Sunday, August 17, 2014

Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy costume from Batman & Robin on display...

Following Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman, plus Batman's male arch-foes The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and Mr. Freeze, Uma Thurman was only the second woman to play one of the Caped Crusader's female enemies in 1997's Batman & Robin.

Original Poison Ivy costume worn by 
Uma Thurman in 1997's Batman & Robin
Original Poison Ivy Batman and Robin movie costume
Poison Ivy Mr Freeze Batman Robin movie costumes
Batman and Robin movie costume prop exhibit
This fantastical flora-inspired costume was photographed alongside many other costumes and props from the overly camp Joel Schumacher movie at the 75th Anniversary Batman Exhibit at the Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tour Museum on July 29, 2014.

Batman & Robin movie poster
Batman and Robin Poison Ivy movie poster
In Batman & Robin, the Kill Bill actress played a nerdy botanical scientist named 'Dr. Pamela Isley' working at a South American lab funded by Wayne Enterprises. Experimenting with rattlesnake venom and other deadly fluids to help plants fight back against mankind's aggression against nature, the scientist is almost murdered by her boss, 'Dr. Jason Woodrue', but is instead transformed into the deadly 'Poison Ivy' via a volatile combination of plant toxins, venoms and poisons.

The slightly unhinged villainess travels to Gotham City to continue her warped fight for Mother Nature and forms an alliance with 'Mr. Freeze' (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to take on the Dynamic Duo.

Poison Ivy movie costume in more detail
Uma Thurman Poison Ivy Batman Robin movie costume
Poison Ivy leaf corset detail Batman and Robin
Batman Robin Poison Ivy cuff costume detail
Original Batman and Robin Poison Ivy film costume
Ingrid Ferrin and Robert Turturice was responsible for creating this emerald green leaf creation, which regardless of the poor reception of the movie, has been recreated at conventions and Halloweens many times by fans and cosplayers alike. And hopefully if you are trying to make your own Poison Ivy outfit, then these detail photos will help you.

Animal plant hybrid prop from Batman & Robin
Poison Ivy animal plant hybrid prop Batman Robin
Just from the look of this genetic animal/plant hybrid created by Poison Ivy, you can tell the movie didn't take itself too seriously, as it's almost like a mini 'Audrey II' alien plant from 1986's Little Shop of Horrors.

Bane mask from 1997's Batman & Robin
Bane mask Batman and Robin movie
We may all now be more familiar with The Dark Knight Rises 'Bane' played by Tom Hardy, but in the 1997 movie the hulking Bane was played by pro-wrestler, Jeep Swenson. In the film Bane became Poison Ivy's thug henchman after being created via an injection of an experimental drug called Venom by Dr. Jason Woodrue.

If you like this mask, be sure to also compare it to Tom Hardy's Bane costume from The Dark Knight Rises on display.

If you like these looks, stick around for more original Batman & Robin costumes, including Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl costume.


  1. What about the orchid plant she had?

  2. What about ivys orchid throne from her lair?

  3. They obviously don't have space to showcase all the props, just a selection from all 7 Batman moves to date

  4. Are any of these for sale? I'd love to get the Bane mask!

    1. Sadly these all belong to Warner Bros Studios archives, so wouldn't be for sale