With Suicide Squad coming out this August, Batman villainess Harley Quinn is in the spotlight! Harley costumes are going to be an eye-catching choice this year at halloween parties, conventions, and movie premieres. It’s a perfect couples costume paired with The Joker or Poison Ivy, or you can gather your team of hooligans to join you with their own Suicide Squad costumes.
Over the years Harley’s look has shifted through varying degrees of crazy, sexy, badass, and fun. Find the Harley Quinn style that suits you best, or mix and match for your own unique creation.
Fun: Classic Harley Quinn Costume
Here’s a perfect costume for fans of the classic “Mad Love” Harley Quinn look that originated in Batman the Animated series. Brush up on your “Mistah Jay” voice and get ready to annoy your friends with an arsenal of prank weapons.
Casual: Harley Quinn Fan Outfit
You don’t have to dress up in an exact duplicate of a comic or movie costume to show you’re a Harley fan. Put together a more casual outfit from pieces that you can combine with your everyday wardrobe. Think red and black patterns, diamonds and bats, and plenty of dangerous-looking punk / goth accessories.
Sexy: Arkham City Harley Quinn Costume
Normally the “sexy” version of a Halloween costume is not an acceptable substitute for the real thing, but this “sexy Harley Quinn” costume by Secret Wishes is based directly on Harley’s outfit in the Arkham City game. Complete the look with a smokey-eyed makeup tutorial and you’ll be distracting your puddin’ in no time.
Expert Mode: Suicide Squad Harley Quinn
For those who want the full Harley Quinn package, this year there’s nothing better than Margot Robie’s Suicide Squad outfit. It’s a fresh twist on the Harley look, featuring bubblegum-toned hair, ripped clothes, and scrawled-over accessories. Consider searching for DIY tutorials for some of the little accessories, so you can splurge on focal points like the jacket and shoes. Don’t forget the bubble gum!
Have a good time wreaking havoc in your new duds, all you Harley Quinn fans! Any tips for those dressing as Harley Quinn for convention season or Halloween this year? Did we miss your favorite Harley costume style? Check out our DC Comics collection for more Harley Quinn stuff, and stay tuned for more geeky costume ideas and other fun content!