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Halloween Costumes For Gingers: Poison Ivy

Probably one of the sexiest villians your ginger selves could imitate this Halloween is the fiery, foliage-covered enemy of Batman, Poison Ivy.

Or, more specifically, the Poison Ivy that Uma Thurman played in the 1997 film Batman & Robin.

The best part is that this outfit is both cheap and simple to recreate (that’s what we like to hear)!

Green top

Green tights

These are an absolute essential. As Poison Ivy is head-to-toe in green (besides her fiery red hair, of course), you’ve got to make sure you’re a green bean through and through.


Easy to find in any supermarket or hardware store, just grab a pair of rubber gloves and use green spray paint (approx. £2 per can) to cover them.


Pretty much anything goes. I’ve got some brown boots that I would wear with this – I don’t want to spend too much on the outfit, after all! Just stick with natural colours, such as browns and greens, and you’ll look perfect.


Creating those weirdly wonderful cones on your head is quite a tricky feat, which we can only assume is possible using some sort of DIY hair band and toilet roll middles.

But, if you’re like us, and want the easy/lazy way out, just make sure your hair is red and vibrant (maybe add some red hair spray for extra measure), and use curling irons to create loose, goddess-like waves.


Poison Ivy has a pair of pretty impressive eyebrows on her. Again, this is quite a stretch for us, so instead we decided to have a lot fun with some brightly coloured eye shadows: greens, pinks, oranges; just apply them in a rainbow fashion as high as your brow bone.

Your gingerfully pale complexions will come in handy too, as this contrasts with a deep red lipstick that ensures no one will be able to resist your deadly kisses.

And to finish it off…

…leaves. The best part of this outfit, because it’s totally free! It’s fun to get creative with any foliage you can find in your back garden.

A stapler is a handy tool for this job (be careful!) but if you don’t want to ruin your clothes, just fashion yourself a little leafy bouquet tied at the bottom with an elastic band or piece of string.  Job done.

By Emma

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Emma Kelly is the Editor & Founder of Ginger Parrot. She dresses herself in mismatched multi-seasonal clothing and has a talent for sniffing out the next opportunity for coffee. She believes that any new band with a female musician is the next big thing and that whoever is currently dating Ryan Gosling is the luckiest lady on earth. Her biggest obsession is shopping online for castles, (probably) fueled by childish fantasies of finding her prince and settling down for a life of luxury, bathing in a pool of gin and bitter lemon. Other than that, though, she’ll be incessantly researching the latest gingerful news to deliver to Gingerkind.


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