Halloween will be here before you know it, so if you haven’t found a costume yet, it’s high time to do so. Instead of raiding your closet to go as a hippie or witch for the third year in a row, why not consider getting a bit more comical about it? And no, we don’t mean funny (though that’s cool too). Rather, how about dressing up in a DIY Harley Quinn costume this year?
According to Pinterest’s 2019 Pinfrights Report, Harley Quinn is the seventh most popular costume search for people identifying as female on the site—and for good reason. Her no-nonsense personality paired with her head-turning fashion makes for one seriously good costume idea. Best of all, dressing up as the iconic comic book villain doesn’t have to be difficult (though it certainly can be if you want to put extra elbow grease into your look).
Whether you want to keep it cozy with Harley Quinn-inspired sweats, create the illusion of her knee-high boots, or go all out with a hand-painted Harley Quinn Halloween costume, ahead, you’ll discover some of our favorite takes on the villain’s unforgettable appearance. And if you’re feeling particularly in the Halloween spirit, maybe you can convince your best friend or family members to dress up in a DC getup with you.
If you saw Suicide Squad, you’re well aware of this iconic Harley Quinn outfit. Scottish cosplayer The Crystal Wolf (aka Erin Kirkwood) brought the look to life with numerous accessories and hand-crafted temporary tattoos.
See more at @CrystalWolfCosplay.
SHOP TEMPORARY PINK HAIR DYE
No time to try and find the perfect costume? No problem. Instead, take note from self-taught makeup artist Raychel Roll and paint your costume on. Talk about the ultimate DIY!
See more at @RaydiatebyRaychel.
SHOP FACE PAINT
Ready to rock face paint and a full costume? This DIY Harley Quinn look takes the cake with its h velvet suit, fluffy poms, and fingerless leather gloves. To create the mask, simply trace the design onto a piece of black felt and snip to size.
See more at Houston Hero Headquarters.
SHOP BLACK FELT
Want to match your little one this Halloween? Check out this mother-daughter duo that’s equal parts store-bought and DIY. For an extra-fun accent, take a Sharpie to your bat to write your own unique phrases.
SHOP BLACK SHARPIES
Harley Quinn is renowned not only for her prowess over Gotham, but how well she’s able to do it while running around in knee-high boots. If your idea of Halloween involves optimal comfort, however, that might not be in your wheelhouse. A pair of cozy knee-high socks that look like boots though? Now we’re talkin’.
If you don’t have the time (or patience) to sew a Harley Quinn Halloween costume, don’t worry. This store-bought tutu version is so cute that no one will think it’s less than handmade.
Suicide Squad Harley didn’t go anywhere without her bat, so neither can you. To save yourself from a sore arm by the end of the night, replace the idea of a firm wooden bat with this lightweight neoprene one that shoppers love.
As soon as the clock strikes five, you can jump out of your work clothes and into this formfitting Harley Quinn jumpsuit. The best-selling costume comes with the boot tops, collar, eye mask, and headpiece, so just throw on some shoes, paint your face white, and apply a red lip before heading out the door.
Help your child put their own take on Harley Quinn’s signature style with this glittery costume. For an added touch, color the ends of their hair pink and blue to really nail the DC vibe.
Let’s be honest: Halloween can get pretty chilly. To ensure you're still on theme when you're outdoors, consider this long-sleeve Harley Quinn jacket if cooler temps are in the forecast.
If you love Harley Quinn’s classic style, but want to jazz it up for a cocktail party, look no further than this red and black mini dress. Pair with your favorite black pumps.
Ready to look great and feel even better? This comfortable Harley Quinn hoodie will do the trick. It captures the essence of the comic book character and can be paired with black leggings or jeans for a full look.
Forget about a pillowcase or bulky plastic pumpkin—this Harley Quinn-approved handbag will add to your Halloween look, not take away from it. Plus, the crossbody design makes it great for carrying around candy while still being able to take a million pictures along the way.
Suicide Squad Harley Quinn went nowhere without her Puddin choker. Thanks to this affordable store-bought accessory, you won’t have to either.
For a low-key costume, consider this frilly tutu that pairs easily over black leggings for an instantly head-turning take on Harley’s comic-book style.