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How to Make a Green Lantern Costume

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Green Lantern Costume

Green Lantern Costume
photo by PopCultureGeek

The Green Lantern has worn a few different costumes over the years, and the 2011 movie version offers another new look for the hero once again.  However, the trademarks of any Green Lantern costume remain the same regardless of the different stylings.  They are of-course, the eye mask, the green lantern ring and the lantern symbol proudly displayed on the front of the costume.

 

Ring

Next comes the ring.  Another accessory the Green Lantern costume won’t be complete without.  You will find this in comic book stores, toy stores or department and discount stores.  You can choose from glowing rings or just standard rings, and of-course, the ring ranges in price accordingly.

 

Green Lantern Costume

Finally, prepare your costume.  The clothing itself is typically emerald green, black or a combination of the two.  This gives you lots of flexibility to put together a great outfit.

Ideally, you can use a long sleeved, green body leotard with a mock collar, but if you can’t find one, you can substitute a green mock neck shirt.  Any discount store, department store or even a thrift store will have the shirts available.  For the body leotard, you might have to try speciality stores, such as costume shops, dance-wear stores or try a few online shops.

The pants can be either green or black, depending on your preference and the type of Green Lantern costume you wish to make.  If you choose a body leotard, you can probably get matching green tights to go with it.  Otherwise, you can wear any type of black or green cotton pants to complete the body of the costume.

 

Eye Mask

Green Lantern Lady

Green Lantern Lady
photo by PopCultureGeek

The eye mask should be green of-course.  You can pick one up at any costume shop, dollar store or a department store.  You can also use some green craft foam to cut out your own mask, and attach it with a rubber string.  If you don’t like the string, use a little two-sided craft tape and affix the mask to your skin.

 

Green Lantern Boots

The best boots for your costume are standard rubber boots that can be spray painted green.  However, if you like, you can use leather boots, but they can be quite costly.  You can also check costume shops for Green Lantern boots made of rubberized foam over a standard foot placement, but these can also be rather costly.  Rubber boots, however, fit the bill well and complement the Green Lantern outfit.

 

Lantern Symbol

The final touch to make your Green Lantern costume is the lantern symbol.  You can make your own and trace it right onto the body of your outfit, or you can pick up an iron on transfer, sew on patch, or even a green lantern sticker.  The most important part of the lantern is that it be displayed on the front of your costume, preferably around the chest area.  The exact placement is up to you, but you won’t be recognized as the Green Lantern without the crest.

Painted On Green Lantern Costume

Painted On Green Lantern Costume
photo by Clinton Steeds

 

Make it Yours

Now that you know the essentials about how to make a Green Lantern costume, go ahead and personalize.  Carry a lantern, add some foam muscle under the body piece or even paint on the eye mask.  Get as creative as you like with your costume design, as long as you remember the three key elements that bring the Green Lantern to life. Heck, you could even just paint on your costume.

 

Buy a Costume

Don’t feel like doing the work? Buy one of these Green Lantern costumes!

Green Lantern Movie - Green Lantern Women's Uniform Adult Costume
 

Green Lantern Movie - Green Lantern Women's Uniform Adult Costume

$64.99  $54.99

Includes: Jumpsuit, eyemask, ring. Does not include boots. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Hal Jordan Adult Costume
 

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Hal Jordan Adult Costume

$59.99  $16.99

Includes: Muscle chest jumpsuit with attached boot tops, ring and a mask. Does not include shoes. This is an officially licensed DC Comics product.

Green Lantern - Hal Jordan Muscle Child Costume
 

Green Lantern - Hal Jordan Muscle Child Costume

$44.99  $19.99

Includes jumpsuit, eye mask and ring. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

DC Comics Green Lantern Infant
 

DC Comics Green Lantern Infant

$32.99  $9.99

No evil shall escape the light of this little guy. The Green Lantern costume includes: a green and black romper with easy on/off underleg snap closure. This costume is based on the character from the popular animated TV series Justice League. Available in sizes: Newborn (1-6 months) and Infant (6-12 months). Be sure to check out our other DC Comics character costumes (sold separately). This is an officially licensed Green Lantern & DC Comics product.

Muscle Chest Green Lantern Child Costume
 

Muscle Chest Green Lantern Child Costume

$44.99  $39.99

Includes: Jumpsuit. Does not include ring.

