Suicide Squad Style Poison Ivy Cosplay


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As much fun as I have putting together screen accurate(-ish…) cosplays – or ones that are based on fan art – sometimes it’s simply more fun to let my creative side loose. I have quite a few mashup/AU cosplays in my repertoire, some of which I have yet to write about and one being, of course, my Disney Princess Kylo Ren.

While the Suicide Squad-style Poison Ivy that I debuted at MegaCon Orlando over Memorial Day wasn’t the first mashup cosplay I’ve put together this year, I’m really excited about it and already have plans for some minor upgrades before I bring it back at Dragon Con. In fact, originally I wasn’t planning on wearing it at DCon, but then I had an absolute blast with it at MegaCon!

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The idea for this particular cosplay came to me after stumbling on some fanart that depicted Ivy and Harley together, with Harley in her Suicide Squad outfit and Ivy in one that was somewhat SS-inspired, but without as much…shall we say…pizzazz…as Harley’s outfit. At first I thought about creating something entirely based on the fanart that I’d found, but then I decided it would be more ‘me’ to put an outfit together that was more closely based on Harley’s outfit…especially knowing that my friend Bekah was going to be donning a SS-style Harley cosplay and was more than willing to tweak it so that instead of focusing on Harley Quinn’s relationship with the Joker, she would be with Ivy (which is hands down a far healthier relationship for Harley, plus 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈).

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Hence, green lace up boots with heels, green fishnets, green sparkly booty shorts, a raglan-style shirt (but with green sleeves), and a green choker necklace. As you can see I wore the wig down, but for Dragon Con I might go with pigtails…that’s just one of the handful of changes I’m considering, anyway! My plan is to wear it on Friday of DCon, and either shortly before or after that I might even have prints of me in this cosplay available for sale 🙂

Two Weeks ‘Til Dragon Con 2016!

I’ll be honest – this year, it’s been really hard for me to “get into” Dragon Con. I’ve been out straight with traveling in general as well as being a Guest at MegaCon over Memorial Day weekend and a Pro at SDCC last month, not to mention some major personal changes that I’ve made (so far they’ve all turned out fairly well, so yay to that!). But now there’s just two weeks until DCon – and less than that before I actually arrive in Atlanta – and needless to say, I’m feeling the crunch. Before I get into all of that, though, here are the panels where you’ll be able to find me!

Game of Thrones: Concepts of Honor – Saturday 9/3 at 2:30 PM
Netflix, Cable, and the Mainstream – Sunday 9/4 at 11:30 AM
The Expanse: Politics and Priorities – Sunday 9/4 at 5:30 PM

All of these panels are with Dragon Con’s American Sci-Fi & Fantasy Media track and if they’re in the same place as the past couple of years, the panels will be in an M300 room at the Marriott 🙂

As for cosplay, while about half of my costumes are ones I’ve worn before and the new ones don’t involve much work, several of them are still only listed as “possible” costumes because I’m just not sure I’ll have the time or money to finish them all properly.

For instance, why can’t I button up the tuxedo jacket that I have? I don’t know, and I’m afraid to do too much to mess with it because it seems that’s not what it’s made for, even though that makes no sense to me. I mean, I’ve never worn a tuxedo jacket before, but I assumed they are all meant to be buttoned up if you want to wear them that way, and apparently I was wrong about that. I suppose I can always just pin it shut…because cosplay, ha.

(Really though, don’t even ask me how I’m going to pull off Bunny Hutch Effie, because I’m not at all certain about that, either.)

So here is my tentative cosplay list so far, as it were:

Dragon Con 2016 Costumes

 

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

This was an idea that was put into my head at MegaCon back in May, and since then I’ve worked tirelessly to put these pieces together. I wanted to do a trial run anyway, as I plan on wearing this at Dragon Con, and wow am I glad I did…if only because wearing it out and about made me realize that there’s no way this is a full-day Dragon Con cosplay 😉

The pieces I brought together for this particular cosplay (other than the black wig, ha) are a black Quinceanara dress that I found online (needs a bit of fitting still…somehow), a Kylo Ren lightsaber (obviously), and a headpiece inspired by the pattern on Kylo Ren’s mask.

I have a couple other touches that I plan on making, but it was a bit too hot in Greenville to bother with them this evening. I’m still pretty darn happy with this trial run, though, and can’t wait to add the hood/cape, a special necklace, and probably some fake eyelashes for when I wear it at Dragon Con.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from my little photoshoot in downtown Greenville today, courtesy of my friend Bekah, who tried her best to work with people and weird lighting and took some great photos 🙂

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren

Disney Princess Kylo Ren