There are millions of characters that people dress up as for cosplay. There are millions of characters in films, movies, games, anime, and more. But some characters feel like they were meant to be cosplay hits. Whether we talk about Iron Man, Captain America, Batman, or The Crow, these are costumes that people love to wear again and again and they will never get old.
Here, we are going to discuss the CROW costume in details. We will see everything that Eric Draven wears including the mens leather jacket, the makeup, and everything. We will look into the background of one of the most cursed movies in the history of Hollywood and we will discuss what you need to look like Eric Draven a.k.a. The Crow.
The Comic That Started It All
A lot of us might have just seen the 1994 movie, but don’t know anything about the comic by the same name. The comic is where it all started. James O’Barr created this superhero comic. It was first published in 1989. It immediately became an underground success and developed a cult following. In 1994, it was turned into the movie that we all know and love.
The Movie That Transformed the Character
The Movie, which became an instant hit and developed its fan following came out in 1994. It was directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and it starred Brandon Lee in the titular role. Brandon Lee—for anyone who doesn’t know it—was the son of the legendary Bruce Lee. Both father and son met tragic deaths early in their lives and both are known for their amazing work.
The Crow was Brandon Lee’s final piece of work as he met with a tragic accident at the set of the movie and died a few hours later in the hospital.
The movie tells the story of Eric Draven and his fiancé Shelley Webster. On the Devil’s Night, they both are brutally murdered by gang members. The murders happen right before they were supposed to get married.
Exactly one year later, a crow wakes Eric up and brings him out of his grave to exact revenge on the people who murdered him and his fiancé. The story continues to show how Eric exact revenge on every one of the members and finally reaches their boss that ordered the hit.
We see that Eric Draven is a member of a metal band and dresses the part. When he becomes the Crow, he chooses to dress in all black and uses makeup to hide his face. He wears a black long coat, black shirt, black pants, black shoes and sports long hair. One of the things that will amaze you about the character is that even though it is a male character, we see a lot of female fans too. Ladies are lining up to bring together jackets for women and other items and create the perfect female Crow look.
Here is what you are going to need if you want to play The Crow for Halloween, ComiCon, or any other event.
What You Need
- Black leather shirt
- Black Coat
- Black Leather Pants
- Black Tape
- Ring Necklace
- A Wig (If your hair isn’t that long or black)
- Black Boots
- A Pet Crow or a Prop
All of these things are easily available. Just make sure that you don’t go for second-hand materials and only buy the best quality products. For example, you can easily find stores that sell high-quality mens leather jackets and the same is true for everything else. If your hair isn’t black or it isn’t that long, we suggest you opt for the crow costume wig to complete the look.
Makeup Tools You May Need
The Crow makeup is one of the most important things in the whole ensemble. You cannot have the outfit and not do the makeup. If you are not into makeup, you can just purchase a Crow mask as an alternate. But we would recommend going for the makeup as it gives you the raw and edgy look that you’re going for. If you don’t know how to do it, just go online and watch the crow cosplay tutorial.
- Liquid Foundation
- Make-Up Brushes/Blenders
- Makeup Sponge
- Contour Palette/Stick
- Make-up Sealer
To create the perfect Crow look, make sure that you do everything by hand; just like Eric Draven. Don’t use a mask unless you have to and go for makeup. It will make you look gritty, scary, and raw. It will help you capture the true essence of the Crow. The Crow is more of a rockstar than an avenging superhero and looks like it too. Use black tape to cover your hands and your wrists or go for full-length gloves.
The Man, The Character, The Costume
The Crow costume is a huge hit with fans and thanks to the cult following, the movie keeps on getting new fans as time goes by. The character of Eric Draven a.k.a. The Crow is a favourite with fans when it comes time to Cosplay and people dress up like him every year. You can do the same thing by using the lists above and making sure you have everything that you need. You can go to ComiCon, other Cosplay events, or just look cool on Halloween with this costume.