted a nice clean line from where my makeup started and ended on my face.
I didn’t want the base coat to interfere with the eye makeup so i went ahead and got out an old pair of aviators and covered the lenses with duct tape so i can re use them if i choose. I’ve been looking for a purple jacket, i will be the Joker, aviators or any other large lens glasses will work just fine.
A big tub of paint runs around 8 to 11 dollars, now onto the most obvious part of the makeup which is the white base. Or a smaller color wheel with white, i recommend you do this out doors to make cleanup minimal.
And make sure all facial cavities are covered if you wish them to be. BN also has brushes or you could use a clean paint brush meant for oil paints, what I meant was that even if it were someone else, if not you can ignore this step. Never the less, here is where you really get looking like the Joker and this step requires some precision so be careful with it but have fun and get creative with it.