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Coolest Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Idea 57

by Maggie
(San Antonio, TX)

Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Idea

The Queen of Hearts has always been one of my favorite villains, so this year I decided to use her as my costume inspiration. Since Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was released this year, I knew there would be a lot of Queen of Hearts roaming around on Halloween, so I tried to make sure my Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Idea would be different from the rest. So, I drew inspiration from both the original cartoon and the new movie, creating what I think was a unique costume.

First, I picked out an old skirt and covered it in four decks of playing cards. I pinned the first row of cards to the top of the skirt, then super-glued the rest on in rows, making sure they all lined up to create a nice design. The cards piled on top of each other made the skirt flare out a little toward the bottom, creating a fullness to the skirt. For the top, I cut out a giant heart from a piece of foam, then glued on a sparkly heart over the top, attaching both to a bikini top. This made my costume look like it was only made of cards and hearts, which it basically was!

I did my makeup and hair like the Queen of Hearts from the Tim Burton movie. The makeup transformed the entire look into sort of a dark character, which I liked. For the hair, I separated it into two sections, then inserted a plastic cup into each, securing hair around it with a hair tie and pinning the loose ends to create even more volume. Then I sprayed it red with colored hair spray.

For finishing touches I wore red tights, a crown with added hearts and made a scepter with a foam heart on the end.

I liked this costume a lot, because even though I wasn't the only Queen of Hearts out there, mine looked a lot different than the rest. I got a ton of compliments all night from people wanting to take pictures, touch my hair or look closely at my skirt. I also loved how I didn't even recognize myself with the makeup on. That's what a costume's all about!

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