Harley Quinn Cosplay! Joker’s iconic female sidekick, Harley Quinn, has become all the rage these days. You will find Harley everywhere, and the jester’s popularity has only just begun; The first live-action film version of Harley Quinn will be the star of the upcoming “Suicide Squad” flick, which focuses on many of Batman’s most iconic villains. In the videogame world, Harley Quinn was featured in Batman: Arkham Knight, the most recent game in the award-winning WB Batman franchise; as well as a host of classic & modern games, including Injustice: Gods Among Us from Mortal Kombat‘s NetherRealm Studios. As you’d expect, there are a great many, many, MANY Harley Quinn cosplays out there. Here are our favorites by Shermie. Enjoy!
Here is the Harley Quinn cosplay image gallery. Click on the image thumbnails to see the full-size cosplay photos:
Here is what Harley Quinn looks like in action from Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux).
And of course, here is what the classic Harley Quinn looked & sounded like in Batman: The Animated Series from the 1990s; where most Millennials of today’s generation first heard of Harley Quinn and her iconic voice (by voice actress: Arleen Sorkin).
Here’s an equally funny clip showing both real-life actors doing their voices for Joker (Mark Hamill) and Harley Quinn (Batman: Arkham series voice actress: Tara Strong). Creeeepy!
HARLEY QUINN OFFICIAL DC COMICS CHARACTER BIO:
“Love makes us do crazy things. And for the bubbly and psychotic Harley Quinn, that includes dressing in costume, becoming a super-villain, carrying gag-themed weaponry, and murdering countless civilians—all just to put a smile on her puddin’s face.
Before her descent into madness, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was a promising psychiatrist assigned to Arkham Asylum, Gotham’s home for the criminally insane. But after meeting the Joker, the young doctor became obsessed with the crazed criminal’s warped mind. Sensing opportunity, the Joker manipulated her, driving his therapist so mad that he was able to control her. Harleen fell in love with the villain, broke him out of Arkham and devoted her life to making him happy and spreading his bloody brand of mayhem.
Athletic, agile and dangerously unpredictable in a fight, Harley Quinn is a formidable opponent in her own right. She is willing to do anything in order to further the Clown Prince of Crime’s goals—no matter the cost to anyone else or even herself. Her energetic, affable and animated personality is enough to make almost anyone drop their guard—a mistake that could easily cost them their life. Deranged and psychotic, Harley Quinn is the poster girl for chaos’ terrifying allure.”
BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT SYNOPSIS
Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for New-Gen platforms, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.
Key Batman: Arkham Knight Features:
Be The Batman – Live the complete Batman experience as the Dark Knight enters the concluding chapter of Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy. Players will become The World’s Greatest Detective like never before with the introduction of the Batmobile and enhancements to signature features such as FreeFlow Combat, stealth, forensics and navigation.
Introducing The Batmobile – The Batmobile is brought to life with a completely new and original design featuring a distinct visual appearance and a full range of on-board high-tech gadgetry. Designed to be fully drivable throughout the game world and capable of transformation from high speed pursuit mode to military grade battle mode, this legendary vehicle sits at the heart of the game’s design and allows players to tear through the streets at incredible speeds in pursuit of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains. This iconic vehicle also augments Batman’s abilities in every respect, from navigation and forensics to combat and puzzle solving creating a genuine and seamless sense of the union of man and machine.
The Epic Conclusion to Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy – Batman: Arkham Knight brings all-out war to Gotham City. The hit-and-run skirmishes of Batman: Arkham Asylum, which escalated into the devastating conspiracy against the inmates in Batman: Arkham City, culminates in the ultimate showdown for the future of Gotham. At the mercy of Scarecrow, the fate of the city hangs in the balance as he is joined by the Arkham Knight, a completely new and original character in the Batman universe, as well as a huge roster of other infamous villains including Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Two-Face and the Riddler.
Explore the Entirety of Gotham City – For the first time, players have the opportunity to explore all of Gotham City in a completely open and free-roaming game world. More than five times that of Batman: Arkham City, Gotham City has been brought to life with the same level of intimate, hand-crafted attention to detail for which the Arkham games are known.
Most Wanted Side Missions – Players can fully immerse themselves in the chaos that is erupting in the streets of Gotham. Encounters with high-profile criminal masterminds are guaranteed while also offering gamers the opportunity to focus on and takedown individual villains or pursue the core narrative path.
New Combat and Gadget Features – Gamers have at their disposal more combat moves and high-tech gadgetry than ever before. The new ‘gadgets while gliding’ ability allows Batman to deploy gadgets such as batarangs, the grapnel gun or the line launcher mid-glide while Batman’s utility belt is once again upgraded to include all new gadgets that expand his range of forensic investigation, stealth incursion and combat skills.
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