October 2016 may be dubbed Harleyween, but that doesn’t make us want to dress as her any less this year! It’s no wonder she’s so popular among cosplayers and costume fans – Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the supervillain was the best part of Suicide Squad this August, and the character has been a fan favorite since her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. However, while we think there is nothing wrong with being another Harley at your Halloween party (the more the merrier, puddin’!), we do suggest putting your own twist on it. That’s why for this year, we’ve created an alternate Suicide Squad costume featuring her look from inside the prison: orange jumpsuit, romance novel, and tea cup all included. See below for our full DIY tutorial!
DIY Harley Quinn Costume
There’s just something so cute about Harley daintily sipping tea on her prison cot. Maybe it’s the little pigtail half-buns or maybe it’s the pink fuzzy slippers. Either way, we knew at first glance that this was the costume we wanted to recreate. Last year, we created a DIY cosplay inspired by the first images released from the Suicide Squad set. This look is a little more subdued (less fishnet, less studs, less lethal baseball bats), but just as memorable. As always, the magic is in the details.
The Finished Look
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The costume part of this tutorial is super simple! We went with this oversized, orange prison jumpsuit for our model – we just zipped it down halfway and wore a white t-shirt underneath. Next, we needed plain, pink slippers. We found these cute little bunny slippers! We chopped the ears off, pulled the nose and whiskers out, and popped off the plastic eyes. Voila! PLAIN, pink, fuzzy slippers. Grab a few props – like a white, ceramic cup and saucer, along with a tawdry romance novel – and you’re set, outfit-wise! The next part is the most fun…
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Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Hair and Makeup Tutorial Video
The pink and blue pigtails, the powdery, white face, the little black heart on the cheek – all of these details make the Suicide Squad Harley stand out from her other appearances. In this video, our artist takes you step by step on how to recreate this look.
Harley Quinn Halloween Costumes
And if you aren’t in the mood (or don’t have the time) to craft your own Harley costume this year, you’re in luck. We have plenty of harlequin, jester, and Harley Quinn costumes for kids through adult, including plus-size. Whichever version you want to be of your favorite, kooky supervillain from the DC universe, make sure you show up with a great big grin, crazy eyes, and a “pleased to meetcha!” for everyone you see.
We hope you enjoyed your costume DIY and makeup tutorial! If you dress as Harley this year (and we’re guessing some of you will!), please show us in the comments or on Facebook! We also have a huge variety of superhero costumes for the off chance that you want to be *gasp* a superhero. (But that’s not fun!)