Suicide Squad’s Costume Design and Make-Up Artistry
May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015
Suicide Squad, DC Comics’ new movie adaptation, is currently filming on the streets of Toronto. Stars like Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie will be in the city from April to August filming in parts of Toronto like Bay Street and the Gardiner Expressway, which have been transformed into the fictional Midway City
Only a few official photos have been released, but fans have been trying to catch a glimpse of the high-profile movie in action, as well as it’s star’s highly anticipated costume designs and special effects make-up before the movie is released on August 5, 2016.
Photos have been circulating showing the super villian couple of the Joker (played by Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) in outlandish costumes and make-up, taking an updated spin on the classic characters.
Forgoing Heath Ledger’s Joker’s iconic straggly hair and painted on smile, Leto’s take on the character includes almost a full set of platinum teeth, red lipstick and tattoos covering his body. He also bulked up for the role and died his hair the classic Joker green.
Some elements from Heath Ledger’s Joker are still included, like the pasty-white make-up and the black eye effects, but its a different look from Ledger’s madman costume design: Leto’s is decidely more street-style, hip and tattooed to match his girlfriend Harley Quin’s playful look.
In the comic book character’s big screen debit, Harley Quinn’s colourful costume and make-up was just recently revealed from on-set photos and it’s sure to be a popular costume look. Colourful ponytails of blue and red are matched with a street-look/pin-up style outfit, and her white skin, black eyes, red lipstick and tattoos work in harmony with the Joker’s look.
Some special effects make up tutorials for the Joker and Harley Quin have already popped up by eager fans trying to figure out the look before the movie even comes out. Check them out below and have fun transforming yourself into the newest supervillians with the magic of make-up artistry!