So if I were to pick an artist’s representation of The Joker to try and model my final costume after, I’d have to go with Andy Clarke’s version from Joker #1/Batman 23.1.
We were walking around shopping just before Fan Expo for some pieces for my Joker costume, and discussing some cosplayers out there that I have a particular distaste for (who will remain nameless here), and she says this to me:
"See, it doesn’t make sense to me to spend X amount of dollars on a costume if you don’t have the heart for the character. Like with your Joker. You don’t have the full purple suit, and yet you’re so into the character, and have so much of the heart behind it, that you don’t need to spend crazy amounts of money and have a perfectly accurate costume to get the point across and make people know you’re The Joker."
And that will stick with me for a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I know a lot of people who spend tons of money and have such amazingly precise costumes that get them tons of recognition. But they also have the heart behind their chosen characters. It just makes it more fun to do cosplay, and in the end will leave a much bigger impact on people than just spending a lot of money to have the best costume. And it automatically gains my respect if you can bring a character to life not just physically, but in personality as well.
— Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad #1
This quote is my only favorite thing out of the New 52.
My copy of ‘Lovers and Madmen. I love that Rabbit in the moon design.
Funny part is, this is the book I chose to read in the photo shoot me and Bellafrankensteinthe23rd did!
DC Collectibles: Batman - Arkham Origins
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"Like it?" The Joker took a deep breath, well aware that Harley was actually seeing the less violent side of him. Thank god there were no other goons around, or worse, the bat.
"I love it, Poo." He turned and smiled at her, not the usual evil smile he had, but sincere and happy. He reached out with his spare hand, moving it around the back of Harley’s head to pull her close, and when she was pressed to him, he pulled her hair back so she was looking upwards at him. "But if you EVER decide to go and pull a job without me, or even letting me know first, I’ll throw you at Batbrain so hard Jason Todd’ll feel it!"
Before he even let her get out a “Yes boss”, he kissed her hard, to finish his thank you and drive the point home that she was his.
Sitting on a couch made of old, discarded whoopee cushions [a…
The Joker was fuming now, about ready to fling Harley back out the door as a distraction to the Caped Craphead. He followed her gaze to the table, and his expression softened quickly, surprising even himself.
He recognized the cover of the worn book instantly, as he still had the photos thumbtacked on the wall in the bathroom for his next trip out.
"You..you stole this? For me?" The Joker’s voice was soft as reached over and picked up the score, carefully looking it over, knowing it was worth more than anything he had just stolen. Hell, his hand even brushed Harley’s shoulder, when he normally would be smacking her.