This year my hunny and I dressed as the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland.
My roommate was getting rid of this Marie Antoinette costume, so I took it off his hands. Here’s how it looked:
To start, I removed the sleeves and bows, fixed a couple holes in the skirt, and used hem-tape to make the dress sleeveless. Then, I covered a lot of the existing trim with a black ribbon trim I found at Fabric Outlet. I cut the synthetic lace trim out of the neckline and replaced it with a cotton-eyelet lace trim. I hand-sewed a delicate lace trim, some chain, and two clock buttons to the bust.
I made a belt by gluing black flower trim to a thick black ribbon. And with several yards of blue and ivory tulle, I made an Alice tutu with an elastic waist.
Finally, I made a giant bow from a wide black flower-embellished ribbon and glued a hair comb to the back.
The Mad Hatter
Mike bought a hat at Cliff’s Variety and we embellished it with ribbon, butterflies, a snail and a skull hat pin. I used this tutorial to make the hat pin. I also made him a mushroom “corsage.” We found all of the accessories in the arts & crafts side of Cliff’s.