Green Lantern - Light-Up Ring (Child)
 

Green Lantern - Light-Up Ring (Child)

$9.99  $2.99

Includes light-up ring. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Light Up Hal Jordan Plus Adult Costume
 

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Light Up Hal Jordan Plus Adult Costume

$76.99  $24.99

Includes: Muscle chest jumpsuit with light up logo and attached boot tops, ring and an eyemask. Does not include shoes. This is an officially licensed DC Comics product.

Secret Wishes - Green Lantern Female Adult Costume
 

Secret Wishes - Green Lantern Female Adult Costume

$64.99  $49.99

Includes: Dress, Gloves, Boot Tops. Does not include shoes.

Green Lantern Costume Light-Up Ring (Adult)
 

Green Lantern Costume Light-Up Ring (Adult)

$9.99  $2.99

Includes: Ring. Does not include costume. This is an officially licensed DC Comics product.

Green Lantern - Kilowog Muscle Child Costume
 

Green Lantern - Kilowog Muscle Child Costume

$44.99  $9.99

Includes mask, muscle chest jumpsuit, and ring. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Tomar Re Adult Costume
 

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Tomar Re Adult Costume

$59.99  $16.99

Includes: Muscle chest jumpsuit with attached boot tops, ring and a mask. Does not include shoes. This is an officially licensed DC comics product.

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Kilowog Adult Costume
 

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Kilowog Adult Costume

$59.99  $16.99

Includes: Muscle chest jumpsuit with attached boot tops, ring and mask. Does not include shoes. This is an officially licensed DC comics product.

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Sinestro Adult Costume
 

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Sinestro Adult Costume

$59.99  $16.99

Includes: Jumpsuit with attached boot tops, ring and mask. Does not include shoes. This is an officially licensed DC Comics product.

Green Lantern - Inflatable Gatling Gun
 

Green Lantern - Inflatable Gatling Gun

$14.99  $4.99

Includes inflatable gatling gun. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern - Light-Up Sword
 

Green Lantern - Light-Up Sword

$16.99  $9.99

Includes sword,2 AAA batteries. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern - Gloves (Child)
 

Green Lantern - Gloves (Child)

$14.99  $4.99

Includes gloves. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Kilowog Hands (Adult)
 

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Kilowog Hands (Adult)

$36.99  $12.99

Includes: One pair of hands. This is an officially licensed DC Comics product.

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Tomar Re Hands (Adult)
 

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Tomar Re Hands (Adult)

$36.99  $14.99

Includes: One pair of hands. This is an officially licensed DC Comics product.

Deluxe Green Lantern Foam Fist - Green Lantern Costumes And Accessories
 

Deluxe Green Lantern Foam Fist - Green Lantern Costumes And Accessories

$34.09  $8.52

Deluxe Green Lantern Foam Fist

Green Lantern - Ring & Mask Accessory Kit
 

Green Lantern - Ring & Mask Accessory Kit

$12.99  $4.99

Includes ring and mask. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern - Accessory Kit
 

Green Lantern - Accessory Kit

$16.99  $6.49

Includes flashlight, eye mask,3-AAA batteries and light-up ring. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern Costume Gloves (Adult)
 

Green Lantern Costume Gloves (Adult)

$16.99  $4.99

Includes: Gloves. Does not include ring or costume. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern - Sinestro Muscle Child Costume
 

Green Lantern - Sinestro Muscle Child Costume

$44.99  $9.99

Includes mask, muscle chest jumpsuit, and ring. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern - Kilowog Child Costume
 

Green Lantern - Kilowog Child Costume

$34.99  $12.99

Includes jumpsuit and mask. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern - Tomar-Re Child Costume
 

Green Lantern - Tomar-Re Child Costume

$34.99  $12.99

Includes jumpsuit and mask. This is an officially licensed Green Lantern product.

Green Lantern Adult Costume
 

Green Lantern Adult Costume

$66.99  $54.99

Includes: mask, jumpsuit/boot covers. Ring is not included. This is an officially licensed DC Comics costume.

Green Lantern Movie - Abin Sur Mask (Adult)
 

Green Lantern Movie - Abin Sur Mask (Adult)

$19.99  $9.99

Includes: Mask. This is an officially licensed DC Comics product.

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Kilowog Overhead Mask (Adult)
 

Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Kilowog Overhead Mask (Adult)

$39.99  $19.99

Includes: Mask. This is an officially licensed DC Comics product.

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