Artist Ant Lucia created a series of Bombshell designs for DC Comics that became rather popular with fans and cosplayers. The art was featured on variant covers and in statues, and the positive response led to DC announcing a comic book series based on the characters. The designs depict female characters such as Batgirl, Black Canary, and Harley Quinn in a vintage pin-up style. As mentioned, cosplayers seem to have fallen for the Bombshell looks (I’ve seen several individuals and entire cosplay groups) and Rocker Dragonfly made the Harley Quinn costume come to life.
She crafted Harley’s cork gun from PVC pipe and a spray grip that fits onto a spray can. She added some wrapping, shaped and painted it, but it started with simple and accessible supplies. She painted the Joker image on the jacket by hand. And yes, she made the missile too. She explains:
I went to Home Depot and bought a column mold (body) then a plumbing piece (for the bottom) and the top was a fruit bowl.
I covered it with wood filling , used sand paper to make it smooth and spray painted it in green. All the details [were added] by hand with brush.
It takes time . . . but it makes a great living room corner decoration in my apartment right now.
Check out more of Rocker Dragonfly’s work at DeviantArt.