Friday, September 2, 2011

Coveted Item of the Week: A New Halloween Costume...

Harley Quinn!!! She's always been annoying, but I've always felt a certain connection to Ms. Harley Quinn. She's unappreciated by the man she loves, and is bat-crap crazy (no pun intended). More than once in my life I've been told I resemble this character (yeah... not sure that's a compliment but I'll let it slide because I adore her). So when I stumbled upon some pictures of Harley Quinn from the Arkham Asylum game, my jaw dropped. Finally! Harley's costume looks like something I would totally wear!!! Check it out!

Coveted Item of the Week: Harley Quinn Arkham Costume!!!

Ok so let's boil this down to the components:
  • Rockin' Boots - Can be painted. Probably can purchase cheaply from a stripper supply store. 
  • Thigh High Fishnet Stockings - check
  • White pleated skirt - hmmm... could I learn to sew this?
  • White cropped tight fitting button down with puffy sleeves - I may have something in my closet I can modify
  • Belt - Hot Topic surely has something that would suffice. 
  • Belted Corset - Uh... might run into some trouble here
  • Bra - I can make a triangle bikini top in the correct colors or vivisect something from Target.
  • Sleeves and fingerless gloves - I should be able to stitch these together. Having it look good is another matter.
  • Spiked bracelets - check!
  • Collar - Check!
  • Name Tag - Not hard to make or find.
  • Makeup - Other than the white face base, Check!
  • Nurse's cap - Not hard to find this time of year.
  • Blond hair - Check!
  • Rockin' Body - Working on it!
  • Mask - Etsy!
Incidentally, there is someone on Etsy who sells a very near-perfect looking version of this costume already. Check out this link to the corset. That corset is expensive, but might be worth the price to pull off this costume and have it look authentic.

Will I Get It?
Maybe. I always have a better-fitting Starbuck costume to fall back on.

My husband asked if he would got as Batman if I did this. I told him I'd rather have him go as The Joker. I don't think he's going for it.