Homemade Cheshire Cat Halloween costume - I didn’t like the store-bought costumes and wanted to come up with something fun!
JUMPER: couldn’t find striped fabric, so I chose one yard each of purple and pink fleece fabric, cut them into 2” strips, and sewed them together for Cheshire cat fabric (used fleece so that I wouldn’t have to finish any of the raw edges). Traced a one-piece jumper for suit pattern, left opening in back with snap closure, added stuffed tail in the back, and snaps in the inseam.
HEAD: used jpg image from online to use for head pattern by enlarging it enough to fit a 6-month old, cut a hole for the face leaving lower section open, hot glued the front & back pieces together around seam, stuffed the top section of the head, hot glued fabric inside to keep stuffing in place and to have something soft against my little one’s bald head, used the face details from the jpg image as a pattern for the remaining pieces – lighter pink around mouth, eyes, nose, whiskers, etc. Added the google eyes just for fun and made a candy bag since there was enough fabric.
She wore this homemade Cheshire Cat Halloween costume like a champ without any fuss. Kept her nice and warm in the cold, as well.
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I love dressing up for Halloween and I love Alice in Wonderland, so I chose the Red Queen as my 2010 Halloween project. I did my own hair and makeup. Yes, that is my own hair. I made my crown out of a little gold gift bag for just $1 and glued heart buttons all around it. I used bread ties to curl the pointy tips of the crown outward. I made the skirt my self and bought a deep red courset online to go with it.
My sis inlaw likes Johnny Depp and wanted to be the Mad Hatter. She did her own hair and makeup as well, and yes that is her real hair too. So we grabbed her classiest vest, caprese and boots, went to a thrifty store and bought the goofiest purple shirt and green leggings. We colored the green leggings, bought a top hat went to the craft store and purchased some orange/translucent ribbon, burned a 10/6 sign and here you have it, our Homemade Red Queen and Mad Hatter Costume.
Coolest Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts Costumes 31
by Chrissy M.
(Chicago, IL USA)
Homemade Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts Costumes
Me and my boyfriend Roger decided to go as the Mad Hatter and me as the Queen of hearts. We try to go all out every year on Halloween being our anniversary and all. He told me I always scream at him (when I don't! lol) and would tell me that its always "off with his head!" So we decided to pair up and go as the queen of hearts, and he just loves crazy characters, and is pretty crazy in real life so the Mad Hatter was PERFECT for him!
Aside from Halloween we were lucky enough to wear these homemade Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts costumes again at a downtown Chicago night club on New Years Eve. They had a themed party event "falling into the rabbit hole." So my boyfriend and I helped with putting wonderland together along with playing our characters once again! ;)
This is how we made our Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat Costumes:
MAD HATTER COSTUME: I took an old jacket and then attached ribbons, lace on the sleeves and pockets. I cut out old pants, and made some brown gloves. Finally, I added old shoes, two socks of different colors, colored fabric for the staple and a funny hat with and orange wig! That's it!
CHESHIRE CAT COSTUME: I found a white suit, colored with pink colors for clothes, I did alternating strips with scotch and then painted the lines with the spray lilac/purple. Add cat mask, a cat's tail, gloves and the costume is done!