I love Halloween and I believe that most of the fun is getting your costume ready as well as wearing it!
For Halloween this year I decided to make my own costume, and an Eliza M Sewing Pattern helped me. I wanted to make a fun, unique costume which was easy and didn’t take to much time, but gave brilliant results.
As I love comic book characters and are very easy to translate by their personal colour scheme. You can make it unique by adding a certain era and I thought that the 1950s would be great for the character of Harley Quinn from Batman.
This is what she usually wears. But I translated this into a 1950s style. Instead of a jumpsuit I made a circle skirt with the eliza M cirle skirt sewing pattern…
using half black and half red fabric. Cutting both pieces of fabric on the fold and attached one side together making this seam the centre front. I made the waistband in half black and half red making the colours opposite.
I also added a black invisible zip.
For the details to make it look more like Harley Quinn I added 3 diamond shapes in red on the black side of the skirt. For this I used the appliqué technique, using a zig zag stitch to attach on the top black side of the fabric.
In her traditional costume she wears a jester style hat but I thought that I could translate this into a hairstyle of pig tails wearing ribbons in the hair one black and one red. Also white ankle socks and black shoes, and this was it; one Harley Quinn costume. Easy, unique, fun and so simple to make! For my make up I used a white base and dark eye shadow, red lips and purple blusher. Easy peasy just look how fab it looks all together!
I believe I created a glamours unique and extremely fun Halloween costume, and that I completed my aim of translating the traditional Harley Quinn into the 1950s style which I love!
What do you think?