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Suicide Squad Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Suicide Squad Characters

Take a look at the Suicide Squad character costumes to choose for your favorite cosplay. The award-winning science fiction superhero movie, created under the DC Comics brand, features many of the top fan-favorite supervillains. Intelligence officer, Amanda Wallis, convinces Washington leaders to set up Task Force X, a special task force comprised of the world’s most notorious criminals. But, you don’t have to travel to Washington D.C. to recreate the look of these DC Comics supervillains. We have you covered with these step-by-step costume guides that will show you how to dress just like your favorite Suicide Squad characters.

Harley Quinn Costume

Harley Quinn Costume

It would not be far-fetched to describe Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie, as the “queen of craze.” She’s a fan favorite because of her psychotic characteristics. Harley Quinn is an ex-psychiatrist. Ironic, right? She is quite funny and laughs hysterically, especially when forming an evil plan. Harley’s most striking features are her hot skirt paired with a duo-colored satin jacket and pig-tailed hair. Her release from prison was quite dramatic since she had to knock herself out before the corrections officers would take her out of her cell. She is the Suicide Squad’s most scheming member, and of course, she has a special relationship with The Joker.

Harley Quinn Costume
Harley Quinn Costume Guide
Deadshot Costume

Deadshot Costume

Deadshot, played by Will Smith, is a professional assassin who carries out his assigned tasks to the letter. With money from a client, he’ll eliminate someone without minding any of the consequences. Behind all of the terror is the undying love for his daughter. His sole reason for joining the Suicide Squad is his desire to die. He feels there is nothing else in life to live for. However, he does not want to end his life himself. Deadshot is most recognizable when in costume—a red-colored tactical shirt and a black jacket laced with weapons. He also wears a white mask sometimes, but his Deadshot monocle doesn’t go unnoticed.

Deadshot Costume
Deadshot Costume Guide

Suicide Squad Cosplay Costumes

Since Suicide Squad debuted in 2016, it has been one of the most talked-about movies. DC Comics portrayed top supervillains with eccentric costumes to have an aura of danger. Check out some of the fan favorites. Deadshot’s multi-colored jacket with a “bullet-shot” eye. The Joker’s purple snakeskin coat and clown-like face. Harley Quinn’s satin jacket and mini skirt that features her dangerous physique. DC has created costumes that have become the primary identities of the Suicide Squad characters. Each character is instantly recognizable.

Many of the costumes featured in the movie can undoubtedly be handmade. But why would you go through all that trouble!? You can get everything you need from local or online outlets by following these Suicide Squad DIY cosplay guides to determine the essential items you need.

Suicide Squad Costume Tips & FAQs

Dive into the chaotic and action-packed world of “Suicide Squad,” where villains become heroes (of sorts) under the most unlikely circumstances. This FAQ section is tailored for fans of the DC Comics film and its ensemble of antiheroes, each with their unique abilities and troubled pasts. Whether you’re aiming to capture Harley Quinn’s manic energy, Deadshot’s lethal precision, or any other member’s distinctive style, we’ll guide you through creating costumes that embody the essence of the Suicide Squad for cosplay events, Halloween, or any themed gathering that calls for a touch of rebellion and dark humor.

To cosplay as Harley Quinn from “Suicide Squad,” focus on her iconic red and blue jacket with the words “Property of Joker” emblazoned on the back, a matching red and blue sequin shorts, and a white tee that reads “Daddy’s Lil Monster.” Harley’s look is completed with fishnet stockings, black and red boots, and her signature two-tone pigtail hairstyle with pink and blue tips. Accessories like a baseball bat, a choker, and temporary tattoos will enhance the authenticity. Embodying Harley’s unpredictable, spirited, and slightly unhinged personality will bring your portrayal to life.

For a Deadshot costume, wear a tactical suit or vest with red accents and an array of faux weaponry and ammunition belts to represent his assassin skills. Deadshot’s most iconic feature is his cybernetic eye scope, which can be recreated with a custom eyepiece or a modified pair of goggles. A bald cap or closely shaved head, along with a goatee, will match his appearance. Capturing Deadshot’s confident demeanor and sharpshooting pose will enhance your portrayal of this lethal marksman.

To cosplay as Rick Flag, opt for a military-style outfit, including combat boots, cargo pants, and a tactical vest with the American flag patch. Rick’s look is rugged, complemented by a short haircut and a stern expression. Carrying props like a tactical headset and a mock assault rifle can signify his role as the Squad’s reluctant leader. Embodying Rick’s serious and duty-bound nature, along with his leadership qualities, will make for a convincing representation.

Enchantress’s costume is mystical and dark, featuring a black, ragged dress or cloak that captures her ancient witch persona. Dark, smoky makeup around the eyes and green body paint can recreate her possessed appearance. Accessories like a headdress or crown, along with faux mystical symbols drawn on the skin, will enhance the look. Carrying a prop resembling her magical totem will complete the ensemble. Embodying Enchantress’s eerie and powerful presence will bring authenticity to your costume.

Including memorable quotes from “Suicide Squad” can add depth and character to your costume or themed interactions. Here are a few iconic lines:

“We’re bad guys; it’s what we do.” – Harley Quinn

“I don’t know if they told you, but I’m a hitman. I’m not a fireman. I don’t save people.” – Deadshot

“This is the deal: You disobey me, you die. You try to escape, you die.” – Rick Flag

“You don’t own me.” – Enchantress

“I’m not gonna kill ya. I’m just gonna hurt ya really, really bad.” – Joker

Choose quotes that fit your character and the situation, and be ready to deliver them with the appropriate intensity and context for a truly immersive experience.

About Suicide Squad

A top U.S. Intelligence Officer, Amanda Wallis, views a group of incarcerated supervillains having no significance in prison. Therefore, she works to assemble the criminals for a classified mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The easy part was providing the supervillains with top, military-grade weapons. The harder part was convincing the newly formed group, Task Force X, to tolerate each other and work together.

The criminals are tasked with battling against a strange and powerful foe. At the same time, The Joker devises a sinister plan of his own, which he plans to execute with his longtime sweetheart, Harley Quinn. The much-anticipated film was released in 2016 as the third movie in the DC Extended Universe and proved to be a box office success.

Suicide Squad Costumes