Jun 4, 2012

(Tutorial:) Poison Ivy



So, yesterday night I found this site with thousands of cosplay pics from different conventions, and the one character that kept popping up was Poison Ivy. The outfits were usually very well put together, but usually the makeup was somehow dull.
So that gave me an inspiration to do my own version of Poison Ivy.
There are a few popular Poison Ivy styles; The Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy from the 90's film, the different versions from the comics, and the Batman: Arkham Asylum version. 
I like some parts of all of them, but I wanted to add my own twist to it. I didn't want to make just a sexy woman with red lips and hair and poison ivy leaves, but something a bit more sinister, but still kinda hot.

This is how it came out:

This is how I did it:

First I made a normal base to my face (primer, foundation), then I drew thin vein-like lines all over my face (mostly to temples and side of my face, not too much but still noticeable).
Then I applied basic lash glue (mine was Duo lash glue) over the green lines:

I let the glue to dry, and when it was dried enough, I applied some dark color around the glue to make more depth to the veins. Then I did the makeup itself:

I actually did super basic dark smokey eye, I used black base for lid (MAC Slick Black greasepaint stick), Sugarpill Bulletproof over Slick Black, then dark green from 120 palette, and blended the edges with Sugarrpill Acidberry and Illamasqua Vernau. 
I made the brow really arched, I used basic brown brow pencil and OCC Botanical liptar to create the kinda mossylike finish.
And finally Sugarpill Flutter false lashes:

For the lips I used concealer, and OCC Botanical liptar, kinda looking that it would be oozing from my mouth:

Then some highlighter and blush to make the skin look natural:

And finally a super-cheap red wig (it's some kind of cheap Jessica Rabbit wig from costumeshop) and some fake ivy leafs, and I also patted a hint of green color also to the hairline of the wig to make it look like the hair was also "infected" of the veins/moss:

And the look is done!




32 comments:

  1. love it!! :D Such good ideas for my Poison Ivy cosplay, I did similar makeup myself with green lips and heavy eyes, but looove your veins and the way you did the lips so it looks like it 'oozes' as you say, will definitely take some tips from here! ^_^ xx

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  2. Fucking gorgeous!!
    Just dyed my hair red, so I need some green looks to do for the summer :D

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  3. I love your take on Poison Ivy! I mean, I love the movie and cartoon versions too, but you totally got the essence of the comic book version. She is seductive, but dangerous, like could kill you with a kiss dangerous. Love the green "veins" and oozing effect of the mouth. Its just spot on. :D

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  4. Love how your look turned out!

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  5. Love this, girl! Poison Ivy is my favorite bad girl.

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  6. I love Poison Ivy!!

    Greetings from Spain!

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  7. Wow, wow, WOW!
    This is stunning, I love it! You put so much effort in this and the outcome is overwhelming. You are a real artist.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm a Batman fanatic and this is a beautiful rendition of Poison Ivy...stunning:-)

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  9. Which site was it you found with all the cosplay photos on? Your look is STUNNING and I can't wait to try it out myself :)

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    1. This one: http://dtjaaaam.smugmug.com/ Good quality photos from lots of different cons, fun for hours! :D

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  10. Best. Poison Ivy. EVER.

    I love the dimensional vines, and your lips are so much better than the red lip versions!

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  11. It's so fantastic !!! Truelly perfect !!! °.°

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  12. This is great. I love what you did with the lips - that's very unique.

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  13. just amazing!

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  14. I love all your stuff, but this is just phenomenal. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  15. I'm fan of poison ivy, so I'm always happy to see a version.
    The version of the video game is kind of far from the comics, so good to see you choose that version, really nice one.

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  16. EPIC! The lips are my favourite part. Reminds me of a Goosebumps episode where this kid's dad's body was taken over by an alien plant (or something) and he bled green goo :D

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  17. Hands down, the BEST Poison Ivy I've seen!! I tried it a few years ago for Halloween following Kandee Johnson's tutorial http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=497725517951&set=a.412856797951.200087.662087951&type=3 I wish yours had been around then, because this is so bad ass!! :X


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  18. This is the BEST Poison Ivy i have ever seen!!!

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  20. I love Poison Ivy from Batman amd I always wanted to be like she! your work is gorgeus :)

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  22. Definitely using this for my next cosplay! Best Poison Ivy makeup I have ever seen!

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  25. Amazing! I want to be Poison Ivy on Halloween this year and this is GREAT!! DEFINATLY stealing this :) !!

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  26. thanks for sharing..

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  27. WOW! I want to be Poison Ivy for a fancy dress next week and definitely using this. Love the vines...how exactly did you do it? I don't know if I could spread the glue so precisely! It's beautiful and very cool though...love the eyebrows.

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