A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 315,033
Currently Running With Scissors:
158 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Harley Quinn, in her new Arkham Asylum Outfit  (Read 13281 times)
Tags for this thread: costume , costume_idea , halloween_costume , craft_challenge_44_entries , batman , harley_quinn , video_game  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 5446
Joined: 06-Nov-2004

Late Arrival (by Mister Reusch)

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: November 01, 2009 12:18:38 PM »

I've always been a big fan of Harley Quinn, but alas, not one to enjoy the thought of squeezing into a bodysuit. Was I ever thrilled when I found out that Harley has a new outfit in the Arkham Asylum game, and I went for it, piece by piece!

Here's my inspiration picture:

I covered a pair of big black goth boots with thick interfacing and purple/red fabric (sorry I don't have a FULL picture of those. Oops!). I also used red opera length gloves amd white smaller gloves from the costume shop - I cut them both to fingerless length, and dyed the white ones as purple as I could. And I added studded cuffs.

The mask is another costume shop fix-up.
I started with a regular old white mask...

And cut and painted until it worked. I actually have it taped to my face.

The shirt and the skirt are both thrifted recons.
Shirt before:

Shirt after a scooped and hemmed neck, and pleather cuffs. (I also did the pleather choker, with velcro).

SkOrt before, scissors in pic for size reference

Skirt after: cut, hemmed, and blood spattered.

I also made the nurse hat out of a piece of thick interfacing. And I even did the nametag. I couldnt find a full picture of her actual tag, but I knew it was the wardens nametag. So I added a bar code, and took a screen shot of the warden from the game to make the tag.

And of course my corset. I basically took a big rectangle of the red fabric, and cut and hemmed and sewed until it was the proper size. Then I took a couple smaller rectangles as straps, and added decor! (The purple under  the spot the red attaches, and the black pleather straps along the outside).
I actually had a few people coming up and recognizing my costume. (Phew!).

And yep, if youre wondering, I was out with Mr J!

Offline Offline

Posts: 185
Joined: 18-Jan-2008

Life is far too serious to take so seriously

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009 02:03:20 PM »

I love this costume, I was Harley last year and had to sort of free hand it because likewise, I was not looking forward to the jumpsuit.

The bi-colored bra is the best!

I learned all my morality from the My Little Pony Movie:

Morning Glory: They need our help, Rosedust!

Rosedust: It's not our fight, Morning Glory.

Megan: Yes it is! It's everyone's fight!

Lickety-Split: Yeah! Everybody has to help everyone else!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Pasta Sauce
@Home This Weekend: Tea Towel Pillows
January 10, 2018 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.