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Topic: Hey Puddins! I'm Harley Quinn!  (Read 21795 times)
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« on: November 01, 2006 10:36:54 AM »

I was Harley Quinn for Halloween this year! The best thing to come from comics translated into children's animation. Smiley

I made the entire costume, including the eyemask. No patterns for this baby, because unfortunately, there were none! I recommend Somewhat Stretchy for help sewing spandex catsuits, though. Smiley The headpiece caused the most trials and tribulations, the bodysuit the least. The gun is a Megazooka. The shoes were spraypainted to match.

Sorry if you've seen these before over in the scrapbook! Smiley


My friend Garrett (Blackbeard!) and I at a friend's party.


This friend's! Who went as Ned Kelly and who ALSO made his costume. A theme among my close friends happens to be a strict dedication to costumes and Halloween.


My mom, myself, and my boyfriend - who alas, could not be persuaded to be my Mr. J.


Dancing the night away. Smiley Comic nerds represent!


A reference picture of Harley. Smiley

Some tips:
  • Spandex is actually not the devil, just a close relative. If at all possible, use a Serger. When making small things like gloves, just cut two blobs out and sew the glove shape onto the blob and THEN cut out the glove. Sewing small seam allowances in spandex IS actually the real devil.
  • Craft foamies are jack-of-all-trades awesomeness. The mask on my face is craft foam, heated with an embossing tool and pressed onto my face while pliable. Attached with spirit gum and/or liquid latex.
  • When doing a headpiece out of unstable fabric, go to a wig shop and get one of those styrofoam heads and pin the fabric in place on the head to draft a pattern. Smiley

Hope everyone had as much fun as I did! I can't wait for next Halloween. Smiley Now my only problem is trying to top this one... I don't wanna give up Harley! Sad

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006 10:47:34 AM »

Awesome!!
 I wanted to be harley so badly this year but left it too late so I was robin instead, i'll be starting early for next year!

 Little nervous about spandex, i was thinking of just cutting black and red leotards up to cheat Tongue
How easy was it to do the hood? Did you make booties as well or have to do the buy a red and black pair thing?

I love the airgun for her giant canon...very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006 11:47:18 AM »

Hey NELLYSAM. Smiley

You may be better off just making the entire suit from scratch- I found the catsuit was actually the easiest part of the costume. The headpiece took me a week of cursing, pins, wasted spandex, and frustration. It is made in sections though, about 7 sections, sewn together to fit my head with less bumps. I highly suggest you use a serger when making this costume with spandex, because my regular sewing machine just kind of gave up the ghost with it.

For the shoes, since I was running out of time after wasting it all on the headpiece, I bought white canvas shoes and painted them with acrylic paints. Smiley

good luck!

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006 11:51:37 AM »

Whoa, you look seriously good! The costume is excellent and really looks like the cartoon.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006 12:09:31 PM »

LOVE IT! I adore harley quinn and have always wanted to be her for halloween... you've inspired me to attempt it for next year. how fun!
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2006 01:27:37 PM »

You made a beautiful Harley! Way to work the spandex!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2006 01:31:10 PM »

you totally got my vote for this comp
harley quinn is by far my favorite character in anything. i have a signed picture of her by the artist next to my bed <3

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2006 01:45:51 PM »

oh oh! what about the white background posed ones? Those are so awesome! (saw them on craftgrrl)
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2006 01:55:20 PM »

SupCute!
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2006 03:37:39 PM »

That is amazing.  I'm so impressed by your sewing skills.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2006 03:47:08 PM »

"Comic nerds represent"
You got that right sista! I met my hubby of 17 years in the comic book store. Comic nerds rule:)
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2006 04:54:38 PM »

Greeeaat costume!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2006 05:48:59 PM »

Awesommeness! There is very little difference between the ref. and the costume! I envy you....  Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2006 08:29:58 PM »

Nice job! Thats so awesome Cheesy  I commend you and your great work with spandex!!
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2006 09:08:02 PM »

that's awesome!  i love harley Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2006 11:48:00 PM »

Seriously that could not be a more awesome costume!
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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2006 08:47:28 PM »

Wow, you really look like Harley Quinn!  Thanks for the tips about working with spandex.
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2006 11:57:41 PM »

this is great. i cant see your shoes.
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2006 09:35:31 AM »

Is that an air-zooka I see in the second picture?  Don't you LOVE those things!  Great costumes!
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2006 08:30:58 PM »

Hlly crapola! You actuallu look like harley!

i am sooo envious! You did a fantastic job on the entire outfit AND you look good in it Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2006 09:50:46 PM »

It was sooooo hard to vote, but, I think to sew spandex with NO pattern, provide us with some tips, and look the closest to the character (with fab pics, t'boot)... yep.  I voted for you!
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2007 08:23:52 PM »

thats so friggen cute, i adore harley
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2008 12:56:04 PM »

did you use their zipless "pattern" or the one with a zipper?  I don't know if I can switch colors like that with the zipless and i wanted to ask you if you did that or not XD
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2008 10:20:17 AM »

Awesome! My lil sis wanted to be Harley this year, but im such a procrastinator....t hese costumes online are at least fifty bucks...so its vampiress this yr for her and maybe next year i wont suck so bad
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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2010 12:17:15 AM »

Obviously this is late- but you did an amazing job! Thanks for the tips. Going to try to make for next years comic con
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