|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
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..... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&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.