A few weeks ago, I went to a fancy dress party and decided to make my own costume rather than do the lazy thing and rent one (or the tacky thing and try to make one that doesn’t quite represent the character you’re supposed to be dressed up as).
Being a bit of a geek-girl, I’ve always wanted to dress up as one of the female Batman villains, but I’ve always thought Catwoman was a bit of a cliché, whereas one of the other famous villains is a bit more feminine (and she’s my favourite ever since Uma Thurman played her in Batman and Robin).
So, with a cheap corset I bought bought from Ebay, some fake plastic ivy, a green net tutu and a glue gun, I set about making my sexy Poison Ivy costume…
The first thing you will need is a black or green corset. I got mine off eBay, it was about £10, obviously it is not suitable for waist training or cinching, it is purely for fashion. You will also need some strands of Ivy, I got mine from a local floristry wholesalers but I am sure you can get these online as well. You will also need a hot glue gun, and some glue sticks.
Snip the Ivy off the strands and put them in bags acording to size and place them under something heavy. I did three bags, small, medium and large. This seems a bit OCD I know but it will hold you in good stead when you start glueing.
Start from an outside edge, using the larger leaves, don’t worry about leaving gaps at this stage as you can fill them in later with the smaller leaves. Once you have filled one side, start on the opposite side and use the same technique, using the larger leaves.
One both sides are finished you can start adding in the medium leaves into any gaps, but don’t worry too much about small gaps at this stage, because we have the small leaves for those.
Once it is mainly covered just go in with the smaller leaves and fill in any small gaps, dont get too near the lacing as it will effect your ability to lace it up!
Once it was finished I gave the corset a quick spray with some gold glitter and then I added a few Swarovski crystals in green and gold.
I teamed my outfit with a green and black tutu, black gauntlets and some black shorts to protect my modesty!
Did you like this how to? Let me know and please send me your photos of you wearing your Poison Ivy corset!