How to Make a Rorschach Costume

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How to Make a Rorschach Costume
Top off your costume with a Fedora-style hat. (fedora image by Jeffrey Sinnock from

Rorschach ink blots are a tool used by psychologists and psychiatrists to evaluate a person's mental health. A DC Comics character named Rorschach is based upon this historic and well-known method of personality evaluation. With a bit of theatre make-up and a few common clothing items, you can keep your friends and costume partygoers guessing with an easy-to-make Rorschach costume.

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Things you need

  • Theatre make-up
  • Tan or olive drab trench coat
  • Tan or beige-coloured shirt
  • Fedora-style hat

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  1. 1

    Wear a tan or brown shirt and loosely wrap a tan-coloured scarf around your neck. Wear dark trousers, preferably dress trousers, and dark leather shoes.

  2. 2

    Wear a dark coloured trench coat and tie it at the waist.

  3. 3

    Apply black and white theatre make-up on your face in a random and curving but symmetrical design -- blotches and shapes on the left side of your face should be a mirror image of the blotches and shapes on the right side of your face. These marks are what give the character his name and signature look.

Tips and warnings

  • You need not invest a lot of money in this costume. Borrow from friends or shop at thrift stores for clothing items and shoes.

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