Costume :Harley Quinn - RETIRED
Variant :Default
Source :Batman Arkham Asylum
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2010

Costume Photos

Make em go BOOM mister J!

Back to the big show!

The clowns are back in town!

We got that killer candy <3

Miss Quinn and Mr J <3

Bang ^-^



Costume Information

Cost : about £70
Awards : In new Cosplay Fever Red book ^^
Time Taken : 10 hours if I bunch all the time together ^-^


Lets face it.. Harley is one tough broad xD

Will be doing this for LFCC in July and joining the DC group with Ryuk, Fables, fishyfins to name a few =)

Really hoping I can pull this off!
She's such a bad ass character and this costume is so dark xD

Boots - £12
Corset - £5
Blouse - £7.50
Fingerless Gloves - £6
Leatherette for boots and long gloves - £7
Paint - £10


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Yay! I will omit the list to put you on it! ^^

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 14:02
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awsome XD

by nanahara on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 14:08
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haha it is on babeh!! <3

@Ryuk: okies huni =) I'm all excited now. hope I can get Skip or someone to come wit me though!

by Bambi. on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 17:55
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Very much looking forward to seeing this, Harley is Love =D

by anti_messiah on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 16:54
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looks amazing your progress , but beware of satin ,on pictures that always looks shiny ^^

by majinmarron on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 17:15
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<3 looking foward to this

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 17:18
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Oooo yeh. it look so shiny on the pic but it isn't. However I still need to colour it and weather it etc so will look completely different to this with any luck haha!

Thanks for the kind words people =)

by Bambi. on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 17:29
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Aww babes you look great. No wig required! :P

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 20:43
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WOW you look sooo good soo far cant wait to see more of it really looking forward

by flames-of-monki on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 20:45
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This is looking great so far, can't wait to see it completed :D

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 21:53
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Thanks guys! xD Means alot! I really hope I can pull this off for LFCC o.0

Ranma: She's gonna cost me enough without a wig so its a good job! Will just have to get my roots on just before the con =p

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 22:00
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..Im guessing its the boots that are costing??

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 22:25
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Yup! I have an idea of how to do them its just source a base boot that would work well enough to mod =/ gah ahahha

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 22:30
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Yeah I 've seen the cost of those platform boots! Unless you can scoop something cheap off eBy. eg picked up my white ones for 10 quid. Sometimes you're lucky and no one else bids. Good luck with it. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 09:14
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Thanks hun! I'm watching something on eBay atm. fingers crossed I can grab a bargain. I'll need one! haha

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 09:43

Your makeup looks really good :) Nice job so far!

by on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 19:08
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cant wait to see you in this! ill be doing wonder woman!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 19:31
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Thanks guys! It really means alot! =)

Emmy I need photo times with you!!! If you are at LFCC xD =D Cant wait!

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 22:53
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We shall have photos! :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 23:04
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nice work on the suit so far, puddin

by callmemilo on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 23:51
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You're gonna look boss :P

by Fables on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 00:25
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Is that a miniskirt, or a wide belt! XD

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 09:01
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haha quite fitting with Harley I think =p Its a belt on a belt! xD

Aye aye pumkin-pie! <3

by Bambi. on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 09:08
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looking le sex :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 17:36
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thanks huni =) I have soooo much work to do still! Feel like i'm cheating a lil bit =p. Excuse the mahooosive roots too xD hahaha

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 17:40
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Turned out really well didnt it! its really taking shape! LFCC here we come, if you read the group thread we have sorted out where we taking photos!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 18:10
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looking soo good :D

btw im now doing my jumpsuit joker for lfcc :D

by flames-of-monki on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 18:34
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Looking better and better as time goes on :)

by anti_messiah on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 19:03
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progress is looking brilliant

by nanahara on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 20:23
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Lovin that lil red corset, looks pretty darn close to me. Can you improve on this by making another one, babes?? I think I'd happily settle for this. Then you're nearly there. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 00:37
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Ranma: Yeh it still needs alot of modding work doing to it but will be able to start that from this weekend xD I was worried about it being to short but it seems ok xD really happy with it!

