My friends and I grouped together for an Alice in Wonderland theme this year. Since we decided this well ahead of time, I ended up spending months on and off working on my costume - the White Rabbit. I've never done anything so intricate, though last year I did a a generic cutesy rabbit and I was pretty pleased with it.. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a303/yamasocoolies/LJ/15443_165785196357_511471357_270845.jpg
(I didn't make the pink bra top, nor the white booties - though the boots are actually two pieces.. bought white furry slippers and furry leg warmers I made
) Anyway, I digress! I found it funny that I ended up doing another rabbit this year, but I wanted to go in a different direction with the Alice Rabbit this time around, take it away from what I did the year before... plus I have this thing (I think it's called 'competitiveness'! lol) where I really want to top last year's costume. Anyway, I decided I'd take a Steampunk spin with my White Rabbit costume this year, and this is what I ended up with..
I ended up making a matching wrap following this awesome tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332604.0
This has definitely been my most hands on projects I've ever had.. I made almost everything! The only things I didn't make myself were the black top hat I had bought (but made all the stuff on top of the hat), the chain I used so I could wrap my pocket watch/purse around my waist, and my boots, but I made boot covers to fit over them.. and of course, the lovely Cheshire Cat that we picked up, in honour of our friend that was originally going to be the Cheshire Cat, but couldn't make it
But I made everything else, and I've never made that much of a costume myself.. which took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, considering I'm not exactly all that great at sewing.. it was a lot of trial and error and tweaking late into the night.
Anyway, I'll shut up now! On to the pictures!
^ Our Mad Hatter, Alice, and me
My costume without the wrap. I figured I'd be a little outrageous and made my boobs furry. I thought it was a hoot.
^ Our Queen of Hearts, Alice and me.
^ Front view. Unfortunately the flash kinda washes it all out. The brocade fabric itself I bought for $4!! Here's a better look of the fabric: http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a303/yamasocoolies/LJ/69464_446087746357_511471357_5196579_712769_n.jpg
^ Back. My tail made Alice giggle. I made my boot covers a bit funky since I wanted to kind of give it more of a rabbit's foot shape feel. I don't know if I failed with that or not, but I tried.
^ Feet! I made a pocket watch/purse for my goodies
^ We also decided on making a Cheshire Cat pumpkin. I managed to finish this just in time for Halloween - whew!
^ Me and my cats. I'm really good at looking like a child.. lol.