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Ani_BEE
12-23-2009, 09:26 AM
This is a general thread for question & references for anyone tackling these costumes.:bigtu:

Photo's from exhibitions
http://www.costumersguide.com/cr_alice.shtml


New trailer
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2009/12/alice-in-wonderland-trailer-red-queen/
http://www.movieweb.com/movie/FIhmojhjgzibjp/VIkroqnpCozRnt

If anyone knows how I can down load this please share since I want to take screen captures.



I'm going to be using this pattern for the Red Queen with alterations to the front panel.
http://butterick.mccall.com/b5440-products-10543.php?page_id=385


A few more photo's
http://www.cinematical.com/photos/sdcc-alice-in-wonderland-the-touring-exhibition/2168638/

I love the bottles.

Colleen Atwood talks costumes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kuBqiQdITk


The re-making of Alice's down the rabbit hole dress.
http://alice-kingsley.livejournal.com/


Artical about the making of all the costumes. 2 pages
http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/through_the_looking_glass_hAoeucTobbZwKIgxtmGDdJ/0



Flicker Galleries

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22672048@N00/sets/72157622382955280/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/irulan_amy/sets/72157623667688114/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/madeinhollywoodtv/sets/72157623346266721/

Kat Murz
12-23-2009, 06:15 PM
My friend and I are going as The White Queen and the Mad Hatter for Anime North 2010, we might have an Alice too X3

I've ordered some beads and crystal and silver lace appliqes for my White Queen, its going to be alot of work with all the hand beading and details that her dress has but I love it so much <3 <3

Here is my wig and make-up test ( I need to find a site with good brown contacts that ships to canada now...) the wig looks darker here but its much paler and less yellow in true light ^^
For a first make-up test I feel it turn out not to badly...I need to do darker brows, darker lips and gets some long dark lashes *nods* I'm very, VERY excited for this costume X3: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2386118/

I can't wait for this movie to come out!! *bounces*

Drackt
12-23-2009, 09:32 PM
I'm planning to make Alice's dress for Disney World's "Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party", although I haven't found any patterns that would work yet. And I need to find some way to replicate the embroidery on the dress without embroidering it...

Ani_BEE
12-23-2009, 10:28 PM
Anne Hathaway is wearing sheer white foundation as well (she's not that pale lol ) but the wig you have is bleach blond right.



A couple of makeup tutorials that does the movie justice.

Red Queen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTl3ePEmhi4

Mad Hatter, well done but you need to push to colours more then the video shows up as.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyMj4RSNXRY&feature=channel

Tooth paint enamel for his gap in black.
http://store.malabar.net/product_info.php?cPath=1_2_25&products_id=3049



Kat Murz could I bribe you to come to FanExpo for a day.:bigtu: Probably not but one can dream.



I'm Starting with the heart wig ... I just not sure WHAT wig to start with. I know I have to custom dye it it's a matter of finfd a wig with enough wig fiber at the right length. :waaaah:

Kat Murz
12-23-2009, 10:39 PM
I did some white powder in my make-up but I'm already near ghost pale on my own XD I'll make myself a bit paler but the white dress and dark make-up will naturally make me look very pale too lol

ooohh Mad Hatter make-up. wonderful, I have to do my Hatter's make-up so that could help <3

Sadly I actually live in Manitoba, I'm flying out for Anime North so I'm not actually in Toronto for Fanexpo ): BOOO!!! It would have been awesome to get pics together

Shana05
12-24-2009, 02:32 AM
I saw a guy dressed as Depp's Mad Hatter at my last con.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g94/Sango1115/Anime%20Conventions/A2/DSCF0307.jpg

Kazephyr
12-24-2009, 04:31 PM
I've been waiting for this thread to crop up. ;) Seriously considering adding The White Queen to my list, but plans remain up in the air. ^^;;

Faraday
12-26-2009, 12:01 AM
Oh-ho, thank you for the website of references Ani BEE! I collected a few images from Flickr but it's always nice to have more at my disposal. I'm seriously considering making the White Queen's gown but I'm waiting until I see the movie (I'm quite hesitant about Burton's production, but Anne Hathaway is goregous in that dress).
But, if you'd like to take screen caps of the trailer, I sugest using a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCM4JiJ6B2I) and this site to download it: http://keepvid.com/

Limeyaku
12-27-2009, 12:41 AM
I already made the Red Queen for Halloween with my bf as the Mad Hatter! Can't wait for the movie to come out to resurrect and renovate these costumes...the elaborate detail makes them so special and fun to wear!! Though I think I might make a mini-Alice dress for the movie instead of my Red Queen again...that beast is just so many layers and so much work to put on! I need to reserve all of that time for my Hatter's makeup...and all the energy needs to go into convincing him to wear contacts again, as right now he is adamantly against it. -_-

Organic Armor
12-27-2009, 09:32 PM
Wow, thanks for that costumersguide.com link. Love the White Queen.

hiron
12-29-2009, 03:04 AM
Ani BEE, thank you so much! I had to strugle to find even a few good pictures from Mad Hatter and from them it was almost impossible to get a good general view.

I've been wondering what material Mad Hatter's jacket is, any ideas? For me, it looks like leather with some fur and hair still intact.

Ani_BEE
01-01-2010, 11:07 PM
It's leather but more of a raw finish to it not polished like a suede and stained in parts, the lines on the cuffs is leather string/cord as well.

The fabric that you are referring to as fur it shredded to get that texture by un-winding the weave. As to what the fabric is it's sheer like an organza fabric but have a thicker weave and orange.

Here are tips to weathering fabric.
http://www.jedielfqueen.com/lotr/costumes/eomer/weathering/weathering.htm

mdelgiorno17
01-02-2010, 01:13 PM
Ani_Bee, I'm looking forward to seeing your costume progress and come to life!

Kat Murz, I'm really impressed that you are going to make the White Queen's costume! Your makeup test looks great!

I just bought some makeup to practice with for my Red Queen Costume. I'm terrified, because I don't wear makeup! My friend opted not to do the blue eyes for me on Halloween, because we were running out of time to finish my makeup before work. Thank you for the tutorial and links, Ani_Bee. I've already watched the tutorial a few times!

Ani_BEE
01-02-2010, 08:49 PM
I'm debating one what to used for the blue eyeshadow. I still have MAC Chromacake in white and blue mineral eyeshadow that is very close to the shade. I have a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Baby Blue that I could use as a base and set it with the eyeshadow but I want to do a makeup test when I finish with the wig.

I just bought $68 CAN in beading materials that matched what she has on her dress. :crylaugh: I still need to get bulk pearls.

I boughtthe base shoes ($45CAN). $90 in wig supplise.
Yep this is already over $250 spent on this and I still need to get all fabric for the dress and black lace for the boots.

mdelgiorno17
01-03-2010, 12:55 AM
Yeah, it's one expensive costume. I just bought a wig online today as well. I wasn't able to get one for Halloween, which was a total bummer! I bought most of my fabric on sale, but I think I've spent nearly as much as you have. I still need to buy and alter some boots, too! I opted to wear nonslip shoes on Halloween as I was wearing the costume to work.

The White Queen costume will probably be even more expensive to make, thanks to all of the embellishment! I'm glad that I have no plans (as of yet) to tackle that beast!

Ani_BEE
01-03-2010, 11:22 AM
I ordered all the beads, setting as rhinestones from here. http://www.jansjewels.com/site.html

I'm worided about customs thought, I might get gouged for another $20 at the boarder.:waaaah:

It cheaper over all for me since finding 40 proper rhinestones all the right sizes with setting to match was impossible in the mix bags they sell at Micheal. Even the Finding where cheaper over all since Walmart got ride of their crafts section. :bigcry:


A whole lot beading with The White Queen ... finding the fabric will be the easy part.

mdelgiorno17
01-03-2010, 06:22 PM
I ordered all the beads, setting as rhinestones from here. http://www.jansjewels.com/site.html

I'm worided about customs thought, I might get gouged for another $20 at the boarder.:waaaah:

It cheaper over all for me since finding 40 proper rhinestones all the right sizes with setting to match was impossible in the mix bags they sell at Micheal. Even the Finding where cheaper over all since Walmart got ride of their crafts section. :bigcry:


A whole lot beading with The White Queen ... finding the fabric will be the easy part.

Thank you so much for this latest link! I will definitely order from this website if I decide to update my costume before MegaCon!

Limeyaku
01-03-2010, 07:34 PM
I ordered all the beads, setting as rhinestones from here. http://www.jansjewels.com/site.html

I'm worided about customs thought, I might get gouged for another $20 at the boarder.:waaaah:

It cheaper over all for me since finding 40 proper rhinestones all the right sizes with setting to match was impossible in the mix bags they sell at Micheal. Even the Finding where cheaper over all since Walmart got ride of their crafts section. :bigcry:


A whole lot beading with The White Queen ... finding the fabric will be the easy part.

I sooooooooo hear you on all of this. From the cost of the beading to running out of craft places ...I'm Canadian too so I'm even in the same spot with customs!!! BOOO

But I regret to inform you that finding the fabric is NOT easy. It seems you have to settle for metallic gold OR a gold coloured brocade for the skirt...SUCKS! I went with metallic gold since it was flashier and more fun but I'm forever on the hunt for a nice brocade or damask to replace it with...sigh. It's especially hard here in Canada where, as you said, WalMart got rid of their fabric/craft department and all we have left is Fabricland...which isn't bad, but I find around here they RARELY turn over their stock. It's ALWAYS the same stuff and never anything new, or if I find something I like, I get the ends of the roll and they don't have any more. -o-

I'm currently in the process of rinsing/restyling my wig and coming up with some alterations for the bodice of my dress so that the front is more stiff...I think I might just tear it apart and shove some interfacing in there to avoid completely remaking the whole thing.

Ani, also, are you going for a blue version or black? I did black since it was more Card-like. :) And it totally looks black in the movie, imo.

I can't wait to see progress pics!

OH! I'm also currently picking up supplies for Alice's strapless blue dress with the ribbony top...I just got this beautiful blue silky stuff ( I can't find any with the little dots on it like hers though, again, lack of resources ... and lack of proper textile vocabulary...help me out here? ) and tons of different widths of navy ribbon and then upon bringing it home I realized my blue is probably too blue ( though the trailer seems a bit desaturated ) and the ribbon is supposed to be black.

Fail.

mdelgiorno17
01-03-2010, 08:05 PM
I'm currently in the process of rinsing/restyling my wig and coming up with some alterations for the bodice of my dress so that the front is more stiff...I think I might just tear it apart and shove some interfacing in there to avoid completely remaking the whole thing.

I used half inch wide cable ties as boning in my Elizabethan corset, which I made a few years ago when I was in high school. I just buy the long ones and cut them down to size. They work really well, and I used a few to stiffen my bodice front and reinforce my two side closures on the bodice too. If you don't want to go the corset route, you could use both interfacing and some boning in the bodice to help it lay flat.

mdelgiorno17
01-03-2010, 08:28 PM
Here (http://geekcrafts.com/red-queen-costume-for-dragoncon/) is the version of this costume that won an award at Dragon*Con. I think I told you that she stamped the pattern onto her fabric, and it looks great! Time consuming, but great!

Ani_BEE
01-03-2010, 09:14 PM
But I regret to inform you that finding the fabric is NOT easy. It seems you have to settle for metallic gold OR a gold coloured brocade for the skirt...SUCKS!

