DIY Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Jacket

DIY Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Jacket

You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Well, you will soon! Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) comes to theaters on February 7!

I cannot wait to see Margot Robbie back as DC’s Harley Quinn. She was my favorite character in Suicide Squad, and now she’s growing her flock to bring a colorful, unique, and, most likely, twisted tale to the big screen.

Study up for the new Birds of Prey movie and read up on the leading ladies with these helpful character guides from Angie at This is Motherhood and Rachel at Pretty in Baby Food.

Birds of Prey looks WILD (in a lot of ways), including Harley’s style picks which are edgy, fun, and colorful! One of the first things I spotted when watching the BOP trailer was Harley’s AMAZING translucent confetti/caution tape jacket. Talk about a party on your sleeves.

And the more I watched the trailer, the more I knew I HAD to try to make Harley’s BOP jacket for myself!

IT IS SERIOUSLY SO FUN. Like a fringe jacket on a whole other level with metallic strands of confetti and caution tape throughout.

Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Jacket Tutorial for Under $30

For my take on Harley’s new jacket, I wanted to replicate the colorful, fun sleeves, but keep the cost low. Working with some basic craft supplies that I already had at home — hot glue gun and glue sticks, tape, scissors — I spent just under $30 on new supplies.

This included metallic doorway streamers from my local party store, a roll of caution tape, and a clear, transparent jacket.

Find my Harley Quinn jacket tutorial and the full list of supplies needed to make your own below!

The Joker and I broke up. I wanted a fresh start, but it turns out I wasn’t the only dame in Gotham looking for emancipation. — Harley Quinn (FIND THE BEST HARLEY QUINN BIRDS OF PREY MOVIE QUOTES HERE.)

I found this Funko Pop! of Harley Quinn in her caution tape jacket at BoxLunch this weekend andI knew I had to have it! Watch my complete BoxLunch shopping haul as I celebrated being one of the #First100 BoxLunch Collective influencers. #BLSponsored

Make Your Own Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Jacket

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What You Need:

  • Transparent jacket — I ordered this one from Amazon
  • Metallic doorway streamers (3×8 ft.)
  • Caution tape
  • Clear packing tape
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Remove your metallic doorway streamers from the package and straighten out the pieces on a table or another flat, hard surface.

Next, cut a 10-inch piece of caution tape. Then cut thin strips about the same width as the individual metallic streamer strands.

Working from the edge of the metallic doorway streamers, place several prepared caution tape pieces on top of the metallic streamers.

Next, take a piece of clear packing tape and secure it across the pieces of streamers and caution tape (see photo below) at the 10-inch mark. This tape will allow the pieces to have a bonded edge and keep them secured together.

Carefully pull the tape off the surface of the table, flip the piece(s) over and secure the backside with an additional piece of tape to form a seal, matching both pieces of tape up with each other.

Use your scissors to trim the streamers across the top section of the taped edge (see photo below).

Repeat this process until you’ve used all of your doorway streamers.

(My doorway streamers were 3×8 ft. and I ended up with 8 pieces of taped streamers).

Once your streamer pieces are complete, it’s time to attach them to the sleeves of your clear jacket.

Using a hot glue gun, carefully apply hot glue to the back side of your clear tape edge. Then, one at a time, glue your pieces onto your sleeves.

NOTE: Throughout this process, I found it helpful to try on my jacket to ensure my streamer spacing was to my liking as I added each one.

Once all of your streamer pieces are securely attached to the sleeves of your jacket, it’s time to take FLIGHT!

p.s. sorry for a TON of photos in this DIY, but this jacket was too fun to photograph!

Looking for more Harley Quinn? Check out my Birds of Prey-inspired ombre cake!

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6 Comments

  1. Rachel
    January 27, 2020 / 1:58 pm

    Wow! You did such an amazing job recreating this jacket and you’ve made it look so easy too!! So creative!

  2. January 27, 2020 / 5:11 pm

    This is so much fun, I can’t even handle it. I love that you DIY-d your own jacket because hers would probably be insanely pricey. You did such a great job. Talk about a PARTTYYYY piece!

  3. January 27, 2020 / 8:43 pm

    This is so cute and well executed!! Probably a silly question, but will you be wearing it to the premiere?

  4. January 28, 2020 / 9:36 am

    Love this! I can’t wait to see the movie, I am so excited! I will definitely be seeing it opening weekend too 🙂

  5. Becky Ginther
    January 28, 2020 / 10:14 am

    How fun is this! You look so fabulous!

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