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« on: September 16, 2006 04:22:04 AM »

so, I've gotten it into my head that I want to make an alice in wonderland costume for some specific occasions,

So, my question to you is this- how would I go about making a dress that is easily recognized as alice in wonderland, but is rather untraditional?

I'd love to do something with some ornate finishing details, maybe add some pearls or rhinestones in somehow somewhere (but where and how?)

I was thinking a nice little vintage/rockabilly take on it, maybe something with a pencil skirt and halter top with an apron.. a nice halter top, kind of like that leopard dress of gwen stefani's.
I'm a bit of a curvy girl, too.. something that looked somewhat flattering would be nice..

any suggestions, pictures, well wishes, etc are appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006 06:27:21 PM »

I did a gothic Alice one year. An black a white buttondown top an apron, white knee socks and black mary janes. Toped it off with a shoulder length blonde wig and skinny black headband. Everyone loved it and knew who I was.

I like your idea of the pencil skirt and halter top with an apron. Everyone should know who you are if do the hair right at least that is what everyone kept telling me "it was the hair that gave you away"
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006 07:33:34 AM »

Simplicity has an Alice costume:

It looks simple to sew up and gives you limitless possibilities.  I like the idea of a gothic Alice - black and white with acid green or red trims, etc.  You could get some great stripe socks to match and chunky mary janes.

« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006 07:34:45 AM »

Well, after looking further at the picture and thinking about the black and white, I've changed my mind.  You may look like a maid! 

« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2006 11:58:13 AM »

How wierd!!! I was wanting to do the same thing...for quite a few Halloweens now acctually!!! I would love to see what you all have done and will do with this!!! I was wanting to have a more gothic one I guess, having it a deep red and black collar, mabey little bat buttons and a tea stained apron of sorts. I've found a few old patterns like McCalls 3495 that I've wanted to try and alter. I'd love to know of all the patterns that anyone has used... hopefully this Halloween is the one that I finally make it!

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2006 06:16:46 PM »

ooh! you should squidget! it'd be fun to see a whole thread of alice costumes Smiley

Thanks for all the suggestions you guys-- I went and bought the fabric for it last night, and I'm gonna stick with the traditional blue and white, but do the halter dress w/ a pencil skirt like I was originally thinking, trim it in white satin with little white lapels, and make a white satin waist cincher with a little black obi belt.. I plan on making a wide black headband out of the same material as the obi belt, and I have some cute chunky mary janes and (maybe) I'll run out and get some white fishnets (either that or I have some nice lolita ish ankle socks that'd work). I have some rhinestones that I'll add in somewhere and some nice pearl necklaces. I plan on carrying my stuffed bunny and a pocket watch with me.. maybe a deck of cards. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2006 11:36:07 PM »

Here is a pattern I found, but the size is too big

Something similar to this


« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2006 11:49:38 AM »

I found this one too!

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006 09:15:46 AM »

squidget, wpi;d you be intrested in selling that old pattern?!

sorry Ot i just stumbled upon this becuase I'm working on alice in wonderland costume sLOL

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2006 12:17:37 PM »

I acctually bought 2 on 2 seperate occasions, but from the same antique booth, but in two different sizes, not knowing witch one was going to fit. They only cost me a dollar, I will happily send you one if you want to PM me your address!  Grin

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