I meant the white Queen fabric would be easier to track down... The Red queen top skirt is highly unlikely to find that pattern. :waaaah: Like mdelgiorno17 mentioned I'm slightly tempted to final try my hand at silk-screening to create a repeat pattern but I know it's embroidered on the fabric. I have neither the sewing skill nor an embroidered machine to do all that myself. :crylaugh: Maybe a Taffeta or Silk Dupioni in gold for the base fabric.

I'm trying for a dark midnight blue for the top but if I can't get the right shades or the fabric will not take a dye then I'll go for black instead. I have time to track down fabrics and I'll be going to the shops in Toronto for pearls and round rhinestones (for the crown) in the few china bead stores and fabric store to see what they have. Fabricland in Kitchener has a descent selection of generic taffeta, brocade and corduroy.

The reason I didn't get my rhinestones in Toronto is they don't have setting for them in any of the bead and finding stores. They are more specialized after all and not like cheap bulk glass beads I can get 18" strands of for $4.


I started a topic on fabric since I don't know what is what. :rolleyes:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3265261#post3265261



Edit:
By the way Limeyaku was this the wig you bought?
Heat resistant
http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/herecoredstc.html
normal wig fiber.
http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/lobacoredloc.html

The reason I'm asking id that more order from Katie Bair was derailed and their wigs are the right colour to start with instead of me dyeing the fiber.

Also wondering what type of crown they have, skin top, button, wefts, etc.

sithcamaro
01-06-2010, 10:00 PM
Hello people!
I only pop in from time to time around these parts, but since I uploaded a pic of my completed Hatter hat, I figured I'd see if there was only discussion going on around here. :)

Figured I'd share.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2397047/

I'm currently working on the rest of it. It shouldn't take too long as the hat is the only real difficult part about it.

mdelgiorno17
01-06-2010, 11:05 PM
That hat is VERY nice!!

Limeyaku
01-07-2010, 12:59 AM
By the way Limeyaku was this the wig you bought?
Heat resistant
http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/herecoredstc.html
normal wig fiber.
http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/lobacoredloc.html

Also wondering what type of crown they have, skin top, button, wefts, etc.

WOW! Actually, I find it strange cause it's pretty basic, but the wig I bought is no longer available on the site! Mine was a Medium length ( with bangs ) Copper red. I LOVE the colour...it's rich enough to be RED but not bright and tacky like an Ariel red or something like that... :) Mine was just regular kanekalon, since it was cheaper ( only $21 ) and I was on a budget. Not the greatest for curling but I've got some experimenting to do. I know it's HIGHLY advised against using heat styling on kanekalon but I've done it before, somehow, with much success and I'm determined to do it again!

Obviously since the one I got is no longer available, I'd recommend the heat resistant long copper red one. Has everything you need and more! I don't know much about wig terminology but I hope this helps out... it does have a skin top down the center part...the rest is just netting in rows, but the wefts are plenty! I didn't add anything to my wig and with the proper styling, there was little to no net showing when it was completed!

Just a tip too, for the widows peak what I did was pull a center piece of the bangs down, tie a little elastic near the top, chop it and used fabric glue to mold it. :)

Anyways, since I'm so bad at explaining things, here's (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/aubme/hair-1.jpg) a pic of the interior of the wig ( as you can see by all of the looseness, it took a beating on Halloween :( Too much dancing! Hahaha...can you picture it? The Mad Hatter and Red Queen busting a groove on the dance floor. Oh, it happened! )

But it's a GREAT quality wig, especially for the price...and FREE SHIPPING! I can't recommend that site enough...I was so happy with it. Just make sure if you get the free shipping you have at least 3 weeks to a month to receive it, 'cause I'm in Canada too and that's about how long it took. :)

And continuing on, Sith, your hat makes me as green as it is with envy. That is all I have to say about that.

I just decided last night to do some major reconstruction on Travis' hat adding stitching to the top and some of the teeny tiny hand embroidery, though since I initially modelled it off of the SDCC hat the pattern cut in the leather was way off, therefore throwing off all the detail for the stitching and ugh. I just wish I had enough high res pics at the time of making it to have made it more accurate. Though with all of the reference pics of his hat out there and all of the variations, I don't feel too bad about it. Just bad enough to try harder in my modifications. ;)

I can't remember if I mentioned my Alice fabric before or not but it's INCREDIBLY frustrating. Again, I know the shade of her dress varies from one shot to the next but I'm pretty bummed the one I chose is just WAY too blue. I dug through some stuff at home and found a beautiful light blue...and then realized I only had about a yard at maybe 20" thickness. -_- But I'm sure I'll find a use for the other stuff one day...and it only cost about $3...so I can't feel too bad about buying more for that either.

Also having a hard time deciding on fabric for the Hatter's new coat...errrghh...these costumes are complicated enough to put one right into the mad house. ( At least on a budget and with limited Canadian resources. -o- )

Ani_BEE
01-07-2010, 09:57 AM
This is probably close to the wig you bought for the skin top. It's perfect on top with the small skin top since I can sew in extra wefts from another wig. I can buy two of these to get the thickness I want.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Copper-Red-Hi-Temp-Long-Curly-Wavy-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ180434606484QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item2a02bd9994
http://cgi.ebay.com/Copper-Red-Long-Curly-Wavy-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ180445617505QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item2a03659d61
I'm making a lace front so that I have the proper hair line. :crylaugh: I got the tools I just need the wigs.

Sithcamaro I hadn't even clued in that his hat was leather from the promo poster shot. Defiantly a winner. :heart: I wonder what possessed them to create his hat like that.



A simple tutorial for the mad hatter costume.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKcbk6xnSz4

I like how she did the hat frame but I would use plastic canvas on the top part since it can take a beating. :bigtu:

I don't recommended using spray paint on a wig ... their are ways to dye one.
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=195443&highlight=hat+hatter

sithcamaro
01-08-2010, 12:52 AM
Thanks ladies. :)

Ani, it's strange that it seems like everyone thought this hat was some funky concoction with lace. Ironically, looking at your post way up top there, you've got things flipped, leather coat & funky lace hat. It's actually leather hat & funky fabric coat! lol
As soon as I saw it as SDCC, I knew it was leather, with the fine grain in the surface. Prior to that, I don't think I was trying to study the outfit too much yet, as I was still a ways off from even thinking of starting it. But once I did, I noticed the grain in the large res files of the original hatter poster as well.

My coat is pretty much complete now, still a few additions need to be done, then I have to go over the entire thing to give it it's proper look. So once that bad boy is finished, I'll be sure to add it. I don't think it'll be my final coat, as I would've liked to have began with a slightly lighter shade (but couldn't seem to find it anywhere I looked). But we'll see what results I get from my "final process" on it.

Limeyaku, there are always other ways of faking the gold stitching on the hat. So if you're looking at a sparsely patterned hat, and dreading more sewing, I could offer up a few tips. But unless you're a nazi for making sure it's all stitching & nothing but stitching. :D I know I hated every bit of it, but it paid off nicely in the end. Went through lots and lots of threads snapping all the time.

sithcamaro
01-08-2010, 12:54 AM
Oh, and if you guys are looking for really nice wigs, I can put you in touch with the gal who makes my lace front wigs. They're usually in the $300 range, but for a full lace wig, you can't beat it. She's currently got a Hatter wig being made for me & had made both my Joker & Sweeney wigs in the past.

Ani_BEE
01-08-2010, 08:32 AM
I think the Mad Hatter coat reminded of a Faux Fur lined coat in the outside material. Kind of a fake suede dyed and have bit of salmon fabric sew/glued on. lol I doubt I'll very get to see this exhibit come to Toronto. :toothy: You can get the same effect with dyes with natural fabrics.

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Columbia-Womens-Knee-length-Faux-Leather-Coat/4329069/product.html


I like how you put a watermark on your hat ... i can see some ebay hooligan try to use that image to sell their. "hat"

Limeyaku
01-08-2010, 06:16 PM
Ani, the exhibit already came and left Toronto this past August... I cried a little when I found out. None of my friends who even live there knew it was there. I don't know how or why they even brought it there with absolutely no promotion whatsoever, I can't imagine many people went and I know there are TONS who would love to! ( Me and my bf were especially looking forward to it! )

Sith, what kind of thread did you use? My resources are limited here so right now I am working with metallic gold embroidery floss which I need to pull apart and use only 2 or 3 of the strands that make the floss so that it's not too thick. There is snapping and fraying and knotting every 5 minutes and it is the worst experience in the entire universe. If you could point me in a direction there, maybe I can buy some off the net. For some reason, I always come across everything I need when I'm not making the costume, and then when I need it, it's gone. 2 months ago I could have found all kinds of gold threads ( obviously for the holidays ) and now there's hardly even anything metallic. EERrrgghh...I think I might just ghetto it out with the hat and do the rest of the gold detailing with a metallic pen or marker since I'm unhappy with the colour of the overall hat and will probably end up either remaking the whole thing or re-covering it all in the future.

Now...I wonder if it stopped snowing yet so I can go get my Alice dress fabrics... HMM. *shakes fist at Canada for having snow 6 days in a row now... *

Ani_BEE
01-08-2010, 10:21 PM
Ok ... that sucks. I was in Toronto for FanExpo and their was NO advertising for it. I had no plans at the time to do the Red Queen but I would have taken photo's regardless since I love intricate costume. I took photo's of Enchanted costumes on 5th Avenue when I was there just because it was cool to see them.

sithcamaro
01-09-2010, 01:03 AM
Yep, it already came to Toronto, but you guys didn't hear of it because it was a one day invite only deal. Seems strange they'd do that, with all the work setting up & striking.
I was trying to see if anyone had pictures from any of the other setups, just in case an item was positioned slightly differently.
http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/08/06/10375831-sun.html

I then came across this info elsewhere:
"Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” touring exhibit will be bopping around the globe for the next six months. Current plans call for stops in Toronto, London, Berlin, Deville, Madrid as well as a yet-to-be-named city in Japan. And given how popular this display proved to be at Comic-Con, Mickey's marketeers are now reportedly seeing if adding a stop in Anaheim to "Alice" 's international itinerary might be possible."

But there are a few details on that touring Hatter outfit (and of course hat) that differ from the hero outfit. In usual fashion, I'm almost certain that Depp kept the hero suit, so anything that will be displayed anywhere will most likely be backups. I was just amazed that the vest was quite different than the one he actually wears.


I used 2 types of embroidery thread, one by coats & clark, and the other I cannot say because it's simply a white spool. I was hoping to find something thicker myself. At times I had about 3 spools feeding through at once, and they still kept snapping one by one.

Oh, and Ani..... if you want any high res Red Queen pics, just shoot me your email, I took tons.

Ani_BEE
01-09-2010, 11:43 AM
O_o Yes! I'll pm you.

sithcamaro
01-10-2010, 03:45 PM
Uploaded 3 more hat images. I just need to add one tiny detail to one of the pins, but I've been so busy with other parts of the outfit that I've just not had the chance.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2400788/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2400789/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2400790/

Trying to get to my PM requests at the moment...

Ani_BEE
01-10-2010, 10:07 PM
Amazing, it almost looks to clean with the bright colours. :bigtu:

What is that orange fabric you using called. It's the same fabric on the Hatters coat as well.

