My Poison Ivy costume cost me £0 to make!
It’s made up of a nude vest top and a part of tights! I wasn’t keen on many Poison Ivy costumes I had seen, also most of them were leotards and I felt they looked to revealing! So, I had an idea to make something similar to a leotard but by using the nude clothing I wasn’t to naked, I saw something similar to my design on eBay, the girl selling it said it cost her over £300 to make!
The day before I went out I went out locally picking loads of ivy style leaves, next I cleaned them all (killed all the spiders and creepy crawlies!) and picked out the best looking leaves. I painted around the edges in white paint to give a more ivy effect and left to dry.
Next, because I’m a makeup artist I had designed a pop art comic book style makeup on one side of my face so I wanted my outfit to have 1 leg and 1 sleeve. I cut one of the legs of the tights (a bit to short!) and one of the straps from the top.
After that it was simple , I wore the top and tights as I glued gunned the leaves to my self , using a piece of cardboard underneath to protect myself from getting burnt ( all though I burnt both legs badly and my finger!)
I cut off gems from an old top to decorate the leaves and to decorate the strap made out of the old fabric I had cut off from the top and pinned it on with 2 safety pins. It was so hard to get on and off without breaking but lasted perfectly all night apart from the white paint kept flaking off leaving a trail pretty much wherever I walked!