Poison Ivy (masquerade ball ) - Batman & Robin





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...


Uber-Nerd posted on 24 January, 2009 - 01:15
You look fabulous! Tab

Ranma1-2 posted on 24 January, 2009 - 01:23
Thanks Tab. I thought it was time I put these in my gallery in case some of you hadn't seen them yet. So Yeah that's where it started really. ^_^

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 24 January, 2009 - 13:39
This is fantastic! You pull it off really well <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 24 January, 2009 - 19:48
Thanks. ^_^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 24 January, 2009 - 20:28
OMG this is amazing ^.^ 2 huge batman fans are smitten ^^ Its really accurate ^^ still nice legs also :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 24 January, 2009 - 20:45
Glad you like. lol. ^_^

Manga Girl posted on 24 January, 2009 - 20:47
I love it! You look amazing as Poison Ivy! :D

Charlie-Bear posted on 24 January, 2009 - 23:14
You really do make an excellent Poison Ivy! I love it, fantastic job! X3 (Awesome legs! :D)

Ranma1-2 posted on 24 January, 2009 - 23:41
Aww thanks guys. ^_^

Wildeth posted on 25 January, 2009 - 08:32
You're so amazing! <3 I can't believe you're 45! You look fabulous!

Ranma1-2 posted on 25 January, 2009 - 14:33
Oh trust me, I loiter in dark corners of the show halls. Body's ok but the ole face ain't so good. ..I'm trying to find some Wonderfull makeup which will make me look young again. So if you see me at a show Dont't look too close, ok? ^_^

stripey_dani posted on 26 January, 2009 - 01:36
You look amazing! ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 26 January, 2009 - 02:15
Aww thanks hon. ^_^

Missytetra posted on 2 February, 2009 - 00:02
Pash pash, from what I see you look amazing, stay positive hun ^^ With legs like yours, I see no way anyone could grumble! I love Poison Ivy and this was a great rendition of her- so accurate! Keep up the great work <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 February, 2009 - 13:10
Thanks Missytetra, you're so encouraging ^_^

samwhitewolf posted on 13 February, 2009 - 11:34
Thought I recognised you in october haha! Shame you didn't get Poison Ivy done in time for London Film and Comic con, as its a great costume! brilliant handywork I have to say. :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 February, 2009 - 12:19
Thanks Sam. Grab me next time and say hi, I'm terrible at spotting people under their cosplays.. Two girls I was speaking to at October Expo I didn't realise who they were until I got home and spoke on the forums! Duhhhh :D Ivy cos still needs some re-working before it's ready for a reprise. But I will make next LFCC in July, aiming to debut Catwoman (purple catsuit ver). Will you and your bank heist posse be there? ^^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 13 February, 2009 - 13:25
MAN cant wait for catwoman shots ^.^ is it the classic comic version or the Ertha version or? ^.^ your getting a DC lineup ^.- (im planning on Green Lantern...at least the victorian version ^.^)

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 February, 2009 - 15:16
Two versions, Michelle Pfeiffer Black PVC planned for later in the year, and a Jim Balent artwork version - that's the comic style purple catsuit ..Still working on it, needs to have the mask finished but is more or less done. I spose I should fetch some piccies and put em up in my gallery?

Sephirayne posted on 28 February, 2009 - 01:27
I love your Posion Ivy. You have done such a prefect job. You look amazing.

Ranma1-2 posted on 28 February, 2009 - 02:22
Thanks Sephy. I was thinking of re-vamping this making it more screen accurate covering it with all those tiny ivy leaves, maybe for Oct Expo.

1000014 posted on 21 March, 2009 - 11:32
You look fab! Birmingham based too :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 21 March, 2009 - 17:26
Thanks. Yep good old Brm. ^^

Sillabub posted on 1 April, 2009 - 01:24
This was a fantastic first costume, well done! Thanks for the comment on Chun Li, too. I think there are actually some photos of my butt doing the rounds this time...!

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 April, 2009 - 12:53
Thanks hon. ^^ I will wear this at Expo sometime - when it has been re-vamped. :)

No thanks posted on 16 June, 2009 - 16:00
Oooh you do such good crossplays! I'm actually really jelous <333

Ranma1-2 posted on 16 June, 2009 - 18:55
Thank you Charlotte. ^^

Toshi-chan posted on 7 July, 2009 - 13:18
you really do look amazing in this costume!!!! There should be most amazing cross-play prizes!

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 July, 2009 - 14:23
Aww thanks Toshi-chan. ^_^

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 10 December, 2009 - 15:23
This is brilliant you make such a good poison Ivy

Ranma1-2 posted on 10 December, 2009 - 18:13
Thank yoooh. ^_^ I shall have to do Ivy at an Expo sometime..

Wyrdsister posted on 11 December, 2009 - 00:02
Damn your legs!!!

Ranma1-2 posted on 11 December, 2009 - 00:37
ha ha my secret weapon. ^_^ Goodness knows why I ended up with legs like this. Basically I don't carry much body fat. If there's any truth in "you are what you eat" - I eat Tuna a lot, and you don't find much fat on a fish. =P ..Plus, I do ballet exercises for fun. :)

Zelda posted on 25 January, 2010 - 13:16
This is so so awesome!!!!

Ranma1-2 posted on 25 January, 2010 - 16:24
Thanks Tif. ^_^

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 7 March, 2010 - 17:24
These are simply fantastic :) Im more than a little jealous hehe

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 March, 2010 - 00:13
Thank you. Jealous - what of!?

cowiee posted on 6 March, 2011 - 01:15
Wow.. just wow

Ranma1-2 posted on 6 March, 2011 - 16:25
Thanks Stripeycow. ^_^