This year for Halloween, I decided to make an Alice costume! I actually saw a variation of this costume on a Simplicity pattern and knew I wanted to create this “version” of classic Alice.

(Also today I learned a valuable lesson – even if you iron your cotton to be completely flat, if you’re in the car for a long time it *will* wrinkle back up! >.<

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

I’m dying to do a side-by-side of my first Alice Madness – essentially the same costume base, though I’ve definitely improved upon details and fit in the past few years.

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Full costume breakdown is below!

COSTUME BREAKDOWN:

Dress: I used Simplicity 1873 for the base of the dress, but used the sleeves from Simplicity 1728 for added poofiness. To the bottom of the sleeves I gathered them and sewed on a band of white with trim. I wanted a blue and white polka dot fabric but sadly couldn’t find any. But I did find a cool patterned cotton that I ended up dying – not as vibrant, but I liked the outcome.
Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Underskirt: I wanted a really poofy skirt to go under the dress, in this checkered cotton I found. So I took Simplicity 1389 and doubled the amount of fabric in the skirt (so if it was cut 1 front, I cut 2…and so on). The skirt sits on my hips and sits right on my knees.
Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Apron: When I made my last Alice Madness dress, I did not fit the apron, which was a mistake. This time, I used the same Simplicity 1873 pattern, but used the sleeveless, scoop neck pattern to create the top of the apron. This made a HUGE difference – since it was fitted, it fit snugly around my bust and didn’t gape.

I sewed long ruffle strips to add to the straps – about double the length that the straps were. The straps come around and cross in the back – those are velcroed to the waist belt, and the waist belt snaps together. The waist is sewn down to the front of the apron.

The skirt was a simple oval and I added lace, trim, and pockets. I found cute stopwatch buttons to add to the top.

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Headband: I sewed a big black bow and glued it to the headband. Then, using some extra trim, I glued a few extra pieces around the bow.

Wig: Epic Cosplay Hestia in Natural Blonde.

What were you this year for Halloween?

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2 thoughts on “Costume Breakdown | Alice in Wonderland

  • November 1, 2017 at 9:10 am
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    I absolutely LOVE the stopwatch buttons. I did not see that detail in the IG posts. I think they just really show how much thought and attention to detail you put into this. Great job!

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    • November 2, 2017 at 8:36 am
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      Thanks, Sadie! Yeah, I was so excited when I found those buttons ^^

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