In her character’s distinct black & red color Harlequin attire, Harley Quinn is one of the most notorious female villains along with Poison Ivy and Catwoman in the Batman comic book series. Her character’s actual name is Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel and her nickname Harley Quinn is a play on the word harlequin which inspired her costume design and style. Some fans regard her as the Joker’s female counterpart in the comics. The character’s popularity has also crossed over to other media as many people will also recognize her from the Warner Brothers animated television series and Arkham Asylum video games. Now Harley is more popular than ever thanks to the new 2016 Suicide Squad movie featuring Margot Robbie as the new Harley and Jared Leto as the Joker! As one of the most infamous female adversaries of Batman, her character has become as a popular outfit for Cosplay, comic book conventions, and Halloween parties.
2016 Harley Quinn Costume Ideas for Halloween
You will look stunning in any of these red and black harlequin costumes and dresses. On Halloween night, venture incognito, disguising your true identity from the world with Harley’s red and black headpiece along with a black eye mask so you can get into your character. It’s your chance to let your hair down and play a role. Get ready with the Joker and Poison Ivy to unleash mayhem on Gotham during your Halloween night out on the town, going to different costume parties. These costumes are not only for Halloween night either. Your friends can have their own Batman theme party or you can go to a cosplay or comic book convention where all the super fans love to dress up as their favorite character. There is no shame in dressing up as an adult. Nobody is ever too old to have fun! So keep a close lookout for the Dark Knight who is ready to foil your clever plans. The Harley Quinn is a great selection for your Halloween costume this season. If you’re the naughty girl type or simply searching for something less innocent, Harley Quinn is an excellent outfit choice for you to wear to transform yourself into a super villianess who is known in the comic book world as The Joker’s girlfriend and sexy nemesis of Batman, The Dark Knight!.
After a great reaction from fans by Harley Quinn’s role in Batman: The Animated Series, creators Paul Dini and Bruce Timm explored the character’s origin in their graphic novel Mad Love in 1994. Staying in continuity of the animated series, the comic book follows Harleen Quinzel as a psychiatrist at a mental hospital called Arkham Asylum where she becomes obsessed with one of its famous criminal patient the Joker who becomes aware of her mad crush on him and seduces her as his lover, manipulating her into helping in his escape. She eventually quits her job at the hospital to work full-time as the Joker’s new sidekick, Harley Quinn. The romance becomes predictably dysfunctional with the Joker as the user and abuser in the relationship. Harley Quinn also befriends another famous villainess, Poison Ivy, who gives her antitoxin which gives her incredible strength and agility, making her into an even more powerful super villain. The character returned to television in The New Batman Adventures in 1997. Then she appeared officially in the DC comic book universe by appearing in Batman: Harley Quinn in October 1999 and the comic adapted the story from the original graphic novel Mad Love. Then from 2001 to 2003, DC Comics published a monthly Harley Quinn comic series that lasted 38 issues. That series ended with Harleen committing herself into Arkham Asylum, seeking help for her mental problems.