I made this costume once for Indiana ComicCon 2014, but was unhappy with it, so seven months later, I completely remade the suit, finally finished the gloves, updated my collar, and styled the wig a bit better. Both suits took about a week to make. It was a fun, easy project!
For my new look, I went for simplicity in the suit in order to really focus on the fit to the body. But to break up the simplicity, I sprinkled it with subtle touches of bling! Hey, a cat burglar who likes shiny things surely might spend a dime or two on herself, right? ;D So the zipper has rhinestone teeth and a big blingy rhinestone pull ring! The collar also has spaced Swarovski "studs" and a big, tacky cat collar tag. I love it a lot, it really adds a lot of character to an otherwise boring suit!
Likewise, I am going with white claws because they pop against the suit in photos and look fiercer in general. Black claws looked too "witch hands" to me, and just were really hard to notice in photos when I looked at other costumes. I really like how mine stand out- they look much more intimidating and add a lot of visual interest. Plus they're fun to poke people with ;D
For a lot of these photos from the shoot, I edited the edges with a green overcast, because the bright, pristine atmosphere seemed too.... peaceful, I guess. The green adds tension, and a little nod to the Green Goblin, which I really like since I think parts of this building totally look like it could pass for Oscorp.
A pic of my new Arkham City Harley Quinn Costume which was worn at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Just a bit of a teaser pic cause I'm so in love with how this costume turned out. More photos from out photoshoot to come soon and more photoshoots planned as well! and to clarify: I made everything except the belt. The corset is real leather with 27 spring steel bones and the rest of it is real leather as well. You can find more info about this and my other costumes, as well as commissioning info on my site, www.peachykiki.com