Dress Up Like Eric Draven from The Crow

If you are looking for a good Eric Draven costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Eric Draven from The Crow.



Eric Draven from The Crow Costume Guide

The Crow is a 1994 American action-thriller movie that is based on James O’Barr’s 1989 comic book of the same name. James O’Barr wrote The Crow as a way to deal with his own grief following the loss of his lover at the hands of a drunk driver. Alex Proyas served as the film’s director while David J. Schow and John Shirley worked on the adaptation. The costumes were beautifully crafted by Arianne Phillips. Let’s see how to recreate Eric Draven’s The Crow costume.

THE CROW: Brandon Lee as the crow. Still image from the film.

People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can’t rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right

The Crow- James O’Barr

We encounter the Eternal One, The Crow, when we have reached the limits of what is possible for humans to achieve with their bodies and minds. His ivory goddess ancestry is evident in his alabaster face. He is only there for those who want both vengeance and affection and are prepared to go beyond what is expected. He is immemorably elderly and distraught.

The Crow- James O’Barr

Capturing the essence of a crow, Phillips has designed her costume for The Crow (1994) in total black, using a lot of leather in the construction of the costume. The Crow is based on a comic book, giving the designer a framework to work on in recreating this character’s costume in live action.

How to get the Crow Look

For your Halloween costume of The Crow from The Crow (1994), you need to look for leather clothing.

  • Start with a pair of skinny black leather pants
  • continue with any black long-sleeved top,
  • black leather lace-up boots
  • a black range rider leather jacket
  • and black leather motorway gloves

Some of these items might already be in your wardrobe. In that case, you’re in luck!

The Crow- James O’Barr

The Crow Makeup Tutorial

If your hair is shorter than the character’s, you might want a black wig, preferably wavy shoulder length. You will also need white, red and black face paint for the infamous crow makeup designed by Lance Anderson. Here’s how to do the makeup for the Crow (1994):

The Crow Makeup Tutorial

If you want to be extra, you might want to order a thick black leather corset belt or for the simpler solution, wrap some duct tape around your waist for a more realistic costume redo. Enjoy being The Crow for a day!

If you’re interested in exploring more costume ideas, check out our main costume page at ElementalSpot’s Costumes. You’ll discover a wide range of exciting costumes to help you stand out at any dress-up party or cosplay event.

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