Updated: Jan 24
Jean Markus might just be THE best Joker cosplayer I've ever seen. His renditions of the Heath Ledger Joker is unmatched. I first discovered him at WonderCon this past year and have been a fan ever since. The resemblance is insane. My favorite of his cosplays is the Joker in a Batsuit.
He's relatively new to the cosplay scene, but has quickly become well know throughout the community. If you want to learn more about him, you can follow him on
COMIC LOUNGE: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
JEAN MARKUS: I live in Osasco/Brazil, I love pizza, horror movies and The Beatles
CL: What inspired you to start cosplaying?
JM: I used to attend to Cons and, one day, I decided to put on a costume while attending a Con expecting to have more fun. At the time, I had no idea what the art of cosplaying was. I had a great time cosplaying at the Con then I decided to start cosplaying from that day on.
CL: How long have you been cosplaying?
JM: 4 1/2 years
CL: One of my favorite cosplays of your is Joker in the Batsuit. What do love most about that character?
JM: I like to imagine that the Batjoker would be possible in the 3rd movie of Nolan's trilogy if Ledger was not gone. I love how powerful and scary the Joker looks in the Batsuit.
CL: Who are some of your other favorite characters to cosplay as and why??
JM: I only cosplay the Joker character. As I cosplay many versions of him, I could point to my favorite one, which is the Cesar Romero version. But, in fact, the version I cosplay more often is the Heath Ledger purple coat version.
CL: What have been some memorable moments you've experienced while cosplaying?
JM: The Joker gave me many memorable moments and I really have to thank the clown for that. The most recently moment was been featured in the official DC ComicsInstagram. I've never heard of a Brazilian cosplayer who achieved that before.
CL: How long do you see yourself continuing to cosplay?
JM: My plan is to cosplay for one more year then I will retire.
CL: What comics/shows are currently reading/watching?
JM: Currently, I'm watching the TV shows "The OA" and "Fear the Walking Dead". I'm not reading any comics at this moment.
CL: What do you find most rewarding about what you do?
JM: Definitely bringing back Heath Ledger's Joker to life. The actor was gone so early and left the feeling that we still had a lot to see. I like the love and affection people give me when i cosplay as the Joker.