Created for the Dragon*Con 2017 Costuming Exhibition (and displayed again in 2018), this interpretation of the classic Batman villain Poison Ivy was created by growing foliage into traditional fabric costume pieces. The hollowed out platform heels form tiny greenhouses where potting soil and small cuttings grow into the ropes of ivy directed around the costume. The lace up sweater, which in the traditional Poison Ivy costume would constitute what little fabric the character would normally wear, has instead been substituted for a sweater made of live rose petals. The petals of over three dozen roses were meticulously adhered to the cloth base. The corset style front is laced with a strand of ivy growing from the base of the shoes. The arm brace has various strains of moss edged with rose thorns to create contrasting textures of soft and sharp that mirror the personality of the character.
Harley Quinn is a character from DC's Batman universe. This costume is a reimagining of her character if she were placed in the early 20th century. Her traditional Harlequin suit has been replaces with a lined coat in alternating colors of red and black, with a pleated fan design in the back. The mermaid tail skirt keeps the diamond motif of Harley's symbol and trims it in black ribbon. Even the late victorian half boots are done in red and black leather. Harley's usual weapon is an oversized hammer, which here has been replaced with a croquet mallet. Even the blond wig has been styled in loose pin curls with a jeweled red hairpiece. This outfit was created for and worn by the designer in the Vintage Vogue Fashion Show at Dragon*Con in 2017.