Maybe not the hats, but the rest of it? Never, ever underestimate the power of a three-piece-suit at an interview. Or anywhere else.
The problem is one of coloration. I suspect that interviewers might bat a few eyelashes at a wine-colored jacket. Or a vibrant purple shirt. Once I'm working there? Might not be a problem. But I suspect that, during interviews, there's a degree to which I should look less wacky.
Depends on where you're interviewing, I suppose. The vibrant purple shirt, with a charcoal vest and a dove-grey jacket would be excellent. The tie would have to depend on the situation, and tenor of the company. That combination would, in corporateese indicate that you are conservative, but willing to take risks. Purple is also a good 'power' colour, with its long association with both royalty and the mystical.
Thank you! The colour is mostly natural; the ends are dyed, but not the rest. My eyes are actually almost colourless - very pale steely kind of colour - so they tend to pick up and reflect what I'm wearing, or look different depending on the kind of light that's around.
Hah! Another one. My eyes are grey as well, and listed that way on my driver's license. Mine tend to vacillate primarily between blue and pale green.
...Did you know that blue and grey eyes actually have no pigment in them? The colouration is structural, like in a butterfly's wing; the colour comes as a result of Rayleigh or Mie scattering. Thus, the difference in colour depending on circumstances.
This has been your biophysics lesson for the day.
The Halloween pictures are excellent. Your costume is A++, would save Gotham from you again. I especially like the suit; was it one you already had? Either way, definitely one of the better Jokers I've seen.
So, that suit was my first suit--bought it just for the costume. Before that, I dressed in t-shirts and jeans and what have you. Once I wore the costume, though, I realized that I loved wearing button-up shirts and vests. So, that started. Shortly after that, I added the tie to the ensemble. Suspenders were quick to follow, as was a pocketwatch. Then, at the beginning of my sophomore year at college, I obtained the hats and the coats. A new era had dawned, and there was no turning back.
The fullness of the Joker costume is, alas, incomplete in a photographic format. I spent most of high school doing acting and, during that time, developed a not-insignificant ability with my vocal range. I'm no voice actor, but I'm able to pull off a variety of different voices, most of which have characters set to them. It's incredibly useful when DMing. For the Joker, I lifted a slight imitation of Heath Ledger's voice, but substituted in many of the mannerisms portrayed in Alan Moore's The Killing Joke. I added two more voices--a low growl and a frenzied maniacal hooting--and bounced between the three according to sentence development and mood shift. I also have an insane cackle on hand, so that was useful.
In terms of physicality, I put a lot into slow movements of the head and jerky shoulder motion. The walk was a "long" one--I put my legs out in front of me and let my body follow. At least, when I was calm. When I got worked up, my gait shifted dramatically, causing me to seem to lunge forward when becoming excitement.
Facial expression didn't require much practice, as I do a lot of that. I would go between deadpan, a wide-eyed smile, and a face-contorting rictus. Again, dependent on context.
NICE. Very nice. Getting into character is the best
, and not only does that put you a head and shoulders above other Jokers, that'd put you into the top tier of cosplayers, in my book. There are so many people who dress up, and then don't act the part. I mean, sure, some people have crap for acting skills, but... Points for trying? But yeah. Good on you.