i-Rix Tries to Draw: Harley Quinn (costume redesign)

Striking whilst the inspiration iron is hot, I've decided to go ahead with another costume redesign.  Now, a lot of the current redesigns coming out of the DC Comics reboot have had some mixed reception (to say the least), but one in-particular seemed to really get the ire of the fans.  That is Harley Quinn's new redesign.  It personally doesn't bother me, but I also figured I couldn't screw up any worse.  So, I gave it a shot and this is what I came up with. 
 

Obviously the first major change was to cover Harley up.  After that, I tried to take the goth-ish feel of the new design in the reboot, and tried to build on it.  Straps, corsets, frilly sleeves and collars, and the tiny top hat (naturally).  I also threw a lot of green in with Harley's traditional black and red to allude more to her relationship with the Joker.  After all, she loves her puddin' so much, why wouldn't she want to dress a little more like him? 
 
For a better view, check it out on DeviantArt HERE 
 
This illustration was done with pencil, pen, colored pencil, and marker (for those wondering). 
As always, comments and critiques are welcome and encouraged.  Enjoy!
13 Comments
13 Comments
Posted by M.S. Feather
@ImperiousRix: I always approve of tiny hats. *thumbs up*
 
Very cool design, Rix.  I think the gothic jester vibe comes off well. ^^
Posted by ImperiousRix
@M.S. Feather:  
Thanks, Feather! 
And yeah, when looking at a lot of modern gothic looks, the tiny top hat kept popping up again and again.  I thought it was cute, so I just added it to the character.
Posted by tonis

lol, yea, tiny hats are an instant hit :D

and BIG hammers.

I hope they manage to keep Harley as cool in this new world as she was, I haven't been so sure since I saw her new design but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Posted by Decept-O

@ImperiousRix: I get what you're after here. It is sort of a bit of mix of the European white face clown. They usually sport those tiny hats.

Posted by Decept-O

@ImperiousRix:Maybe you should submit a "2099" version in Tonis' DC 2099 Contest featuring Harley Quinn!

Posted by sora_thekey

@ImperiousRix: I want to draw it! Would you mind if I gave your redesign a try?

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Posted by ImperiousRix
@sora_thekey:  
Of course not! 
I'm flattered whenever other (read: better) artists want to draw my designs.
Posted by The_Dada_Dozen

Heckuva lot better than her new canon redesign.

Posted by sora_thekey

@ImperiousRix: Let me know what you think:

I'm not a big fan of buns on a woman so I made her hairdo into a ponytail. Hope that's okay. Let me know if you like it!

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Posted by ImperiousRix
@sora_thekey said:

@ImperiousRix: Let me know what you think:

I'm not a big fan of buns on a woman so I made her hairdo into a ponytail. Hope that's okay. Let me know if you like it!

Dude, that's AWESOME!  I actually appreciate the subtle changes to the design, and besides yours looking about 20 times better than mine, I'd be more than happy if this was the actual design of Harley in the DCnU. 
Good stuff!
Posted by sora_thekey

Glad you liked it.

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Posted by tonis

@sora_thekey: aw man, you sneaky devil, I almost missed that awesome interpretation on the redesign. A perfect model for your style indeed :)

Posted by sora_thekey

@tonis: I was not hiding it... I'm going to do a "Recent Drawing" blog post on it soon.

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