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Eat your Veggies, Batman by etaru Eat your Veggies, Batman by etaru

The concept of this costume came together when I thought of Ivy as a glamorous, seductive lady who emerged from a forest covered in morning dew drops and leaves. I loved the Kotobukiya figure of Poison Ivy, but didn't feel up to painting myself green, so I came up with a design that incorporated elements of Michael Turner and J Scott Campbell's art that I adored. I wanted something that deviated from the usual ivy leaves one piece bikini with boots and gloves, but still kept her very sensual and detailed design origins. 

Construction was pretty straight forward. The base is made out of an olive sateen for which I used a bunnysuit pattern made by and fitted by Mostflogged, and covered the bodice, body and bottom with wisteria leaves. I wanted to avoid using ivy leaves as much as possible except on the leg and arm accents, and used larger foiled leaves on the butt as a modesty cover. I painted over a pair of heels I owned and glued ivy garlands to the base, having them wrap up the legs and pinned to the tights. The rest was adding hundreds of small rhinestone details to each leaf - even the ivy garlands and shoes - and constructing a hairpiece out of matching leaves, green and ivory flowers, and peacock accents. I wanted to loosely style the wig so it could be reused, so the leaves in the hair are all pinned in.

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Poison Ivy from DC Comics (Kotobukiya and Michael Turner inspired)
Made and modeled by me
Photo by Anna Fischer www.flickr.com/photos/27594459…

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:iconroxten:
Roxten Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
I don't know about batman but I'm gonna start eating my vegies <3
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etaru Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
;D
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Pawppy Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Athene brought me here... nice work !!
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Thanks!
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Eric-The-Riddle Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
"I am Nature's arm. Her spirit. Her will. Hell, I am Mother Nature, and the time has come for plants to take back the world so rightfully ours! 'cause it's not nice to fool with Mother Nature." - POISON IVY

Drool I don't care if you have a poison kiss. Mwahahahahahahaha! After were done. I will die a happy man. B-) (Cool)
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:iconcj-db:
CJ-DB Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very pretty :love:
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Ki-Plueschie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
hahaha love your title xD
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hentaigrandfather Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I love veggies :lol:

Great work :)
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cloudwarrior75 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking awesome etaru
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KawikaM Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
good lord you make one great pamela isley
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horouboi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
wait a minute... i never planted hot girl seeds in my garden O_o
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Shinji-Mamoru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Photographer
I need to say, i have a lot of problems since last week but i smile when i see this photo today.

Miss talk to you =) 
Great photo, great costume, as always, gorgeous!
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
That makes me really happy, thank you!! Stay strong! 
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rpost61 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
wicked sexy view
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:iconschieben:
Schieben Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Love the title. :D

So pretty! I love this costume! :dance:
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songsforever Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well done!! Poison Ivy is one of my favorite Batman villains besides Harley.

:hug: Keep up the good work.
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neoangelwink Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
very pretty ^_^
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Batman wouldn't be able to resist =D
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pumpmonger Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I am glad you did not paint yourself green, this works so well. The green of nature with the warmth of your hair and skin it a nice contrast. It shows the still human side of Ivy.
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etaru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I'm really glad my laziness bears some kind of draw to the overall costume! lol Besides that, I just can't imagine how being painted green could possibly look flattering, on me anyway. 
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LJImagination Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
This is gorgeous.  Well done!
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HateBunny Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wowie zowie!
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onegemini Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well done. ::applause::
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