Homemade Poison Ivy Costume Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s 2011 Poison Ivy
Kim Kardashian inspired me to make this Poison Ivy costume. Last year for Halloween she dressed up as Poison Ivy. I thought the costume was awesome so I decided to make it myself! I first started by ordering a bright red, long, curly wig. I ordered it off of a site called Bonanza, similar to eBay. It shipped from China so it took about 3 weeks to get to my house, but was well worth the wait. It wasn’t too expensive either only about $20.
I then went to the mall to try to find a Kelly green corset and skirt to match. I didn’t have much luck with that process so I searched online and found a strapless green tight fitting Kelly green dress from Hot Miami Styles.com. The dress was $45, which was more than I wanted to spend, but I knew it would be perfect. After the dress arrived I went to Michael’s and purchased ivy leaves and green glitter glue. I painted each leaf with the glitter glue to make it sparkle. Although it took a lot of time to paint the leaves, it really made them pop! To set the glitter glue, I spray painted all of the leaves with a clear gloss. After the leaves were prepped, I placed them in a pattern on the dress and proceeded to hot glue them down.
Last Halloween I was a parrot and had red shoes, instead of buying green heels for the Poison Ivy costume, I purchased green spray paint and spray painted them green. It was a good way to save some money and you couldn’t even tell I spray-painted them. I then hot glued some ivy leaves on them to decorate them. Last but not least! The eyepieces! I printed out a life size picture of Kim’s face with the eyepieces on and traced the shape of the pieces. I traced the shape on to the green foam that I already had and cut them out. Then I painted them with a green paint and used the green glitter glue to outline them and add detail. I attached them to my face with spirit gum glue, which I purchased at party city for about $4.
I added a little leaf in my hair for extra detail. I also wore fake lashes and painted my toenails red, which really tied the look together. At the last minute I decided I wanted a bracelet accessory. I took an old bangle I had and painted it green and put green glitter glue on it. I then attached little ivy leaves all over it with hot glue. Altogether the costume cost about $100, for the wig, the ivy leaves, the dress, the glitter glue, and spray paint. I got a lot of compliments on it! However a lot of people thought I was Ariel, lol!