Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy and Harlequin Costume
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Wonder woman, Poison Ivy, Harlequin
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This homemade costume for groups entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Melissa, the 'Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy and Harlequin' costume creator:
My three girls love comic book characters as much as my husband and I do. Are twins are 8 and our oldest is 12.
The twins were Harlequin, And Wonder Woman, Our oldest daughter was poison Ivy.
They were such a big hit. Everyone loved how original their costumes looked. I made every costume myself. Things I made include
Masks, gloves, Dresses, corset, skirt, Wonder Woman tiara, belt lasso, cuffs. chest armor,
Fabrics I used are cotton, costume suede, gold lame, felt, vinyl,
The only things I did not make were their shoes, makeup, wigs, and tights.
My husband and I came up with harlequins cork gun it was made using a shampoo bottle, wii gun remote, and a stack of cork pieces glued together and shaved down to make the large cork.
I made poison ivy's mask out of green 8 gage wire, green glass seed beads, green thread and Ivy leaf shaped sequins. I used a pair of sunglasses to form the frame of the mask then I wove and wrapped wire around the wire frame. I then decorated the wire mask with the beads and sequins using the green thread. I used thick clear elastic string to hold the mask on. I used over 300 Ivy leaves to cover poison ivy's shoes, corset, and hair pieces.
Wonder Woman's armor was made from sheets of craft foam, spray adhesive, Gold tissue lame fabric. I used a template for each piece that I hand drew to the correct size. For the eagle chest plate I found a wonder woman logo online I then enlarged it till it was the correct size. I achieved the 3d look of it by layering the pieces of foam sheets to make it 3d instead of flat. The silver wrist cuffs were made using soda cans cut trimmed painted and lined with felt and held on with covered elastic strips.
As I stated above I did not make their shoes I purchased them however I did cover the boots in red and white vinyl and the poison ivy shoes in ivy leaves.
I love making costumes it is a passion of mine. My favorite part is making my daughters actually feel like they are the character they are dressed as.