Ani_BEE
01-14-2010, 10:13 AM
I got my beading in last and a promptly started to put things together.

The acrylic rhinestone I bought for the bottom cluster I spent a good 2 hours while watching TV scrapping the silver foil off the edges. :crylaugh: I wouldn't have bother normally but the way to stone sit on top of the setting so you would see a bright silver line between the ruby and the gold plated setting. There is 15 of them.

The small glass rhinestone octagons and the glass beads where way to dark of a red (almost black). So I'm ordering some new ones, but they where cheap so it's no big deal.

http://www.jansjewels.com/00/lg/0091-83.jpg
The bell caps I'm trying to convert. I can snip of the top with pliers but I don't have anything to punch an hole through the top with.


I hope I'll have the proper light to take of photo of these.

I'm still missing pearls, Walmart dose not carry any beads anymore and Micheal's stop selling bulk pearls. The have small mixed size pearls bout i woul need to buy 6 of those to get the right size. :waaaah: I'll the picking those up in Toronto probably.

mdelgiorno17
01-14-2010, 11:46 PM
I pulled all of the trim off of my bodice, but now I need to find or order better jewels and stuff to replace it. I'll be hunting for filigree, stones, and stone settings tomorrow. Wish me luck. I also need to find materials for the crown and scepter- I've never really made props before!

I now have an Alice in Wonderland group for MegaCon! Some friends from high school are making costumes. I'll have a White Queen, an Alice, a white rabbit, and maybe a caterpillar or Mad Hatter!

Limeyaku
01-15-2010, 08:39 PM
I'm currently working on my dandelion-sized-Alice dress! Pics by the end of tonight, hopefully!

Ani_BEE
01-21-2010, 08:22 PM
OMG I am pissed or what!

Guess what PleaserUSA made
http://www.pleaserusa.com/ProductDetail.asp?PROD_CD=VIC45%2FGB%2FPU&STYLE_CD=VICTORIAN-45
VICTORIAN-45
Gold-Blk Pu, 2" Heel

It's a knock off using there own boot pattern but I doubt you’ll see anything else even remotely close to the real thing. I would have bought them if I didn’t already buy my base boots already. And I might still... since the base shape is spot on.

Limeyaku
01-21-2010, 10:43 PM
ROFL you mean the WHOLE THING is almost spot on! ( I mean, not really, but for a straight purchased item??? !!! What an amazing find!!! )

I think we'll have to wait for closer to Halloween to get them though if it's a newer style ( which i'm assuming it is ) since the website only sells wholesale. :(

Actually, I just compared side by side to a reference pic...they used the exact same pattern as in the lace on the screen used ones! I'm so excited!!! I think I might put a mesh layer over them to give it more of a lace appearance but other than that, these li'l puppies hardly need ANY work!!

May re-cover the heart on the toe...definitely will add some scalloped edging...but again...I can't get over it! Thanks SO MUCH for posting!!!

Ani_BEE
01-22-2010, 08:37 AM
Yeah it really is new O_O and the right cut. I wonder if I can match the gold I have PVC gold and Spandex gold. Also ordered lace but it looks like I won't be using it. >_<

I guess I better fit the boots I bought (took off the soles need to glue them back on) for another costume.

Limeyaku
01-24-2010, 02:23 AM
In need of some fine tuning, ironing and a giant flower but my dandelion sized Alice is almost done (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/aubme/dress5675.jpg)! :D

mdelgiorno17
01-24-2010, 03:42 PM
In need of some fine tuning, ironing and a giant flower but my dandelion sized Alice is almost done (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/aubme/dress5675.jpg)! :D

That's adorable!

My rhinestones and settings came in the mail the other day, and I have the same issue with the silver backing showing. I guess I'll be spending time scraping it off as well. That'll have to wait until I'm finished with my friend's costume. I'm making her the dress Alice is wearing when she falls down the rabbit hole.

Ani_BEE
01-25-2010, 09:16 AM
Looking good Limeyaku, all I can see missing it the blue neck strap.

mdelgiorno17g good luck with the Alice dress and the bottom wildlife. :bigtu:

The queen is a hold for now since I need to start working on my other costumes ... I'm just really excited to do this one.


Question for the queens, what fabric did you used for the "gold" part of the sleeves? I have metallic spandex in gold but it's too shinny for the dress.

mdelgiorno17
01-25-2010, 07:03 PM
Looking good Limeyaku, all I can see missing it the blue neck strap.

mdelgiorno17g good luck with the Alice dress and the bottom wildlife. :bigtu:

The queen is a hold for now since I need to start working on my other costumes ... I'm just really excited to do this one.


Question for the queens, what fabric did you used for the "gold" part of the sleeves? I have metallic spandex in gold but it's too shinny for the dress.

Luckily, I am not the one doing the embroidery; I just have to sew the thing and mail it to my friend. The wildlife embroidery will be up to my her!

I used silk dupioni for the the sleeves and the front panel of the bodice. I can't wait to post pictures after I fix it up and add a few more details!

Limeyaku
01-25-2010, 09:21 PM
Looking good Limeyaku, all I can see missing it the blue neck strap.


Well, it's missing the flower and the ribbon from it but this version is a strapless tube dress. Her 2ft tiered one has a neck strap though, like a halter. :)

I have no idea what I used for the sleeves of my RQ ... I just went with a marigold colour since I couldn't find anything semi-metallic. It sounds like what you have is what I was originally looking for...jealous!

alpha_helix
01-27-2010, 06:09 PM
I wish I had never clicked that link to the exhibition photos, my costume to do list is already waaay too long, but now I have to make a Mad Hatter costume!

I can relate to the Mad Hatter. I like to call myself a milliner, and I am completely insane.

Ani_BEE
01-27-2010, 07:00 PM
Alpha_helix I think we are all a little mad here ... for me it's te first time make something even remotely historical. I look forward to the challenge now but i know I'll probably screaming in frustration later.



So I contacted Pleaser USA about the red queen boots and here is the response. :bigtu:


Hello

I looked into this matter and we have not released these shoes yet. The shoes will be on the market May 05, 2010. I am sorry for any inconvenience this has put on you. Around that time you might want to try the below websites to find the shoes.

www.summitfashions.com
www.sinfulshoes.com
www.shoebuy.com

I hope this helped.

So it's a no go for another 3 months it doesn't effect my plans but I hope it might not affect yours ladies.



I had bought these locally on sale for her boots.
http://www.pleaserusa.com/ProductDetail.asp?PROD_CD=VIC35%2FB%2FPU&STYLE_CD=VICTORIAN-35

I wanted to buy these but they didn't have a size I could work with.
http://www.pleaserusa.com/ProductDetail.asp?PROD_CD=VIC120%2FW%2FPU&STYLE_CD=VICTORIAN-120

kuroikouma
01-27-2010, 07:03 PM
Hmm. I'm planning to do a human form of the white rabbit for the movie's release in March, but I'm having a slight problem that I'm hoping you guys can help me out with! I can't find a decent picture of the white rabbit's coat almost anywhere. I've only found one so far, and it's not a picture of the full coat, nor does it give very much detail.
Help? D: Also, any tips on what fabric to use/how to go about making the coat would also be very appreciated.

Ani_BEE
01-27-2010, 07:36 PM
Probably because the White Rabbit is CG I've only seen images from the 2 trailers so far.


He's wearing a tailcoat.
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m8701-products-7158.php?page_id=1143&search_control=display&list=search

http://butterick.mccall.com/b3648-products-1935.php?page_id=916&search_control=display&list=search

http://www.thesewingplace.com/browseproducts/Burda-7986.HTML


As for fabric ... suiting weight fabric, corduroy or wool. I'm sure someone here will have a better understanding of what to use.

My tailcoat I bought was a wool, I used for my Laplace no Ma costume.
(white demon rabbit)

Limeyaku
01-27-2010, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the boot info Ani!!! I have a black lace up ankle not-quite-victorian pair that I use... they do the job. I'm not wearing it to the movie or any cons within the next 3 months so it doesnt affect me at all. :D I'll be scooping them up just for the heck of it when they come out.

Thanks again!

alpha_helix
01-28-2010, 05:34 PM
Oh dear.

I told a few people that I was entertaining the idea of doing a Mad Hatter costume, and after all of the "ZOMG do it!!1!"s I've heard, I think I'm morally obligated.

It'll have to wait until Arisia 2011 (nearly a year from now) because I can't take on any more projects until after Dragon*Con. Still. It's happening.

Limeyaku
01-29-2010, 01:22 AM
Hmm. I'm planning to do a human form of the white rabbit for the movie's release in March, but I'm having a slight problem that I'm hoping you guys can help me out with! I can't find a decent picture of the white rabbit's coat almost anywhere. I've only found one so far, and it's not a picture of the full coat, nor does it give very much detail.
Help? D: Also, any tips on what fabric to use/how to go about making the coat would also be very appreciated.

You're in luck!

Lots of goodies from this past Wonderland Wednesday!

Here (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article7003787.ece?slideshowPopup=true&articleId=7003787&nSlide=1&sectionName=Film) ya go!

Ani_BEE
01-29-2010, 01:08 PM
Found a cheap old broken wood pool cue on my break I'll be using for the red queen scepter.
Mwahahahaha.

Also ordered the Acrylic sheets to make the heart.

Ani_BEE
01-31-2010, 10:57 AM
I got photo's up for the Queen's bling. :bigtu:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2426370/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2426368/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2426369/

I also picked up from lace/oliies for the sleeves. I just need to figure out which one i want to use since the all need to be altered to make a patch of fabric.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2426367/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2426366/
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130358963268&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT, just ordered this one, the medallions at the bottom I can sew into a similar position as the original.

I don't know ... I don't want to start hacking at these till I'm 100% certain of the one that best matches.




On a less than stellar note.

I'm also currently trying to get my money back from Katie Bair I've been trying every week since Jan. 7th to just get a refund on they order I place for wig supplies. She's been good to get in touch with up to that point and I think she tiring to ignore me now. She's probably not happy with me canceling my order but it's been over a month now that I've place it and if I can't get a refund from her I will have to force one before paypal doesn't have the option of doing so after 40 days.

I don't like this position I'm in. :waaaah:

Ani_BEE
02-03-2010, 06:14 PM
Finalized the lace for the cuffs. :bigtu:

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2432816/

Limeyaku
02-03-2010, 11:19 PM
cute!!! I tried to cut out sand dollars to make the lace but gave up X_x

too bad about the katie situation...i mean, it only takes a second to make a customer happy! :( booooo.

Im done my dandelion alice (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/aubme/dressd.jpg) and onto remaking the hatter now. almost done the vest!

Ani_BEE
02-04-2010, 09:22 AM
I feel kind of bad since she has been a great help to the cosplay community and she didn't need to post tips and tricks up about wig making. I've been kind of a wishy-washy customer but my request to cancel my order has been a month ago, with weekly reminders about it. Even with a filter she did get back to me in a weeks time when I was asking questions.

I don't want any bad feeling about this since she does have a great international service.


Yeah making sand dollars and sewing the edges by hand would make me cranky as well. Just sewing button holes by hand makes me cranky. :)

:bigtu: The dress looks wicked! I had not clued in there was two dresses when she is shrunken originally. I think the "dress" was originally her glove in the opening scene down the rabbit hole. :toothy:


I also bought the Alice in Wonderland eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay. It's wicked but I wish is had more of the eyeshadow shades use for the Mad Hatter and a lighter blue.


