Coolest Homemade CostumesHomemade Costume Contest

Coolest Poison Ivy Costume 20

by Dana L
(Warrensburg, MO)

Homemade Poison Ivy Costume

Homemade Poison Ivy Costume

Homemade Poison Ivy Costume
Homemade Poison Ivy Costume

I hand made this Homemade Poison Ivy Costume and it took me about a month to do it. I first started with an old green leotard I had and sewed on hundreds of fake leaves I had ripped off of fake flowers and plants. This process took the longest by far. I purchased the green tights and gloves from the We Love Colors website so they would both match and I wouldn't have to worry about dyeing them myself. I glued smaller fake leaves to the tops of the gloves to pull it all together.

My hair was my second big challenge. I took two pieces of flower arrangement foam and shaved them down to two cones. I used real hair that I had left over from making my extensions to wrap around the cones. I hot glued the tracks to the base then sprayed and flat ironed the hair around the cones till they were stiff. This took about a whole can of hair spray but so worth it. I then glued barrettes to the bottom of the cones to clip into my hair and wrapped my own hair around the base. Topped it off with a little more red hair spray and the hair was done. My make up was green craft glitter on my eye lids with eye lash glue to keep it in place then I used spirit gum to glue on the leaves over my eyebrows and around my eyes.

Over all the costume was a huge success and I received so many compliments and still do. My best hand made costume so far and I am very proud of it.

Comments for Coolest Poison Ivy Costume 20

Click here to add your own comments

tights
by: Anonymous

Hey I was wondering where you got the tights from!? They look perfect and I am having trouble finding the right green color

Eyebrow Question
by: Anonymous

The leaves over your eyebrows look great! Well, the whole costume is great, actually, but I am interested in how you did the eyebrows. Did you use actual artificial leaves and attach with spirit gum?

Eyebrow Question
by: Anonymous

The leaves over your eyebrows look great! Well, the whole costume is great, actually, but I am interested in how you did the eyebrows. Did you use actual artificial leaves and attach with spirit gum?

finding right size leotard
by: Anonymous

your costume is awesome! i wanted to make my own but unsure of finding the correct size for leotard. do you know the measurements for leotards?

Tights
by: Anonymous

Hello, first of all you look awesome as poison ivy! I was wondering whether you could tell me what color/number your tights were. Thanks!



Call me immature, butt...
by: Anonymous

I just noticed that someone is touching her bum in this picture.

Replies
by: Dana L.

The tights were from www.welovecolors.com. They are the nylon/lycra solid color tights in olive green. The gloves came from the same site and are the same color.

Yes all the leaves I used on the costume and my face were artificial leaves pulled off of plants and I attached the ones on my face with spirit gum.

The leotard was an old green dance costume I had from when I was 10. I don't know the size, I just knew I didn't care about ruining it. Any site you buy leotards from will give you proper sizing instructions.

Thanks for your comments!

Fantastic
by: Marj

I have to say this costume is fantastic. I too am dressing as poison ivy this halloween but because I am not slim I am wearing an emerald long floaty green dress with leaves on. Marj

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Animated Character Costumes 1.

Coolest Homemade Poison Ivy Costume 10

by Tammey Johanson
(Lynnwood, Wa. USA)

Homemade Poison Ivy Costume

Homemade Poison Ivy Costume

I made this homemade Poison Ivy costume for my daughter. I bought the wig, but made the twisted hair headband from a cheaper wig I cut up, twisted and attached to a wire headband. I also attached silk plant leaves to the headband.

The leaves over her eyebrows I sculpted from plaster of Paris. She had to lie down while I sculpted the plaster of Paris right on her eyebrows. Then I glued on leaves from a silk plant (at this point I had taken the sculptures off her). I used spirit gum to glue the leave sculptures to her eyebrows when they were done and it was time to wear them.

I bought a little body suit that I glued silk plant leaves to. I had her wear it while I glued the leaves on so it would be the right shape when it dried. I made the cape from a pattern but the red part on the bottom of the cape I just sewed on… not part of the pattern.

I drew the leaves on her stockings. I glued silk leaves to her palms with spirit gum, and I made the purse (no pattern necessary for the purse).

This homemade Poison Ivy costume took me almost a year... from the point of first planning it out by watching Batman & Robin over and over and until ths costume became a finished product.

Comments for Coolest Homemade Poison Ivy Costume 10

Click here to add your own comments

Sexy costume
by: johnnyflame

Very nice looking costume

wow
by: sheree

You did an awesome job!!!

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Animated Character Costumes 1.

Coolest Homemade Poison Ivy Halloween Costume Idea 17

by Valeria
(Los Angeles, California)

Homemade Poison Ivy Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Poison Ivy Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Poison Ivy Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Poison Ivy Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Poison Ivy Halloween Costume Idea

This homemade Poison Ivy Halloween costume idea was made by scratch, I started by sowing and cutting a leotard. In the back I added a little cape. I also bought green tights and a bright red wig. For the shoes I covered some boots and stapled green cloth onto it.

Click here to post comments

Return to Animated Character Costumes 1.



Top