Edward Nigma a.k.a. The Riddler is a Supervillain from Gotham City. The Riddler doesn't simply commit crimes, they are always accompanied by a complicated puzzle tied in with various riddles. The Riddler has always been one of my favourite Batman villains, it may be my soft spot for riddles and puzzles, but I have always found him one of the most intriguing characters in Arkham Asylum.
So this costume just sort of found me... I did very little to end up with it. I was dressed as Poison Ivy with a huge group of other Batman characters working as a floor model at Fan Expo for a company called Heroes in Tights. At the end of the day when we were all getting changed into other things my friend Sean who had been dressed as the Riddler asked if anyone wanted his costume. I jumped on it so insanely quickly and Bam here we are. Me dressed as The Riddler! In girl form that is... I have to say I rather enjoy this costume. It is clearly based on the Batman Forever version of Riddler so I decided the bright red wig I had for Poison Ivy would work. The shoes are horrible.. they were just a pair of shoes I happened to have with me at Fan Ex. I am hoping to pull together some things for this costume so I can remake and rewear it another time with the proper accessories! I am hoping to find (or make) a purple belt, gloves, and boots so I can make this more like Classic Riddler! I also need to get a new hat! The one I am wearing in the pictures belonged to the owner of Heroes in Tights, so the next day I gave it back to him. One other thing I really really want is the question mark cane! Next time you see this costume I will hopefully have all of those things!
The costume itself was made by Heroes in Tights
All photos are by Kevin Chan (Solar Tempest)