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Cosplayer Etaru Kaumoto > Costume of Poison Ivy from DC Comics

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01-30-2014
Series
DC Comics
Character
Poison Ivy
Special Variation:
Kotobukiya/J Scott Campbell
Year Completed:
2013
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
Dragon*Con 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The base is made out of an olive sateen for which I used a bunnysuit pattern made by and fitted by Mostflogged, and covered the bodice, body and bottom with wisteria leaves. I wanted to avoid using ivy leaves as much as possible except on the leg and arm accents, and used larger foiled leaves on the butt as a modesty cover. I painted over a pair of heels I owned and glued ivy garlands to the base, having them wrap up the legs and pinned to the tights. The rest was adding hundreds of small rhinestone details to each leaf - even the ivy garlands and shoes - and constructing a hairpiece out of matching leaves, green and ivory flowers, and peacock accents. I wanted to loosely style the wig so it could be reused, so the leaves in the hair are all pinned in.
Personal Thoughts:
The concept came together when I thought of Ivy as a glamorous, badass lady who emerged from a forest covered in morning dew drops and leaves. I loved the Kotobukiya figure of Poison Ivy, but didn't feel up to painting myself green, so I came up with a design that incorporated elements of J Scott Campbell's art that I adored. I wanted something that deviated from the usual ivy leaves one piece bikini with boots and gloves, but still kept her very sensual and detailed design origins.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Malinda
Original Color:
Mahogany
Wig Quality Rating
5 / 5.00
Styling Notes
Very curly and bouncy wig even after multiple wears and restyling, it's a gorgeous lace-front.
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