Poison Ivy Costume Idea Created by Heidi M. from Steamboat Springs, CO

I searched the web for online Halloween costumes and came across this Poison Ivy costume. Working for Disney gave me access to several costume pieces that helped pull this together.

I used a “Little Mermaid” wig with fake ivy leaves that I bought in bunches, painted with gold paint and spray glitter and twisted into the hair that I styled. Crayola molding foam made into leaves for my eyes painted with fabric paint and “spirit gummed” to my face (ouch).

I sewed a black bustier inside a green leotard which I made strapless. This was the challenge, the leaves. More bunches of ivy that I cut into single leaves painted and sprayed with gold and glitter, hand sewn onto the leotard. Since I couldn’t sew them on while I was wearing it I used my bathroom trash can and put the leotard on it so I could make sure to get the full leaf coverage.

For the gloves and tights I found at a clearance sale DKNY tights in this Ivy green that was perfect! The gloves I cut into “mitts” and sewed tiny ivy leaves on. The boots were black suede left over from the “Barbie Show” that I spray painted green, ruined the boots for good but they looked great.

All in all it turned out perfect and was the hit of the costume contest! It took easily a month because of sewing the leaves on but creating this Poison Ivy costume was worth every minute!

Total Spent: $50