After ending a controlling relationship this was the first Halloween where I could go out with friends, dress in a hot costume and have some fun. I knew I wanted to be a character from Batman because I love Batman.
Poison Ivy embodied everything that I wanted to be. She’s confident, determined, and hot.
I started off with a basic black corset and bought leaves from the dollar store. I sewed on each leaf individually and then added glitter to the front of the corset and sewed some leaves onto the front. I had black lace shorts so I sewed leaves onto those as well.
I had a red wig from a previous costume and glued any leftover leaves onto my eyebrows using spirit gum. I also made a leaf barrette by gluing a leaf onto a bobby pin.
It took about two weeks to finish the costume because hand sewing the leaves was time consuming. I had such a fun night as a villain! I had strangers taking pictures with me and got so many compliments on my Poison Ivy costume. They say blondes have more fun, I beg to differ.
A Toxic Poison Ivy Costume
I made this Poison Ivy costume to be in a Gotham City Sirens group with my friends, and I love this to pieces! I think I spent a total of around $50 on this because I used a lot of materials from home.
The base of the bodysuit is a t-shirt sewed onto a pair of underwear and then dyed purple and green. After that, I spent hours hot gluing the ivy leaves on and hammered in metal grommets in the back so that I could lace the bodysuit up corset style. Doing it this way ensures I can get the bodysuit over my hips and make a nice snug fit throughout my torso.
The tights and wig were purchased. I pinned ivy leaves into the wig with bobby pins. The shoes were originally black platforms, but I spray painted them green and dusted them with green glitter to make a more glamorous Ivy. I sealed them with glossy sealant to be extra shiny.
By the time I was done with the costume, I had plenty of burns from the hot glue gun, but it was worth it because I had a blast wearing it! I wore it to a few conventions and comic book store parties and everyone loved it. It’s not the world’s most comfortable costume, but fun to wear!
Sexy DYI Poison Ivy Costume
First off I go big on my costume every year because Halloween is my birthday and also my favorite time of the year. For my Poison Ivy costume, I went to hobby lobby to get fake leaves and glitter ect to put on the costume. I then went to Joann fabrics to get fabric so I could hand stitch a skirt I got the corset from hot topic which was plain when I got it and I hot glued everything on it.
I already had the boots which I spray painted green and put the leaves and stuff on them and then I spray everything down with glitter the vine around my leg I hot glue gunned to some tights.
The best part about making the Poison Ivy costume was putting the skirt together because I enjoy sewing which was also the hardest part. I got a lot of cos play fans asking to take pictures and a lot of people were stunned that I made it and put it together myself.
To top it all off I permanently dyed my hair raspberry red so that I wouldn’t get red hair paint everywhere. A few people thought I was Mother Nature which is understandable for people who didn’t see the 90s batman movie. Overall I was very proud of myself!
Sexy Poison Ivy Costume
Who doesn’t love to be the center of attention while looking super sexy? This Poison Ivy costume was so easy to make and I got so many compliments for my creavitiy. It all began when I ordered a Poison Ivy costume online that ended up costing me $50 but not fitting right.
I decided the cost and time was not worth buying another costume online and hoping that it would fit my body right. I took matters into my own hands.
I went to Charlotte russe and bought a cheap corset that was on sale for $12 and boy shorts for $8. I next went to the dollar store and got bouquets of green leaves (bought about $8 worth). Next headed to Michaels and bought a 5 ft green ivy vein, black sequins, some red flowers, white plain mask and cleareance black sparkly ribbon (Michael’s total=$17).
I got home and started cutting all the leaves off the leaf bouquets and hot gluing them all over the corset and boy shorts until no visble parts of the orginal fabric could be seen. Afterwards I used a large red flower and glued it to the center of the corset. I used a old hair clip and glued leaves and a smaller flower on it. I also decorated it with a little pieces of black sparkly ribbon.
Lastly, I covered the white mask with green leaves, outlined the eyes with black sequins, attached a red flower on the right hand corner, wrapped the black sparkly ribbon around a stick and hot glued the stick to the mask.
After putting on the outfit, I put a final touch by wrapping the veins around my body. I was wrapped around one of my arms and went across my stomach, back and all the way down to my legs. I secured the veins just using a couple paperclips so it could be easily removed at the end of the night. Using spare leaves I had left ofer, I attached some into my hair.
This outfit was super fun to make, cost me a lot less than buying an outfit and it was a great fit. I hope this idea inspires others.
Sexy Homemade Poison Ivy Costume
In order to make this Poison Ivy costume I grabbed a black corset and some artificial leaves and some moss. Then I hot glued them to the corset and dyed some of my nude tights a green color. I then put on some black shorts and black pumps and voila!
For my makeup I used some green eye shadows for my blush and a teal eyeliner to make ivy marks on my neck and shoulder. I wore this costume to a theater costume party and it was a total hit!
When my friends and I were driving there we stopped by Taco Bell for us who weren’t going to drink alcohol at the party. The guy that was working the window saw me and gave me free food and a drink (anything I wanted) because I was creative with my costume. Talk about a confidence boost!
I wish I had done some things differently with my costume, but overall it went over really well.
Coolest Homemade Poison Ivy Costume
My main concern for this Poison Ivy costume was finding a strapless one-piece bathing suit that would stay up — absolutely no luck. So instead, I decided to use an under-bust corset, a strapless bra, and one of my bikini bottoms.
To play up on Poison Ivy’s red hair, I bought fiery orange leaves for the strapless bra, and purchased some olive-colored leaves. Initially, I thought about gluing the leaves, but since I wanted to make sure they didn’t “pop” off, I decided to sew each single leaf until they fully covered the bikini bottom, corset, and strapless bra. It took forever, but I love the results!
I then took a pair of ankle boots and proceeded to cover them with the leaves. And to top off the look, I decided to add a cape using one sheer curtain panel. This had a dual purpose - the cape provided coverage and it hid the lacing of the corset.
My husband went as The Riddler (we covered his old cream suit with question marks) and I must say, we were a hit!
Coolest Homemade Poison Ivy Costume Idea
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
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