My entry is a 1920s reimagining of the Batman villain Poison Ivy, as represented by Uma Thurman in the 1997 movie Batman and Robin.
This costume represents my favorite villain, my favorite color, and an opportunity to indulge in some of my favorite techniques. It consists of a self-dyed green silk chiffon dress with matching scarf. The dress is embellished with gold glass beading and self-dyed dark green silk velvet ivy leaves with gold silk embroidery veins. With all the shiny, I think the most overlooked detail that I'm exceptionally proud of would be the eight yards of handstitched rolled hem on the skirt.
The costume is accessorized with an elaborately beaded, self-dyed gold silk drawstring purse. The gloves were an adventure in silk painting techniques on purchased nylon gloves. The shoes were a refurbished second hand pair of strappy heels, painted with gold leaf.
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