Edit: opened an PayPal Item dispute, hopefully that will get her attention. I didn't want to resort too it but is been a month and I'm not going to loose access to this transaction.

I've been ripped off once and I'm not letting that happen again.

Ani_BEE
02-08-2010, 10:15 AM
So I got a refund from Katie :bigtu: so I'm ordering my new wigs!

It's either 2 this one
http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/herecoredstc.html

2 this one but it's layered and may not be a good choice.
http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/28herelowawi7.html

I think the are the same but I'm wondering if one is fuller then the other.

RisuKim
02-10-2010, 12:57 AM
I work for Disney's Studio Store on Hollywood Blvd right next to Disney's El Capitan Theatre and right now we have a lot of props and material from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
I can see if I can take pics of them but we dont' have much. Hats, spools, Armor, etc. lol. We will have a mini exhibit coming in for the release of the film so if you are in the area, that's the best place to be :) *sigh* so proud of working for Disney. :3

Biscuit
02-10-2010, 03:41 PM
New Alice costume!!! and it's SO CUTE~! I recognize it from the trailer when the Mad Hatter throws the bolts of fabric....

check the first post on http://www.costumersguide.com/

Ani_BEE
02-10-2010, 06:54 PM
I wasn't sure what I saw when I watched the second trailer but it was 2 seconds of Alice in that dress holding a sword and at the beginning sitting next to the Red Queen. :angel: I like it.

Whatever photo's you get RisuKim, will be appreciated by all.:bigtu:

Limeyaku
02-10-2010, 08:24 PM
I've already started collecting materials for the red Alice...well...I got my daisy hole puncher for all the little flowers. Of course the medium sized heart was sold out. >_< I cannot, for the life of me, though, find striped white organza anywhere...just wide ribbon...which is like $40/roll...wtf!? >_<

Ani_BEE
02-11-2010, 08:55 AM
Ouch! Michael's dose have ribbon as well ... but very tiny rolls in terms of yardage. I get most of my trim, vinyl and ribbon (by the yard an whole rolls) come from Len's Mill but it's a fabric warehouse chain in Ontario.

You also might get lucky and find daisy ribbon. Len's Mill has this style (a bit smaller) as well which is why I remember that they make it.
http://impressrubberstamps.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Ribbon_daisy&Category_Code=

I would consider using vinyl for the black heart and daisy punch outs since it will hold it's shape without it unraveling.

I have a Espe wallet that take a beating but the leaf cut out have not lost their shape.
http://www.espe.ca/product/products_accessories.html

wiirenet
02-11-2010, 01:22 PM
I can see if I can take pics of them but we dont' have much. Hats, spools, Armor, etc. lol. We will have a mini exhibit coming in for the release of the film so if you are in the area, that's the best place to be :) *sigh* so proud of working for Disney. :3

I would love it if you could see if they have any of the Knave of Heart's armor/costume.

Which brings me to, hello thread =) I'm considering doing a Knave costume, but I can't find anyone on the internet that is doing it too! If you have any fellow alice-fan-friends that are doing him, just not on this forum, I would love to talk to anyone that can help me out.

My issue is that I can't sew at all, so I need to find or commission all the pieces.
Also I haven't decided if I want to try an as-close-to-the-real-thing as possible costume, or try a female!Knave.

I'm not sure if I actually want to wear ren faire type armor at conventions, so his chest piece is what bothers me. I think I could find something that resembles his lower half on ren faire/knight websites, and commission a heart eyepatch somewhere on etsy.

but any and all other advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

Also I live in the Chicago suburbs so I would hopefully wear this to cons in the area. Would love to meet any fellow alice fans, or have a Queen to hang out with.. or Alice to chase..

Ani_BEE
02-12-2010, 08:39 AM
Sewing for me is the hardest and longest part of the costumes I make. >_< I have zero formal training and learned but just doing it and looking things up as I go.

I would look up for ren patterns online or ask in the General Cosplay section where to find them and post link. It's easier for you first time to fallow a pattern then winging it.

The armor being close to you body won't be so bad, wings and giant mascot costume are however (done both). There are plenty of tutorials in the props and accessories sub-forum.

The cheapest way to make amour is with paper mache, it time consuming but ones your done it will be as hard as a rock. I made a paper mache dolphin one year in high school and my teacher refereed to it as a weapon since it was so hard you could not break it.

I also say start early and plan for everything fist. I won't start making my Red Queen dress till after May (Anime North) but right now I'm looking for all the materials I know that will be hard to find.

wiirenet
02-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Thanks for the tips, I will be starting on this soon, I hope. I just don't want to spend the money on materials yet, just gather all the info and knowledge first!

mdelgiorno17
02-20-2010, 02:45 PM
Progress pictures of the dress I'm making for my friend:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/llyretre/AliceBlue003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/llyretre/AliceBlue005.jpg

I'm tweaking the sleeves and need to gather the lower edge of each one. I also need to add buttons to the front, finish the waistband (it's pinned on here), and hem the skirt. I'm not doing the embroidery, because (a) I'm not experienced at embroidery and (b) I don't have enough time to learn before I mail this thing to my friend. It really does need a petticoat, but I can't find any inexpensive black and white stripe fabric at my fabric and craft stores that will work. I'll probably just resort to using white fabric for the petticoat, because I can't spend too much on this costume. The neckline and shoulders sit better when I put the bodice on myself, but it's too big and I have to take it in at the back and side seams with pins- I just didn't feel like doing that before work today.

air4agito
02-20-2010, 04:41 PM
i cosplayed a modified alice with a dress i bought from hot topic o.o look at my costumes to see :D

chloeandthehawk
02-21-2010, 07:30 PM
I plan on doing a gijinka flamingo from the book/animated movie. I'm pretty sure they cut the croquet flamingos from the new movie, obv, if they didn't please correct me if I'm wrong- I'm doing this for the premiere, and I'm afraid no one will know what I am :[

Ani_BEE
02-21-2010, 09:20 PM
Nope the croquet flamingos are in the movie but for how long of a screen time we don't know yet. Around 1:15 in this trailer.
http://www.movieweb.com/movie/FIhmojhjgzibjp/VIkroqnpCozRnt

Faraday
02-21-2010, 10:57 PM
Flamingos also featured in this clip: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=103079573

chloeandthehawk
02-22-2010, 10:46 AM
aaah! yes! thank you. I really hadn't seen anything yet.
Mine's going to be more original than the movie version, I made a tutu, plan on wearing a corset, and am going to use lots of feathers in my hair.

Limeyaku
02-23-2010, 01:24 AM
Hatter is coming along nicely (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/aubme/progress.jpg)...SHOULD be done in time for the movie. LOL ( ie. it will be...unless my procrastinating gets worse. XD )

Ani_BEE
02-23-2010, 11:05 AM
You got a new wig as well for the Hatter :bigtu:

I looks like you remade his jacket and vest the paints should be easier to finish since they are not as detailed.

Faraday thanks for the clip, I'm making her glasses so I guess I'll need to pick up a pick flamingo to turn into a Croquet mallet now. :crylaugh: I wasn't expecting to need any other accessory, at lest there is nothing crazy going on with the chain at the back of her dress. :angel:

mdelgiorno17
02-23-2010, 11:20 AM
I wasn't expecting to need another accessory, at lest there is nothing crazy going on with the chain at the back of her dress. :angel:

I thought the same thing when I saw the clip on the live stream of the Alice in Wonderland Ultimate Fan Event. I was changing a few details on my costume because of time constraints, available materials, and because I lack some skill and general know-how when it comes to sewing. I did want to remain faithful to the spirit of the costume though, and I counted things like the twenty pearl drops and nine red lines on the stomacher (only did five at Halloween, but I've got the other four sewn on now). I'm glad that there is nothing crazy going on back there, because I would have to find some way to add it to my dress- I just don't have time or money to order more more settings or stones before the movie and MegaCon! I haven't even sewn the ones I ordered onto my dress, because I've been sewing my friend's costume. I'm not fast or persistent when it comes to sewing, so it's taking me a while. So happy that there isn't anything extra on the back of the Red Queen's dress!

Ani_BEE
02-24-2010, 10:12 AM
The "Official" costumes are out.

There at the bottom of the page.
http://www.costumesltd.com/category/licensed_costumes.alice_in_wonderland/

The fabric is super cheap but they look fairly good. Alice is the best one out of the bunch.

chloeandthehawk
02-24-2010, 04:23 PM
@ani- see. you should just take me with you! you wouldn't have to worry about accessories :3

Ani_BEE
02-25-2010, 09:19 AM
Sure but you would have to come up here to FanExpo in Toronto for a day. ;)

Limeyaku
02-25-2010, 05:35 PM
Ani, I think Travis and I are headed to FanExpo this year too!!! Not sure which costume I'll bring along though, but it won't be the Red Queen. I hate doing the makeup for it...possibly Alice or maaaaaaaybe the White Queen. But I think we DEFINITELY need a photo op! :D WOO HOO!

chloeandthehawk
02-27-2010, 01:42 PM
Finished most of my flamingo, here's a progress picture:"
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs485.ash1/26544_1285311093798_1260750130_30829743_4371319_n. jpg
It's a corset and a tutu pretty much. I still need to figure out what I'm doing with my arms. some sort of something pink decorated with feathers. I need feathers for my hair still. and. do my makeup. and that's it :D

alice jadis
02-27-2010, 04:26 PM
I'm planning to make Alice's blue dress that she wears during her trip down the rabbit hole.. though; I'm gonna have to modify it a bit in my own way.. the design of this dress is fairly too advanced for my sewing skills.. but I'm sure I have a way to make it work out well enough for me.. :S

and as for me, I'll be wearing black boots with it, not white.. I never did like white boots, they get dirty so easily.. :/

the only problem will be finding the right type of gloves..

over all, it's a pity I don't have friends to cosplay with.. I'm like the only cosplayer in my area.. ):

moonflower.
02-27-2010, 09:58 PM
Okay. it's official, I'm insane, but I'm planning on making alice's red dress next year.

Negu
02-28-2010, 11:48 AM
Hei! I am going to the premier of the movie on March 5 as my own version of Alice. First: I am crossplaying. Second: I haven't started yet...I have an idea of what to do, using turquoise, white, and black as her main colors.
A white skirt:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390155632379&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
A long sleeve white button up shirt. A blue tie. Blue leggings, socks or skinny jeans. Black shoes. Black hair band with blue bow.
Does that sound okai?
I would appreciate anyone help or tips. Please. Thank Q!
-Negu-tannn!

alice jadis
02-28-2010, 12:11 PM
Negu - Well, it is your cosplay.. if that's what you wish to do, then go for it.. The design does sound interesting.. Good luck. ^_^ ♥

Negu
02-28-2010, 12:30 PM
Thank you! :3 I hope it looks good. I am looking on hottopic (bad idea!!) and seeing all the awesome merch for the movie. Gahh I hate hottopic! They can take something and make it TOO bigg way too quickly! And yet...I want everything...X_X hehe. Thank you for your support. <3

alice jadis
02-28-2010, 04:46 PM
Hot Topic was always too pricey for me - I never liked to buy stuff that was ridiculously expensive, I might end up hating what I bought and then all that money would've been a waste.. lol.. so I never go there to much, even though some of the merch they sell is cool.... :X

and you're welcome.. :D

Negu
02-28-2010, 07:17 PM
Yeah...everything I just said before...I take that back. I just got three things from there...V_V i am pitiful. >.<

chloeandthehawk
02-28-2010, 09:05 PM
Hot Topic was always too pricey for me - I never liked to buy stuff that was ridiculously expensive, I might end up hating what I bought and then all that money would've been a waste.. lol.. so I never go there to much, even though some of the merch they sell is cool.... :X

and you're welcome.. :D
My boyfriend works there, so I get a great discount- I'm pretty fine with it :p

ps guys, I'm seeing alice tomorrow at seven for a prescreening- sooo pumped.

alice jadis
03-02-2010, 05:02 PM
Lucky you.. :P ^-^

I hope you'll let us know if you liked the movie or not..?

chloeandthehawk
03-03-2010, 05:50 AM
it was AWESOME, the whole thing was 3d- not just small parts. so that was exciting. it's really cool, I think you guys are gonna like the movie!

