Make Like Uma Thurman and Make this Poison Ivy Costume for Halloween
Can we talk about Uma Thurman circa 1997 playing the role of Poison Ivy in Batman? Um, total babe. Need we say more? That’s reason enough to bring back her babelicious green jumpsuit, that RED hair and impeccable makeup for Halloween. Plus, this poison ivy will only make you itch for candy (… or for George Clooney ;) You will look and feel amazing in this costume, so open up Amazon and get your supplies. You can order everything you need on Prime and it’ll arrive just in time! Scroll down for Misty Spinney’s hair and makeup tutorial so you can get the look.
How to Do Poison Ivy’s Makeup
Prep: Flawless Face: Follow this tutorial to get your base face on, and for this look, go a little brighter and heavier with your blush.
Step 2: Green Eyelids: Sweep a light green eye shadow or face paint like Ben Nye Creme Colors in Lime Green ($7) over your eyelids and slightly on your lower lash line.
Step 3: Red Wings: Use the same Ben Nye Creme Colors in Fire Red ($7) to create a wing cat eye that goes into your creases and beyond your eyes into your temples.
Step 4: Black Cat Eye: To bring in a little dimension, add a black cat eye using liquid eyeliner and then drag the green paint underneath the black and red to complete.
Step 5: Lashes + Lipstick: Throw on a few coats of your favorite mascara or even a set of false eyelashes. For your lips, go for a brick red like Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Pumpkin ($14) — a shade slightly deeper than your fire-red wig. This will give you a more a sultry look.
Finishing Touches: Ivy Brows: Attach fake ivy leaves over your eyebrows using eyelash glue!
How to Style Your Poison Ivy Wig
Use a fine-toothed comb to backcomb throughout the wig — this will give your wig more volume, shape and texture. Finish off by spraying your hair with hairspray.
How to Be Poison Ivy
Materials and Tools:
Hot glue the ivy onto the olive green suit into any pattern you please — I chose to focus on the areas that I wanted to conceal a little more… if you catch my drift. Then layer the suit over the lime green unitard and glue more ivy wrapping around your legs.
Now get into character and GO!
A whole lot of kick-ass ready to go down!
With a cunning sweet side to boot.
And one behind-the-scenes outtake because HOW COULD WE NOT!
Have you been Poison Ivy for Halloween before? We want to see your costume! Show us your ‘fit by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative!
DIY production, Hair + Makeup, Modeling: Misty Spinney (and cameo by Maddie Bachelder)
Author(s): Misty Spinney and Roxy Taghavian
Photography: Kurt Andre