|Time Taken :||About 2 weeks|
|First costume - made for my sisters fancy dress party. They all said it was so I good I should do some more. |
Next time I saw cosplayers I knew it was something I could enjoy.
The costume itself was basically a white halter neck swimsuit which I dyed with green fabric dye. It had preformed cups so I just padded them out with scrunched paper domes and a layer of soft sponge foam.
For the arm gloves I bought a pair of child size white tights and cut the legs off and cut the feet off. Then I sewd on some elastic cord at the top and bottom and dunked them in the same green dye.
The leaves are imitation from a flower shop. I just tied them into a hoop and wrapped it around my body.
The eybrow extensions I made out of card board, bent to follow my browbone and stiffened with white glue. When it was dry I painted it green. It was stuck around my eybrow with white glue - which held all night and surprisingly came off without a problem when I wanted.
The wig was a cheap party wig, I had to tie the fringe up with cotton. The hairband was just there to look pretty. I actually found some real Ivy leaves to wrap around that, so I had real Ivy in my hair. Although it wasn't poison Ivy..at least, I think it wasn't poison ivy... come to think of it I was very ill after the party...hmmm.. Nah! probably more to do with the vodka my sister had been spiking my drinks with ALL night. tut..Sisters eh! :p
What else, oh yeah the 'tuck'. No-one could figure out how I did away with my male bits. I don't think I should go into detail here. If ya wanna know ask me when you see me. :D All I'll say is it is not painfull.
Oh I did have a removable cape too. A lovely shimery green fabric. Nothing much to do there just add a button fastening around the neck.
Finish with false finger nails, couldn't find green nail varnish so I used green model paint instead.
Aristoc control top tights were brilliant. The extra elastic helped with the flattening of the front, and also nipped the waist in. They are also sheer a lot higher up the leg than most, which you really need on something like this where the thigh is showing.
Ivy was great fun to do. I'd love to take this costume and embellish it with all the detail the screen costume had. Maybe sometime...