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« on: December 21, 2009 09:48:09 PM »

Disregarding how late this post is..

My best friend has been wanting to characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for a while now.  We strove for the original Alice/March Hare look, not old enough nor wanting to flash skin around. Here we are together:

I made both of our costumes in the week before halloween.  

For alice's dress, I used McCall's M4948 pattern, on sale for a dollar at Joann's.  The apron is a lace pillowcase from goodwill that I cut and altered, making really simple straps from lace.  I bought the lace ruffled trim premade, I couldn't resist the frills.  Though you can't see it in this picture, i made simple loops from black ribbon to put around my feet, turning black flats into mary janes.  The petticoat was one taken from a child's bridesmaid dress and added elastic to fit me.

Here's a dreadful picture trying to show the back of the apron.

For the March Hare, I used brown fake fur with pieces of a wire hanger on the insides hot glued to a headband.  The bow was made with two rectangles and stuffed with batting.  The pants were from goodwill, white originally.  Dyed them green and shrunk the width and length to fit my friend.  The tail was last minute, a stuffed circle safety pinned on.  The jacket was mine before hand.

Here she is using easter basket straw to put on her ears like in the book Grin

THE END! (i love this tail for inexplicable reasons)

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009 09:59:11 PM »

Very cute! You did a wonderful job on both costumes and you both look absolutely adorable! And I think it is so awesome you opted for cute and classy over the normal slutty costumes. I don't know when Halloween became so focused on sexy costumes and just an excuse to dress trashy, but it annoys me. So kudos to you for not only doing an awesome job on the costumes, but also looking great and staying true to yourself!

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010 06:33:58 PM »


Liberty is Tyranny.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010 12:42:17 AM »

Hehehe. That is so cute. You both look adorable.

I love that you used op shop finds/sale items to put together a very cool costume.

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