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So you want to cosplay as Daredevil

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And it’s actually dead easy, so have no fear! One of the best new Marvel heroes this year is dead easy to get right. But to do even a simple costume with all the right details justice? Well you’ll be a man without fear soon enough!

First up, the costume itself. For most of the Netflix series, Matt Murdock wears a simple but functional work-in-progress costume that looks like this:

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Tactical gloves are easy enough to find these days. Visit any motorcycle or paintball shop, and you’ll be able to find a pair that looks the part. If you want specific Daredevil black gloves however, then you’re going to be looking for Ringers Carbon Tactical Gloves 557. Law enforcement gloves ironically enough, these ones feature a kevlar weave and hard plastic moulding. Good luck finding them though, as these $40+ gloves are being snapped up quickly by fans right now.

Forearm/Elbow pads

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The McDavid Hexpad Arm Sleeve and the McDavid Hexpad Knee/Elbow/Shin Pad are an exact match for what’s seen on Daredevil. Covering up the logos should be easy enough as well. You’ll pay anywhere from $14-$63 for one of these. Otherwise, hit a sports store and check the rugby section for a lower-brand arm sleeve.


You’re going to need a good running boot for this costume, a pair that can also take a fair bit of punishment. The exact boot hasn’t been found yet, but the closest looking pair of footwear right now according to research on TheRPF would easily be the Bates 8″ Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Boot. A pair of those should run you around $86 to $139, depending on your foot size.

Compression Shirt

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Easily Daredevil’s most flattering costume component, you can get a compression top from just about any sports clothing shop. What you will want however, is a top that with some visible seam lines and minimal to zero logos if possible. Epic MMA Gear actually has a damn close facsimile to what Murdock wears, without any pesky logos to cover up. And at $40, that ain’t a bad deal! Now to get into proper shape in order to show off these abs and pecs, yo. Motorhelmets also has a nice version up for grabs.


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Find a camping shop, and get your legs in some good old khaki’s. You can’t go wrong with a black pair of those, which do look the part.



A canvas cotton web belt 60″  with matte silver military buckle can easily be found online or at paintball shops.


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Here’s the trickiest part of the costume. Because what you wear also has to cover your eyes, which is going to leave you as blind as Murdock. I’ll update this post as soon as I get something that can give you some visibility while it covers the top of your face, but I’ve seen some solid work done so far with hijabs and black leggings, believe it or not.

Last Updated: April 13, 2015


  1. Aries

    April 13, 2015 at 21:13

    I think the other costume going to be a bit of a problem to make


  2. RinceThis

    April 13, 2015 at 21:24

    My word this show is so DAMN GOOD! Nice one D.


  3. Hammersteyn

    April 13, 2015 at 21:29

    Loving the show to bits. Amazing portrayal. He’s skilled and fast, yet he’s vunerable and gets inhured and tired. It’s like they added a little Jason Borne fighting and subtracted the Evanescence soundtrack. Oh please let them make more series like this!


    • The D

      April 14, 2015 at 06:39

      Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones series are next on Netflix. Your wish is being granted.


      • Hammersteyn

        April 14, 2015 at 07:42



    • Admiral Chief asked for this

      April 14, 2015 at 07:22



    • Matthew Holliday

      April 14, 2015 at 09:39

      combat like oldboy, monologues like morgan freeman.
      ive been suitably impressed by the first few episodes.


      • Hammersteyn

        April 14, 2015 at 10:00

        Yes Oldboy! I knew it reminded me of something. Prefered the Japanese version over josh Brolin though.


        • Matthew Holliday

          April 14, 2015 at 10:03

          there is only one oldboy.
          that hallway scene in episode 2 >>


          • Hammersteyn

            April 14, 2015 at 10:14

            Yes a thousand times! XD Also where he drops the fire extinguisher. Reminded me of American Psycho

        • AgentSmith

          April 15, 2015 at 00:32

          You mean the Korean version…?


          • Hammersteyn

            April 15, 2015 at 07:36

            Oops yeah, sorry.

  4. Hammersteyn

    April 13, 2015 at 23:51

    Wilson Fisk……..


  5. zedkate

    May 2, 2015 at 12:44

    For the mask, you have to buy a black zandana, it’s simple and it cost over 10$ if you order in a site.


    • crg928

      May 4, 2015 at 21:04

      I cant find a good size that would cover my eyes. what site did you find?


  6. Ethan Grey

    May 20, 2015 at 03:04

    Anyone know what size of compression shirt you are supposed to get? I’m usually a medium size regular shirt. Size up? Size down? Same size?


  7. That_guy

    June 4, 2015 at 21:30

    The compression top can be bought for £7 pound on amazon just to save you guys some money 🙂



    • Benjacko

      August 11, 2015 at 11:30

      You legend, thanks so much for that.


  8. ScreenTalker

    August 7, 2015 at 17:13

    “I’ve seen some solid work done so far with hijabs and black leggings” yet sites no examples…


  9. jacobkw

    August 19, 2015 at 03:17

    In the show they used cotton scrim in layers so he could see through. I’m working on mine and I can see fine as long as there is light.


  10. Mike

    April 8, 2016 at 22:50

    For the mask, cut up a black Starter sports shirt. Available at Walmart usually, $8-$20. With the one I have, you can also see out, but cant see in. Works well.


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