How to Create a Dr. Manhattan Costume (Watchmen)
The Watchmen are becoming more popular in 2009 with the release of the movie in a few months. One of the characters from the DC Comics is Dr. Manhattan. Dr. Manhattan is unlike the other characters when it comes to his costume. We have a couple of ideas for how you can create your own. We know that sometimes you just feel like making your own costume rather than purchasing it ready made. The materials and instructions below should give you an idea of where to start.
Step 1: You will need to find an appropriate pattern in order to get the right amount of material. The pattern does not even have to be a costume. You just need a one or two piece jump suit, with a ski mask style hood.
Step 2: Before you can start the Dr. Manhattan costume you will need to find fabric. There are plenty of online stores that sell discount fabric, but a better known store would be www.joann.com.
Step 3: The first part of the costume is the body. The body of Dr. Manhattan is completely blue with a long sleeve shirt, and leggings needed. The costume is formfitting, but you could make it less tight if that is your wish. Another option is finding a blue sweat suit. This would negate the need for some of the sewing required.
Step 4: The most difficult part is going to be the face or hood. You have a couple of options for how you want to approach this. You can find a blue ski mask, create a blue hood, or find a sweater that has a hood. If you do not create the entire face out of fabric you can cover the nose, forehead, mouth and the rest of the exposed face with blue paint. In fact to get the center “_ìbullseye”¬ù you may want to use paint on the forehead.
By following these instructions and having a photo of Dr. Manhattan you should be able to produce a pretty great costume. Consider creating a Silk Spectre costume as well to make partner for Dr. Manhattan.