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Happy Halloween from Harley Quinn!

This Halloween I’m going from socialite to supervillain! Inspired by Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the notorious Harley Quinn in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie and of course my favorite holiday, I took on Gotham City in my first ever cosplay shoot.

How to look like Harley Quinn

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Harley Quinn, she’s an accomplice and sometimes girlfriend to the Joker in the Batman comics. Before becoming a supervillain, she was Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D, a psychiatrist at the Arkham Asylum. Her career as a Doctor was on the up and up until the Joker became one of her patients and she fell in love with him.

As her infatuation with the Joker grew, she decided to leave Harleen behind and transformed permanently into her criminal persona –Harley Quinn. While Harley has traditionally been portrayed as a sidekick of the Joker, she now stands alone is a psychotic criminal mastermind. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this Harley portrayal in the Suicide Squad movie.

Becoming Harley Quinn

With the popularity of Harley Quinn, getting this look was super simple. I ordered a Harley Quinn shirt off Etsy and paired it with black shorts and a pair of black tights which I destroyed. I then added combat boots and a baseball sock for the modern Harley Quinn look.

Harley Quinn Makeup

I opted out of the traditional clown makeup because I still wanted to look like me and I have super acne prone skin. I made the eyes as crazy as possible not paying too close attention to precision. Since Harley is a psychotic psychiatrist I made the makeup a little crazy. By crazy I mean controlled chaos. I added hints of red to one eye and hints of blue to the other along with bright red lipstick.

I played up the Harley Quinn details by painting the nails on one hand blue (essie – bell-bottom blues) and the ones on the other red (essie – with the band). Lastly, I used wash out dye in my hair. While I like the way my hair came out in the photos, I wasn’t a big fan of the spray in dye because it got all over everything.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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This Halloween Save the Black Cats

I’m really more of a dog person, but in case you haven’t heard I will be going as a Glam Cat this Halloween which is basically a black cat with lots of jewelry and sequins.  I guess the black cat costume is the little black dress of Halloween.  While costumes such as Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, or the Mad Men characters may lose their allure in the years to come the black cat will be with us always.  To set the record straight, however, my costume choice was not a result of a lack of creativity.

As a vegetarian and animal rights advocate, I was very sad to hear that blacks cats are only half as likely to be adopted due to stigma and superstitions. Therefore, I am going as a black cat in support of the Black Cat Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter out of Boston that saves the lives of homeless black cats by finding them foster and adoptive homes.  Like my furry friends, socialites are often under scrutiny.  So this is really the perfect Halloween costume for me.  Stay tuned for pictures of me as a Glam Cat partying are various NYC sites including the parade in Soho. Happy Halloweekend Socialites!