I’m pretty hyped for this one.
Every single year people go to conventions and out for Halloween as Harley Quinn and our other Cosplay Workout & Guide character this week (I’ll save you a click; it’s Wolverine).
If you didn’t know, this is our new category that I announced I’d be starting due to the high demand in cosplayers we have hitting the site, but it’s also an opportunity for me to give you secondary options to the main character workouts that will be slightly more generic and beginner-intermediate oriented; whereas the character workouts get pretty high volume when we begin talking about our overpowered characters!
Harley Quinn Stats:
Weight: 140 lbs.
Real Name: Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel
Cosplay Variations to Discuss: Two
So Harley Quinn is the same height as Scarlet Witch.
They’re moderately tall, but just an inch above average (which is where Margot Robbie sits).
Supergirl and Erza Scarlet were our shortest at 5’5 before Wasp came in at 5’4 and Kale, Anna and Nina Williams matching her there. BUT, now we have Caulifla at 4’8 and Sailor Moon at 4’11! Katana is just behind her at 5’2.
But the average height for female celebrities on the site is generally more-so ranging from 5’4-5’6 – and our Black Widow is just above that at 5’7 with Spider-Gwen, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy at 5’8.
But don’t worry, either way.
Not only are these routines for all shapes and sizes – they also work for both men and women – regardless of the gender of the hero!
Harley Quinn Diet and Nutrition
This is normally where (in the character workouts at least) I’d throw you guys a nice copy paster to give you some links to awesome dietary guidelines.
The celebrity workouts get their own custom planning based around what that celebrity does, but the characters are very contingent on specific goals/starting points.
The same is going to be done here, but I’m going to be making some changes to help you out a little bit more. So I’m going to start by suggesting what I think is the best Superhero Program for this cosplay if you choose to step it up a notch. Of course, you can really step it up a notch and join our Academy to get access to everything we have to offer, but if not, you might want to check out The Program Shop for other options or even take The Program Selection Quiz to help you out.
Either way, my suggestion would be: The Ladies Glutes, Tone & Slim Vol. 2
Which brings us to our information from the character workouts if you’re looking to go the free-route (which is totally fine):
You can’t out train your diet, so I want to still give some pillars for nutrition.
You can start by checking out The Nutrition Pillars on the site, but I’ll break down some more information for you guys as well.
Guys like Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hopper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting (something I use daily as well), Ariana Grande, Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
It’s all about sustainability.
AND, there are a thousand different ways to reach your goals, so finding the most sustainable way is what’s important.
Which is why our Academy utilizes multiple different Nutrition Classes (Greek Gods, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Monks, Samurais, Minimalists, SuperHumans) to allow people to choose what is right for YOU!
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Harley Quinn Cosplay Information (and Options)
Here’s a section you guys have never seen before.
In the last couple articles in this category I tried molding together the cosplay and workout routine research section, but I’ve decided it’s better for you guys if I separate them so we can talk a little bit more about variations and look at some more information and options for you.
As you can tell from the picture above we have a few variations of Harley Quinn that we can jump into.
Harley has had quite a few costume changes in her day…
BUT, some of her variations actually jump around a bit. For example, in her animated series starring Kaley Cuocco you may see her as the image above our dietary section, but she also jumps into her headpiece and suit like the one shown above (left-most-image).
I know many of you might want the Suicide Squad/Margot Robbie option, so we’ll give you some variations to work with.
The Good Stuff:
**These are not the budget options. These are from our friends over at EZCosplay and are NOT simply “Halloween Costumes” but cosplay outfits that are made to transform you into these characters.**
Amazon Budget Route:
**These are budget options that are from Amazon and may be simply Halloween Costume items, but are also the top options we suggest from the platform.**
And there you have it.
Along with this killer workout I’m going to build for you to turn you into Harley, these are our favorite options for her outfit.
Don’t forget to tag me in your pics @MikeRomaine on Insta!
Take The Free Workout Placement Quiz and find the best free workout for you.
Harley Quinn Workout Routine Information (and Research)
So we have some more fun in this section.
Here I’ll be giving you a bit of a bio and also utilizing what we’ve discussed in the section above (and some more) to break down what we’ll be looking to achieve with this workout routine I’ll be building for you.
So let’s start at Wiki for a bit of a biography for Miss Harley Quinn:
Harley Quinn is a flamboyant super-villain and an adversary of Batman usually recognized as the Joker’s girlfriend, although she has had her own strong solo career. Born Harleen Quinzel, she had been working as a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum where she was assigned to the Joker and fell in love with him. This led to her adopting her own costumed persona, adapting the word harlequin, to assist him escape and cause further mayhem. Their relationship is passionate and continuously off-on, with Harley’s best friend Poison Ivy constantly encouraging her to break up with him for good. However, Harley’s love for the Joker eventually brings her back to his side with the Joker himself demonstrating a keen need for her despite himself. When not with the Joker, she has been working mostly on her own in Gotham City, sometimes teaming up with her other friends. Her special abilities include an enhanced physiology due to chemical experimentation, giving her increased strength, agility and durability.
You know, just so you know who you’re dealing with.
Although, I want it to be clear that we’re building this one based around achieving the Harley Quinn physique and not her powers and abilities (that would be the character workout).
For Harley we’ve seen Margot Robbie’s workout and it’s not that advanced. She does a bit of running, watches her daily intake, and adds in some bodyweight stuff or classes here and there.
For that reason, especially considering Margot IS Harley, we’ll be keeping this one pretty simple as well.
Hear that beginners? You’re getting another one.
For the sake of the cosplay that I suggest I will focus in on a few things:
- Toning (and Fat-Loss if needed)
- Building Butt and Legs
- Core Tightening
That should get you guys right into the character’s physique.
Although I definitely can’t help getting you into Harley’s mindset…you’ll have to work on that by yourself…
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Harley Quinn [Cosplay] Workout
3-5 days per week
As I mentioned above we’ll be focusing in on building up a tight core, round butt and toned legs, and toning up the rest of our physique. For that reason we’ll be using some bodyweight training mixed with classes and/or cardio depending on your specific needs. Your mock schedule will be listed a the end.
Beginner to Intermediate
When we do our celebrity and character workouts we base the difficulty level off of their routines/their powers. For this one it’s just a judgement call on how I believe we can best get you looking like each character. For that reason I’m providing a level for each.
Harley Quinn Cosplay Workout: Cardio, Calisthenics, Core and Booty
Warm Up Cardio:
15-30 minutes of varied cardio (30 if extra fat loss is needed/wanted)
Push Ups, Knee Ups or Pause Push Ups
Dips (Chair Dips are Fine)
Chin Ups or Bodyweight Rows (Assisted is Fine)
3×20 each leg
3×10 each leg
Lying Leg Raises
Harley Quinn Cosplay Workout Schedule:
Monday: Cardio, Calisthenics, Core, and Booty
Tuesday: 1-3 mile jog OR Class: Spin, Yoga, Pilates
Wednesday: Cardio, Calisthenics, Core, and Booty
Thursday: 1-3 mile jog OR Class: Spin, Yoga, Pilates
Friday: Cardio, Calisthenics, Core, and Booty
Saturday: Off Day
Sunday: Active Off Day (Get outside and get active!)
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