My dear friend Sonya and I are gussying up as Alice and The White Rabbit for Halloween this year! Doing our own takes on characters that are near and dear to our hearts is a challenge and really fun.
I found this cornflower blue fabric with navy diamonds back in August and knew at once that it would be for my Alice.
I toyed with the notion of a traditional version (plain dress, apron) and found it to feel too juvenile for my tastes and how I wanted to be perceived. So I married an 1840's bodice with a very full circle skirt and I feel like that is the ingenue look that I want for this character.
I finally got the bodice and skirt put together and let it sit on the dress form overnight; partially to let the hem hang and partially so I didn't go too fast on it.
I played around with some various trims and ended up using three different ones from my stash! I am so glad that I had the time to go slowly on this project and let it become the best version of itself!
Steaming out the fringe!
I drew inspiration from both Theda Bara and Siouxie Sioux in my makeup for the evening. This Alice isn't a little girl any more. She has fallen down the rabbit hole and see far too many things. It was a really fun look to create and I look forward to doing a proper photoshoot with my darling Rabbit so we can have proper pictures!