‘Halloween is so far away…we will plan for it later,’ said nobody ever! If you have a sweet tooth and love Halloween because you have a sweet tooth or for any other reason possible, then you must know that it is never too late to start planning for Halloween. There is never enough time to plan, be it the decorations, food prep, or even costume prep.
But then there are some people who, even if given a month to plan ahead for Halloween, procrastinate until eventually, Devil’s Night arrives.
What happens next is something we have all been through at least once in our lifetimes; last-minute costumes preps and that emergency bedsheet ghost, tough times!
Okay, so that is happening this time because the lockdown situation last year made us realize the importance of this holiday (the pandemic didn’t turn out to be that bad after all, eh?)
Anyways, since Halloween is just around the corner, and we assume that you still haven’t decided on which costume to wear (otherwise, you wouldn’t be directed to this post), we have decided to help you with your costumes for the year.
When it comes to Halloween costumes, the sky is the limit. You can be anything or anyone you want.
You can be a ghost, an animal, or even a non-living object like a lamp or a jack-o-lantern (as if those aren’t found in every street on Halloween).
How about you turn up as a superhero this year? Bet you haven’t dressed up as Batman yet. Already tried that? Then how about his arch-enemy, the Joker?
That’s a new one, isn’t it?
To help you pull off your Halloween look as the greatest supervillain and make everyone go nuts over your costume, we have compiled a list of the 20 best Joker and Harley Quinn Halloween costumes that you can try in 2021:
Best Joker Halloween Costume Ideas for Men:
Want to wow all the dads in the neighborhood with how creative your Halloween costume can be? Check these Joker costume ideas out and be the savviest rival dad around:
1- The Classic Body Paint
Go minimal this year with the all-time classic body paint! To pull off the body-painted Joker look, find someone who has a natural talent for body paint and get your hands on a green wig (temporary hair color can substitute). A funky jacket with a colored T-shirt inside and Voila!
Your Joker Halloween look is complete. And if you want, you can put some white sclera lenses on to trick the trick or treaters into running away (see what we did there).
(A quick tip, don’t let your child, no matter how good at painting, do your makeup, just don’t!)
2- The Sinister Joker Makeup Look
If you are looking for a more sinister look which requires minimal preparation, how about you try this sinister Joker Halloween look instead? Borrow some makeup from your wife or sister, and if you accomplish getting your hands on it (the chances of which are extremely low), just start putting it on!
This way, your face will be the focal point, and no one will care to look at what you are wearing. Oh, and use the Joker look in ‘The Dark Knight’ as a reference as it was the ultimate frightening look in the Batman
3- Joker with The Black Suit
What is the one thing that is common in the Joker in all the Batman
Paint your hair green and face white with a bit of red eye shadow around your eyes and a smudged red lipstick to complete the Joker with a Black Suit look for Halloween.
4- Arthur Fleck aka Joker Halloween Costume
How better to imitate the Joker than to dress up as the man behind the villain? Yes, gentlemen, we are talking about none other than Arthur Fleck. Do you remember how, in the
This Arthur Fleck Halloween costume will be ready in no time, which means you will have more time to carve pumpkins and decorating your house with spooky spider webs.
5- Keep It Classic
Another great Joker costume to pull off this Halloween is to keep it simple! Dress up as the Classical Joker in his typical purple and green attire, light makeup, and signature green hair. All you will need to pull off this look is a green curly wig, a funky tie, a green costume vest, and a purple wool trench coat. Other than that, red lipstick and white face paint is a staple to this look.
6- The Minimalist Joker Halloween Look
If you have neither the time nor the energy to spare in going shopping for a purple jacket with funky tie and stuff, why not wear something the Joker wears best, his attitude! To embody this minimalist Joker Halloween costume, you need neither a proper matching costume nor the perfect, flawless makeup.
Who knew you could execute the ultimate supervillain look with a vague appearance, a cigar in your hand, and a suspicious, madcap attitude?
