Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: DIY Halloween Costume

DIY Halloween Costume

7:41 PM

As all of you know I went to Lucky FABB last week, and I was extremely busy with getting everything together and attending the conference.  This left me with no time to get a costume for a Halloween Party I was going to.  Earlier last week I went to Michael’s to buy some leaves because I thought of being Poison Ivy.  I had no idea how I was going to make this happen with only one day available for making this costume.  So I went to Lucky FABB and didn’t dwell on it.  I thought if anything I’ll just turn to my “go-to Halloween costume” which is the lovely 1950’s pin up.  I have a lot of experience in this department!  It’s hands down my favorite era of all time.  Anyway let’s move on to how I made my Poison Ivy costume.  Oh and that’s Poison Ivy the character not the plant.

Of course since I’m pretty handy when it comes to headbands I thought that I could start with making that and then work my way into the rest of the costume.  I sewed most of the leaves on, but the rest (since I was running out of time) I used a hot glue gun for.

Then I had the perfect idea.  Since Poison Ivy’s colors are green, gold, and red I thought of a dress that has been in my closet since 2005.  I bought it to ring in the New Year for 2006.  Since then it’s had its fair share of usage so I thought it was time to spruce it up a bit and recycle it.

The same leaves I used for the headband I used for the bust area of the dress.  There’s no real way that I sewed the leaves on, it was the mentality of “whatever works,” however I did place them all going in one direction.  Also, if you try to make this costume last minute, you don’t have to sew on the leaves like I did.  You can most likely just use the hot glue gun and glue them on.

Once I was finished with everything I chose to wear my ruby red slippers and voila!  Poison Ivy costume is done!

Also, here's my makeup for the night and a lovely instagram selfie!


xoxo Moniczka

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  1. When I saw this on LOOKBOOK, I loved it! You did a great job with this one. Even Batman villainess Poison Ivy would be so jealous that you look incredibly much more chic and awesome than her. Both the dress and the mary jane pumps are amazing. Awesomeness!

  2. Such a great costume, I love it! I love any DIY costumes to be honest. They are so much cooler then something you can buy at a party store! I follow you on GFC and love everything you post! Thanks!

  3. Love this costume! Your tattoo on your right foot is possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen (I'm assuming it is Simba?).

    1. Haha Thank you! Yes it's Simba. I love the Lion King! There's a quote from that movie that I love but I decided instead of getting the quote I'll just get Simba :)


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