NEW cosplay - Poison Ivy from Batman (Bruce Timm variant)

Poison Ivy was a dream-costume of mine ever since I was seven. I caught Batman: The Animated Series every Saturday morning on WB and weekday afternoons on Cartoon Network. I was fascinated with the world Bruce Timm and Paul Dini created and especially enjoyed episodes featuring her. She is an ambitious and strong-willed woman with a passion for what she thinks is right and I can't help but respect that despite her fanatical intentions. "Pretty Poison" was my favorite episode, and is the inspiration for the photo above. In one episode, we combine almost all of my loves: flowers, perfumes, and killer make-up. (Haha, and in the episode, it was literal.)

In late October/early November I flew up to Chicago for a field trip (for those of you new to my blog, I am a grad architecture student). I expressed my desire to have a Batman themed photoshoot in Chicago to QueenRiot and she made arrangements with a local photographer, pbjstudios, to make it happen. QueenRiot is the Catwoman pictured above, and she also brought along Peachykiki to be our Harley. My vision was to have us all posing with the Chicago skyline in the background since Chicago is the city that most resembles Gotham to me, but unfortunately it was too cold and this was not a possibility for any of the participants. Pbjstudios was nice enough to open up his studio to us to make this shoot happen. Thank you, Joe! :D

These last few photos were taken at Dragon*Con 2012. I had a wonderful time at the convention and look forward to cosplaying Poison Ivy in the future. The next time I don this costume I aim to have her wrist crossbow. I am dead-set on making it out of styrene but have been too lazy to pattern it out thus far, but the next DragonCon isn't until September so there is plenty of time.

If you would like to see more of my cosplay work, check out my other blog entries or my Facebook page: Kapalaka

Q: So who was your favorite Batman: TAS villain? Comment below! :D

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Edited by Kapalaka

Poison Ivy was a dream-costume of mine ever since I was seven. I caught Batman: The Animated Series every Saturday morning on WB and weekday afternoons on Cartoon Network. I was fascinated with the world Bruce Timm and Paul Dini created and especially enjoyed episodes featuring her. She is an ambitious and strong-willed woman with a passion for what she thinks is right and I can't help but respect that despite her fanatical intentions. "Pretty Poison" was my favorite episode, and is the inspiration for the photo above. In one episode, we combine almost all of my loves: flowers, perfumes, and killer make-up. (Haha, and in the episode, it was literal.)

In late October/early November I flew up to Chicago for a field trip (for those of you new to my blog, I am a grad architecture student). I expressed my desire to have a Batman themed photoshoot in Chicago to QueenRiot and she made arrangements with a local photographer, pbjstudios, to make it happen. QueenRiot is the Catwoman pictured above, and she also brought along Peachykiki to be our Harley. My vision was to have us all posing with the Chicago skyline in the background since Chicago is the city that most resembles Gotham to me, but unfortunately it was too cold and this was not a possibility for any of the participants. Pbjstudios was nice enough to open up his studio to us to make this shoot happen. Thank you, Joe! :D

These last few photos were taken at Dragon*Con 2012. I had a wonderful time at the convention and look forward to cosplaying Poison Ivy in the future. The next time I don this costume I aim to have her wrist crossbow. I am dead-set on making it out of styrene but have been too lazy to pattern it out thus far, but the next DragonCon isn't until September so there is plenty of time.

If you would like to see more of my cosplay work, check out my other blog entries or my Facebook page: Kapalaka

Q: So who was your favorite Batman: TAS villain? Comment below! :D

Posted by Gladiator_Games

Um... Kay...

Posted by JasonR86

@Gladiator_Games said:

Um... Kay...

Not sure what to say to a pretty lady?

Posted by Aegon

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Posted by Laiv162560asse

Great look, I love your figure. I'm only getting back into the whole Batman mythos off the back of recently playing Arkham City, which feels a lot like what I remember of the Animated Series I watched as a kid. Obviously some of the char designs are very different, but you make for a sexy retro-flavoured Ivy.

Posted by JasonR86

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Come on dude. It's in the Batman forum banner. And she's relatively new. Give her break.

Posted by Ghostiet

@Aegon: And yet I cannot find a single bad thing about it.

She posted cosplays of video game characters before, so yeah, it's okay.

Edited by Kapalaka

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Which is why it was posted in the "Batman" subforum. :) If you want to be that technical about it, though, Batman: TAS has a video game on GameBoy.

Edit: lol should've hit refresh before I commented, ah well! :D

@Laivasse: Awesome! I love what the Arkham games have done for the franchise. I haven't had a chance to play them yet, but hey I'm game for keeping Batman alive and well for when I have kids. And yay! I was hoping there would be Batman: TAS lovers on here. :D

@JasonR86: @Ghostiet: (Thank you. >_<)

Posted by RazielCuts

Cool story bro, sis.

Posted by Oldirtybearon

@Kapalaka said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Which is why it was posted in the "Batman" subforum. :) If you want to be that technical about it, though, Batman: TAS has a video game on GameBoy.

Also a SNES game that also had Robin.

