Harley Quinn

Zombie Version

„Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.“

„You think I’m just a doll. A doll that’s pink and light. A doll you can arrange any way you like. You’re wrong. Very wrong. What you think of me is only a ghost of time. I am dangerous. And I will show you just how dark I can be.“

„Are you the Devil?“

„That so cute, you think you’re scary. Well, mister, I’ve seen scary and you don’t have his smile.“

About

Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, also known as Harley Quinn first appeared in the Batman: The Animated Series episode „Joker’s Favor“, where she served as a humorous female sidekick to the Joker. Originally she was the therapist of the Joker but fell madly in love with him and helped him to escape the Arkham Asylum. Since then she’s the sidekick of the Joker and helps him with his plans.

I planned to make a new bodysuit since I wasn’t satisfied with the first one anymore. The old bodysuit was hanging in my closet until October 2017 when I startet to plan a cosplay for Halloween. I was saying to myself: Why not my own version of Harley Quinn as a Zombie?

So I watched some videos on Youtube to get some tips and tricks on how to make the „wasted look“ The process was really fun and trying out some gory makeup was a great experience!

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 - Nurse Version
Harley Quinn drawing

Reference Pictures

About the Project

Released

1st Release: 5 May 2016
2nd Release: 3 May 2018

Costs

This costume was really cheap since the only thing I had to buy were the lenses for around 20$

Purchased Items

I purchased the shoes and painted one shoe red. Else I just bought the lenses.

Zombie Harley Quinn Cosplay with mallet
Selfmade Items

The bodysuit was already done but my job here was to make it look wasted. It was much fun to „destroy“ the bodysuit, the cuffs and the collar.

Materials

To weather the costume I used black tea, chocolate powder, fake blood, acrylic paint and the oven.

Difficulty

This was a whole new thing for me since I never weathered things and it was so funny. I think it wasn’t difficult to make the costume but it costed me a lot of time for the makeup.

Making Of

I googled for how to weather clothes and found some really helpful tricks on Youtube. First I cutted holes into the bodysuit, collar and cuffs and ripped it slightly. Then I cooked it in a big bowl with black tea and let it dry in the oven so it got some crispy details. Finally I took fake blood, acrylic paint and cocoa powder with water to put some stains on it.

For the wig I used hair gel and hairspray to make it look wasted. In the end I’ve put some fake blood on it and voilà!

Gallery

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

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