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Costume is character. Some characters have big changes throughout their "careers", and some have little tweaks. With Poison Ivy, the constants are red hair, greenish costume with an emphasis on sexy. The variances are skin colour (Caucasian skintone, white skin, green skin, Caucasian with green veins), costume coverage (body stocking, bathing suit, world's worst cardigan*), and the level of foliage.

I discovered my favourite Ivy Costume in 1999's Harley Quinn #1 by Paul Dini and Yvel Guichet. You'll know it; it's the one with the iconic Alex Ross cover. It was released during the time of No Man's Land and takes place in that Gotham.

But we're really here for Ivy

That looks like Ivy's wearing non-skintight trousers. That's definitely a first.

Not just trousers, but trousers with pockets! And Dungarees. How practical for Doctor Isley.
Freeboobing is a bit less practical though. Unless...maybe the leaves have an adhesive on the inside.

And, just for funsies, have Ivy giving Harley her power up, as Harley retells part of her origin story

*Arkham Knight, pictured

Date: 2017-08-01 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
I always figured the leaves aren't kept there by adhesive: They actually grow out of her skin.

Date: 2017-08-02 02:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lb_lee
It's cool seeing these different designs of her! Thanks for sharing.

Date: 2017-08-01 10:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] full_metal_ox
Not just trousers, but trousers with pockets! And Dungarees. How practical for Doctor Isley.

And for folks wishing to interpret cosplay within modest dress codes (with, of course, the addition of a top in this case.)

(Not to mention that overalls are archetypal farming/gardening attire, in keeping with Ivy's botanical theme as well as her present community service.)
Edited (To clarify a point.) Date: 2017-08-01 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
I always had a fondness for the more floral looking Poison Ivy (like shown in the scans above, LEGO Batman: The Video Game, The LEGO Batman Movie, the Arkham games, The Batman, her Batman: The Animated Series redesign, etc.) over the Poison Ivy that's just wearing a plant-themed suit (like Batman and Robin, DC Super Hero Girls, The New 52, her old Batman: The Animated Series design, etc.).

Date: 2017-08-01 10:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Considering how iconic both the story and the cover are, I wish the inside art were better. It's not necessarily terrible, and I guess it's expressive, but this comic really deserved some top notch art.

Date: 2017-08-02 12:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Is Arkham City Ivy's costume being her prison shirt, is that a reference to Silver Age Lex Luthor who always wore his prison uniform?

Queen Ivy

Date: 2017-08-02 05:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gravityshock
I love the Batman:TAS Poison Ivy outfit, but this outfit in the scans you posted might be my new favorite. I feel like this outfit takes the design of B:TAS's outfit but makes it less boring. I'm a sucker anytime Poison Ivy is dressed with leaves. Plus, if I'm not mistaken, it looks like she has her henchman dressed in a matching leaf uniform and that just makes me so happy!
Edited Date: 2017-08-02 05:38 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-02 10:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Gotta agree, I like the dungarees, though that I see as a workaday, "hanging around the lair" outfit, and if she's out to deliberately seduce or distract, or make a statement as Poison Ivy, then her being in a more... deliberately revealing outfit makes sense.

Before she went all plant elemental and was "just" a criminal with a plant motif, I liked her classic standard green leaf pattern bodysuit, with visible seams and a circlet in her hair.

Though I also liked her later adopting of a smart green skirt and jacket "business style" combo during her Suicide Squad service. It was a nice indication that she was sensible enough to know when to dress up, and when to dress down.

Date: 2017-08-02 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] indy2012
I've always thought that out of all comic characters, Ivy should have a diverse set of costumes/looks. With 400,000 species of plants on earth, she's bound to want to experiment with a few different varieties.

I'm very partial to her No Man's Land look that was only ever used once. It was my first exposure to the character in comic-form. It's where Batman frees Ivy from being Clayface's captive after 6 months of imprisonment, and Ivy dons a thorny bodysuit that covers her from the neck down. It's elegant, fierce-looking, and even comes with home-grown stilettos and an elegant, pink lily, showing that even in the battleground that was NML, Ivy still dresses to kill.,q_auto:good,w_600/okuetff7ntqdg4bbxfvb/beautiful-and-deadly-credit-dc-comics.jpg

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