Harley Quinn prepares for a new phase of her life in Birds of Prey (and the phantasmagoric rebirth of Harley Quinn ), which is why Margot Robbie’s character will have a totally different look than the one seen in Suicide Squad.
Erin Benach, the costume designer for the DC film, explored this aspect of Cathy Yan ‘s film talking to Collider.
” Behind his story, there is always something a little out of this world and a little crazy, maybe it’s a way to warn the world about what it could do. We always wanted to create something that could give the feeling that Harley wore self-made clothes. It’s as if she had colored those shorts by herself, or as if she had mended the jacket she wears. That’s why she’s got this look. She gives back her insane sense of humor. “
The costume designer added: ” The birth of her new look is given by the desire to look at the character and therefore also to keep away from her nature to create something new but at the same time inspired by comics. We started with those characters and all their look and I was able to see what had been done in the different versions of the comics over the years. I think we took a lot of the backstage and personality of the comics and then we used the world we were creating with this Gotham to get inspired these customs “.