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How to pull together an easy Suicide Squad Harley Quinn costume

Without spending a fortune and without having to pull out the sewing machine. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Well Puddin', it doesn't look like Harley Quinn is going anywhere this year! Still undeniably one of the most popular Halloween costumes, Harley Quinn is so iconic we can't resist dressing up like her! Whether you fell in love via the comics, games or Margot Robbie's stint in Suicide Squad, people can't get enough of the crazy-but-actually-kind-of-hot character.

Here's a handy guide on how you can buy, create or put together a Suicide Squad Harley Quinn costume.

Key items:

  • Red and blue bomber jacket
  • Red and blue shorts
  • Red and white baseball top
  • Blonde pig-tails wig
  • Black studded belt
  • Fishnet tights
  • White sneakers or boots
  • Chunky gold jewellery

Buy the complete costume

If you're one of those people who love having every element of your costume picture-perfect, why not just get the lot in one go? These stores will deliver your Harley fix, just in time to get trick or treating this Halloween. Just add bubblegum and your darlin' Mr J.

Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Cosplay Costume
eBay
Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Womens Costume
CostumeBox

Buy key pieces

Top

Harley Quinn wears a raglan or baseball style red and white top with 'Daddy's Lil Monster' emblazoned across the front. If you have something like this already, awesome! If you don't, here are some affordable options. Don't be afraid to get it a little bit dirty for effect.

Daddy's Lil Monster Harley Quinn Top
eBay
Kiera Oversized Baseball T Shirt
Boohoo
Amy Baseball Stripe Scoop Neck body
Boohoo

Shorts

If you already have a pair of plain red or plain blue shorts, that can absolutely work. Just make sure the jacket you wear is the opposing colour, and BAM - you're Harley. So wear red shorts with a blue jacket or blue shorts with a red jacket. It's as easy as that.

Womens Red Blue Wet Look Hot Pants Metallic Harle...
eBay
Cobalt PrettyLittleThing Shorts
PrettyLittleThing
Lisa Eyelet Detail Shorts
Boohoo

Jacket

Harley Quinn wears a red and blue bomber-style jacket. Luckily, bomber jackets are on trend right now so there are plenty of them to choose from! If you already have one in red or blue, just make sure you choose shorts in the opposing colour and it will totally work. Alternatively, there are loads of affordable options that you can wear again, plus some reasonably priced Harley Quinn jackets on eBay.

Batman Suicide Squad Harley Quinn embroidery cosp...
eBay
Navy velvet, red binding zip-up tracksuit jacket
Missguided
Plus Amanda MA1 Bomber
Boohoo

Stockings

Harley isn't complete without fishnets! Any pair will do. You may have a pair lying around from a previous costume party, but there are pairs for under $15 on ASOS. Don't forget to draw on some of her iconic tattoos before you pop them on - it's a must!

Gipsy Fishnet Tights
ASOS
ASOS Fishnet Tights
ASOS
Leg Avenue Fishnet Pantyhose
ASOS

Belt

Studded belts were all the rage in the early 2000s, especially if you were into Avril Lavigne and thought everything was just 'so complicated'. Raid your closet (or your teenage brother's!) for a chunky, studded skater belt - if not, pick up a cheap one on eBay.

Spicy Sugar studded black ladies belt
eBay
Beige Concave Studded Belt
eBay
Black Punk Rock Studded Belt
eBay

Shoes

Harley Quinn wears some crazy sneaker-esque heels. You can buy replicas on eBay if you're super-committed but since you're unlikely to wear them again it's not exactly an investment buy. A pair of regular sneakers or even white boots would absolutely work too.

Walnut IND EURO ELASTIC PLIM
THE ICONIC
Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Cosplay Boots
eBay
Harley Quinn Black and White Womens Shoes
CostumeBox

Jewellery

You can get cheap jewellery sets from most of the major costume stores, or eBay has some affordable "PUDDIN" necklaces. Alternatively, just throw on some of the chunky gold jewellery you already own and improvise!

Harley Quinn Puddin Choker Necklace
eBay
Harley Quinn Suicide Squad PUDDIN Choker
eBay
Harley Quinn PUDDIN Collar
eBay

Wig

If you're blonde already, just pop in some pigtails and you're good to go! Extra points if you use a temporary dye to get the red and blue ends. If you're not a natural blonde, you might want to consider a wig - these places have cheap ones.

Harley Quinn Wig Pink Blue Gradient
eBay
Harley Quinn Wig Cosplay Synthetic Hair Curly Pin...
eBay
Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Wig
CostumeBox

Other options

If you're struggling to find the perfect Suicide Squad Harley Quinn outfit, there are plenty of other options. Did you know that in the original games and comics, Harley actually wore all red and black? It's a lot easier to find these colours in your wardrobe, so if you're stuck just pop on some black lipstick, a black eye mask, red and black clothes, and you're ready to go!

Black Milk even have a collection designed around DC Comics that features some really cool original Harley Quinn style dresses and bodysuits (if you're willing to splurge). Our advice? Keep the pigtails, and don't forget to practice that iconic Harley accent.

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Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is the Editor of the Shopping section at finder. She has a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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