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I couldn't think of a creative title for this journal.
I do not currently have a Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr or any other page/ channel for my cosplays. I will be making them (minus the Tumblr) this year. So if you have seen my pictures anywhere else besides here they're not my pages or my channel. I will update everyone when I've made them and post links. So if you see anything like that let me know so I can make sure no one is pretending to be me.
I'm not sure if anyone would be interested, but I've been thinking about taking cosplay commissions. As in, if there's a cosplay you're interested in seeing me in/ or finishing sooner then you'd help me financially and I'd send you some signed prints in return of said cosplay? I'm not exactly sure on all the specifics yet. Let me know if you'd be interested in something like that, Baybees!
Thank you to the sweetie pie for offering to help me get a couple of things this year. (Trying to decide on something is so difficult ) One day a month or so ago he told me he was buying me a Harley figure (I believe it's the cute little Funko POP! one) and he informed me that it's in the mail currently. I'll take a picture with it when it gets here, Ryan Baybee!
I'm sure all of you have seen the new Batman: Arkham Knight game trailer by now. It looks like it’s going to be fantastic. I’m still not 100% on the design they went with for Harley; it kind of reminds me of a Lolita design in a way. Not that it’s a bad thing because I adore Lolita designs, but it kind of looks a little out of place in the game. Oh well I’ll probably end up cosplaying it either way.
I’m getting my Associates Degrees (yes two ) in May. So that’s why I haven’t really had a chance to go to more cons and work on all the cosplays I planned for this year. BUT! This year should be my best year yet for cosplays… hopefully! Then in the fall I'll be going for my Bachelor's...then Masters.
p.s. If you search “Harley Quinn” in the cosplay category I’m on the 3rd
P.S. CHECK OUT MY PROFILE ID TO SEE A LIST OF ALL THE COSPLAYS I HAVE PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE!!!! (Updating it currently so you might want to check later tonight.)
So it’s March...almost April in a couple of days! I didn't had the opportunity to get my Valentine’s Day pictures (with all the class work I've had this semester to get both degrees), but I’ll at least do a pinup set if I don’t get to do the Valentine’s Day ones.
I made tons of progress yesterday!
Lydia from Beetlejuice The Animated Series: I finished the base of the poncho. It needs the web detailing and I'll have to make the seams look neater. I’ve been asking the lovely for wig advice as well! I’m so excited to try what she suggested.
Fionna from Adventure Time: I’ve had to try refitting a shirt three times. (The one I bought wasn’t tight enough) Once I sew on Cake’s nose and eyes it’ll be ready for photos.
Tinkerbell from Peter Pan: I need to put in a panel or boning to hold the dress up (because it’s strapless and strapless pieces of clothing and me are mortal enemies ) and cut out a lining. Shouldn’t take too long at all. I’m considering getting a new wig as well.
Crysta from Ferngully: Made my own pattern today for her outfit. I have the fabric so after I cut it out it'll be done really soon. As soon as it stops being eternal winter outside I'll be able to get photos.
Raven from Teen Titans: The bodysuit is done. Wig is done. I bought some curtain grommets to attempt the belt today, but I haven’t quite figured it out. Pretty much after the belt is done and the makeup is ordered she’s ready.
:iconbulletred: Mary Jane Watson: Hopefully everyone is liking MJ so far. She's pretty much done. Hopefully, I have time to get some more photos of her soon. I may end up getting another wig so I can have the option of her comic hairstyle as well (the dark red with bangs) so I don't have to cut the current one I have.
Ariel from The Little Mermaid: While I was in FL recently I bought a couple of sets of Lion's Paw shells to attempt to make her shell bra so we'll see how that turns out.
Harley Bombshell Statue: I have the jacket, but I need to put the Joker logo on the back. I'm working on everything else right now.
COSPLAYS PLANNED FOR APRIL-OCTOBER:
-Harley Quinn: Mad Love (nightie and dental nurse)
-Harley Quinn: DC Bombshells Statue
- Harley Quinn: Various decade and pinup Harls
-Poison Ivy: Cover Girls Figure design by Adam Hughes
-Raven: Teen Titans
-Miss J/ Fem Joker (original design)
-Supergirl & Black Kryptonite Supergirl
-Gwen Stacy: Spider-Man
- MJ Watson: Spider-Man
-Rogue : Kotobukiya Bishoujo Figure Version
- Rogue: X-Men Evolution Version
- Black Cat: Terry Dodson Version :
-Jubilee: X-men (Classic X-men and current Vampire Versions)
- Alice Liddell: Alice Madness Returns (main skin)
-Yoko: TTGL Maid Figure Version
-Blair: Soul Eater
-Sailor Mars: Fruit Maid Artbook Version
-Tinkerbell: Peter Pan
-Ariel: The Little Mermaid
-Ariel: Hipster Version
- Fionna The Human: Adventure Time
- Marie Kanker: Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy
-Morticia Addams: The Addams Family
-Lydia Deetz: Beetlejuice The Animated Series
- Crysta: Ferngully
-Daphne or Velma: Scooby Doo!
-Amy Pond or Clara Oswin Oswald: Doctor Who
- Fem 11th Doctor: Doctor Who
I'm always open to suggestions, in some cases I may be able to get them done faster than some I have listed. So if you want to throw one my way go right ahead. I’m thinking of taking commissions for suggested cosplays if anyone is interested.
-Asuka: Evangelion (Causal)* (Yamato Figure) (Plugsuit) (Asuka as Yoko)
-Motoko : Ghost In The Shell
- Faye Valentine: Cowboy Bebop
-Boobies Waitress: Space Dandy
- Batgirl: DC
- Zatanna: DC
-Wonder Woman: DC
-Wonder Girl: DC
- Emma Frost: Marvel
- Lady Deadpool : Marvel
- Domino: Marvel
-Princess Peach : Mario games
-Cammy White or Poison: Street Fighter
- Ramona Flowers: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
- Various Dark Stalker Gals
ABOUT THE USERNAME CHANGE:
As you may have noticed I changed my username from RedxHarlxoxo to HarleyTheSirenxoxo.
About the old name: When I first opened this dA account two or three years ago I was sharing it with then a very good friend, but we later fell apart so I was left with a name that gave me sad memories. For a while it’s felt like a name I just didn’t relate to anymore. If it wasn’t for ‘s gift of premium that ran out last month (and was renewed by the ever so sweet and talented photographer ) I would’ve never had the opportunity to do so.
About the new name: I went over hundreds of names that I wrote all over a notebook and was in the process of going insane trying to settle on one that I liked and that I thought represented me well. I wanted to keep something that related to Harley because she’s my favorite character and I have a strong bond with her.
The Gotham City Sirens refers to the famous trio of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman.
Siren- A woman regarded as seductive, dangerous and beautiful.
I’ve always loved being near the ocean and I’ve always been interested in mythology as well. There are various myths concerning the types of “sirens”, but I prefer the aquatic sea nymph or mermaid. In folklore, a siren/ mermaid can be presented as good or evil. Depending on temperament, they could lure men to their deaths (using their beauty and voice) to drag them to the bottom of the sea (to drown them or keep them or take them to their undersea home). According to legend, mermaids have also been known to grant wishes. In any case it’s not wise to reject siren because you just might into some misfortune of your own. The sites might not be all that reliable, but oh well.
Here are some little articles about different myths if you want to read them.