Thanks for all the kind comments from everyone else. <3 you guys! :D

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 10:56
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OMG i looove it we really do need pics together :D im gonna work on mine soon :D

by flames-of-monki on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 21:24
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just nice :P ... her arkham costume definitely gets across the darkness of her character rather than the more silly/clownish look of the traditional outfit. you do her great justice

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 21:29
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niiiiiiiice XD, you are doing so awsome with this

by nanahara on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 21:29
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looking really good =D

by Holli on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 21:59
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Owow! 8D This looks rly good~!

by ProbablyHeather on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 12:21
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YUP ITS BEEN DECIDED :D I've brought the wig already cause I saw one I fell in love with <3 :D

by Inuyoku on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 21:08
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Love love love love it~! Will you be entering this in the masquarde?

by OrgXIII-Namine on Thursday, 10 June, 2010 - 09:51
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Your corset is looking sooo sexy well done :d your doing soo well im proud to go on stage with you

by flames-of-monki on Saturday, 12 June, 2010 - 20:21
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corset looks amazing! =)

by GraceyDarling on Saturday, 12 June, 2010 - 20:56
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you are looking sooooooooooooo good XD

by nanahara on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 12:20
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Looking awesome. Great job.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 09:59
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Finished costume pic - looking great Bambi. In the "makeupssss" pic the eye mask looks more menacing and scheming like the artwork Harley.. Is that cuz you painted it on different or because you are scowling for the photo?

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 15:45
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You look absoloutly awesome! You've done an AWESOME job on this!

by CharlotteLuna on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 16:58
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looks awome!!

oh as for the boots dude, were you tired by any chance when you did them , because if so i can relate to your mistake, ye old mix and match cock up

by ryaoki on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 20:25
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Ryaoki: yeh I realised hence my lil side comment on the new pic lol. I just got excited about it almost being finished so I'm gonna fix it come pay day. easy fix so I'm not fussed xD
Ramna: The make up in the face pic was better lighted than my fll body shot. (Face shot was taken in the bathroom when the bulb worked :D Also scowling was in process when the pic was taken too hehe. I'm gonna invest in proper grease paint and try make/buy a eye mask though so theres no risk of the black running down my face ahaha =)
Charlotte: Thank you huni =) and thanks to everyone else for you kind words =D

by Bambi. on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 22:41
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looking very nice there ^^

by Mothfox on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 23:46
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Maverick! You know it makes sense :P

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 18:06
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eeeek looking good : P

by isamiaella on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 18:11
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is that gun a nerf gun or those epic steampunk ones you can buy?

by ryaoki on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 19:19
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Ryaoki Beleive it or not those two are one and the same :) you have to Mod Mavericks to be Steampunk :P thats the base nerf!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 19:24
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yeh its a Nerf xD
need to sort the front out cos I cant get my cork on right without it =D

by Bambi. on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 19:28
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AH! the nerf maverick.... i'm thinking of getting one as a base for my crossbow for van helsing (with alot of modification obviously, haha

by callmemilo on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 22:43
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hahah bargain at 10bean Ryan!! I love it. I had to have a lil play on it before i painted it though... for 3 hours xD

by Bambi. on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 22:49
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Looks amazing so far hun!! keeep up the fantastic work seriosuly ^__^

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 09:59
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Looking kick ass!! Cant wait to see this at LFCC

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 20:28
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Eeeeeeeee thank you Emmy xD <3
I cant wait for LFCC! 2 weeks! :D

by Bambi. on Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 17:28
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by Inuyoku on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 11:58
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hahaha I really want toooooooo!
I dont wanna spoil the surprise though =p hehe

by Bambi. on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 14:54
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by Inuyoku on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 15:43
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hahaha Tease... You should see the pic I wanna put up bahahaha lmao! ;)

by Bambi. on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 15:54
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ahhh i love your giant gun 8D <33

by flames-of-monki on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 04:35
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comicy big gun ftw ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 23:33
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Hahaha! I actually love it! I'm so sad you're not gonna be there mister =(

by Bambi. on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 23:36
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Holy crap! You look like you've walked out of the game. great job! You look fantastic!

by BlusterSquall on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 23:38
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OMG SILVER!! Thank you!! <3

by Bambi. on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 23:40
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..not as sad as I am that I can't be there... :(
Tis excellent cosplay, so close to the ref.. well done.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 11:18
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Love the mask :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 11:35
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Wow it looks amazing!! thats just wow

by isamiaella on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 21:33
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OMG you look perfect! and so much like her!

