The Best Harley Quinn Costumes We've Ever Seen

Between the incessant buzz about Suicide Squad and the growing fame of actress Margot Robbie, Harley Quinn just may be the most talked-about DC Comics character of the year — or the most talked-about supervillain, at the very least. So, we'd be surprised if she weren't among the most popular costumes this Halloween.

The movie didn't win over every critic, but there are a few things most of us can agree on. 1. Harley Quinn is completely twisted. 2. She's a total badass. And what makes for a more fun costume than a twisted badass?

Between past Halloweens and Comic Cons, we've already seen plenty of Harley Quinn look-alikes walking around. In fact, Harley Quinn was already the most frequently Googled Halloween costume last year.

From the adorable to the scary to the strange combination of both that she embodies, here are some of the best Harley Quinn costumes we've seen so far.

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This bright, colorful Harley comes from the theatrical production Batman Live. If you're looking for a group costume, Batman's cast of characters could be a good choice.
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Between the onomatopoeia on the mallet and the shiny costume, this Harley looks like she popped straight out of a comic book.
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This New York Comic Con getup has got to be the sassiest Harley Quinn costume we've seen. Between the lace, the police hat, and the baseball bat, she's got style and attitude.
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Before Harley Quinn was Harley Quinn, she was Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel. This outfit mimics the one she wore as a psychiatrist when she first met the Joker at Arkham Asylum.
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Here's a fun twist on the classic bunny costume. We're not sure if this is what they're going for, but the outfit is also a play on words: Harlequin is a rabbit breed.
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Mouse ears? Sure, why not? There are no rules on Halloween. Plus, this piece provides the opportunity to pull a Karen Smith and say "I'm a mouse, duh."
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You don't need fancy store-bought costumes to recreate Harley Quinn and the Joker's love story. These two pulled it off with a few closet staples.
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To achieve the design on Suicide Squad Harley's legs, you can buy Harley Quinn tights. For the diamond design on the arms, you can use gloves or body paint.
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Harley may be known for her pigtails, but this costume proves you can totally pull the costume off with short hair. The gold jewelry completes the edgy look the 'do creates.
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Harley Quinn and Batman's Poison Ivy make another cute BFF or couples' costume. (Yup, there's more than a friendship between those two.)
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A Harley Quinn costume holds all sorts of potential for playing around with accessories. This London Comic Con participant took full advantage of that, down to the colorful hair bands and nails.
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This Comic Con getup is true to Margot Robbie's portrayal. If you want her cotton-candy hair, you have a lot of wigs to choose from.
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This Chicago Wizard World Comic Con attendee raised the bar (or, er, the mallet) for all of us. From her combat boots to her diamond-patterned leggings, she's prepared to kick butt.
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Here's another Wizard World cosplayer with a totally different approach. Harley's rubber chicken may not be her deadliest weapon, but it is probably her creepiest.
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Harley Quinn costumes are for all ages, because nobody is going to mess with a trick-or-treater carrying that. Even when she's smiling sweetly. Especially when she's smiling sweetly.
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If you're celebrating in a group, you and your friends don't have to decide who gets to be Harley Quinn. Do what these dancers at Electronic Daisy Carnival did and form a group of Harleys. The more the merrier — and the scarier.
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To recreate one of Harley's most badass moments in the DC Bombshells universe, in which she hijacks a plane and flies off to fight in World War II, you can buy her aviator jacket and goggles as a set.
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Here's another cute variation on aviator Harley. Add the Joker, and you've got a couples' costume.
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It's not so much the clothes as the makeup and maniacal smiles that make this Harley and her true love so adorable. Check out this Harley Quinn makeup tutorial to imitate her bold face.
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Harley Quinn and Batman's Poison Ivy make another cute BFF or couples' costume. (Yep, there's more than a friendship between those two.)
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This is not your typical sexy schoolgirl costume. It looks like it could be Harley as the murderous Hayley Fitzpatrick in Thrillkiller.
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Between the blood on her mouth and the weapon in each hand, this Harley perfectly fits Margot Robbie's description of the antihero as "a psychopath who runs around gleefully killing people." The shirt's a play on the "Daddy's Little Monster" shirts Robbie wears in the movie, but you can also get shirts more like the original.
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Police officer Harley brings the game Batman: Arkham Knight to life. This combo gets bonus points for the most colorful Joker costume.
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Harley shows off her love for the Joker in this shirt with his signature smile. You can paint your own Joker smile, or order a shirt already printed with one, here.
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Harley's iconic jester suit is mostly associated with her role in Batman: The Animated Series. But it also made a brief appearance in Suicide Squad, albeit not on her.
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This costume's accessories play up the duality of Harley's personality. The bows make you want to hug her, but the collar and baseball bat make you want to stay far, far away.
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You can buy this Akram Asylum Nurse Harley Quinn costume in full, or mix and match pieces like this Long Beach Comic Con attendee, whose giant syringe reads, "Laughter is the best medicine."
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This gamer at Madrid Games Week wins the award for most elegant Harley Quinn. Who says you can't concoct evil plans in curls and a pouffy dress?
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This New York Comic Con attendee captures Harley down to the diamond face paint. The harlequin outfit from Batman: The Animated Series reflects the origin of her name.
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Armored Harley and Bunny Harley represent two different sides of the character. But there's one thing they both have in common: "Your face here" written on the mallets. That's one way to say "trick or treat."

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