Starting to get some photos back of my newest costume - Harley Quinn!
Harley has always been a dream and one I never thought I’d pull off for a million and one reasons, so I just put her off and off and off. So finally, Traci approached me wanting to attend her first WonderCon and cosplay with me and how do you say no to Traci Hines? And so the plotting began.
Traci wanted to wear Ivy again and since I’d always wanted to do Harley, it seemed like the perfect excuse! I’d always wanted to do Harley a little differently, playing with the fractured nature of her mind and decided to play with textures, using 3 different fabrics to make the suit, hood and collar and fake fur for the pompoms. Since Traci’s costume was already done, I tried to blend the classic Harley that I love with something that would mesh thematically with her’s. I wound up incorporating an underbust corset featuring real leather and rhinestones and ended up with a Harley who just pulled off an epic jewel heist with her bestie and I couldn’t be happier with it.
Everything about this project was a dream come true. I finally saw a costume I dreamed of since Harley’s origination on Batman the Animated Series and I got to do it with no less than my cosplay idol. Plus I made new friends in the process in the rest of our Batman group (Jasmine as Oracle and Sid as Baterina) and David who spent the day paling around with us. I can’t say enough great things about this day….