How to Make a Comedian Costume

Updated April 17, 2017

The hit movie "Watchmen" offers great ideas for people to imitate during costume parties. The Comedian is one of the most popular characters in "Watchmen." This character's costume is simple to make, and anyone who has the proper materials at their disposal can dress like the Comedian.

Buy cloth-covered foam shoulder pads from an accessories store. Find the biggest size shoulder pads and paint one pad red, the other blue. Attach the black elastic to the back of the shoulder pads to form a loop. The formed loop should exactly fit your arm.

Trace a star shape with a pencil on the black folder, making it just large enough to cover the area of the blue shoulder pad. Cut and glue it on the blue shoulder pad.

Trace two moon shapes on the black folder just large enough to cover half of the area of the red shoulder pad. Cut and glue the first one on the top of the red shoulder pad. Leave an inch of space and glue the other moon shape below. The shoulder pads are complete.

Put on the black sleeveless shirt and the black leggings. Put the suspenders and the belt in place.

Use black face paint to create two diamond shapes around your eyes.

Put on your shoulder pads, elbow pads, knee pads, black gloves and high-cut boots.

Put the smiley pin in the uppermost left side of your sleeveless top.


Add more details to your costume by having fake guns and a real or fake cigar.

Things You'll Need

  • Shoulder pads
  • Red and blue paint
  • Black elastic
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black sleeveless shirt
  • Black leggings (preferably black leather)
  • Black suspenders
  • Black belt
  • Black face paint
  • Elbow pads
  • Knee pads
  • Black gloves
  • Black high cut boots
  • Smiley pin
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Based in North Carolina, Rossana Coscolluela has been writing since 1997. She was editor of the University of the Philippines’ “UPV Information Manual” and has also been an editorial consultant for various custom publications. She currently enjoys freelance writing. Coscolluela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative literature from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas.