Whimsical Homemade Mad Hatter Costume

Whimsical Homemade Mad Hatter

Here’s my handmade Mad Hatter Costume.  The only thing store bought was the wig.  I love any character that Johnny Depp plays! I made the hat out of a cardboard box and sewed fabric on the interior and exterior.  The jacket I bought at a thrift shop and added the sleeve ruffles and the bird … Read more

Super Inexpensive Queen Of Hearts Adult Costume

Super Inexpensive Queen Of Hearts Adult Costume

Every year the company that I work for puts on a Halloween Costume contest. Me, being the avid DIYer and crafter that I am, knew that a store bought costume just wouldn’t cut it. Also, the cheapness in me, wouldn’t allow me to spend a ton of money on a costume. I hit up my … Read more

DIY Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family Costume

Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family

I LOVE doing family costumes and although we couldn’t get my son to participate on this one, it’s still one of my favorite years!  I made my daughter’s Alice dress and put my husbands costume together with Goodwill finds with my own special additions.  Everyone LOVED them and stopped us all  night asking for pictures.  … Read more

Awesome DIY Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes

family alice in wonderland costumes

Planning our Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes For the last 9 years I had been trying to get my dear husband to dressed up with the kids for Halloween, to no avail. This year I got lucky, finally!! His mother told us she was throwing a Costume/Birthday party for her boyfriend the first weekend in … Read more

Fabulous DIY Queen of Hearts Costume

DIY queen of hearts costume

This DIY Queen of Hearts costume is hands down one of my favorite costumes to date! Creating my DIY Queen of Hearts Costume I bought the wig, corset, and shoes online, but made everything else. The Skirt For the skirt, I just used 4 different kinds of tulle (black, red, red with glitter, black with … Read more

Coolest Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter Costume

Tim Burton's Mad Hatter Costume

Deciding to put together Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter costume was a process for me. I have always loved Halloween and dressing up as someone or something totally different. I am a huge fan of Johnny Depp. He can transform himself into anyone and always nails it. As a kid I loved Alice in Wonderland and … Read more

Cool Family Humpty Dumpty Costume

Cool Family Humpty Dumpty Costume

Our family loves to do group costumes so when I found out that baby number four was on his way, we came up with a fun way to include the newest little one into our Halloween fun! Our costume includes Humpty Dumpty, the King and his men (horses) and the merry maid clean-up crew to … Read more

Cool Homemade Red Queen Costume

Cool Homemade Red Queen Costume

Every year I make my daughters Halloween costumes because I think it is a great “mommy and me” and “sister and sister” bonding. We pretty much just wing it. I give her a few choices about what I think we can make and then we just start brainstorming and working out the details. I made … Read more

Cool Homemade Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume

Cool Homemade Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume

I made this Mad Hatter costume head to toe (minus the socks and shoes). I finished most of it by creating my own patterns. My daughter, Kielyn, helped with all the “extra’s” for it. This is her real hair, teased and color sprayed. She looks awesome and almost identical to the Johnny Depp version of … Read more

Handmade Dark Alice In Wonderland Costumes

Handmade Dark Alice In Wonderland Costumes

We each individually planned our Alice in Wonderland costume ideas, and didn’t tell each other what we were doing except which character. The only rule was that there needed to be a dark flare on the concept. Alice and I live about 8 hours from Cheshire Cat and the March Hare. The day before Halloween … Read more

Queen of Hearts Baby Costume

Queen of Hearts Baby Costume

This is my one year old daughter in her Queen of Hearts costume. After getting some ideas online I knew this had to be her costume, it totally fits her personality. The whole costume cost just under $30 and I still had tons of stuff left over. I used an 8 inch crochet top that … Read more

Queen of Hearts Child Costume

Queen of Hearts Child Costume

The dress and shall were purchased from Good will. The collar was made of cards stapled together with ribbon on each end for tying it on. And the head piece is made from a headband with T-shirt material cut into a heart shape stuffed and sewn onto the head band, then I sewed on flower … Read more

Alice in Wonderland Family Costumes

Alice in Wonderland Family Costumes

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday in our household. Every year I make our family’s costumes. Our family has grown to six of us now, and many friends and family look forward to see what we come up with each year. This year, we held a family meeting and chose Alice in Wonderland as the 2015 … Read more

Best Glamorous Wonderland Costume

Best Glamorous Wonderland Costume

In my country (Israel), we don’t have Halloween (Even though me and my friends love throwing our own Halloween parties :), but we have “Purim” which is a Jewish ritual where everyone is welcome to go outside in costumes. Our school holds a costume competition every year. Unfortunately, every competition had been a failure for … Read more

Couture Queen of Hearts Costume

Couture Queen of Hearts Costume

I have wanted to be the Queen of Hearts for years and never had the money for a great costume (I hate cheesy cheap looking costumes) I started sewing about 2 years ago. Self taught. Last year I designed my first creation without a pattern (Maleficient gown and headpiece). This year, I decided to design … Read more

Contest-Winning Mad Hatter Costume

Contest-Winning Mad Hatter Costume

Here’s my husband in his Mad Hatter costume from Alice and wonderland. I originally started with the theme when I decided I wanted to be the Alice character, so I thought it would be neat to add the Mad Hatter which was homemade. Both of my daughters wanted to get in on it so one wore a rabbit … Read more

Red Queen of Hearts Costume from 100% Recycled/Thrift Shop Finds

Red Queen of Hearts Costume from 100% Recycled/Thrift Shop Finds

The Red Queen of Hearts costume from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” film is what inspired me to create this 100% custom costume from nothing but recycled materials and thrift shop finds. As I tore through old lace curtains and red panels 400 times, it finally began to take shape. Then I tore it to … Read more

Homemade Queen of Hearts Costume

Homemade Queen of Hearts Costume

For my homemade Queen of Hearts costume, I use what I needed and I started with no pattern. I just looked at the picture of the dress and just started to draw out cut and then started to sew. I love to sew and took out a lot of mistakes and resew and it. Took me 3 months … Read more

Cutest Ever Queen of Hearts Costume

Cutest Ever Queen of Hearts Costume

The initial inspiration for this Queen of Hearts costume was a simple gold crown on a headband I found at a retail store. My vision was born – my daughter must be the queen of hearts! Slowly, I sought out pieces and materials to make my vision come to life. After a few weeks of … Read more

Coolest Queen of Hearts Costume Made in 2 Days!

Coolest Queen of Hearts Costume Made in 2 Days!

I made this Queen of Hearts costume in two days. I bought a few decks of cards. I bought a large red dress at a thrift shop. I bought a short black wig. I made the collar out of cardboard, a wire and three decks of cards. I also took Christmas lights that are battery … Read more

Homemade 1951 Alice in Wonderland Cartoon Costume for a Woman

Homemade 1951 Alice in Wonderland Cartoon Costume for a Woman

Neurotic? No, no, no! I don’t like that word. I’d say, thorough. Yeah, let’s go with that.  When I decided that I wanted to be Alice it was not even a question that there’d be extensive underpinnings.  I’m nothing if not, well, thorough. First, a lady needs a corset.  I make them professionally so it … Read more

Super Original Queen of Hearts Costume – Make Heads Roll!

Super Original Queen of Hearts Costume - Make Heads Roll!

My costume was 20 years in the making. Wait, that isn’t right. My Queen of Hearts character was 20 years in the making. The actual costume took much less time (thank goodness)! When I was in 4th grade, our class play was “Alice in Wonderland”. Of course every girl in the class wanted to be … Read more