7- The Hero X Villain Halloween Look
You must have heard of the famous phrase ‘there is always some good in the bad and bad in the good.’ Why not let the trick or treaters decide whether you are the good or the bad character? Dress up as an amalgamation of the good and evil by mixing the Joker’s look with the Batman’s attire.
All you will need to accomplish this merger is white face paint and lipstick to portray the Joker’s appearance and a Bat mask for the Batman’s facade. A black bed sheet will double as a cloak with funky pajamas underneath. Voila! Your Hero x Villain Halloween costume is complete. And the best part is that no one will have the same Halloween costume as yours!
Best Joker Halloween Costume Ideas for Women
Who said only men could dress up as the Joker on Halloween? Compiled underneath are eight creative Joker and Harley Quinn Halloween costume ideas for women that can be pulled off in no time!
8- The No Shop Joker Look
Women have their plates full on Halloween, and we understand the difficulty of going shopping amid all those Halloween preps. But it takes a lot more than that to stop the ladies from dressing up on their favorite holiday. Do you know how mums use the most random ingredients lying around in the kitchen and come up with something incredible? Well, that’s precisely what they will be doing this Halloween, only, instead of using ingredients for meal prep, they will be using random clothing for their costume prep. A red or brown coat with a colored t-shirt and some makeup is basically all that’s needed to pull the no shop Joker Halloween costume.
9- It’s All About the Makeup Joker Look
Makeup is one of the many things women do best. Who knew this talent could get them through their Halloween costumes? Extravagant makeup with fake blood spills around the lips diverts all the attention to the face, which means that you can walk out in a comfy sweater, and no one will ever notice. For a more sinister touch, pair the look with white Sclera lenses, and you will surely receive the appraisal you deserve.
10- The Joker Nurse
For a moment, I thought you almost forgot about that iconic scene in Heath Ledger where the Joker dresses up as a nurse. There is nothing that could go wrong with this look. Nurses’ scrubs and makeup are the only things you need to execute the Joker Nurse look, or you can give it a personalized touch by dressing up as the Joker chef! You can’t expect the Joker in an apron or a nurse’s costume to go unnoticed, can you?
11- Harley Quinn in a Tutu Costume
How to revamp the Harley Quinn costume for Halloween, you ask? By giving a feminine look to the tomboyish character. Wear a tutu or a ballet skirt in colors that refer to the Joker with Harley’s signature hairstyle, and there you have it; the ultimate Harley Quinn Halloween costume! Add a personal touch to the look by replacing her bat with a rolling pin.
12- Joker X Harley Quinn Halloween
What’s better than a Joker or a Harley Quinn costume for Halloween? A combo of both! Represent the crazy couple in one look by mixing their outfits and appearances as per your liking. Wear a purple coat on Harley’s black leggings, twin ponytails, and Joker’s makeup. Don’t forget to wear the black choker and gloves to give your Joker X Harley Quinn costume a sleek look.
13- The Half Harley Half Joker Look
Another combination of this insane couple is merging up the appearances of both the Joker and Harley Quinn to create the ultimate Halloween look. A one-sided ponytail representing Harley and a frizzy green hairstyle to symbolize the Joker with stick-on tattoos for the arms completed with half on half makeup is a great DIY Halloween costume to surprise all the DC Comic lovers.
14- Harley X Batman Halloween Costume
If the Joker can get a collab with Batman, why can’t our favorite female villain Harley Quinn? This Harley Quinn Halloween costume combines fantastic characters into one. A Harley Quinn-inspired makeup looks completed with a Batsuit, or simply a cape and a cowl is the proper to-die-for look for women this Halloween.
15- The Accessorized Joker Look
If you have watched ‘Suicide Squad,’ you might remember that the Joker wore extravagant jewelry and accessories. You can add gold chains and other essential Joker accessories like cards to your Joker Halloween costume to demonstrate that accessories also count in the Joker’s costumes.
