If you or anyone in your family has allergies and would like to dress up this Halloween, but can’t handle the chemicals on store-bought costumes, then try out our eco-friendly Poison Ivy costume.
It’s a great way to be unique and environmentally friendly, while saving money on not having to buy a costume.
We are big fans of dressing up at our house. We love getting creative with ideas and using things we have around the house.
The only problem is that my daughter has severe allergies and we have to be very careful about what she wears, especially for long periods of time. When I read about some of the chemicals in store bought costumes, it made sense that she was having reactions.
I knew there had to be a better option than spending $30 or more on something that she could only wear for one night. So I came up with this super fun Poison Ivy costume that is 100% eco-friendly and allergen free!
This eco-friendly Poison Ivy costume is perfect for any child with allergies or sensitive skin! The bodice of the dress features a gorgeous leaf pattern and the skirt has a tulle underlay to give it fullness and the look of a tutu. This dress is very comfortable and easy to move around in.
The cape attaches at the shoulders with ribbon ties. It is lightweight and flows beautifully.
The headpiece is shaped like ivy leaves. It can be tied on with ribbon or elastic depending on your child’s preference. The leaves are stuffed lightly so they stand up nicely.
This is a tutorial for a Poison Ivy costume that is allergy friendly.
Allergy friendly costumes are desired by many people. Costumes often include latex, which can be uncomfortable when worn for longer periods of time. They also can be hot, which is fine at night when it is cold, but during the day they are not ideal. Dressing up on Halloween does not have to mean having an uncomfortable experience.
This alternative costume focuses on being eco-friendly and allergy-friendly at the same time. It includes a dress, leggings, and headband that are all made from the same fabric. This allows the wearer to use one garment for multiple purposes as well as keep consistency in their style throughout the outfit.
We are focusing on Poison Ivy as our character because this outfit will be great for any type of Halloween event. For example, Halloween parties may be more formal and require someone to wear a dress or skirt, while trick or treating normally requires pants or tights to keep warm while walking outside in cooler temperatures. This outfit will work well for both scenarios because it has elements of both dresses and leggings.
Poison Ivy Costume
If you’re allergic to poison ivy, you don’t have to be left out of the fun! Make this eco-friendly Poison Ivy Costume from upcycled materials.
What You’ll Need:
• Large plastic leaf bag (like the kind used for yard waste)
• Sharp scissors
• Green tights and long-sleeve top to wear under the costume.
1. Cut off the bottom of the plastic bag so that it is one continuous tube. The cut edge will be the bottom hem of your costume.
2. Cut into the plastic tube at intervals, according to how long you want your costume to be. This will create a ruffled effect when your child wears it over clothing.
3. Put on green tights and top, then pull on your new costume! This can also be made in advance and worn instead of a wrap or jacket when trick-or-treating on cold nights.
This costume idea is perfect for anyone with a severe allergy to poison ivy, poison oak, and/or poison sumac. It’s also an eco-friendly alternative to an elaborate costume that will only be worn once.
The first step is to make the vines. Cut out strips of green felt into long vine shapes. I made mine about a foot long and 1-2 inches wide. This can be done with fabric scissors or even pinking shears to make the job go faster.
Next, cut out leaf shapes from the green felt and hot glue them onto the vines in clusters of 3’s just like real poison ivy leaves.
Once you have created several vines of various lengths (I made 20), you can sew them together by hand or by machine. If you have a sewing machine, it might be easier to use it to connect all of the vines together before sewing them onto your shirt. Otherwise you might find yourself trying to fit your arms into a hole as small as an inch wide while maneuvering your sewing needle through bunched up fabric.
Once you have connected all of your vines together, attach them to a plain white or green t-shirt using safety pins or hand stitching so that they are secure but the shirt is still easy to
Hey everyone! I wanted to share my costume from this past weekend with you. I have always loved Poison Ivy, but due to some allergies and sensitivities, I have never been able to do it until now. It took quite a bit of research to find just the right materials to make it happen, and I thought it might be helpful for others as well.
The costume itself is pretty self-explanatory, but I will go over the pieces in case anyone else wants to try their hand at something similar.
Are you looking for a costume that will be unique, but won’t cause you any discomfort? Then this is the costume for you! It is easy to make and can be done with things already in your closet. All you need is a green shirt, matching green leggings or pants, and a few inexpensive accessories.
This costume is perfect for anyone who suffers from allergies or has sensitive skin. Since this costume uses very few materials, it isn’t very expensive either. This makes it good for those on a budget.
To make this costume, start by putting on your green clothes. Then add dark green around your hands and face with face paint or makeup. Then pin ivy leaves to the rest of your outfit using safety pins. You should also use face paint or makeup to add spots of white to the back of each leaf to make it look like poison ivy. Finally, put some leaves in your hair and carry them around as props.
This costume is just one example of how you can get creative and make an allergy-free Halloween fun. You can also do the same thing with other outfits such as ninja turtles, fairies, or even superheroes!