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Harley Reboot v. 1.0 by shoomlah Harley Reboot v. 1.0 by shoomlah
The internet is rightfully up in arms about Harley's new costume for the DC reboot [link] , so I did my own pass at a modernized, "grittier" Harley. I've always felt that much of Harley's appeal comes from her quirkiness and overly cartoonish techniques, so reducing her to a viciously psychopathic, scantily-clad villain just seems like a cheap shot- especially since she's nigh unrecognizable.

I'll probably play around with this design later, but I'm rather fond of the idea of a punkier Harley in skinny jeans and a tank top... I don't really have a reason for the aviator cap and jacket beyond "I wear these things and like them."

-C
(Photoshop CS5)
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:iconvanessaswann13:
VanessaSwann13 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New member
Love that she has a dog. Always seemed to me like more of a cat person, but funny.
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea of her being a biker chick, but i feel like the costume they gave her was a weak attempt at making her stronger. This is more like what they should have gone with!
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:iconbigtpotts:
BigTPotts Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovelovelovelove
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:iconlilminette:
lilminette Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
It's Harley with just a dash of Tank Girl.
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:icondjinn98:
djinn98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I like this. Sort of a 'Tank Girl Harley'  Better than the DC Comic Rebirth.  :)
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:iconsnapcentino:
SnapCentino Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Link doesn't work anymore. Pic still awesome.
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:icontulsatrash:
Tulsatrash Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I like her outfit.
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:iconjesschan:
jesschan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job
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:iconloicleborgne:
loicleborgne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Nice work !
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:iconkogoma10:
kogoma10 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
this is an awesome Harley reboot, love it
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:iconlosthellangel:
LostHellAngel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow i love harley's pet hyene and how shes looks!!!! great job

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:iconashleyg92:
AshleyG92 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student
I like the punk look too!
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:iconthea0605:
Thea0605 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a pet hyena. Yeah, why not?
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:iconchili19:
chili19 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Spot on!! Awesome art
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:iconnaughtyteacup:
naughtyteacup Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Compared to your design, the "official" one is embarrassing. This is awesome.
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:iconaluena:
Aluena Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
<3
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:iconfebruary-chan:
February-chan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
ugh thank god harley has been way way WAY too sexualized and this is so great to see!
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:iconprofessorlawl:
ProfessorLawl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
This is much nicer than that other crap. And you even added in her giant mallet and one of the babies~!
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:iconmunkii-girl:
Munkii-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
harley and a hyena - two awesome things :D
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:iconbag-of-cats:
Bag-Of-Cats Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
This looks absolutely incredible. Infinitely better imagined than the "reboot" you linked to. That looks more like Emma Frost.

This _is_ Harleen Quinzel.
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the design.

It is a little odd that she is walking while her hyena is laying idle. Did she just start walking, then?
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:iconflamme-doudoune:
Flamme-Doudoune Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Wow ! This is awesome !
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:iconms-seven0:
Ms-Seven0 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
neat... the style reminds me of Tank Girl.
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:iconmissmurrey:
missmurrey Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahaha I love it. Its like harley and tank girl hooked up :D
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:iconthe-french-belphegor:
The-French-Belphegor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I love this design. Very Tank Girl-y, particularly her expression :) Very nice posture, too, and the giant hammer kills me :D Great job!
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:iconmadnessmountains:
madnessmountains Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
noice one
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:icontoxicquinn:
ToxicQuinn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that outfit! It's just something different...
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:iconmaadsheep:
MaadSheep Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
BadAss! Her Jackal is all like, "NO! I don't wanna go anywhere!" Nice coat too.
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:iconthe-french-belphegor:
The-French-Belphegor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a hyena :) But yes, she's badass!
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:iconmaadsheep:
MaadSheep Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would love to see a movie based on her early years y'know. High school and stuff, I could see her biting someones ear off at some point.
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BoredomIAU Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT'S how you reboot a costume - not sluttier, SCRUFFIER and more organic! I love this. :D
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Awesome work here
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:iconbatmanbrony:
BatmanBrony Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Harley's original outfit will always be #1. DC needs to stop changing it and just keep Harley the way we all love her! Anyway, much better design than Jim Lee's.
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:icontheduderulez:
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
WWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY better than DC!
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:iconpandamanga21:
Pandamanga21 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I like this design better than DC's :)
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:iconlloya012:
lloya012 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This..is..epicness O.O
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:icontarnishedangels:
TarnishedAngels Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I like her outfit better than the 52 reboot, by far.
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:iconiheartnihilism:
iheartnihilism Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
This feels very Tank Girl to me. In other words, bravo! Love it! ^_^
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:iconmybabygirl911:
mybabygirl911 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
i want a hyena!
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:icontmaldo33:
tmaldo33 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
awsome lol
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:iconayame17:
Ayame17 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing picture, I'm a big fan of Harley and your image captures her character perfectly (unlike the official reboot which makes me want to claw my eyes out).

Hope you don't mind if I steal the costume design for a convention cosplay sometime in the future! (With due credit going to you, of course :D)
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Please do! I just want to see pictures if you do. ;)
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:iconiginger3000:
iGinger3000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
This... <3
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:icontrizix:
Trizix Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I love this. It's one of the first pictures I've found where shes not half naked. Good job.
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wheeze86 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
this is so bad ass
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:iconpointyjake:
PointyJake Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is amazing
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:iconthe-art-monster:
The-Art-Monster Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
love her hyena
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:iconfangsandneedles:
FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I saw this a while back but ever since I've been coming back to this as what I'd like to
do for my Halloween costume this year! (I know, very early, but I always start wayyyy ahead)
I was wondering if you'd mind me using this as my idea? Probably won't come out exactly the
same, but if I put a picture up I'll certainly link back to you for the inspiration :)
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't mind at all! Can't wait to see the photos. :)
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