Mama J & Lil Harley Cosplay

Why so serious?! This past weekend I attended Dallas Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center with my daughter, Mariah.

Going to comic cons is turning into one of our favorite things to do together. This year I finally got her to get over her shyness and cosplay alongside me. She is a HUGE fan of Suicide Squad and obviously, for good reasons. One of our fondest memories was attending San Diego comic con this past summer with me as Katana being a part of a cosplay Suicide Squad lineup, then getting to meet the actual cast members from the movie. It was just an unforgettable moment. Since I love the Joker character, I decided to do a fashionista gender-bending twist to the character and my daughter dressed up as her favorite, Harley Quinn. It came out better than I expected. We had so much fun cosplaying and figuring how to DIY these characters’ costumes.

How to DIY Joker: I found this awesome purple jumper from ASOS currently on sale for under $50 //  Temporary green hair from BTZ Color Bombz  //  Shoes from Nordstrom Rack //  Bang Necklace from LaLasLandJewelry

DIY Wooden Joker Card Purse: My tutorial can be found here

Photo Credit: Jeff Zepeda


Check out more images from the gallery below. Enjoy! -xo Mel 

DIY Joker Card Purse

I can't wait to show you my ... DIY Joker Card Purse. It was so much fun to gender bend the Suicide Squad Joker this past weekend with my daughter Mariah (who cosplayed as lil' Harley Quinn). Here is an easy DIY Wood Joker Card Purse tutorial that I created to go along side with my outfit. It is so easy to create, for under a budget and makes for that final statement piece to set off this cosplay Lady Joker outfit. I mean why so serious?! Enjoy! - xo Mel 

What You Need: Wooden Box (Hobby Lobby) | White Paint | Paint Brush | Sandpaper | Card Outline | Sharpie Black Paint Pen | Pencil

Pattern: Free Joker Card Template here

Fall In Love With Flare

Fall weather finally kicked in yesterday and I was happy to finally wear my new flare jeans that I got a few weeks back when Banana Republic was having their 40% off sale. I ended up getting this pair of jeans(size 4) for only $10. What a steal deal! Flare Jeans was popular last year and this trend continues even more this fall. 

I paired with with this cozy black sweater that I got from GAP in size small, also available in multiple colors, black ankle boots and added finishing touches with my current favorite Batman purse that I found at BoxLunch and my signature Batman necklace. This Fall basic #OOTD is a stylish and comfortable everyday wear. 

Photo Credit: @apearlkindofgirl

Sweater - GAP  //  Jeans - Banana Republic  //  Purse - BoxLunch  //  Shoes - Forever 21   // Glasses - H&M