Tomorrow is Hallowe’en!
I don’t have any pockets in my costume so I can’t promise I’ll be able to take many pictures but I’m sure that Chel will come up with a few and post them to her blog after the big night.
Here’s the finished get-up:
I’ve got ivy crawling up my boots, which cover my gorgeously warm fleece tights;
I have these wee gloves on my arms, which will do nothing to keep me warm, but will look cool next to the vine tattoos I’ll be adding;
And my corset, to which I added elastic panels so I could breathe;
And my hella gorgeous opera cloak, which my mother altered so the sleeves could be removed.
The final product (minus makeup and tattoos – and sorry the pictures are terrible: I used a timer and the light is bad). I’m very pleased! Also I kind of feel like if my outfit were more purple I could do a pretty convincing Ursula …
Part of my Hallowe’en costume (update on Friday!) is making Poison Ivy look like she’s got actual ivy growing along her skin. For that I chose to pick up some Silhouette temporary tattoo paper. The great thing about this is that you don’t even need a Silhouette to do this project – you can always cut the tattoos out by hand. Any colour printer will do.
Design your tattoos on your computer and make sure to mirror them in the image you print out onto the special paper.
Print them at high quality on the shiny side of the paper.
Use a squeegee to ever so carefully smooth the sticky plastic sleeve over top of the printed and dried design. It’s really quite easy.
Cut it out carefully with scissors. Or use your Silhouette if you’ve got one.
Then go ahead and stick stuff to your skin! These would make great gifts for people if you customized it to their tastes. I bet they’d make great favors at weddings too!