Best Joker Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids (Boys Edition)
You must have seen children wearing similar costumes on Halloween, which seems quite off unless they are siblings or the kids have a predetermined theme. So, here comes the actual question, do you want your kid to earn extra points (or candies) for their unique costumes? If so, then check these creative yet easy to make DIY Halloween costume ideas for your kids inspired by the Joker:
16- The Suicide Squad Joker Costume
How about we suggest you a joker-themed Halloween costume for your little one, which requires minimal prep time and no shopping? Please give them a little Joker Halloween look which requires only a white shirt and colored pants. Accessories like a big chain, a tie hung around the neck, and a stick gives the Suicide Squad Joker Halloween Costume a finished look.
17- Just the Bat
Why worry about the shirt piece of their costume when your child can embody the Joker without one? Paint tattoos all over their body, color their hair green, and give them a Harley Quinn bat to hold to achieve the ultimate little Joker look (the Harley Quinn look may be gender-biased, but her bat isn’t!) Handprint a baseball bat to give it a personalized touch.
18- The Classic Joker
DC Comics villain looks imitated by kids on Halloween can never go wrong. Give your kid the classic Joker Halloween look by pairing a red coat and pants with a funky shirt and face paint. Complete the look with funky accessories, and your child’s classic Joker Halloween costume will give all the other kids on the block a tough competition!
Best Joker Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids (Girls Edition)
What are the Halloween costumes that girls generally wear? Any guesses? Yep, that’s right; Princess Costumes! Every single time it’s either Cinderella or Belle, and if they want something out of the box, they become Red Riding Hood.
But why should the girls stay behind in competing with the boys on their Halloween looks? Give your daughters the ultimate Joker and Harley Quinn-themed Halloween looks which they will surely remember for the holidays to come.
19- The Classic Shirt and Shorts Look
Classics never go out of style! Give your little sweethearts the signature Harley Quinn look with her white shirt and shorts with leggings look to trick the elders into treating her. Small accessories like washable hair color, black choker, and a bat are optional, but take the classic Harley Quinn Halloween look on a whole different level.
20- Harley Quinn X Joker Tutu Costumes
Those of you who want to elevate the classic Harley Quinn Halloween costume and make it a little fancy, how about you try the Harley Quinn Tutu Halloween costume merged with the Joker’s attire? A black and red tutu with a Joker headband and mask makes the perfect Harley Quinn x Joker Tutu Halloween Costume for your little princess. You can either buy ready-made tutus or try a DIY, whichever one you prefer!
21- The Not-So-Girly Halloween Costume
Is your little princess tired of dressing up as princesses on Halloween? How about you dress her up as Heath Ledger for a change? I know we promised 20, but we couldn’t resist adding this one to our list of the Best Joker-inspired Halloween Costumes. All that you need to pull off this awe-inspiring look is a green wig, her brother’s shirt (oversized will also go great with this look), waistcoat and tie, and a flower brooch.
Do a little makeup (Halloween is an exception, you know), keeping the Joker’s picture as reference. Smudged lipstick and smudged smoky eye shadow with caked face paint will take this Not-So-Girly Heath Ledger Halloween Costume idea to a whole different level.
So, Which of These Costume Ideas Are You Trying This Halloween?
‘What to wear and what not to wear?’ This is the ultimate question when it comes to pulling off a costume for Halloween. But not this year! Whether you are an expert in face painting or like to play dress up, or want something minimal to help you maintain your sanity in the midst of all the crowded Halloween parties, this list of the 20 (21 actually) Best Joker Costumes to try on Halloween holds something for everyone, from men to ladies to little boys and girls.
So, pick up unique costume ideas from the list or make a theme for your family to dress up as one big Joker fam to trick or treating this upcoming holiday. Add your personal touches to each DIY and impress your friends and family this Halloween night!
In the comments box below, let us know which of these 20 Best Joker-themed Halloween Costumes you liked the best.
Also, if you have any other Joker and Harley Quinn-inspired Halloween costume ideas other than these, feel free to share them in the comments section as well. I hope you have a great Halloween with plenty of candies and pumpkin spiced lattes. Adios!