Ani_BEE
03-03-2010, 08:20 AM
I'm going to wait a week or two to let the crowds clear out before going. I want my full attention on the movie, not the audience. :sunny: <---- Excited not sunny :rolleyes:

MagiFox
03-03-2010, 09:21 AM
I'll be going to see it the following Monday after my University classes downtown. Time to use my movie passes I got for Xmas and three full sandwich bags of game tokens donated randomly from my comic shop! (Time to practice my DDR for Anime North!) ;p

I might even be making a Cheshire Cat hoodie if I have the time on the weekend. MAYBE. But I've been giving some thought on making a Mad Hatter costume sometime in the future. It will probably settle when I've seen the movie. I might be seeing it a couple more times with my friends when they're back from holidays!

alice jadis
03-03-2010, 11:45 AM
Glad the movie was awesome.. I'll be sure to see it as well.. ^^

PS: I heard a rumor that when Alice grows taller after eating an "Eat Me" cake (in the movie), her clothing is torn off her while she's growing? Is this true, or was MTV lying? O.O

ShikariNara
03-03-2010, 03:49 PM
I've already started collecting materials for the red Alice...well...I got my daisy hole puncher for all the little flowers. Of course the medium sized heart was sold out. >_< I cannot, for the life of me, though, find striped white organza anywhere...just wide ribbon...which is like $40/roll...wtf!? >_<

I'm making the red dress as well, and found this material that I think would be good for the striped part

http://www.cheapfabrics.co.uk/thestore/product_info.php/cPath/541_1109/products_id/3524

Ani_BEE
03-03-2010, 04:45 PM
And it's Organza no less so it will be properly sheer. That dress is her "giant" dress as well.

MTV wasn't lying but you don't see anything. :cool: That scene was posted online.

jyan21
03-03-2010, 08:42 PM
Great Idea for coplay choice, White Queen is Rock!

Limeyaku
03-04-2010, 01:26 AM
I'm making the red dress as well, and found this material that I think would be good for the striped part

http://www.cheapfabrics.co.uk/thestore/product_info.php/cPath/541_1109/products_id/3524

BOOOO the site isnt working right now!!! Slowly will be adding some new pics of our recent outfits to my gallery! Have a great one of the Hatter being very pleased with Alice's little dress, I just added. :D Yay for ghetto photoshop!

Ani_BEE
03-04-2010, 09:49 AM
That is hilarious.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2469167/

I started a FanExpo topic as well.
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=202738

moonflower.
03-05-2010, 01:36 AM
Now that i've seen the movie, OMG I WANT TO MAKE EVERY COSTUME! Gah.

so, I'm dropping two of my Dragon*con costumes and adding alice's second ripped-up blue dress to my list (the one with the flower).

Ani_BEE
03-05-2010, 08:11 AM
Moonflower you have a lot of costumes to wear in 4 days. O_O

It's going to be 2 to 3 weeks before I go see it but by peoples reactions I think I did good picking the Red Queen.

I really need to focus on B-Rabbit now but I'm going fabric shopping tomorrow for her fur and picking up some Russian Veiling for the Queen dress if I'm lucky ... and beads/pearls/rhinestones. I need to make a proper list.

moonflower.
03-05-2010, 11:09 AM
Moonflower you have a lot of costumes to wear in 4 days. O_O

It's going to be 2 to 3 weeks before I go see it but by peoples reactions I think I did good picking the Red Queen.

I really need to focus on B-Rabbit now but I'm going fabric shopping tomorrow for her fur and picking up some Russian Veiling for the Queen dress if I'm lucky ... and beads/pearls/rhinestones. I need to make a proper list.

Hahah Yes, Yes I do.. though It's more like 5 days, since the con partying starts thursday night, and my friends and I all do costumes them.

mdelgiorno17
03-05-2010, 01:48 PM
Moonflower you have a lot of costumes to wear in 4 days. O_O

It's going to be 2 to 3 weeks before I go see it but by peoples reactions I think I did good picking the Red Queen.

I really need to focus on B-Rabbit now but I'm going fabric shopping tomorrow for her fur and picking up some Russian Veiling for the Queen dress if I'm lucky ... and beads/pearls/rhinestones. I need to make a proper list.


You did more than good... You did GREAT picking the Red Queen. Your costume is going to be ridiculously accurate! I was asked to be a part of so many photos in my Red Queen costume last night that I actually didn't remember to ask other people for photos with my camera. >.< Sucks, too, because there were some great Hatters and original Alices there. There was even a White Queen that one Alice wanted me to meet and get a photo with after the movie, but I didn't see them when we left. :-(

MiraiTrunksLove
03-05-2010, 07:30 PM
I'll be making an Alice dress (when she falls down the rabbit hole) or myself and a Mad Hatter for my bf.
Anyone know what her exact hair color is? Any wig suggestions for Alice and Mad Hatter?

thanks.

ravenmist
03-06-2010, 12:12 AM
Just saw Alice in Wonderland...someway, somehow...I will do the White Queen so I can glide everywhere!! Yes...I just love it!!

caelool
03-06-2010, 12:44 AM
the gorgeous alice dress already available here::)

http://cosplaysky.com/tim-burton-s-alice-in-wonderland-alice-blue-dress-costume.html

mdelgiorno17
03-06-2010, 12:51 AM
A tid-bit of interesting information for anyone making a Red Queen costume:

“With Helena’s costume, part of my inspiration was Elizabethan — the super-elongated, carved-in waist and little puffed sleeves,” says Atwood. “We made the costume just a little trailer-trashy. The hearts on her costume are actually made of cardboard covered with paper foil, to keep it from getting too precious."

“We had to deal with a lot of technical things with Helena’s costumes, because of her head being big. The effect, when you make someone’s head twice the size, is their neck disappears. So we had to re-create her neck. I cheated the bodice of her dress down, so the space between her chin and bosom was elongated as much as possible. We did some of it with costume and some of it with visual effects. She could still breathe. But I won’t say it was comfortable.”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/through_the_looking_glass_hAoeucTobbZwKIgxtmGDdJ/1#ixzz0hNRZZSoA

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/through_the_looking_glass_hAoeucTobbZwKIgxtmGDdJ#i xzz0hNQ9Valp

ravenmist
03-06-2010, 09:51 AM
the gorgeous alice dress already available here::)

http://cosplaysky.com/tim-burton-s-alice-in-wonderland-alice-blue-dress-costume.html

CosplaySky does really nice work, too. Just a bit slow as I'm still waiting on pieces my friend ordered for me. I've seen their work before though and it really is as accurate as possible.
That dress looks amazing!

desertsphinx
03-06-2010, 10:55 AM
JUST got back from seeing Alice, now I'm even more determined to make the White Queen dres...someday...when I can actually make stuff like that. XD Also, I really want to make Alice's red dress.

dismaldreary
03-06-2010, 11:51 AM
Hey guys! I saw a midnight screening of Alice on Thursday and all of the costumes from the film were just totally gorgeous! But I did fall in love with the White Queen's gown, and felt compelled to make it. :)

Progress picture! (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2470797/)

I'm still not even close to finishing that bodice... there is so much detail work in that thing. (Not to mention I haven't even started the sleeves yet, lol)

Faraday
03-06-2010, 07:33 PM
After trying spending the day in Goodwill and doing math to figure out how much the White Queen's gown and Alice's Hatter dress would cost me, I'm experiencing a brain overload.
I remembered I already own this fabric (http://i25.tinypic.com/301ms78.jpg), there's just enough to make the Alice dress (hell, there's enough to even make Alice's original dress with how much I have), after I add the sheer fabric on top I'm sure it'll be less vibrant, but in every picture I find the color varies sightly. So I figure it's passable. *shrug*

now I'm even more torn between the two designs since I do have enough fabric to make the top half of the White Queen's gown already. So many choices!

Brandalftheblue
03-06-2010, 09:44 PM
I'm going after the Mad Hatter. except the contact lenses might be difficult. I don't know where to by a pair of safe colored contact lenses for an affordable price. I was going to by from vampire fangs until their prices shot up into the 100's of dollars zone

Ani_BEE
03-07-2010, 10:59 AM
http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/through_the_looking_glass_hAoeucTobbZwKIgxtmGDdJ/1#ixzz0hNRZZSoA

OMG they use the Make Up For Ever Flash Colors for her makeup. I have turquoises pot from the palette they mentioned but it's to yellow toned compared to the mix they made from the flash palette.

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P219411&categoryId=C13402

I think they where mixing the white with a little of the bark blue to get the eyeshadow colour.

“We made the costume just a little trailer-trashy. The hearts on her costume are actually made of cardboard covered with paper foil, to keep it from getting too precious."

That too funny! It must be the gold hearts since the black hearts are raw edge fabric on the dress. I have this old gold vinyl the has this weird texture to it I'm going to use for the gold hearts and I though that would look tacky. :rofl:




Brandalftheblue, the more detailed the contact pattern is the more expensive they will be.
I mean one eye is green and the other one is green yellow and orange. :thumbsup:

I have the same problem wanting the Bullseye contact for my Allen cosplay but I'm not keen on spending 160 dollar for one contact.

I would look into getting a solid green for him and there are plenty of green contacts out there.
https://www.coastalcontacts.com/special-effects-lenses/rave/prod97172.html
http://www.fashion-contactlenses.com/crazy-contact-lenses-page-1-of-4-463-0.html



Good shopping excursion in Toronto. No real fabric yet but I can find most of it locally. I got the pearls, black glass beads, round and square red rhinestones. I also got 3 yards of 12" wide Russian veiling for the sleeves from a bridal trim and feather store.

All 19 plastic pearls are on now the beading, I had planned on 20 but since the order is revered in terms of where the holes on the finding are, using 20 would have created lopsided pattern of where they hang. If you want Glass pearls there are plenty of them sold on Queen Street but they are super heavy. :drunk:

Finding all these fabrics and beading on Queen Street has a bit of irony to it. :rolleyes:

mdelgiorno17
03-07-2010, 11:26 AM
Finding all these fabrics and beading on Queen Street has a bit of irony to it. :rolleyes:

That made me giggle! You know, I had a similar problem with my new findings for the "bling" and pearl drops. I found pretty filigree things on Etsy that were less expensive than Jan's Jewels. I didn't pay attention to the fact that I couldn't center one pearl drop on each filigree- I had to put one on either edge of each one. It still has a much better look than my old trim though, so I'm happy.

