For the bat I bought a foam at the thrift shop, I painted because the foam was blue so it needed to look more like a wooden bat. I bought much more than I thought I needed, just in case, getting 1/2 yard each of black and red, harley quinn costume for $7.83 (on sale 50% off). I sewed the arm bracers and modded the shirt and skirt myself, starting with a faux-suede fabric I found in both red and black at Hancock Fabrics (the backside of the fabric was a perfect shiny red, the closest I could come to the “right” color red. I also need a way to keep the arm bracers from sliding down my arms, so I think I will add some elastic to the top edges or some of that plastic-y stuff they put on thigh-high tights to keep them from sliding down (though that might hurt my arm hair, so elastic seems a better choice).
The slippery satiny white fabric at the top of the skirt was sort of slippery, and the bodice rode up, particularly in the back, when I sat down and moved around. I found a good black ruffled skirt (which needed altering, but I’ve recently acquired a sewing machine so I was excited to use it) for $5.40, a white puff-sleeve collared shirt with a built in corset-looking panel (that even ties with ribbon in the back) for $8.67, and a pair of black combat boots (with red zippers) also for $5.40 (all prices include tax). Again, I not have way more than I need (though I plan to use some to poof out my Rose Tyler Idiot’s Lantern dress as well), buying 5.5 yards for $5.10 (on sale for 84 cents/yard). The members of Task Force X, otherwise known as the “Suicide Squad,” have appeared in costume for the first time in a full-cast photo — sans the inked-up Joker.
Seann decided on The (Mark Hamill-voiced) Joker from the animate series as his inspiration – see this companion post for information on his costume. DC villains set to appear in the movie include the Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne). Looking for the best shoes for harley quinn costume? I found a bunch of my base pieces at my beloved Red White & Blue thrift store on Lapalco, and the next day we scored Seann’s suit, shirt, vest, and shoes at the Thrift City USA on Terry Parkway. At the same time I went ahead and got some white face paint – Wolfe Essentials brand was recommended to me by DivineDelphiFX who is my go-to for all things makeup and paint. While its about damn time that DC films finally create an IRL version, there are, as is to be expected, a smattering of fans who have been complaining about this new iteration of Harley Quinn.
It seems like a lot, but I don’t have plans to wear this for several months at least, so I have time to play with it. I had planned to do this already, but ran short on time. There are sexy superhero costumes complete with crop tops, corsets and short skirts, costumes based on different time-periods or accessories that relate to the Harley Quinn costume. Making your own Margot Robbie Harley Quinn costume is nowhere near as difficult as it may seem. Poppy was no doubt inspired by sister Cara, who is starring in the upcoming film adaptation, alongside Margot Robbie who plays Harley. She’ll also be showing off her dramatic chops in the upcoming HBO Max miniseries The Flight Attendant, in which she plays a flight attendant who wakes up in a Dubai hotel room with a dead body next to her and begins to wonder if she could be the killer.