The cowls/masks of Batwoman [from CW TV show]

[last updated: February 4, 2021]

On this page, I wanna present all the different cowls/masks that Batwoman (Ruby Rose) has worn so far on the CW TV show.

I will show them in the order they were presented in the timeline of the TV show.

Here pictures with all the version so far:

Season 1:

Season 2:

Season 1, Version I

The “Batman Version” (modified for Batwoman from Luke)

The cowl was only used in episodes 1 and 2 of the TV show

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Most noticeable features (in comparison to the other ones):

– no wig!

– very “round” form as it gets pretty “wide”

– looks like it was made completely out of rubber

– looks much softer in comparison to Version I (fewer edges)

My opinion on it:

It is very different from the others due to the missing wig. That way you can see the whole cowl/mask.

On the bad side, it looks very wide which gives Batwoman’s head a slightly weird shape.

On the other hand, I really like that it looks very much like rubber and not plastic (as Batman’s mask in the Nolan movies).



Season 1, Version II

The Batwoman cowl from the Elseworlds Crossover, which takes place between episodes 3 and 4 of the TV show, but was shown BEFORE the TV show, as the Crossover was shown before the show started.

This one was used in the 3 episodes of the Elseworlds Crossover (mostly in part 2)

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……and for promo material:

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Most noticeable features (in comparison to the other ones):

– most nose “concealment”, only very very little is viewable

– midface section uses a slightly different color/material(?) than the rest of the cowl

– the eye section is slightly pointing away from the face/eyes (edges)

– the mask goes higher than other versions (the point where the wig starts)

My opinion on it:

It looks good. The combination with the wig fits. It looks a little bit “edgy” (eye section, extra-long nose cover)



Season 1, Version III

The modified Batwoman cowl, in which Batwoman showed herself as Batwoman as the people confused her with Batman in the other cowl.

Was used from episode 3 to 10.

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……and for promo material (examples):

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Most noticeable features (in comparison to the other ones):

– The material looks like rubber completely (unlike Version I that was used in the Elseworlds Crossover).

– It looks more narrow than the previous cowls.

– The material looks thicker than before

My opinion on it:

It covers enough of her face, looks secure with the chin strap. Hard to tell if the cowl goes completely around the head as the wig is always wrapped around it.

I really like the texture and design!




Season 1, Version IV:

A slightly reduced version without chin strap and neck protection.

Debut in episode 10/11, used for the rest of season 1.

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Most noticeable features (in comparison to the other ones):

– The chin strap is gone, alongside most of the material on the sides below the nose

– The neck protection is gone, for the first time see can see Batwoman’s neck

– The mask material is now thinner with a sleeker design

– Her wig looks a little different(?)

My opinion on it:

I spotted this cowl last year on a set picture and was surprised by it.

It does look pretty good. I’m not sure why they changed it. (comfort?/storywise?/optics?)

If the mask isn’t attached somehow, the missing chin strap could become really dangerous, as the mask seemingly goes off much easier than before.

Also, the missing neckpiece exposes her vulnerable neck. Why would she do that?

The biggest advancement in my opinion is that they could now film unmaskings much easier.



Season 2, Version I

Actually (seemingly) the same as Version III from season 1 that they used from episodes 3-10.

Now of course with Ryan Wilder/Javicia Leslie in it!

(screenshots from episode 1-3)


Most noticeable features (in comparison to the other ones):

  • ^ see “season 1, version III” above^
  • now without the black face paint around the eyes


My opinion on it:

  • ^ see “season 1, version III” above^
  • The red wig does look better on Kate
  • I think face paint wood look weird on Ryan so that change was a good one for me


Season 2, Version II

Debut in episode 3 in season 2

The cowl (seemingly) remains the same, but she now has a new wig ….and a NEW suit by the way!!!

(from promo shots for episode 4)

Most noticeable features (in comparison to the other ones):

  • the cowl remains (seemingly) the same
  • the reg wig gets replaced by with a black “fro” with some red highlights at the hair tips
  • and no black face paint around the eyes

My opinion on it:

  • The wig surely looks in comparison better than the red one on Ryan (Javicia)
  • Not sure about the sheer size of it, that might get rather unpractical in combat, perhaps we get a scene where some thug grabs into it like with Kate in episode 18 in season 1
  • perhaps they should reduce the “volume” a bit
  • I’m really thrilled about the new costume that comes along with this cowl! The new suit looks really GOOD!


……to be continued……


What do you think about the different versions?

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