Thanks to Tim Burton’s 2010 movie, the Alice in Wonderland costume has once again become a popular choice for Halloween, or any other costume party.
While older Alice costumes had a childlike feel to them, however, the new film has given Alice a much more grown-up feel, allowing you to give free-reign to your imagination!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Alice in Wonderland Costume: the clothes
Whether you’re dressing up as a modern Alice or a traditional one, it’ll come as no surprise to learn that Alice always wears a blue dress. Any decent fancy dress shop will be able to sell you a traditional Alice in Wonderland costume like this one:
Alice in Wonderland costume, £39.99
Or a sexier version, like this:
If you’d rather DIY it, however, this is a really easy look to achieve: any blue dress will work – just tie a white apron around your waist, add a pair of white knee socks and black Mary Jane shoes (if you don’t have Mary Janes, use black courts and create the illusion of a Mary Jane strap by tying a black ribbon around your foot), add a black hairband, and you’re done!
Alice in Wonderland Costume hair and makeup
If you want to be Alice, you’re going to need to be blonde: no other hair colour will do, so if you’re not a natural blonde, a visit to the costume shop is in order for an Alice in Wonderland wig:
Of course, any long blonde wig will do here: it’s the hairband that really makes the Alice in Wonderland look, so if your chosen wig doesn’t come with one, you’ll need to buy one yourself: you should be able to pick one up in any accessories or fashion store, such a Claire’s Accessories.
As for makeup, the natural look will work just fine here, but if you want to add a cartoonish vibe to your costume, try some false eyelashes for added effect! If you really want to pay attention to detail, meanwhile, OPI have an Alice in Wonderland nail polish collection, which is available through Amazon.
Alice in Wonderland Costume: the props
Here’s where you get to exercise your imagination! Playing cards, stuffed bunny rabbits, small bottles labelled “Drink Me” – they all say “Alice”, and they’re all very inexpensive. If you do want to buy yourself a little something extra, though, the recent movie has resulted in a huge amount of Alice-themed accessories, and you can pick up necklaces, bracelets and more in stores like Topshop and Claire’s. This charm bracelet, for instance, is by Disney Couture, and you can buy it here:
If you are looking for some more Halloween inspiration check out our 80s fancy dress ideas