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AlissaT
« on: November 05, 2008 09:06:25 AM »

I decided that I was going to be Poison Ivy for Halloween back in the summer, but I really procrastinated on my costume.  
      When I finally got started I gathered up all the ivy I could get my hands on! (A huge garbage bag full)  I bought this huge silky green floor length skirt from goodwill for 5 dollars, not a bad deal.  I figured somehow it would turn itself into a sexy tight little dress.  I never really think these things through.  
       I got to work on it about a week before halloween.  (I'm famous for procrastinating)  Being that my mom is a magician when it comes to these kinds of things, she told me where to pin and how to sew it and cut and all that.  I hope to be as good as she one day.
       After my dress was sewn up and good to go, I sewed on a million little pieces of ivy by hand.  I had hoped to cover the entire dress with ivy, but after a while I just got sick to death of looking at it.  I think in the end I made a good choice.  
        I used some temporary hair dye to get it that color, I'm a blonde most of the time.  On the whole, I was super pleased after it all came together.

        I got the gloves and eyebrow things from a friend who has a sister that was poison ivy once for Halloween, but these things were made for the costume too.  So it was pretty much all homemade.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 10:42:35 AM »

Very well done, Looks great! Did the color wash out of your hair easily?
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AlissaT
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 03:10:44 PM »

lol, I colored it on Friday and it's still a little orange on wednesday.  It's coming out though... slowly.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008 02:30:43 AM »

Wow, i love this!
The dress def looks better half covered in Ivy! Wish i could pull sometihng like this off, including the hair !
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008 11:18:55 PM »

Very cute.  Grin
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