After seeing Suicide Squad back in August I completely fell in love with Harley Quinn’s look. Her mismatch bunches and quirky eye makeup looked great and I thought it would be a really quick and easy costume for Halloween this year.
The first hurdle was the hair. I was not about to dye my hair, even semi-permanently, so a started to look for other options. In the end, I settled on hair chalk. It’s cheap, easy to apply and washes right out – perfect! After that, it was just a case of putting the look together…
Making the Harley Quinn Costume
- Clip-in hair extensions for extra length
- Curling wand
- A brush
- Comb for backcombing
- Hair ties or bobbles
- Hair chalks in pink and blue
- An old towel
- Pink and blue eye shadows
- Eye shadow brushes for applying and blending
Step-By-Step of the Harley Quinn Costume
- I clipped my hair extensions in. Next, I separated my hair into two sections for the pigtails. First, creating a centre parting and then taking that all the way back to the nape of my neck.
- I took one of the sections and pulled it up into a high pigtail on the side of my head, slightly higher than where I wanted it to sit when I was done. I secured it with a hair tie and then did the same on the other side.
- Then I draped an old towel over one shoulder and grabbed my blue hair chalk. I just took random, small sections of hair from my pigtail and rubbed the chalk down the length of the hair, starting just under halfway down the hair. I carried on until almost all of the tips of my hair were chalked blue. If you’re going to try this look, make sure you use an old towel. It was a bit of a mess I was done!
- Next, I moved the towel over to the other shoulder and grabbed my pink hair chalk. I repeated the whole process on the other side, making sure I got good coverage by separating the hair out now and then and going back over it.
- The next step was to add some waves to my pigtails for that messy, grungy look that Harley Quinn rocks so well. I simply took random, small sections of hair from my pigtails and wrapped them around my curling wand for a few seconds. I only wrapped the tips of my hair around the wand as I just wanted to wave the ends.
- I gently separated my waves with my fingers and backcombed small sections to make it look super relaxed.
- Now for the makeup. I didn’t do anything complicated here, I just swept a pink eye shadow over one eyelid and a blue eye shadow over the other. Harley Quinn’s makeup is deliberately messy so there was no need to be precise.
And that’s it! I threw on some short shorts and a bomber jacket I already had, grabbed a baseball bat and the hair and makeup did all the work!
Super easy Harley Quinn tutorial.