TikTok bodypainter goes viral with perfect take on Harley Quinn

Georgina Smith
Cosplayer Marina Eloise next to image of Harley Quinn

One TikTok cosplayer has knocked it out of the park and stunned fans of the DC universe by recreating Harley Quinn’s outfit exclusively through the means of body paint, and went viral as a result.

In recent years, particularly following the release of 2016 movie Suicide Squad, the popularity of zany character Harley Quinn as a Halloween costume has become somewhat of a running joke.

The appeal of the iconic look was huge, and certainly for good reason. Harley, accomplice to and lover of the Joker, sports a quirky, bright aesthetic that has the perfect mix of fun and edginess for a Halloween outfit.

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was such a hit that she’s now starring in her own spin off, Birds of Prey.

With Halloween season beginning again, many have taken once more to this classic costume to put their own spin on it, but Marina Eloise has taken it to a whole new incredible level.

Marina is a cosplayer with 100,000 followers on TikTok and specializes particularly in body paint cosplay, where talented artists paint clothes directly onto their skin for a fascinating illusion.

Safe to say, her replication of Harley’s outfit is stunning. The iconic “Daddy’s Lil Monster” baseball tee has been meticulously painted on, even with highlight, crease, and rip details that at first have you believing it’s real fabric.

To give the jacket a three dimensional illusion and to give her a comic book like figure, Marina painted her sides dark black to allow the jacket to pop, as well as giving her a caricature waist that emulates that comic feel perfectly.

It wouldn’t be a Harley Quinn cosplay without the classic blue and pink dip dyed pigtails, which she’s backcombed to give it some more volume.

The makeup is the icing on the cake, pastel eyeshadow perfectly replicating her hair, with thick black lines that outline her facial features to even further enhance the cartoon feel, looking as if she’d just stepped out of the DC universe.

The video has skyrocketed in popularity since it was posted September 19 with an astonishing 850,000 likes and 6 million views, thanks to Marina’s fantastic work.