Harley Quinn is an iconic DC Superhero. She first appeared in Batman #357 in June of 1999 and has since become one of the most popular heroines in comics. Harley Quinn is the alter ego of Veronica “Crazy” Quaid, the young daughter of Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, who tries to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a psychiatrist.
However, after a series of unfortunate events, she ends up becoming the Joker’s girlfriend, the sidekick of a criminal gang, and a prisoner in Arkham Asylum.
Harley Quinn is most notable for her signature red and purple harlequin costume, along with a large “J” on her head, a large variety of weapons, and her habit of constantly abusing her patients at Arkham. She is also a bit of a badass, and will throw anyone who gets on her bad side into a padded cell.
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Why cosplay as Harley Quinn?
If you’ve ever seen the movie, you know that Harley Quinn is an iconic character. Her outfits are crazy, she’s constantly breaking the law, and she’s just a bada**. Harley is a heroine who wears what she wants and doesn’t care what other people think. She’s confident, she’s independent, and she’s a survivor. There’s something powerful about a woman who doesn’t let anyone tell her how to live her life. It’s a powerful message not just for women, but for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t fit in or are different.
The Different Types of Harley Quinn Costumes
Harley Quinn is a very popular cosplayer. You can find loads of different cosplays of her online, and you can even make your own. The most popular versions are the typical red and purple costume with the “J” on her head, but there are other Harley Quinn costumes out there as well : Harley Quinn from Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn from the Birds of Prey comics, Harley Quinn from the Batman Animated Series, and Harley Quinn from the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game series.
Here is the easy way, by buying all the costumes from amazon :
Harley Quinn Bird of Prey version 1 ( check amazon )
Harley Quinn Bird of Prey version 2 ( check amazon )
Harley Quinn Suicide Squad ( check amazon )
How to Make Your Homemade Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Costume
This is a guide how to make from home your own Harley Quinn Birds of Prey costume.
The outcome is well worth the time and effort, and the materials are all very affordable. It’s a fun and creative alternative to spending a lot of money on expensive, frequently subpar Halloween costumes. You can even use things you already have, like old short jeans, plastic bags, spare fabrics, and so on.
Materials need to make Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Costume
-Old light short jeans
-Black and red makers
-Transparent plastic tablecloth 150x150cm
-1 meter of any fabric (for the sleeves)
-Black plastic tape
-Needle & Thread
Phase 1 – Making the jacket
To make your jacket’s front and back pieces, you’ll need three pieces cut from the plastic tablecloth. Additionally, there are two sleeve-forming pieces that were cut from the fabric. I recommend measuring the sizes of your items using a jacket that you already use.
Trace the jacket’s outline on the tablecloth and fabric, one at a time, on a flat surface.The Shapes of the pieces should be the same as those on the drawing.
Phase 2 – Making the jacket
In order to create a row of strips, which will be easier to attach to the sleeves than individual strips, I recommend cutting the tape into the desired length and then cutting the strips almost all the way through, leaving about 1.5 cm at the top.
Take the sleeves and begin sewing on the tassels, starting at the bottom and working your way up, to assemble the sleeves. You should sew the two opposing sides of the sleeve piece together to create each sleeve,once you have attached enough tassels to completely conceal the fabric.
The vest should be put together as soon as the sleeves are finished. After sewing the sides c and d of the back and front pieces together, apply the black details and tape to secure them. Black tape should also be applied to the plastic’s neck and front edges.
Phase 3 – Assembling
To finish the jacket we need to attach the sleeve to the main vest. We should add tape around the vest’s sleeve holes to prevent the plastic from breaking under the weight of the sleeves. The sleeves will remain in place and be strengthened by this. Sew the sleeves to the taped portion of the sleeve holes .
Congrats you complete the jacket.
Making the Shorts
To create the shorts is pretty easy. Using the red marker create irregular star in front of the shorts and use the black marker to create strait lines.
Finish the Cosplay
To finish the cosplay you need not to forget the tattoos on legs. To do so or just make the tattoos directly on the legs ( but i will not suggest ) or use some transparent tights and draw the tattoos.
Put the cloths on, the necklace ,the rings and you ready to go.
Here are some fantasy images to take inspiration as a Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn is a popular comic book character and a popular cosplay. If you want to cosplay as her, there are a few things you need to keep in mind, and these tips will make it much easier for you to have a great success. When you’re picking a color combination, pick a color combination that is both the red and the purple. When is about to show your character , just imagine that you are her and you act like she could have acted.
This will make you a real Harley Quinn Cosplayer.