Our job as comics people is to inspire the film people. Harley Quinn is a beloved DC Comics character who first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series. Since she first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series back in the ‘90s, Harley Quinn has become not only one of the most beloved characters in the Batman franchise, but in the whole of DC Comics. However, in recent years, Harley Quinn has stepped into a new path as an antihero, even joining the Bat-Family as one of its most important members during the recently concluded Batman by James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez – all while keeping her zany, unpredictable personality. After the critical disappointment that was Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the studio is in serious need of some positive buzz, and so far, it looks like Suicide Squad could very well do that for them. She’s tackled many comic book heroes before, including looks we’ve shared of Spider-Man’s ally Silk, the X-Men’s Dazzler, Gamora from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Terra from the Teen Titans. You can pick from different looks based on whether you prefer her look from the original cartoon or the version from “Suicide Squad.” Harley costumes can include a short skirt that you wear over tights or pants that have one red leg and one black leg.
Ironman Matt was a dead ringer for Danny Zuko in a pair of belted black trousers and a white shirt, with a classic leather jacket over the top. With a jacket and shirt proclaiming ‘Property of The Joker’ and ‘Daddy’s lil monster’, you’ll look the part with this costume kit as the Suicide Squad’s devastating antiheroine, Harley Quinn. The caution tape jacket is a symbol of Harley Quinn’s personality in how she’s the life of the party, but it’s going to get messy. Though Suicide Squad was a divisive movie and not altogether well-received by fans of the DC characters, it’s hard to dispute that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn wasn’t its biggest bright spot. Harley Quinn was actually originally introduced to fans in the 90s “Batman: The Animated Series” on the WB network, not in the DC comic books like other Gotham City villains like Poison Ivy. Manga fans were also present at NYCC. The unpredictability. The great thing about the character is that the stories don’t have to be as structured as other comic book stories. Movies, TV shows, memes, music videos and big news stories are always a great source of inspiration for an Instagrammable look.
Any way you slice it, movies clearly remain a huge inspiration for costumes. As a Marvel fan myself I am so excited to see all of the different variations of Wanda Maximoff costumes this Halloween. You can’t have a Halloween soiree without inviting Harley Quinn, and luckily Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui answered the call. The term is believed to have been first coined by a Japanese journalist who attended the 1984 World-Con science fiction convention and returned home not knowing what to call the elaborate costumes. There have been other incarnations of Harley Quinn who has been enticed and even empowered by the powers of the Fourth World (such as her role in the Post-Crisis DC Universe Countdown to Final Crisis series or her brief time as commander of Apokolips’ army in the animated Harley Quinn series), but their latest team-up proves how surprisingly effective the pair can really be.
Though she doesn’t have her classic jester cowl on, she does have the white blossom bib and white cuffs that Harley always wore in Batman: The Animated Series where she first premiered. Cosplayer ItsKaylaErin has beautifully rendered a classic Harley look, complete with blonde hair in pigtails and pale white makeup. To complete the look Harley wears her hair in pigtails and has a half mask. The Thor star, 37, kept his look simple as a South American cowboy by dressing up in a poncho, a brimmed hat and sunglasses. Skirt to help you replicate Janet’s look. Naomi will be joined by her longtime friend Russell Crowe for the project as she takes on the role of anchor Gretchen Carlson. Lindsay Lohan may not be a classic cosplayer, but it is always fun to see celebrities do takes on characters we love! It’s a simple and classic trend, but it still gives you the scare vibes that Halloween is all about. Not a year goes by that we don’t see at least one Harley Quinn Halloween costume. One year at San Diego we had like three or four hundred Harley cosplayers in a costume contest, and it was all Harley!