Harley Quinn

Arkham Asylum Alternative Nurse Version

„Can ya hear me? Is this thing on? Oh. Hiya, B-Man. Harley Quinn here. How do you like my new uniform? Pretty hot, huh? Oh, I got something to show you… One second, B-man!“

„When Mr. J kills Batman, we’re gonna get married. It’s gonna be so cool.“

„Mr. J is so going to beat Bat-brain. He doesn’t stand a chance.“

„Come and get me, Bats. I double dare ya!“

About

This version of Harley Quinn was the first design of Carlos D’Anda for the game „Batman: Arkham Asylum“ and I fell instantly in love with it! My inspiration was Faerie Blossom and in 2018 I decided to create this cosplay.

This was a reason to finally finish the cowl which was really hard for me since it was pretty difficult to make it fit and I wasn’t really happy with all the results. After about 10 times trying to remake it I was finally happy with the cowl. The rest of the outfit was pretty easy.

I wore it to the Fantasy Basel 2018 and I’d really like to take pictures of it in a lost place.

Some Facts

  • Character: Harley Quinn
  • Comic: Batman (DC Universe)
  • Abilities: expert gymnast, immunity to various toxins, utilizes weaponized props, genius level intellect, trained in psychiatry
  • Height: 170 cm (5′ 7″)
  • Weight: 64 kg (140 lbs)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blond
Harley Quinn - Zombie Version
Harley Quinn drawing

Reference Pictures

About the Project

Released

May 10th 2018

Costs

I didn’t need to buy many things so this costume was pretty cheap. Maybe around 15$?

Purchased Items

I only bought small things; the white shirt, the tights and the name tag.

Harley Quinn Mugshot
Selfmade Items

The cowl and the gloves have been selfmade by me.

Materials

For the cowl and the gloves I used the same fabric as for the original bodysuit. I also used elastic band for the face part of the cowl so it stays in the right place. As a closure I used a zipper in the back and in the end I filled the horns with cotton.

Difficulty

The only difficult thing was the cowl since I needed many tries until I was content with the result. The other things were pretty easy to make.

Making Of

The cowl

For the cowl I asked my boyfriend to draw my faceshape from the side to a paper so I had a basic pattern for it. Then I traced it to the fabric and sewed it together. In the back I placed the zipper and sewed it on, then I opened the thread. For the horns I wore the cowl and marked where I wanted to place the horns. Then I’ve cut out the shape of the horns on paper to control if I’m happy with the shape. If yes, I traced it to the fabric, sewed it together and sewed it on the holes. I made small pompom’s with yarn and sewed them by hand on the end’s of the horns. Finally I stuffed them with cotton.

The dress

I bought the dress online from China and had to alter it a bit. It was very wide and I wanted it to be more thight so I sewed it thighter at the hips. The sleeves were long so I’ve cut them short and sewed them. I tried to place the blood stains as exactly as possible like the concept art. I used fake blood for this.

Accessoires

I already owned the mask so I hadn’t to create a new one.

The shoes were originally black so I took a spray can with red color and painted it. It doesn’t stay perfectly on the shoe but this costume has to look a bit used and damaged so this is fine.

I took a button I already owned and drew a smiley on a paper and put it into the button. I bought the tag in a stationery store and created the tag with photoshop and printed it out.

For the gloves I traced my hands on the fabric and cutted it out. Then I sewed it together.

I ordered red and purple thights and took from each one piece and ripped it. I tried to rip it as similar as possible to the original.

Gallery

I’m a Cosplayer from Switzerland who enjoys crafting, dressing up, photography, visiting conventions and making new friends!

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