We should make things because we want them, not because we have to. It’s even better if you’ll wear them when not dressed as Harley Quinn. I wear a lot of clothes because I find it fun.
This is a good idea, but it’s not the only one. Harley Quinn is a character in a comic book, where people wear costumes all the time. The most popular of her costumes are the ridiculous outfits that show off her b00bs and a**. As she says, they’re “just hot”.
Harley Quinn is the Joker’s girlfriend. But she has a secret identity: she is a psychologist who helps people in trouble by giving them their own personal version of the Joker’s card trick. Her outfit is a red satin mini dress and a big grin, and at least once in every story she is either in it or threatening to put it on. The problem with her costume is that it does not leave you much choice when you have to wear it when you’re not dressed as Harley Quinn.
In the DC Comics universe, there are four kinds of people: superheroes, villains, non-powered people, and normal people. Superheroes wear costumes that give them superpowers; villains wear costumes that make them look like supervillains; non-powered people wear normal clothes; and normal people wear normal clothes.
The smartest thing Harley Quinn could do would be to make a costume that acts like a superpower but doesn’t actually give you any powers. It would let her go shopping for groceries without looking ridiculous. It would let her go out with ordinary guys without making them feel creepy or weirded out. And it would let her fight crime without constantly getting beaten up by powerful supervillains who know that she’s not wearing anything under her dress.
The problem is that people who go out in public dressed as Harley tend to be perceived as an image. The image doesn’t care what you are thinking. It’s not like a photograph, where you can step inside your head and see yourself differently than other people do.
The costume is just an advertisement. And the only thing that advertisers care about is what you think of their product.
You can make a costume that looks like a Harley Quinn, but it’s going to be kind of hard.
In fact, the process of making a costume from scratch is surprisingly complicated. Before you start, you need to work out how much fabric you want, and then there are all these details—what kind of seams do you use, what kind of pockets do you have?—and they don’t seem obvious at all.
Even if you have a basic idea in your head about what you want, it can be hard to figure out how to go about making a real-world version of it. You start with a blank page in your head or on a computer program and try to figure out what the thing is based on the dimensions and materials you have available.
Harley Quinn’s costume is a kind of success, but not a great one. The outfit is so famous it has been featured in movies, games, TV shows, and comics. And it probably sells a lot of merchandise. You can buy all sorts of things with Harley Quinn’s face on them: T-shirts, mugs, key chains, tattoos, calendars, calendars with calendars on them…
But I don’t think it’s the most successful design ever made. There are plenty of designs that are just as recognizably Harley that are less well-known. I’m thinking here of the “Kiss Me I’m Irish” T-shirt.
Harley Quinn is a villain in the comics who dresses as a clown and not as a villain. She was brought to life by the super-hero Batman.
Harley Quinn is like one of those kids who dress up as superheroes and go around scaring people – kids who go around scaring people may, of course, be villains – but we don’t expect them to be villains. We think they are heroes dressing up as villains.
But for another thing, what does she actually do? What is it that makes her evil? Does she really enjoy hurting people? Does she really enjoy laughing at them? Is she motivated by hatred? Do her motivations make sense; is she obeying some kind of natural law or order of things?
It seems to me that Harley Quinn is more or less what you would get if you took out all the other characters in the comic books and replaced them with nothing but Harley Quinn. But I wonder what happens if you take out all the other characters except Harley Quinn.
But why stop at just taking off your clothes? Why not invent new things you can wear when you aren’t dressed as Harley? Spending on average $7 on makeup every day, women spend more than $300 a year on clothes they’ll never wear again.
As an experiment I’d recommend the following form of social engineering: rather than buying new clothes or makeup each month, go for one year without buying any new clothes or makeup at all. If you do this for an entire year, you will have saved $1250. That is money you can use to buy nice things like computers and books and even food. One of the nice things about this is that it’s possible without making any lifestyle changes; you don’t have to get rid of anything or make any sacrifices; it’s just about not spending money on new stuff. That’s the point of making something like this; instead of having new stuff, make old stuff new again.