Costume :Rorschach
Source :Watchmen
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Give me back my face!

"The Whores and Politicians will look up and shout "save us!" and I'll look down, and whisper "no"

Who Watches The Watchmen?

"Give me the smallest finger on a man's hand. I'll produce information"

"This city is afraid of me. I've seen it's true face"


Costume Information

Cost : £100
Time Taken : 1 month

Hat was found on Ebay. Swapped out the hat band from another vintage fedora.

Trench coat was originally a grey sand colour. Dyed it and then coated the whole thing in a few coats of wax.

Mask was made from an "unfinished" silk weave. Template of inkblot in black mesh fabric was fused to the front and then painted over using fabric paint and watered down fabric paint to achieve the transitional "morphing" look.
Vision is 100% and eyes can't be seen even in flash photography.

Scarf is a darker shade of the same material used to make the mask.

Gloves and boots were dyed to the same colour with leather dye.

Feels good to wear it. People generally tend to move out of your way when they see you coming.

Got to meet Jackie Earl Hayley who played Rorschach in the movie version of Watchmen. He really seemed to like it. Traded a few lines from the comic with him and made each other laugh. Got given a ticket to the premiere. Sometimes it pays to cosplay.


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You are the perfect Rorschach, really this is amazing!!!
You've done him so much justice: absolutely awesome :D

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 18:20
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Oh wow, genuinely good job, great attention to detail there!

I've seen a good few Rorschach's around but your is seriously one of the better ones by a long way =D

by Kuma on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 21:46

a great rorschach .. everything right... im still trying to make mine.. cant find a decent coat anywhere...

by spikesteve on Sunday, 10 May, 2009 - 14:30
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GIVE ME BACK MY FACE!!! this is very impressive ^^ hey arent you a member of the heroes alliance uk?

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 6 September, 2009 - 15:48
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so very awesome! perfect!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 00:30
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What wax did you use on the coat? its an amazing job!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 1 August, 2010 - 13:42