So a new friend messaged me today to talk costumes and show photos of stuff she has worked on and modeled for. Arose was the topic of a Harley Quinn costume, the DC Comic character in the Gotham Universe. I flashed back to 2005 when I costumed a fan film called "Catwoman: Nine Lives". In less than a month and while working two other jobs I had the task of building a Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Joker, and Batman costume (luckily the cowl & belt we purchased). Director Anthony Fletcher was drawn to Darwyn Cooke's version of Catwoman but allowed me my own creativity and design. For the life of me I can not remember what type of fabric I used for the suit (even aftering many e-mails of film fans inquiring about the material)...but I do remember that it was a matte finish textured vinyl with a stretch backing. Also added were rubber like inserts on the "ribs" of the costume with stitched pin tucks to mimic the rib shape, something I found very sexy about the feline physique. Funny story about this costume is that days into shooting while our actress Meredith Riley Stewart was doing a stunt the crotch seam busted open. Meredith is an amazing professional dancer who can easily lift her leg right up over her head and the costume needed to accomadate her. Once this seam was comprimised it would be very difficult to stitch back up as the needle holes would begin to act as a preforated line. Therefore, I choose to krazy glue the seam shut. Professional vinyl stitchers do you use glues often to create seams but I only had access to krazy glue. Well, it did the job and held for the rest of the shoot.
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Harley Quinn Costume
Actress: Tara Flynn. Costume is made of lycra and is skin tight. We choose to not put Harley in white face which sparked a lot of discussion after the film was released.