Some interesting, new concept art from Suicide Squad has made its way online, featuring some punk-rock inspired designs for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
While these and the final designs differ greatly from the character’s classic jester’s costume, they were well received by fans.
Entertainment Weekly spoke with costume designer Kate Hawley, who said that these designs were inspired by looking at the Instagram accounts of Mexican drug cartels and the wardrobe worn by rock and roll icons such as Debbie Harry, Courtney Love, and Patti Smith.
Hawley stated that Harley’s sex appeal came from her own sense of style, and that she wasn’t simply dressing sexy to impress the Joker. “She’s a girl’s hero,” Hawley said. “It was understanding how do we make her feel sexy by owning it as opposed to what a man thinks is sexy.”
Let us know what you think about these alternate costume and make-up designs.