DIY: Poison Ivy Costume

Written by racheal ambrose
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Dress up as Poison Ivy for Halloween or other occasion. Poison Ivy is a female villain who appears in the Batman comic books, video games and in the movie “Batman and Robin." She uses poisons and plants to act on her plans. The costume varies slightly from the movie, video games and comic books, but the basics are her red hair and green clothing.

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Things you need

  • Green leotard
  • Tacky or fabric glue
  • Artificial ivy
  • Thin brown or black belt
  • Green elbow-length gloves
  • Red high-heeled shoes or green boots
  • Green or yellow leggings
  • Red temporary hair colouring spray
  • Green or black eyeliner
  • Orange, green and yellow eye shadow
  • Make-up brushes

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    Glue a strand of artificial ivy to the leotard around each arm hole, around the neck and in a diagonal line across the middle. Use a separate piece of ivy for each part. The vine should look like it is wrapping around your body.

  2. 2

    Glue a strand of ivy around each leg of the leggings. Allow the glue to dry.

  3. 3

    Apply a line of glue on the outside of the belt. Press a strand of ivy onto the glue. Alternatively, wrap the ivy around the belt.

  4. 4

    Put on the leotard, leggings, gloves, belt and shoes or boots. Put the belt on so it sits on your hips.

  1. 1

    Spray your hair with the red temporary hair colouring spray. Cover your eyes before spraying. Ask someone to spray the back to ensure all your hair is coloured.

  2. 2

    Draw a line along the bottom of your eyelid with eyeliner. Extend the line past your eye and draw a vine. Repeat with the other eye. Outline the vines past your eye with thin lines of green, orange and yellow eye shadow.

  3. 3

    Draw a thin line of orange eye shadow on your lower eyelids. Brush green eye shadow over both eyelids. Spread yellow eye shadow above the green and extend it to your eyebrow.

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