Jared Leto’s Joker, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Halloween Makeup Tutorials Go Viral on YouTube

Jared Leto Halloween Makeup
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With the popularity of the film Suicide Squad this year, you can be sure you will see plenty of Harley Quinn’s and Joker’s for Halloween. Jared Leto played the Joker and Margot Robbie played Harley Quinn, and the success of both characters has pushed them to be popular Halloween costume choice ideas.

But it’s not simply enough to wear the costume—in order to really complete the look you need makeup. Thankfully, Halloween makeup tutorials are easily available, which show you how you can achieve the Joker makeup scars or the Harley Quinn makeup kit in order to really make your costume stand out among the rest.

If you’re looking for a Harley Quinn inspired makeup tutorial, there are plenty available. To narrow down your search, here is a list of the best videos available on YouTube right now.

  • Pop art Harley By Jordan Hanz
  • Super glam Harley by NikkiTutorials
  • OG Harley Quinn by Madeeyewlook
  • Candy challenge with Wengie
  • Dollar store Harley with Nicole Skyes

Don’t forget, though, when achieving the Harley Quinn look from the film Suicide Squad, you’re going to have to transform your hair too. Quinn is bleach-blonde and has pigtails. One pigtail has pink tips while the other has blue. If you’re not already blonde and don’t want to dye your hair, you can simply purchase the wig. If you are blonde, you can easily color the tips of your hair with washable coloring. Or you can use hair chalk which will come out easily after a wash.

Joker Makeup Tutorials

As for the Joker makeup kit and Joker makeup tutorials, here is a list of useful YouTube tutorials that can help you achieve the Jared Leto Joker or the classic Joker portrayed by Jack Nicholson.

  • Suicide Squad Joker makeup tutorial by CameronPulido
  • Halloween makeup tutorial 4: Jared Leto’s Joke from Suicide Squad by GoldieStarling
  • Suicide Squad Joker Special FX makeup tutorial by Ellimacs SFX makeup
  • The Joker (Heath Ledger) tutorial maquillaje by Leandro Cabezon
  • The Joker (Health Ledger Dark Knight version) Halloween makeup tutorial by Ben Makeup Artist
  • Cesar Romero’s Joker makeup tutorial: Halloween day 16 by GoldieStarling

As you can see, depending on what Harley Quinn or Joker you want to channel this Halloween, there are plenty of makeup tutorials you can find on YouTube to help you achieve your look.

There’s no doubt that you will be seeing plenty of Harley Quinn’s and Joker’s this Halloween, so if you are planning on portraying either one there needs to be something that sets you apart. That one thing that can achieve that is makeup.

Sure everyone can dress like these characters, but really embodying them by completing the look with the right makeup can really step up your costume and send it to the next level.

Take your time to review some of these videos; you still have some time left before you have to head out in your Halloween costume.


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