Posted by pyromagnestir

Never watched Batman TAS, so cannot answer the question.

@JasonR86 said:

@Gladiator_Games said:

Um... Kay...

Not sure what to say to a pretty lady?

I never know what to say to a pretty lady. I just cower in the fetal position until they go away.

Posted by Aegon

@JasonR86 said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Come on dude. It's in the Batman forum banner. And she's relatively new. Give her break.

It belongs in off topic honestly. To say that it's relevant because of a TAS game from 1993 that wasn't even mentioned in the original post is kind of silly. Either way, I don't want to be mean. Just saying that it belongs either in off topic or comic vine.

Posted by Ducksworth

@JasonR86 said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Come on dude. It's in the Batman forum banner. And she's relatively new. Give her break.

I don't know if a year is considered relatively new.

Posted by MariachiMacabre
@Aegon

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

As a Batman fan, I find it odd you don't remember the two best super hero games that happen to feature him and his rogues gallery prominently.
Posted by Briggs713

That's really well done. Great work.

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Posted by JasonR86

@Ducksworth said:

@JasonR86 said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Come on dude. It's in the Batman forum banner. And she's relatively new. Give her break.

I don't know if a year is considered relatively new.

She's only got 30 posts though so it would seem to me that she may not know the ins and outs of the forums yet.

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@MariachiMacabre said:

@Aegon

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

As a Batman fan, I find it odd you don't remember the two best super hero games that happen to feature him and his rogues gallery prominently.

No, I would have no problem if it was the Arkham Asylum (love that game) version of poison Ivy. Although that would be creepily revealing, it would be relevant.

Posted by Oldirtybearon

@Aegon said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Aegon

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

As a Batman fan, I find it odd you don't remember the two best super hero games that happen to feature him and his rogues gallery prominently.

No, I would have no problem if it was the Arkham Asylum (love that game) version of poison Ivy. Although that would be creepily revealing, it would be relevant.

Sssshhhhh. S'okay. You wanna see a fleshy cosplay of Ivy. No shame in admitting it, son.

Posted by MariachiMacabre
@Aegon

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Aegon

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

As a Batman fan, I find it odd you don't remember the two best super hero games that happen to feature him and his rogues gallery prominently.

No, I would have no problem if it was the Arkham Asylum (love that game) version of poison Ivy. Although that would be creepily revealing, it would be relevant.

The Animated Series version is in a game so it's still relevant.
Posted by Pop

Hello, I come from the internet, nice to meet you.

Posted by AlisterCat

Looks great. If people have to have a videogame justification, there have been animated series games, but really it's great.

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Posted by MariachiMacabre
@AlisterCat

Looks great. If people have to have a videogame justification, there have been animated series games, but really it's great.

What he said.
Posted by Winternet

Well, this is Christmas appropriate. Kinda of.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Kapalaka said:

Oh dear god, what is going on in this third picture? Is she transforming into a fish because of flower enzymes? Or is she just really drunk and thinks the flower said some nasty things about her outfit?

Posted by alternate

i can't see that Catwoman squeezing through any open windows or crawl spaces. Not that I am complaining.

Posted by Zippedbinders

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

What are you even on about? Its her BLOG. It says BLOG POST right on it. I'm pretty sure people can blog about whatever they want, its not really her fault that Giantbomb turns blog posts into forum set ups.

Posted by Aegon

@Zippedbinders said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

What are you even on about? Its her BLOG. It says BLOG POST right on it. I'm pretty sure people can blog about whatever they want, its not really her fault that Giantbomb turns blog posts into forum set ups.

You are the one who is "on" some unsavory substance. Giant bomb doesn't force you to post your blogs on the forums. You have the choice to do that, in which case you have to attach it to something relevant. Overall, every sub-forum is video game related other than off-topic. Anyways, to the people who want to keep messaging me about how I'm wrong for some reason, you can stop. I don't feel like wasting more time replying to something so inconsequential. I was just making a correction.

Posted by Hailinel
@JasonR86

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Come on dude. It's in the Batman forum banner. And she's relatively new. Give her break.

Also, there are Bayman games that use Poison Ivy's Bruce Timm design. Also, it's very well done.
Posted by Hailinel
@Aegon

@Zippedbinders said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

What are you even on about? Its her BLOG. It says BLOG POST right on it. I'm pretty sure people can blog about whatever they want, its not really her fault that Giantbomb turns blog posts into forum set ups.

You are the one who is "on" some unsavory substance. Giant bomb doesn't force you to post your blogs on the forums. You have the choice to do that, in which case you have to attach it to something relevant. Overall, every sub-forum is video game related other than off-topic. Anyways, to the people who want to keep messaging me about how I'm wrong for some reason, you can stop. I don't feel like wasting more time replying to something so inconsequential. I was just making a correction.

By being rude, you mean.
Posted by Video_Game_King

@Hailinel said:

@JasonR86

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

Come on dude. It's in the Batman forum banner. And she's relatively new. Give her break.

Also, there are Bayman games that use Poison Ivy's Bruce Timm design. Also, it's very well done.

