Zatanna first appeared in the Hawkman subset of DC Comics in 1964. The daughter of Giovanni “John” Zatara, that makes her full name Zatanna Zatara (quite a mouthful). Debuting as a stage magician, her actual magical powers (inherited from her father) landed her a place in the Justice League. Zatanna discovers her powers when investigating the disappearance of her father. Throughout her career with the Justice League she has worked with Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Batman, Robin, Atom, Green Lantern, Superman and Supergirl. With the power to “wipe minds” and erase peoples memories she is an asset to the Justice League. This also makes her a target and rarely trusted as she obeys the will of the council as wipes the memories of iconic characters like Batman and Catwoman.
Her iconic magicians outfit makes her an easily recognizable character is any convention. We would recommend this Zatanna Costume guide for those relatively new to cosplay as her outfit will not take much work to be successful. While detailed hand crafting may not be required, there is still freedom to make this characters costume your own with one of a kind magic props and magic tricks. Adding to her recognizability, she has been awarded fourth place on the Comics Buyer’s Guide’s “100 Sexiest Women in Comics” list. Some story arcs have her meeting batman as a child and crossing comic lines with Vertigo and becoming a love interest of John Constantine. These associations make Zatanna ideal for an individual and couples cosplay.
Zatanna Costume: The Basics
Zatanna Costume: New 52 Redesign
Young Justice Zatanna Yellow Vest Options:
Option 1: Women’s Stretchy Cropped Halter Vest.
Option 2: Double Steel Boned Waist Training Cotton Underbust Corset.
Option 3: Women’s Plain Lapel Double-breasted Pocket Detail Waistcoat Suit Vest.
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