This costume was completed for Anime Boston, back in April, though I began it last December. I’ve created another Alice outfit last year, and wanted to create one of her other dresses. She wears about 8 or 9 outfits throughout the game wouldn’t it be fun to make them all?

All photos by my talented friend Nate Buchman.

Kyla Is Inspired | Late But Lucky
Kyla Is Inspired | Late But Lucky
Kyla Is Inspired | Late But Lucky

JACKET: Based off of Simplicity 3685. The only modifications were that I left off the lacing and created the “skirt” portion separately so I could attach that to my actual skirt. I used a bottomweight fabric from Jo-Anns.

VEST: I used Butterick B5359 as a base. The “buttons” are triangles made of clay that I painted and glued on at the last minute. The whole vest is held together in the front with safety pins…I’m so embarrassed.

SKIRT: The skirt is a heavy stretch polyester that I found at my local fabric shop for $3/yard. The ruffles are all handmade, and the buttons are just sewn on – they’re not functional. There’s a zipper in the back. In hindsight, I would have added interfacing to reinforce the waistband, because the skirt was so heavy it kept slipping down! I added a petticoat underneath for maximum poof.

SHOES: I started out with a cheap pair of slippers I found at wal mart (that had a thick sole since I’d be walking a lot)…I also wanted something that already had a round shape so I didn’t have to add volume to a regular pair of shoes or loafers. Then I just hot glued the fur to them – no sewing required! The little claws were formed first in model magic, then covered in worbla to make them hard. They were gorilla glued to the shoes.

HAT & EARS: The ears were shaped with wire, and I made a “slip cover” of the fur to slide over the wire. They were then glued to the side and bottom of the hat. The hat itself was a cheap top hat I found on amazon.

Kyla Is Inspired | Late But Lucky

If you have any specific questions on how I made this costume, let me know! :)

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6 thoughts on “Cosplay | Late But Lucky Alice

  • September 2, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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    I have loved your cosplay for so long. ♥ (It’s Angie from Lariats and Lavender, I have a new blog.) I also love Alice! This is perfect. Thank you for including what pattern you based the jacket off of. Jen has started sewing and I’d love that jacket for just general wear!

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    • September 3, 2015 at 1:37 am
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      Ohhh, I’d love to see your jacket if Jen ends up making one! It’s actually a really good pattern for daily wear :)

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  • September 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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    OMG, this blew my mind! I’m always drooling over your cosplay creations.
    Halloween is coming, I’m always excited for it -probably the only time I get to sew and make costumes. I need to change this asap.

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    • September 3, 2015 at 1:36 am
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      I am a firm believer that costumes can be made/worn all year long! ;)

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