Also, I hope that wasn't a typo.

Posted by medacris

I quite like the cosplay! I loved Batman: The Animated Series, although I've found something to like about every cartoon incarnation of Batman since, as well. My favorite villains were always Catwoman, Joker, and Harley Quinn, though I have soft spots for Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and The Penguin as well.

Sorry the cosplay poses didn't work out as well as you'd hoped, sometimes you can't always cosplay who you want or the way you want because of the weather. Hope you can make up for it next year.

Posted by MHumphreys89

@Zippedbinders said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

What are you even on about? Its her BLOG. It says BLOG POST right on it. I'm pretty sure people can blog about whatever they want, its not really her fault that Giantbomb turns blog posts into forum set ups.

This guy's on the money, blogs shouldn't attach themselves to a page and then, show up like forum topics.

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Posted by Phatmac

Nice cosplay! Sorry that people like @Aegon have to be so stingy about it! I'm totally fine with seeing it. :)

Posted by tunaburn

hot

Posted by Aegon

@Benny said:

I think this Margaery Tyrell one is amazing.

Haha, look at that kid taking a peep.

Posted by AlexW00d

@Humphreys said:

@Zippedbinders said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

What are you even on about? Its her BLOG. It says BLOG POST right on it. I'm pretty sure people can blog about whatever they want, its not really her fault that Giantbomb turns blog posts into forum set ups.

This guy's on the money, blogs shouldn't attach themselves to a page and then, show up like forum topics.

They only attach themselves to forums if you choose to.

Also lol at all the fucking white knights in here.

Posted by GunstarRed

The Cosplay is cool, The animated series is great. I mostly wanted to post something about how much I love the Clayface episode where Batman jump kicks him and gets his leg stuck.

Posted by MHumphreys89

@AlexW00d said:

@Humphreys said:

@Zippedbinders said:

@Aegon said:

Comic vine? This has nothing to do with video games.

What are you even on about? Its her BLOG. It says BLOG POST right on it. I'm pretty sure people can blog about whatever they want, its not really her fault that Giantbomb turns blog posts into forum set ups.

This guy's on the money, blogs shouldn't attach themselves to a page and then, show up like forum topics.

They only attach themselves to forums if you choose to.

Also lol at all the fucking white knights in here.

I just tried posting a new blog. So, let me get this straight, there's no place to say 'no, do not attach to any forums' but if you leave the page it will still keep the blog?

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Posted by Colourful_Hippie

Wow, I didn't think this post would be derailed in this direction. Great job, guys.

Cool cosplay though.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@Colourful_Hippie said:

Wow, I didn't think this post would be derailed in this direction. Great job, guys.

Ditto
Posted by Kapalaka

@Colourful_Hippie: Thank you! :D

@GunstarRed: Ah! That was an awesome episode. Clayface is definitely underrated, I wish they would put him in more. I do not believe he has been attempted in the movies at all, let alone in the realm of cosplay. This is the best one out there, though: Clayface cosplay

@tunaburn: Thank you. :) Bruce Timm does a great job designing his ladies. I wish I could get my hands on a legit print of his but even his doodles go for over 2 grand. God help you if you want one of the bat-ladies.

@Phatmac: Thank you for the compliment, and the support! :) And yea.... whatevs. Variety in blog content is always a good change of pace. We are gamers, but it does not mean we are solely gamers.

@medacris said:

I quite like the cosplay! I loved Batman:The Animated Series, although I've found something to like about every cartoon incarnation of Batman since, as well. My favorite villains were always Catwoman, Joker, and Harley Quinn, though I have soft spots for Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and The Penguin as well.

Sorry the cosplay poses didn't work out as well as you'd hoped, sometimes you can't always cosplay who you want or the way you want because of the weather. Hope you can make up for it next year.

Thank you very much! They were all excellent villains, it is difficult to choose just one to love! I don't know about you, but this holiday season I was singing the Joker's jiggle-bells cover: Jingle bells, batman smells, robin laid an egg, etc. In 2nd grade I thought a guy in my class singing it was just clever until I saw the episode, haha. Tying this back to cosplay, this is my favorite Joker cosplayer. Most people do the Dark Knight version these days, so very much appreciate when men attempt the classic Joker. What did you think of Anne Hathaway's rendition of Selina Kyle in "The Dark Knight Rises"? I certainly enjoyed it because it was obvious the director's inspiration for Catwoman's demure was that of Batman: TAS.

@alternate: lol Character designers usually don't have comfort in mind for most of their heroes and heroines. I couldn't tell you how many times we fell over attempting to do some of the lunges to recreate artwork pictures. My friend cosplayed Phoenix-force Emma Frost and I'm pretty sure that costume was lined with fashion tape.

@Video_Game_King: Hahahha! DERP! My money's on drunk. She's got some other pretty god derpy faces throughout the series. That was just one of the captured VLC snapshots for cosplay research. :D

@Winternet: :'D!!! Please tell me you're referencing the Harley x Ivy Christmas episode where they stole Bruce's wallet.