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How to pull together an easy Harley Quinn costume

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

While it doesn't appear that the Suicide Squad movie is going to win critical acclaim anytime soon, it's undeniable that the world has been captivated by principle character Harley Quinn. Played by Australian talent Margot Robbie, people can't seem to get enough of the crazy-but-actually-kind-of-hot-in-a-weird-way character. So, with Halloween on the horizon, here's a handy guide on how you can buy, create or put together a Harley Quinn costume.

Maybe you have a few pieces you can already work with? Or maybe you want to buy the whole costume? Regardless, here's how you can get the Harley Quinn look without having to pull out your sewing box and without spending half your pay.

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

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. If you have something like this already, awesome. If you don't, here are some affordable options.

Harley Quinn T-shirt Daddy's Lil Monster Shirt Su...
eBay
Glamorous Tall Baseball Style Tee
ASOS
Tall Kaycey Baseball Contrast Raglan Sleeve Body
Boohoo
Glamorous Petite Baseball Style Tee
ASOS
Harley Quinn T-Shirt Suicide Squad Top Daddy's Li...
eBay
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. So wear red shorts with a blue jacket or blue shorts with a red jacket.

Harley Quinn Shorts Costume Cosplay Margot Booty ...
eBay
Womens Red Blue Wet Look Hot Pants Metallic Harle...
eBay
Jet pocket shorts red
Missguided
Nike Pro 3" Cool Shorts
THE ICONIC
Nike Pro HyerCool 3" Shorts
THE ICONIC
Buckle detail shorts cobalt blue
Missguided

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 at almost every store. If you already have one in red or blue you can absolutely work with that. Just make sure you choose shorts in the opposing colour. Alternatively you can buy one. There are loads of affordable options that you can wear again and some reasonably priced  Harley Quinn lookalike jackets on eBay.

Ladies Deluxe Harley Quinn Top Harley Quinn's Jac...
eBay
Boutique Isla Satin Bomber in Navy
Boohoo
Missguided Contrast Stripe Bomber Jacket
ASOS
Petite Joanne Bomber Jacket in Wine
Boohoo
Batman Suicide Squad Harley Quinn embroidery cosp...
eBay
Bonded Bomber Jacket in Velvet with Tipped Rib
ASOS

Stockings

Any pair of fishnets will do. You or one of your friends probably have a pair lying around from a previous costume party. If not, there are pairs for under $15 on ASOS.

Gipsy Fishnet Tights
ASOS
ASOS Fishnet Tights
ASOS
Jonathan Aston Diva Tight
ASOS

Belt

Here's where a teenage brother comes in handy. Raid your brother's closet for his skater belts, or maybe you still have yours from 2005. If not, you can pick one up cheap on eBay.

LEATHER STUDDED BELT * Silver 2 Row NEW MERCHANDISE
eBay
Silver Studded Leather Belt
eBay
SOCIAL DISTORTION - Studded Dice Belt - SMALL ONL...
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.

Pointed toe neoprene heeled ankle boots cream
Missguided
Walnut IND EURO ELASTIC PLIM
THE ICONIC
Harley Quinn Halloween Cosplay Shoes Costume Suic...
eBay

Jewellery

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

Unique Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Puddin Cosplay ...
eBay
Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Jewellery Set
CostumeBox

Wig

If you're blonde already you can just throw your hair in pigtails. If you're not, you might want to consider a wig.

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

Black Milk - Harley Quinn

Other options

Black Milk is currently selling some beautiful, well-made and almost-perfect replicas of Harley Quinn's jacket, top and shorts. Unfortunately these are a bit more expensive than the ones you find in costume stores or on eBay but if you're committed and you want something authentic, these are the pieces you need to buy.

Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is a journalist at finder.com.au with 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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