Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The top of my outfit is completely done. I was going to use felt leaves initially, due to the plastic ones being rather expensive online, but then I scored an amazing deal on some plastic bouquets of ivy leaves. Since I was unhappy with the flat, two-dimensional look of the felt leaves, I decided to switch them out for the plastic, which were more realistic and had designs and variations in color already present. I had been thinking I was going to have to go back through and paint on details, so this was a pleasant surprise!
I had already started gluing on the felt leaves, but luckily was able to remove them from the strapless swimsuit and not cause too much damage to the fabric. There was quite a bit of glue residue remaining, but that got covered by the new leaves, so who really gives a damn?
My wig arrived a few weeks ago and I am beyond thrilled with how it looks! I was correct in thinking that getting all my hair under it is going to be a challenge, but that's a small price to pay for how utterly fantastic it looks on me! It definitely helps that I am a natural redhead, so the coloring is already there. This just takes it to the next level and gives me the length and curls that I can't get with my hair, or rather I could get but have minimal to no desire to work for. I have had hair as long as this wig before (I could sit on it when it was in a braid!) and it is horrible, miserable work to get it there and maintain it. Never again!
I know some people are probably thinking, "But Poison Ivy doesn't have a skirt!" Well, I for one like to shave as little as possible. I also have no butt, and desire to hide my asslessness under a several folds of fabric. For these reasons, this Poison Ivy will be wearing a skirt!
The only other thing I need to finish is my chest piece. I didn't want to go completely green for several reasons. First, that's a lot of time in application. Painting my arms, legs, face, and chest green could add hours onto the time it takes me to get ready, and I truly enjoy sleeping in. Second, I would be leaving green stains everywhere I went, and third, I don't want to have to scrub all that off in the bathroom of the Marriot. That just doesn't sound like a fun evening. instead I decided to use a green acrylic gem (already purchased) and paint on a series of green veins coming out from it. I want to make a clay piece that the gem fits into that I can glue onto my chest. This way I can paint some red onto it and mimic the look of an inflamed, infected spot, like the green is a disease that's spreading through my body, starting at the point where the gem has embedded itself. I am somewhat leery of my sculpting skills (since I have none), but I always have an artistically talented brother-in-law to help me if things don't go well!
Phew, I think that's pretty much everything! I did buy two ivy vines online to wrap around my legs, again to avoid body paint, and a pair of cheap sandals that will have the extra leaves glued across the top of them. What am I missing? I've been considering if I want a mask, and what form that might take. Thoughts? Suggestions? I want to hear them all!
P.S. One of these days I really will make one of my sisters write a post. I'm sure the internet is getting mighty tired of hearing just my voice here!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
This week I went to the thrift store and purchased a slightly-too-large bathing suit. I am going to sew all of my leaves to it. Yes, I know that the Con isn't until September, but I'm cutting out and sewing hundreds of felt leaves, so I figured getting a jump-start couldn't hurt! I got the suit a bit too large so that it wouldn't stretch and distort too much when I put it on, and so that it would be more comfortable to wear for a whole weekend. Comfort is important! Also, I want to eat nachos, so I can't be too constricted. Just sayin', a girl's gotta get her nacho on.
I will forgo the painted on vines for my arms and legs and just go for some wire stemmed ivy from the floral department. I like the authenticity of having it three-dimensional. I think I'll also have to figure out some interesting eye makeup. In all, very excited for this costume. I will post pictures later this week when I have some of the leaves ready to go!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
January 18th, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
We did a dress rehearsal for our costumes last night to work out the kinks and see what we still need to do. Maecy's Black Canary is going to be epic! She even found a canary necklace at Fuego that we painted with black nail polish.
She is also going Raven. I'm not incredibly familiar with the character, so I'm mostly taking get word for it that the costume is both awesome and accurate. She seems trustworthy enough.
I have decided to do double duty on my Thor cape and use it for Wonder Woman. I wasn't going to wear a cape as her, but it looked so good when I tried it on that I was persuaded. Kate is going to help me make a gold eagle for the back and I will just pin it on for the second day. I now have my rope as well, because Wonder Woman would be less wonderful without her Magic Lasso!
Thor got a compete makeover for ComiCon. Instead of pants and a gray shirt I am going to wear a black pencil skirt and black corset over a silver button-up. This will give me a much more feminine look, which is my personal ideal.
Kate's Loki will be much the same as it was for Halloween. The one addition will be a fantastic bracelet I bought her. It is a gold coil that closely resembles a snake, and while it came with blue jewels on the end, they will be painted over to a brilliant shade of Loki green. Loki green should be on the official color spectrum. She is still waiting for two parts of her Penguin costume to arrive in the mail (monocle and umbrella). They'd better hurry. Only two weeks to go!
Speaking of only two weeks to go, I'd probably better finish setting up the side of my Wonder Woman skirt. I'll post when it's finished!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
While we were at the mall shopping I found this little gem of a necklace. It's a black telephone booth. Of course I immediately thought TARDIS!
Luckily for me Kate has a fantastic shade of blue nail polish that she bought specifically for it's TARDIS-esque properties. A little brush application, some clear coat, and I have a TARDIS necklace. What do you think? Whovian enough? I quite like it!
Of course some of my love from this picture could be because it shows off my belt I got at Fossil the last time I was in Las Vegas, but I think I would love the necklace either way!
Ok, I'm off to go dress up with my sisters and take pictures. Oh darn, what a hard life I live!