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