I'm jealous that you were able to find Russian veiling in your area. I wanted to remake my sleeves before MegaCon (only a few days away, eek!), because I have a little problem with fit in that area anyway. However, I'm not going to bother until later since I don't have the right materials and can't get them online in that short amount of time.

Ani_BEE
03-07-2010, 12:11 PM
I really love the article you linked, mdelgiorno17.

Hair: “Helena’s look was hard and structured,” says Baliel. “We wanted the wig to be heart-shaped — we built some mesh pads and combed the hair, strand by strand, over that, ending up with curls on top so it almost looks like a bouquet of roses. When the wig came from London, it was stuffed with hair and very heavy. We tried to make it comfortable for Helena — we took it apart and built these mesh bags so it didn’t have to be stuffed with anything heavy. Because she also had a very heavy crown made of metal — even though it was small, it was heavy.”

At lest my crown will be craft foam but this does give me some idea's.


Russian veiling is so stiff though ... well it needs to be stiff but I want it to be more flexible. :sulk:

Etay has some amazing sellers but the shipping would have been more to Canada if I had to buy everything I needed from separate stores. The pearl where only $1.50 ... I love Toronto bead stores.

Limeyaku
03-07-2010, 03:18 PM
To the RQs- Check out a Michaels, they sell metallic poster board ( $7 for a sheet a bit smaller than a bristol board ) which is PERFECT for the crown. You can do the raised pieces with hot glue and gold leaf. There's a seller on ebay that sells the crown and creates it in this manner, it looks great, much shinier than craft foam ( I used it and the foam just sucks up the metallic :( ).

mdelgiorno17
03-07-2010, 09:34 PM
To the RQs- Check out a Michaels, they sell metallic poster board ( $7 for a sheet a bit smaller than a bristol board ) which is PERFECT for the crown. You can do the raised pieces with hot glue and gold leaf. There's a seller on ebay that sells the crown and creates it in this manner, it looks great, much shinier than craft foam ( I used it and the foam just sucks up the metallic :( ).

Thank you! The nearest Michaels is about an hour away, but my Hobby Lobby might carry it. I actually used a Venti cold cup from work (Starbucks) for my latest crown, because I needed to figure something out in a hurry!

ravenmist
03-07-2010, 09:40 PM
Hey guys! I saw a midnight screening of Alice on Thursday and all of the costumes from the film were just totally gorgeous! But I did fall in love with the White Queen's gown, and felt compelled to make it. :)

Progress picture! (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2470797/)

I'm still not even close to finishing that bodice... there is so much detail work in that thing. (Not to mention I haven't even started the sleeves yet, lol)

That is looking amazing! I'm afraid to do mine. Haha. I started fabric hunting today.
Yours looks perfect. I can't imagine how long that took to do. I can barely get a few good pictures of it to see all the details up close.
I'd like to do it for next year, but I'm afraid I'm adding it onto this years "to do" list.

moonflower.
03-07-2010, 10:16 PM
YAY! DO IT, Anna... DO IT!! Be my White Queen!!! =P

Neko Transfan
03-07-2010, 10:49 PM
I'm thinking about making a Red Card Costume, but I can find any snap shots of the backs.

Ani_BEE
03-07-2010, 11:09 PM
Craft foam you have to seal with a few layer of either glue or acrylic paint before it stops absorbing the paint. I know what you mean about the foil bristol board. Its super shiny! They sell it in office supplies store and art stores. :cool:

alpha_helix
03-08-2010, 01:33 AM
Sometimes I get insane ideas. By sometimes I mean about every hour. Sometimes I've been spending too much time doing microbial physiology studying, my brain gets frazzled, and my ideas are especially bizarre.

I present to you all, the Maniacal Milliner, my genderswitched Hatter concept. I'm sure I will regret this in the morning.

http://betapleatedsheet.deviantart.com/art/Maniacal-Milliner-156577826

desertsphinx
03-08-2010, 04:33 AM
That is looking amazing! I'm afraid to do mine. Haha. I started fabric hunting today.
Yours looks perfect. I can't imagine how long that took to do. I can barely get a few good pictures of it to see all the details up close.
I'd like to do it for next year, but I'm afraid I'm adding it onto this years "to do" list.

http://www.costumersguide.com/whiteQueen.shtml

This website has been posted on here before (I think) but here it is again. It's got lots of HUGE pictures (click on them) of the actual costume.

dismaldreary
03-08-2010, 09:17 AM
That is looking amazing! I'm afraid to do mine. Haha. I started fabric hunting today.
Yours looks perfect. I can't imagine how long that took to do. I can barely get a few good pictures of it to see all the details up close.
I'd like to do it for next year, but I'm afraid I'm adding it onto this years "to do" list.

Thanks! That's so nice! :)
Luckily I used/sacrificed an old corset I had made and was able to use it as a base so that saved me a lot of time. I think I've only put four days of work in it so far, so I haven't gotten very far with it. (I'm limiting myself to only one day a week now so I can actually get some grad school work done, lol!)

I agree with desertsphinx in checking out costumersguide.com. I got most of my reference images there. :D

Ani_BEE
03-08-2010, 10:01 AM
Green screen tests for the Red Queen.
http://www.fxguide.com/article595.html

I'm sure Helena Bonham Carter is wearing a bald cap for change her hair line. I'm not sure if I need one since I have a natural widows peck but I also have a small forehead. :crylaugh:

desertsphinx
03-09-2010, 02:05 PM
http://www.sockdreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_detail_ProductID_1554.php

For the Red Queens who didn't know. The exact tights from the Movie. Currently out of stock, but it can't be forever :P

sithcamaro
03-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Hey guys, sorry I've been way too busy to stop by as of late. But everything has finally calmed down, and I finally had a chance to return.
Ani, I hope you got those pics I sent. I do apologize if I was never able to get them through. But I do think Aubs was able to get hers. Please let me know if you got them or not & I can try again.
I am finished with everything of mine. I just want to make his prisoner coat & shirt now. I just love that blue/purple/grey look to it. I'm almost more than certain all of his coat changes were done digitally, with the exception of his blue battle coat.

Here are a couple of links for everyone. I've more in my cosplay gallery, probably even some of the ones in these links. :)
http://s125.photobucket.com/albums/p59/sithcamaro/hatter/?action=view&current=mad17.jpg
http://s125.photobucket.com/albums/p59/sithcamaro/hatter/?action=view&current=hatter20.jpg
http://s125.photobucket.com/albums/p59/sithcamaro/hatter/?action=view&current=mad26.jpg
http://s125.photobucket.com/albums/p59/sithcamaro/hatter/?action=view&current=mad8.jpg

alpha_helix
03-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Oh my god.

You are an incredible ball of awesome!

Please tell me you'll be at Dragon*Con? I wanna see this in person!

moonflower.
03-09-2010, 03:56 PM
I agree! Please tell me you'll be at D*C!!

sithcamaro
03-09-2010, 04:16 PM
The only way I'd ever miss a DC was if I was dead in the ground! Heck, even that may not stop me. lol
Guaranteed to be there!

alpha_helix
03-09-2010, 05:37 PM
Zombie Hatter!

:D

In other news this is also making me want to shift my D*Con cosutming plans (again) and try my damnedest to squeeze in an Alice in Wonderland costume. So many things I want to maaaaaaaaaake.

Limeyaku
03-09-2010, 06:35 PM
Sith, I got the Alice and RQ but no Hatter :( ...I may beg you for WQ in the near future though... >_>

And he does, in fact, have all 3 coats to wear in person. :) The grey one is seen being worn in the B-rolls....whatever that means...behind the scenes? lol And it's much less hairy and more noticeably stained than the brown one...similar to the blue. Psh. And they want us to believe all 3 are the same coat?? The brown one is also the only one he has the bird patch on. He actually has a 4th coat which is a fresh and clean blue one that's seen at the original tea party.....and come to think of it, there's also a 5th that's seen on the horenvendush day...I noticed that one had trim that was a lot more contrasting in colour than on the aged brown coat ( it looks like a BRIGHT red or ...reddy purple ). Can you tell I've gone over the edge with my Hatter obsession? @_@

The b-rolls also show each of the coats to definitely have a sheen to them like a matte satin...in the non grungied areas.

Thinking about starting my Red Alice dress tonight! WOO HOOoo!

alpha_helix
03-09-2010, 06:58 PM
you're not osessed, you just have an eye for detail!

Ani_BEE
03-09-2010, 07:04 PM
Hey guys, sorry I've been way too busy to stop by as of late. But everything has finally calmed down, and I finally had a chance to return.
Ani, I hope you got those pics I sent. I do apologize if I was never able to get them through. But I do think Aubs was able to get hers. Please let me know if you got them or not & I can try again.

No you didn't, but since you where aiming for the premiere I figured you where busy. And it Shows! :love:

So I'll still take any photos you have of RQ and the White Queen as well since I've tempted my friend into doing the WQ after talking about it during our shopping excursion. Although she commented on the fact that she would make for an odd looking WQ being Asian. :razz: I'm still going to prod her into doing it since she can't come to Anime North now due to a medial conference she has been roped into going to from her former University.


The stocking are made by Legs Avenue and no one has them in stock. I ordered them off an ebay store along with my Clown White Lite makeup recently but was refunded a week later since the warehouse was bare. :sulk:

And insanity in detail is all our middle names. I took about 100 screen capture when I did my Xemnas coat to figure out what the pattern was on it from the game. 2 months after I finished it someone posted the game skin for him. :drunk:

Limeyaku
03-09-2010, 08:01 PM
Wow...I can't believe the stockings are sold out!!!! I got mine from sock dreams like a week after the picture showing them was revealed. LOL I bet they were all snatched up by ebayers charging triple the price...that made me so mad. >_< Mine were only $9 and all these people on ebay were selling them for upwards $20. I felt bad for other costumers...thought about buying a few extra pairs myself to sell at store price to others but didn't think the stock would run out. =\

I've spent the last 2 hours searching for damask for my RQ skirt and a magical and non existent ribbon that is black on one side, white on the other with contrasting daises...for my Red Alice...I really don't think it exists...therefore I will glue 2 ribbons together and use my daisy hole punch to stick a bunch on! ... not looking forward to it...

Negu
03-09-2010, 09:05 PM
Would anyone like to see my own image of Alice? I have posted it on Deviant Art. ^o^

sithcamaro
03-09-2010, 09:17 PM
OK, so there are more than a few coats. My gf had thought that his prisoner coat looked a bit shorter than the brown one. I kinda thought the same while I was watching it, second guessing myself, thinking I had made my coat too long! :)
I'll get pics out again, once I can get around to transferring them from one computer to the other.

Had I known the queen's stocking were sold out, I'd have asked a Leg Ave rep at the halloween show last week.

macbeemer
03-09-2010, 11:14 PM
I really just want to make Alice's "Eat Me" dress for my everyday life. You know, the one with the ruffles all along the hem? The one that if you blink, you miss it... I also love her Ric Rac dress (http://www.costumersguide.com/aliceRicRac.shtml), mainly for her necktie and baby blue coat. :D

Personally, I'd love to see someone do a Knave of Hearts costume. The details in his armor were to die for.

