Wednesday, July 18, 2012
DIY Poison Ivy Costume
So i know that this post is a bit different form anything else ive done before! But for those of you who love fancy dress parties or Halloween this will be the post for you!
A few months ago i was invited to a birthday party, only to find out 1 day in advance that it was a dress up party! CRAP.....i was thinking, gees what am i going to wear!
All the costume shops where i live were all booked out and they are super pricey aswell!
So i decided to make my own!
This way your guaranteed a 100% unique costume, that you can have forever and reuse!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Green singlet dress- Supre $12
- Hot Glue Gun- Bunnings $8
- Green Fabric (can use a few different shades if you like) 2 mts of each $20 fabric shop
- Saftey Pins, Needle & Thread & Scissors- $10 Craft Shop
- Leaves- From the garden
- Old Head Band
OK LETS START!
1- Wear the Dress. This is the best way to see how it will hang and sit on your body when your wearing it.
2- Start with some of the green fabric- Im using the darker green silky fabric
Using the saftey pins pin the fabric to your dress. I started the fabric from my sholder.
Then moved down to my waist and so on! Go crazy you can make some really cool shapes!
3- Carefully take the dress off. Find the section where the saftey pins are
4- Take the needel and thread and start sewing each section to the dress
SO MUCH FASTER & EASIER!
6- Now with the patterned green fabric- draw out leave shapes and cut them out! Cut out lots of different sized =D
7- Take the hot glue gun and glue the tips of the leaves to the dress. I placed mine where the sewing was, but you can put it anywhere you like! I also glued some on the shoulder parts of my dress.
8- If you like glue on real leaves as well! This will give a really realistic feel to your costume
I decided to use real leaves, cos they are free! IF you were to buy fake leaves you need heaps and it adds up $$$
LET THE BOTH DRY for at least 12hrs!
AND YAAAy your all done!
I hope you have found this helpfull! Please let me know what you think and if your going to give it a go!
So i did film a tutorial for this, but ive lost it! =(
so ill just tell you what i used and what i did! Not the same i know but its better then nothing!
-I started by drawing the design around my eyes with a green eyeliner- Then i filled it in with a green eyeshdow
- Taking cosmetic glitter i glue it on the area using a glitter eyeliner.
-Applied feather lashes
- lots of blush and red lipstick
Sugar Pill Sweet Heart & Heart Breaker Palettes
Eyelashes from a craft shop (dont know that brand sorry)
Cosmetic Glitter (any brand will do)
Napoleon Perdis Double Agent Rouge Lipstick
SAVVY Rose Blush
LOVE YOU ALL
See you all soon!
Posted by Jade