Bale is the undisputed star of Dark Knight... who is still actually getting all the attention? You guessed it. The big, bad portrayal
of the Joker performed by Heath Ledger in his last epic film appearance.
The Dark Knight remains one of Hollywood's major blockbusters
and the inspiration for millions of fans who continue to paint the town purple and green at Halloween.
While online costumes stores may selling out on premade costumes this season, you can find do-it-yourself instructions for Joker costume and makeup ideas aplenty around the Web.
The trick to creating The Joker look? Don't get too serious.
Simply print out your favorite Joker photo from the Internet as a guide, then it's on to the Halloween makeup store for some white, black, and red face paint. Along the way, stop at the thrift store to scavenge for a green vest and purple overcoat (blue or any dark color will do) -- and don't forget the black leather gloves to help create your complete costume.
Just up ahead, check out more tips and advice on on creating homemade versions of this now-classic costume look with instructions, materials lists, and photos that will help bring out the Joker in you this Halloween....
How to Apply Heath Ledger Joker Makeup - A professional makeup artist shows Joker makeup how to's, from applying molding wax and liquid latex - to adding the base coat and final details - in a series of instructional videos from Monkeysee.com.
Joker on Flickr - Get inspired by watching what everybody else is doing with hundreds of pics in fan galleries.