What are some tips for making your own Harley Quinn costume?


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To make your own Harley Quinn costume, you should decide which version of the character you want to recreate, consult cosplay tutorials, practice the character's signature makeup and alter existing clothing pieces to add character-appropriate details. WomenWriteAboutComics.com features a comprehensive list of Harley Quinn's evolving appearance and characterization since the character's introduction in "Batman: The Animated Series." Other popular versions of the DC Comics character appear in "Arkham City," "Arkham Asylum" and "Suicide Squad."

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When you know which version of Harley Quinn's costume you wish to create, consult tutorials from websites such as LoveMaegan.com and HalloweenCostumes.com for tips on creating various costume pieces and accessories. The creator of Love Maegan offers a tutorial explaining how to alter a corset from Adore Me to resemble part of Harley's "Suicide Squad" costume by adding lace and satin detailing. She also reviews the additional clothing pieces she used to create the finished costume. HalloweenCostumes.com features a number of character reference photos along with instructions for crafting Harley's oversized mallet.

CosplaySavvy.com offers a guide illustrating the supplies necessary to recreate Harley Quinn's "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Arkham City" makeup looks. The guide includes items such as white face paint, liquid black face paint, several shades of lipstick and application tools. To ensure you are comfortable with the application process, practice your makeup technique several times before wearing it with your finished costume.

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