Saturday, March 20, 2010
Now This Gal Looks Like a Real Poison Ivy
Here is what she had to say about her whole experience,"Tada! Here's the complete look. I can't even tell you how much work I put into this. I always told myself the year I chose to dress as Poison Ivy (which I wanted to do forever) I was going to do it right. For about a month I searched for a green strapless leotard. My boyfriend searched for 3 days straight online. And here's what we found out: They don't exist.
So here's what I did. I bought a body shaper and countless amounts of fake ivy from a craft store which I cut off from their stems one by one. My plan was to sew them all on individually. When I was in the Poconos for a weekend I started sewing the top part (which is formed like a bra) with elastic thread. It was coming out great but it was taking a long time. And at that point I had about a week until the party. Once I was finished sewing the top I realized I couldn't to that with the body because it was loose and stretchy and would bunch up. I almost gave up when my boyfriends mom suggested I use material glue. The only thing is I would have to be in the outfit to do it. So for about 3 hours the night before the party my mom helped me glue on the rest of the leaves one by one.
All well and good until I went to take it off and couldn't because the glue had dried and the material was no longer stretchy, it was like a mold. It took about a half hour to get off and I decided that when I got home the night of the party I'd be sleeping in it. Which I did. :)"