How to make a Poison Ivy Halloween Costume.

Singing: “that girl is poisonnnnnnn”

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Hey Party People! So today my friend Cassandra and I attempted to make a poison Ivy costume. That is Cassandra pictured above.

I think it went pretty well!

First we watched a ton of YouTube videos on how to make the costume. The one we felt worked best for us, was a video from Slim Goody. I recommend watching it.

Then we had to weigh the costs vs the benefits.

*Benefit of a homemade costume:
NO ONE AT THE PARTY WILL BE WEARING YOUR COSTUME!!!!!
*The con of a homemade costume:
Unless you already own all the needed materials, it may cost you more than purchasing a store bought costume.

In our case being unique out weighed the cost.

What you need:
Corset/Bustier 
Tutu
Fake leaves
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Bobby Pins (for hair accessories)
Leggings, tights or boyshorts (green or black look best)

Corset/Bustier:
Buy it a size bigger than you normally wear. Once you hot glue leaves on, the fabric does not stretch as well and is constricted.

We purchased this corset and Tutu at a novelty costume shop (Sweet Island, Chino, CA) for $19.99 each.

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Leaves:
The leaves came in a bush for home decor from JoAnn’s for $7.99

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We cut the leaves from the stems and organized them by size. (Tip: We found that the small leaves worked the best. Once the corset was actually worn, the bigger leaves didn’t work as well around the curves.) Next we used the smaller leaves and started to hot glue them to the corset.

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We did one row at a time, starting at the bust and then layered them down. It looked best when the leaves were overlapping. (Tip: Do not glue leaves onto the actual boning of the corset. Try to get the glue from the leaves in between the boning). Once you are a few rows deep, try the corset on, look for gaps or any odd looking sections. Better to fix now, then after it is all glued down.  Continue layering until you reach the bottom of the corset. Try it on again to look for gaps. We found the most gaps occurred in areas that curved, like the bust and hips.

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Tutu:
Add small leaves to random areas of the tutu. Keep this area light on leaves. Too many is overwhelming and not as cute. Beware letting the layers of tulle touch when adding the leaves. You don’t want it to clump together. If the tulle of your skirt is wrinkled, leave the tutu in the bathroom while you’re taking a hot ahower. The steam will let the wrinkles out. Or if you have a steamer, use that.

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Bobby Pin:
Use a tiny bit of glue and add a small leaf to a bobby pin for an easy hair accessory.

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Then all you have to figure out is if you will wear leggings and what shoes to wear! I will leave that up to you.

I hope this was helpful. We will be posting themake up ideas and pictures soon. But until then, here are a few YouTube how too videos I found.
Sculpt Beauty
Cartoon Version Makeup
Bee is for Beauty

Good luck,
Mon

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Doctor Who Party

Hey Guys! The Party Went Great!

Pictures down below!

We had Adipose marshmallows, Dalek cupcakes, Bananas (because you always bring a banana to a party), Doctor Who Party Masks and Favors, a TARDIS Piñata.

Games for the Party:
Pin the Screwdriver on the Doctor
Hot Potato (using a plush Dalek)
Dr Who musical chairs

Almost everything i found through Etsy. Here are some of the links we used:
Doctor Who Invitations for Kids here
Doctor Who Invitations for Adults over here
Dalek Cupcake Wrappers from Charming Madness
Tardis Piñata from Geeky Mamas
Doctor Who Masks from BBC Website

I google seached the coloring pages and the banner. I used cardstock for the masks, banner and the cupcake wrappers.

My friend purchased a Doctor Who poster for the game “pin the screwdriver on the doctor”. (which my son later hung in his room) I printed sonic screw drivers and used tape for the kids to pin it on. Even some adults joined in.

Decor was easy enough. I used a lot of blue. Even put some pictures and captions up for non fans to look at.

The cake was actually a spiderman cake from a grocery store that we decorated with my son’s toys. He did the decorating hmself. It was Amy, Rory and Doctor running toward th Tardis, trying to escape giant Adipose marshmallows.

Below are the pictures from the big day!

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