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 12:59
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You looked amaazingngnngg!!! :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 12:54
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Saw you at LFCC, you looked awesome!

two thumbs up!

by Numta on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 15:07
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Nice work there, you looked really good :)

by Fishyfins on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 20:12
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YAY! you looked great ! ... did you get your stuff yet ? (yuffie)

by Holli on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 20:49
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by nanahara on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 22:41
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Wow awesome!

by eternal_aranel on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 10:28
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Wow you are the real Harley Quinn hands down :O!

by isamiaella on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 12:47
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Holli: Yeh I got em thank you! Gonna post your present as soon as I can cos I was crap and it comeplete slipped my mind! lol

Thanks everyone! =D

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 12:56
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Saw you at LFCC too! You looked fabulous!

by Nomes on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 15:42
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You look...


Much looooveee <3

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 16:35
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Looks like you were enjoying this waaaaay too much hun. XD XD XD
I'm so glad you all had such a good time.

btw To make up for missing LFCC I'm comin up your way to Thoughtbubble con to meet ya all. :P

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 22:57
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ahahahah whatchumean hun xD
We is awesome! Was so good!
Cant wait to meet ya at long last! xD

by Bambi. on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 02:24
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I mean like you enjoyed Harleys mischievous personality so much, you totally NAILED her. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 18:15
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Hopefully when I redo her I will be able to do a better job of being all cheek tyke like xD Damn mask haha! <3

Thank you huni. I need to seeeee you soon!! xx

by Bambi. on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 18:23
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Best Arkham Harley I've EVER seem :D

by CALLAMON on Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 16:37
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Oh man you have to be one of the best Harley Quinn's I've ever seen :)

by My__RoadOfBlood on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 18:44
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This is brilliant, it must've been a pain working with all that faux leather

by Marauchettes on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 17:00
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This cosplay was sick, i still stare at it everytime i see it. You really suit her. Without a doubt one of the best Harley quinn cosplayers out there. You should totally cosplay her again ; D

by isamiaella on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 07:04
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Aaaaah I remember you!
I must compliment you, just as I did on London Expo, how I thought no one would bother to put much effort in this costume and here you were, being spot on! You suit Harley Quinn so much, I might need to call a bomb squad should you ever decided to wear it again! (Because; you never know! =P)
Long story short; You're amazing!

by Lisu-chan on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 18:21
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Marauchettes: Pleather is a biiiiiiiiiiitch!! I hated working with it cos it was the cheapo crap from my local store too! D: Sweaty legs... mmmmmmm xD haha

SachikoYumi: Awww thanks huni <3<3... I'm thinking about getting her out for Sunday night for Halloween times... If I can find all the bits for it! xD

Lisu: eeeeeeeee thank you babes! It means alot coming from guys like you ^.^ I'll warn you in advance as I wanna cause some mischief... I mean make an appearance at Expo O:) Maybe I just suit psychotic girlies xD haha

Thank you for all the kind words everyone! You're all AWESOME! <3 Best Harley... wow! thats a big honour to give someone like me! *blush* Its my best cosplay I think and I love her so so much!! <3<3 xxxxxx

by Bambi. on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 23:01
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Love this. You look amazing hun. You've got it so spot on.

Where did you get the boots from?

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011 - 10:08
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Thanks huni hehe =) Hopefully rewearing for LFCC woopwoop xD

The boots were just normal calf high platform boots which I painted purple and red. The covers were made from leatherette (yes... very sticky yacky legs after wearing them all day hahaha) :)

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011 - 13:53
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I remember seeing you at LFCC last year! Very accurate , amazing job

by Rain on Saturday, 29 January, 2011 - 02:51
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Wow, love this O_O

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 10:54

To-Do List

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Pow pow!!! (Posted 11th July 2010)

Thanks to a lil creative and practical thinking from my parents. I managed to make this badboy up to replace the nerf fail I experienced 2 weeks ago ¬_¬

However, I may have spent £10 on a Maverick I wont be using for Harley (I'm sure Ill find some other use for it) The replacement cos me nothing! Sustainable prop makings for me xD

The gun was made from half a 3 litre dr pepper bottle, carpet underlay/furniture foam, and some styrofoam that my dad picked up from work for me =) The base was made in one of my usual visits to the momma and poppa's to finish Skippypedia's Great Saiyaman outfit. So was a nice quick build =)

The gun is just painted with your standard acrylics but will be adding a clear coat to make sure it is a lil protected from knocks and bumps etc!