On another note, I'm totally psyched: I'll be at MoMA in a few weeks to see Colleen Atwood doing a lecture (with Danny Elfman, Stephen Chiodo and Rick Heinrichs) about working with Tim Burton, and I can't wait to hear what she's got to say.

Shana05
03-09-2010, 11:47 PM
^I want that dress too but unfortunately I don't have a sewing machine. Even if I did I wouldn't know how to go about that. The idea for it for Halloween so maybe something will come up.

alpha_helix
03-10-2010, 12:01 AM
On another note, I'm totally psyched: I'll be at MoMA in a few weeks to see Colleen Atwood doing a lecture (with Danny Elfman, Stephen Chiodo and Rick Heinrichs) about working with Tim Burton, and I can't wait to hear what she's got to say.

I mean this in the best way possible, but I absolutely hate you right now! I'd give a kidney to be there. Maybe both kidneys.

Limeyaku
03-10-2010, 12:01 AM
I love the "Eat Me" dress!! ( LOL @ the name...) I saw a picture of it in a Hot Topic display and my fate was sealed. I think my infatuation with the movie is going to have me making all of the dresses by the end of the year...I need something to keep me constantly involved in it. @_@

The only thing I'm DREADING about the Eat and Drink me dresses are making all of that ribbon. Just enough for the bust on the teacup dress was painful! Blegh...but I know it'll all pay off in the end...At least the ribbon on the other two are vertical and on one, loose, so that I won't have the problem of the ribbon folding over in some spots where the top on the teacup dress was more...em...filled out...and didn't exactly give the ribbon a nice surface to lay flat. I supposed I could've/should've padded the dress...but my actual chest ( as in...bone structure ) is quite small so it either has to be SUPER tight ( which is where I ran into problems with my bust ) or needs clear straps to stay up... any suggestions to make a sleeveless dress stay up better and sit flatter?

alpha_helix
03-10-2010, 12:25 AM
I have the same problem because my bone structure is very small and my breasts are...not very small. If the problem is that most of your torso's volume is shifted toward the front, fit the front and back separately. I'm explaining impaired, so bear with me. Also, I may not be giving the exact right advice because it's hard to tell what's going on without photos.

The best way to figure it out is to experiment with multiple mockups (this is where a duct tape dress form comes in handy).

Otherwise, it's never a bad idea to add more boning and support. The more structured a garment is, the easier it is to get a close, smooth, comfortable fit. Also, good foundations might help because firming up your body will also help things lay smoothly. A good bustier or merrywidow would proably be enough.

macbeemer
03-10-2010, 12:28 AM
I mean this in the best way possible, but I absolutely hate you right now! I'd give a kidney to be there. Maybe both kidneys.

LOL. Oh man, let me tell you: I have been looking forward to this since I started harassing the poor MoMA staff in early December for ticket information. I'm definitely taking at least a ridiculously thick pad of paper - maybe even a recorder of some kind to get all the details.

I love the "Eat Me" dress!! ( LOL @ the name...) I saw a picture of it in a Hot Topic display and my fate was sealed. I think my infatuation with the movie is going to have me making all of the dresses by the end of the year...I need something to keep me constantly involved in it. @_@

I know! I spent way too much time during the movie deconstructing the looks in my head. Colleen has such a great way with incorporating a modern feel into her period looks (and vice-versa), without it feeling dated. She's one of my absolute heroes.

The only thing I'm DREADING about the Eat and Drink me dresses are making all of that ribbon. Just enough for the bust on the teacup dress was painful! Blegh...but I know it'll all pay off in the end...

Oh, it'll totally pay off. That sense of accomplishment after spending all that time getting the look just right is such a fantastic feeling. :)

any suggestions to make a sleeveless dress stay up better and sit flatter?

I'm with alpha_helix: Boning. I'd put some boning along the side seams and maybe princess seams (over the bust). Boning will keep the structure of the top, without resorting to the kind of tacky look of shiny plastic. If you're having issues with the bodice being too big and slipping down, the best answer is to take it in. :/ Do you have any photos of what's going on with it? That'd really help with the diagnoses.

Limeyaku
03-10-2010, 12:40 AM
It's the weirdest problem ever...I made it VERY tight so that it wouldn't slip down...but it still does! It's hard to even explain what's wrong with it. Boning is a good idea though...if I ever find the right materials to re-make this with, I will definitely do that. As for now I don't think there's much I can do to remedy it since all the ribbon is sewn onto the bodice and I don't think it's THAT much of a problem to pull it all off and re-do it. Like I said...if I find the fabric, I'd rather just remake the whole thing...

Speaking of which...

What would you call this kind of fabric (http://s944.photobucket.com/albums/ad287/aiwcore/Alice/Flower%20dress/?action=view&current=alice2_24.jpg)? The skirt part...it's like a dotted organza or something...is there anything else with little dots that's also sheer?

macbeemer
03-10-2010, 12:47 AM
It's the weirdest problem ever...I made it VERY tight so that it wouldn't slip down...but it still does! It's hard to even explain what's wrong with it. Boning is a good idea though...if I ever find the right materials to re-make this with, I will definitely do that. As for now I don't think there's much I can do to remedy it since all the ribbon is sewn onto the bodice and I don't think it's THAT much of a problem to pull it all off and re-do it. Like I said...if I find the fabric, I'd rather just remake the whole thing...

Speaking of which...

What would you call this kind of fabric (http://s944.photobucket.com/albums/ad287/aiwcore/Alice/Flower%20dress/?action=view&current=alice2_24.jpg)? The skirt part...it's like a dotted organza or something...is there anything else with little dots that's also sheer?

If you want a solution for the one you have done, elastic might be a quick-fix. Put a piece in the back and tack it with swing tacks- that way you won't have to sew an ugly topstitch into the fabric.

As for the dress fabric, it looks more drapey and flowy than organza. (The brilliance of organza is that it's got some stiffness and body to it.) The way this is gathered into the empire waist makes me think it's more of a chiffon. Definitely silk though.

Shana05
03-10-2010, 02:20 AM
I found this great tutorial for the Mad Hatter, especially for those with limited skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKcbk6xnSz4

alice jadis
03-10-2010, 05:48 AM
My sister got herself a bootleg copy of the "Alice" movie, she showed it to me, and (in spite of some flaws) the movie was very cool!.. I'll definately have to buy the dvd hen it comes out (In July, according to my California friend).. unfortunately, I don't go to theaters, I have major issues with being out in public.. lol.. seriously.. >.<

But I loved the cheshire cat and the white queen.. and the clips of young alice in her blue dress and white pinafore(aka apron) during her first trip to wonderland was a nice touch in the film..

I found markers called "Fabric Markers".. they're made for drawing on fabrics and they're water and heat resistant and I can use them to make the pattern design on my blue dress(the one Alice wears while falling down the rabbit hole..) and I'll be able to wash the skirt now without the ink running everywhere.. I tested them to see if they really worked by writing on a piece of white material, then soaked it in water for a few secounds and hung it up to dry - and sure enough, the ink never bled or ran down.. :D

cool.. that problem's taken care of.. ^^

moonflower.
03-10-2010, 08:38 AM
The only way I'd ever miss a DC was if I was dead in the ground! Heck, even that may not stop me. lol
Guaranteed to be there!

Yay! Awesome. I'll have the second scrap-dress alice wears, so I'll have to find you!

Faraday
03-10-2010, 09:11 AM
As for the dress fabric, it looks more drapey and flowy than organza. (The brilliance of organza is that it's got some stiffness and body to it.) The way this is gathered into the empire waist makes me think it's more of a chiffon. Definitely silk though.

I second chiffon, Hancock Fabrics is having a sale right now on their special occassion fabrics (http://www.hancockfabrics.com/viewcategory.htm?categoryId=544768&keywords=&sortby=&count=48) and I think Shell Blue or Periwinkle would be the best bet.

Ani_BEE
03-10-2010, 11:11 AM
The official merchandise is coming out, The RQ wig is terrifyingly funny.

http://stores.ebay.com/Smitten-Gotta-Have-It_Alice-In-Wonderland_W0QQ_fsubZ2088800018QQ_sidZ752493408QQ_ trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em14?_pgn=1

I'm making/buying my rings her and the parts are vintage but not identical (their soing to have more details one them then the original heart rings on the right hand). But the ring on her left thumb eludes me. But I'm wondering id this is it?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Burton-ALICE-WONDERLAND-Red-Queen-POISON-RING-PROP-Sz-8_W0QQitemZ160402981144QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defau ltDomain_0?hash=item2558c34118


These ring inspired me to make my own.

alpha_helix
03-10-2010, 11:45 AM
I feel like I caught a contagious disease from you all. I'm obsessed too!

Now, it's not decided yet, but I think after I finish the dress my cousin is paying me to make (which should be within two weeks) I'm going to actually start on my Hatter costume. I finished one of my D*C costumes late last night, and I don't think I can really start the other until I get home in May since I really need access to my dressforms to do the others properly (big dresses with loads of trim).

Not going to lie, I'm a little terrified and intimidated. I'm hopelessly confused over the coat, and I'm scared that I'll look like crap in an orange wig, but we'll see how it goes.

The good news that I have a plan of attack for the hat, so I can at least work on that. Yay hat!

alice jadis
03-10-2010, 05:28 PM
A disease from us, huh? maybe AIWS aka Alice in Wonderland Syndrome? (j/k of course - I know, I know.. I shouldn't joke about it: it's a real syndrome.. I learned about it after experiencing some frightening symptoms from it myself and at the time I had no idea what it was..).. Talk about scary.. O.o ^-^

and yes, I find the hatter's costume really frightening to have to make as well.. I would hate to have to make that hat.. lol.. I'd have to simplify it majorly to do something with that much detail.. O.o

but I hope it works out well for ya.. ^_^

Limeyaku
03-10-2010, 06:23 PM
wait...ok...yes I knew it was chiffon. That's what I used. I just have NO knowledge of proper terminology and fabric types...LOL But the thing that I'm more interested in is that it has little embroidered (?) dots in it as opposed to just a plain flat silk. What's this called on fabrics??

ok...maybe swiss dot chiffon...something that looks like this (http://www.bluefly.com/BCBGMAXAZRIA-black-swiss-dot-chiffon-v-neck-blouse/cat20020/301191401/detail.fly?referer=cjunction_1992680_10553754_) but in light blue...embroidered dot chiffon... anything along those lines...i'm searching to no avail right now. if anyone can point me in the right direction I would REALLY appreciate it!!

oh, and macbeemer, thanks for the idea with the elastic! i may try that! :D

alpha_helix
03-10-2010, 06:24 PM
I don't think the hat is going to be horrible and intimidating to me. Labor intensive, yes, but figuring out the details wasn't that hard, and like I said I know what I need to do. Plus, I have a lot of experience making hats, so that always helps.

The coat is the thing I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around. It looks quite leathery to me, but it doesn't seem to hang like leather would (though I have no actual experience with working with leather--only with wearing it--so I could be totally wrong).

I don;t know why I'm worrying though, I usually end up taking some kind of creative liberties with the costumes I make. Just a thought (totally unrelated to accuracy or anything), but I think a raw silk or a really slubby dupioni would suit the Hatter really well. Though, maybe it's just because I'm so obsessed with textured silks. I can live with that.

