Poison Ivy Costume Update

Tomorrow is Hallowe’en!

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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:

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I’ve got ivy crawling up my boots, which cover my gorgeously warm fleece tights;

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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;

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And my corset, to which I added elastic panels so I could breathe;

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And my hella gorgeous opera cloak, which my mother altered so the sleeves could be removed.

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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 …

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Fun with the Silhouette: Temp Tats

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.

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Design your tattoos on your computer and make sure to mirror them in the image you print out onto the special paper.

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Print them at high quality on the shiny side of the paper.

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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.

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Cut it out carefully with scissors. Or use your Silhouette if you’ve got one.

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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!

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