The deadliest Villain in comic book History! I had always wanted to be Poison Ivy, but the creative spark didn't hit me until I walked into Walmart and saw a Yellow slip trimmed with lace flowers, and I saw the Homemade Poison Ivy Halloween Costume come alive!
This was such an easy costume! The slip was $10, the shoes (Bright green mesh flats, also bought at Walmart) were $5, and the other ingredients were about $20 altogether. I dyed the slip from yellow to green, took green dimensional fabric paint (in 2 different shades) and drew snakes of vines in different places, and sprinkled them with green glitter. Then I glued fake ivy leaves in different spots (I especially liked it up the one strap) and put some of the fabric paint on those to add glitter there, as well.
The gloves are just fishnet with a hole for you pinky and thumb, bought at any accessories store, which I sewed a couple of leaves onto. (I had red fishnets on, too, but those are just for added effect). Add a couple of the leaves to the shoes, spray some red hair color on, throw on a little face paint and green nail polish, and you?re good to go!
Don't forget your bright red lipstick! It's an Ivy signature!
For this homemade Poison Ivy costume I used an old swim suit and glued on fake ivy leaves with a glue gun. I took nylons, put them on, then drew a line, to make the illusion of a vine going up my legs. I also glued leaves on to those. I took a white sheet and died 3/4 of it green, then I overlapped it with a little red, and the rest of the sheet was red too, for her cape. For her gloves I took kids nylons and fabric, painted them green and glued on leaves. I used fake nails and painted them an olive green.
The face is a totally separate thing. I love costumes with a lot of make up. I took a couple of leaves glued them together for the pieces over her eyes and used spirit gum to glue them to my face. I used, believe it or not, lip gloss for my eye color. Coral lipstick was used on my lips and I took a wig, painted it red and added a little vine into it. Then last but not least I put on red sparkly falsies.
There you have it... The coolest homemade Poison Ivy costume.
This was my rendition of a Poison Ivy Costume Design. The body suit, sleeves and skirt are made from a shimmer green, stretchy fabric, which was hand-sewn into a leotard shape. I used a second piece of the same fabric to create a skirt over the leotard, which was pinned together using safety pins. I used fabric glue to add some fake green leaves and green sequin along with a few flowers on the collar. The boots were white but I covered them with a thick, dark green stocking.
Then as a finishing touch I gathered some vines with leaves for a head band and an anklet along with some glow-in-the-dark nails along with some yellow eye shadow to give my skin a glow.