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Burlesque Poison Ivy by arktoi Burlesque Poison Ivy by arktoi
I didn't know whether to add this under Costumery or Photography...but since I didn't take the photo (but I did make the costume) I put it under costumery. =)

My original design Burlesque Poison Ivy outfit, worn at DragonCon 2011. I entered this in the Comic Book Babes contest, but sadly I didn't win anything.

I made the entire costume, with the exception of the gloves and stockings, which were ordered from My shoes were plain pumps purchased on ebay for $10, which I then covered with green glitter and sealed with clear acrylic sealant. This was my first time making a real steel-boned corset, and I'm super happy with how it turned out!

It's not visible here, but the skirt has a long train trimmed in emerald green lace, and the border of the entire skirt is hand-stencilled with a flower and vine pattern, which I then embellished with individual swarovski crystals, also by hand. Lots of tedious work. The jewelry I happened to find last minute at a korean gift shop XD

Photo by Anna Fischer, who is absolutely amazing.
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DoctorRocket Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
This is one of the best Poison Ivys I've ever seen.
Silverhauke Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Subtle sexy and classy....just love it. Excellent work all 'round
TransylvanianRose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
gorgeous work!
NoraEuphoria Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Such a gorgeous Ivy! And I love the costume. All around amazing!!
Pink7777 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Amazing job! Love it!
Valdrein Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful costume,
I love the concept :date:
LilBambooEater Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
How long would it take you to make something along the lines of this but not as detailed for commission?
arktoi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It would take a while, since I'm a full-time student and work full-time as well. Send me an email, and we can talk about details if you're interested in something.
Magicbabe171 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
This cosplay is so full of win!!!! AMAZING JOB! I love the whole thing!

And you totally should have won something in the contest. This is just gorgeous!
kcidkcus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
very nice
emptypintglass Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive work
If I had a mate who was that good at making costumes I'd be set for Whitby Goth Weekend

Works really well white the pale background to contrast
arktoi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do custom works, if you need anything made I could hook you up!
Gray-Vizard Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i need to show this to a friend of mine who is a pin up model in the UK
Zenkyou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
you MADE a corset? holy crap.
arktoi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did! It's really not as hard or scary as it seems. I was intimidated at first, but I read up on it and asked friends with experience, and just figured the rest out through trial and error!
Zenkyou Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
haha wow thats amazing! ive always been to afraid to make them because i hate wasting fabric.. but i gues that will always happen
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