What colour is TDK Joker’s Bank Heist suit?

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  1. The14thDr

    The14thDr Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I’m working on putting together the Joker’s bank heist costume from The Dark Knight and I was having a little trouble identifying the colour of the suit that he wears.

    In this screenshot from the movie, the suit looks dark grey, almost purple:
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    A different points during the same scene, the jacket almost definitely looks purple, with no hint of any grey:
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    However, on the Hot Toys figure the suit is a much lighter grey:
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    Most cosplays that I see use a light grey suit, so were these simply based on the Hit Toys figure rather than the original costume or am I just missing something?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. JayCVenlo

    JayCVenlo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    it definitly has a purple touch to it.
     
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  3. The14thDr

    The14thDr Well-Known Member

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    My thought exactly, and most screenshots from the scene confirm the purple hint.

    However, when the costume was on display in Rome shortly after the film’s release (photos halfway down this page: https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=48513&page=2) the suit is undoubtedly grey. I think it must be a case of the material looking a different colour under different lighting.
     
  4. JayCVenlo

    JayCVenlo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    or maybe enhanced/adjusted in post production, cgi wise,

     
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  5. Celtic007

    Celtic007 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would have to re watch the scene but it would be interesting if the suit looked more purple at the ene of the scene, just like his hair got more green.
     
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  6. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Adam Savage did this version of the Joker for Comic-Con one year. With as much of a stickler-for-details as he is, the color of his suit is probably pretty accurate.

    I would think you'd be able to find additional photos which some searching. This one came from Discovery channel's site:

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  7. Woodo

    Woodo New Member

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    The suit is super confusing. Watching the film it goes from grey, to brownish, to purple depending on the lighting. Then there’s the pics from the costume on display in Rome where it is clearly grey. I have a nice match of the suit style in grey I am happy with


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