Love this so much and its comically big for a reason! =D

Gloves finished :D (Crap pic sorry) (Posted 20th June 2010)

Ok so... I decided that due to severe lack of funds cos of stupid car >.<, with the assistance of Josh, I went to make use of my excess leatherette by making some gloves/gauntlet type things for Harley.

I painted them the same way I did with the boots and covers (which are now done!) May need to sand a wee bit more and reapply paint in some places but is cool.

I am quite happy with them, they are a lil baggy (even with the zips added) but that will be fixed once I get my bracelets to tuck in any baggy/hanging bits that the zips haven't held in.

I will be making the bracelets or attempting to make them rather.The bf has let me take the studs from his own studded belt to make the two bracelets and make further use of yet more leatherette. (Should hopefully save a lil bit more money =) I will probably use my spare Velcro for fastenings for this =)

Boots (Posted 13th June 2010)

Boots are about 80% complete now I think =) I just need to attach them to the actually base boot then we are go! xD

Again... HEAVY mod job on these bad boys! So happy with them though. I'm having problems thinking of a suitable fastening which wont look odd against the zip of the base boot... the covers will only be covering the top of the boot not the whole thing... should have thought this through maybe :/ lol oh well. I'll guess I'll just have to wait and see =)

Corset (Posted 13th June 2010)

Finally finished it! So much work has gone into this to make it look as much like the original as I could. and considering it initially looked like this.....;item=270577719081&am... I'm pretty impressed with my lil self xD

The only detail I need to add is on the straps at the back but that can be a last minute detail while I focus on the boots.

Sand paper ad shoe polish helped me weather it and I added the purple panel and belt detail this week. This has been an on off project for about a month and was one of the more time consuming parts of the costume... I knew from the beginning that the corset and boots would be the most customised and need the most work!

Overall I think I have done a good job even if it is a mod job =)

P.S. Excuse the tummy box xD haha

Skirt (Posted 12th May 2010)

Alot of the hand made work I am doing, I am doing in stages if it is a major part. The skirt is a big part of the outfit but was reasonably quick to do!

I have NEVER made anything clothing wise like this before. I found an old table cloth and then my scissor hand went a bit crazy and this magical thing happened.

I was so scared about doing this cos I was dreading it was going to go wrong! >.< I guess I need to have a tiny bit more faith in myself! The belt WILL be changing colour thanks to my trusty pal Sharpie and co <3 I was just too excited to do the belt after I had do the skirt.

It is still a work in progress as I need to add the belt, which I wont be doing until July as I am planning on losing a bit of weight before LFCC so do not want to finish it now and it not fit right at LFCC =/ lol and adding a zip is easy peasy =) I also need to mucky it up a bit as we know Harley aint the squeakiest clean un around xD haha

I also pinned together a hat for Harley with some leftover table cloth and a bit of elastic to hold it on my head =) but I don't think that is worth a seperate journal do you? =p

Make Up (Posted 12th May 2010)

Aaaaaanyway.... I got a tad bored last night and thought it would a good idea to plaster my face with Harley makeup times =D It was fun but soon dried and cracked so I need to think about whether I will use the same stuff of try something different! The only things I will need to change for this will be to add some purple into the makeup around the eyes, buy some red lipstick as ink tastes yak =p and also need to find some less conspicuous plugs for my ears as they just look daft!

Oh! I will also make sure I get my roots done soon before LFCC as we dont want manky dark roots now do we =)

Corset Mock Up (Posted 12th May 2010)

Seeing as this corset top is about as custom as you can get for someone like me! I'm planning on making it from scratch. Over the weekend, I cut the panels and loosely tacked into the shape of a corset. I wont be putting bones into the corset as I dont feel it is within what little ability I have at the moment! I have pinned in a zip fastening to the back for a better fit to compensate for this.

However. The clinch in the waist of the corset has caused the top/underbust of the corset to now be too big! (A major miscalculation on my part!) >.< But I am leaving this mock up for a while so I can focus on obtain other aspects of the costume which will be bought and modded e.g. gloves, shirt, etc.