For Halloween I made a Queen of Hearts costume (inspired by the Disney version) out of my senior prom dress from 4 years ago.
This prom photo (forgive the scan quality) shows the top of the dress and the bow at the waist.
I removed the bow and put a heart there for the costume.
It had a split front that I used to insert a gold and black checkered panel to resemble the character more.
(I wore the red sweater because the dress is strapless and it was chilly for that!)
Here I was checking the fit of the panel.
I put binding on the edges and then sewed this onto the dress front underneath the white flaps.
I really wanted to make a high white collar and red cloak, but I ran out of time!
I made my sceptor...
...and added hearts to a crown from a novelty store.
Here I am posing with my boyfriend.