MagiFox
03-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Went and finally saw the film today. LOVED it, even though the plot was pretty basic. White Queen was my fave human character, but also Hatter and Alice to some extents as well. Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit and Mallymkun were my top fave animal characters, but man, was the March Hare bonkers or what? He was like a crazy Scottsman! (I laughed all the time when he was on screen, due to that I'm part Scottish.) :D

I'm thinking of making either a anthro-styled Mallymkun (itching to make the Bandersnatch eye and wave a fencing sword around), Cheshire Cat or White Rabbit (blue waist coat version, and personally, due to that I'm always looking at my watch every minute to see if I'm late. LOL.) sometime in the future, maybe even for Halloween. I'd love to make Mad Hatter too, but it might be a little out of my skills ATM.

I hope to see the film again with my friends next week! (I've even started brainstorming what to do for my 20th birthday party...AIW-themed Birthday/Unbirthday party! I'd love to do it closer to Halloween since my birthday is a couple of weeks before it.)

macbeemer
03-10-2010, 06:50 PM
wait...ok...yes I knew it was chiffon. That's what I used. I just have NO knowledge of proper terminology and fabric types...LOL But the thing that I'm more interested in is that it has little embroidered (?) dots in it as opposed to just a plain flat silk. What's this called on fabrics??

ok...maybe swiss dot chiffon...something that looks like this (http://www.bluefly.com/BCBGMAXAZRIA-black-swiss-dot-chiffon-v-neck-blouse/cat20020/301191401/detail.fly?referer=cjunction_1992680_10553754_) but in light blue...embroidered dot chiffon... anything along those lines...i'm searching to no avail right now. if anyone can point me in the right direction I would REALLY appreciate it!!

oh, and macbeemer, thanks for the idea with the elastic! i may try that! :D

I hope it works!

As far as fabric goes, "swiss dot" is a good name, but you can also try searching for "flocked dot chiffon" or maaaaybe "burnt-out chiffon". Flocking is the term for the raised fuzzy bits on various fabrics. I'm sorry that I don't have any leads for you for a specific site!

Ani_BEE
03-10-2010, 07:35 PM
3 more weeks before I see it. I loved the March Hare from the trailer and thought he was more mad then the Hatter.

Anyway I found a thumb ring that looks more accurate then the Disney one I linked efore. I've actually bought another ring from the same craftsmen and it was gorgeous.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260562861248&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#shId

alpha_helix
03-10-2010, 07:40 PM
O_O

that ring is to die for!

Ani_BEE
03-10-2010, 07:58 PM
You see these ring sold on ebay form different sellers but they are made by the same group of people.

This is ther other one I have for my Undertaker. (no picture with that one on yet)
http://cgi.ebay.ca/TIBET-GREEN-JADE-SILVER-DRAGON-MENS-RING_W0QQitemZ270543326657QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item3efda38dc1


I'm also considering printing my top skit fabric and here are a few site that dose print on silk.
https://karmakraft.com/Materials.aspx#Silk
http://www.dpi-sf.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=133&Itemid=90&gclid=CLD88vzHr6ACFdk55QodIDzObw

Not cheap at all but compared to hand stamping the pattern and can achieve perfect symmetry in the pattern.

Limeyaku
03-10-2010, 08:27 PM
...i think any kind of flocked or swiss dot chiffon is impossible to find. i found ONE seller on ebay that had light blue and they only have ONE yard. -_-.....

i found a couple other potentials that are more netting than chiffon...but TECHNICALLY...that's what it's supposed to be ( the Hatter uses material that was on the sleeves of the Garden dress which is a dotted mesh ) and emailed the sellers to see what the composites are and if theyre dyable because theyre both white.

fingers crossed! :O

Ani, keep me updated about the printing! I'm DYING to make a new skirt for my RQ and this is a route I've considered too... I dont think I could do it at $30/ sq yd though...but maaaybe...

CreationsByKat
03-11-2010, 01:41 AM
Just thought i'd toss this out there if anyone's interested. I have a makeup channel on youtube where I do makeup tutorials and such. Theatrical and character makeup is my forte. If anyone is having a difficult time with the Alice characters' makeups feel free to give me a shout and I will be more than happy to do a step-by-step tutorial for you on my youtube channel and walk you through each step. ^.^ I hope this is a help to someone. That's my goal.

Ani_BEE
03-11-2010, 09:42 AM
I have one for you CreationsByKat. I'm making my Red queen wig front scratch with a lace front and I want to conceal my hair line with a bald cap. I'm going to be stuffing my thick hair under the wig and slick back the front hair line. Is there a way to do half a bald cap for just the hair line.

My hair line has an interesting shape to it and I want to elongate my forehead as well since I have a small forehead compared to most.

I have a small bottle of flesh tone liquid latex already so if it's doable I can make it from scratch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pat8SS06-0M

You have some great looks posted in your gallery.

CreationsByKat
03-11-2010, 10:29 AM
Ani Bee: Thank you for giving me something to think about. ^.^ For a period hairline like the RQ has in the film we usually soap out our real hair lines. It's really a horribly long and icky process, but it works well when done right. I'm almost certain there's some great tutorials for this already in the interwebs.

As for a partial bald cap...Hm. What you could possibly do is put the bald cap on your head (with your hair in pin curls...or however it will be worn under the wig) and mark the cap at about the crown of your head. Cut along that line and toss away the back section that you cut off. Use spirit gum to stick the front of the bald cap down just in front of your natural hairline and pin the loose side at the back to your real hair that will be concealed. Stipple liquid latex along the glued edge of the bald cap to blend it with your skin texture (otherwise there will be a really odd-looking raised line...and of course our queen would NEVER allow that. ^.^). Then put your wig on. The loose part at the back should be long enough that it is concealed beneath the wig. Voila!

I'm sorry...it's a smidgen long and drawn out. Heh. But, at the moment I don't have access to a bald cap...otherwise I would have done a video tutorial for you. ^.^

Ani_BEE
03-11-2010, 10:38 AM
When you soap out you hair line ... I've honestly never heard of it. Could you mask out your hair line the same way you can mask out your eye brows with a glue stick?

I've never used a bald cap before so I like to consider this this method.

CreationsByKat
03-11-2010, 10:43 AM
EXACTLY! Soaping out your hairline is very much like blocking your eyebrows with glue. In fact, you could use the glue stick for your hair line...it would be a bit inconvenient to remove at the end of the day, but it will most certainly work with a smidgen of effort.

Really all you need to do is put your hair up to wear under the wig, making sure the front section that you want to block out is smoothed back and flat. Then, just layer glue or soap (soap is used on a wet tooth brush. don't wet the bar of soap itself) onto the area you wish to extend as forehead.

I hope that answers your question.^.^

1blackwing
03-11-2010, 05:50 PM
i made the ric rack dress for Otakon last year, no one knew who i was though. haha. here's a pic:
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb227/1blackwing/Otakon2009Friday005.jpg

this year i'm making the 'Down the Rabbit Hole' dress, and my boyfriend's going as the Mad Hatter. i think it shall be a splendid con!

Wediznutt
03-12-2010, 09:17 AM
Facebook featurette confirms the Mad Hatter coat is silk! SURPRISE!

macbeemer
03-12-2010, 09:26 AM
i made the ric rack dress for Otakon last year, no one knew who i was though. haha. here's a pic:
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb227/1blackwing/Otakon2009Friday005.jpg

this year i'm making the 'Down the Rabbit Hole' dress, and my boyfriend's going as the Mad Hatter. i think it shall be a splendid con!

Blackwing, you look fantastic!! Beautiful work on that skirt! And I do so adore those boots. I really should just bite the bullet and get myself a pair. :D

Wediznutt - Really? Wow. I mean, I haven't been looking at his costume too closely, but just from watching the movie I would never have guessed that. It makes total sense, but.. huh. Very cool! Do you have a link to the facebook featurette, by chance?

Wediznutt
03-12-2010, 11:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kuBqiQdITk

Ani_BEE
03-12-2010, 12:39 PM
Good find! This will save me a bit of grief since they made the bodice black for the Red Queen (the poster makes it look dark blue). Finding black is a lot easier then finding dark midnight blue fabric anyday.

alpha_helix
03-12-2010, 04:23 PM
Facebook featurette confirms the Mad Hatter coat is silk! SURPRISE!

Oooh, neat I was actually on to something!

HyperShadow
03-12-2010, 11:57 PM
My two friends and I are going to be working on my custom Cheshire Cat costume next month. I am so excited for it! Even before I saw the movie I fell in love with the ball of fluff. (I was never fond of Disney's version of the Cheshire Cat, so I was so stoked for Tim Burton's design!)

The costume is going to involve the most insane, eye-sore jacket ever hahaha! I'm also going to be getting green-ish contacts for it.

kim-tram
03-13-2010, 08:48 AM
i'm so glad there's a thread for this
i must have saw the movie 4 times already
i adore the characters <33
i'm planning to make an alice dress
(the one that the mad hatter made for her)
for sakura watch next weekend.
my question is, does anybody know shoes she's wearing?
can't wait to see more cosplays from this movie

Wediznutt
03-13-2010, 05:06 PM
Alice shoes:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/sakodasan/Alice%20In%20Wonderland/3759469506_49352f6680_o.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/sakodasan/Alice%20In%20Wonderland/3761442896_4ab1221fcb_o.jpg

kim-tram
03-13-2010, 05:34 PM
Alice shoes:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/sakodasan/Alice%20In%20Wonderland/3759469506_49352f6680_o.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/sakodasan/Alice%20In%20Wonderland/3761442896_4ab1221fcb_o.jpg

ahh thank you ^^
though i'm kinda confused because
i remember when the mouse stabbed alice's foot
she wasn't wearing any shoes
more like bandages o.O;
so i think somewhere along the process
of getting to wonderland...she lost her shoes?

Limeyaku
03-13-2010, 06:33 PM
she was wearing socks with holes in them when she was 20 ft and 2 ft. I think at 6inches she had the same ribbon that was on the bodice and her arm wrapped around her feet.

kim-tram
03-13-2010, 06:50 PM
she was wearing socks with holes in them when she was 20 ft and 2 ft. I think at 6inches she had the same ribbon that was on the bodice and her arm wrapped around her feet.

ahh that makes sense...thanks <3
i think i'm going to go with the ribbon one
since cotton socks doesn't sound as elegant
for the dresses she wears ^^;;

Limeyaku
03-13-2010, 07:26 PM
i wore black pumps so i actually had shoes on in public. LOL

moonflower.
03-13-2010, 07:48 PM
When i do the tiny shredded outfit, I'm going to take a pair of neutral toned flats and make them look like the bandages... Attach the ribbon to them.

kim-tram
03-14-2010, 08:01 AM
@limeyaku: your dress is adorable <33
what did you use to make the flower? o.O

@moonflower: OOo...i like that idea
for cons i think i'm going to wear my skin-colored sandals
('cause i'm not too fond of walking around bear-footed)
but for shoots, shall take advantage of that and go with the ribbons x]

alice jadis
03-14-2010, 10:04 AM
I would like to make either the red dress or the dress hatter made for alice (along side the blue 'down the rabbit hole' dress), but I have a problem with wearing off the shoulder dresses and the tightness of it around my chest will cause major discomfort for me, I know that for sure.. maybe I can wear a flesh colored shirt beneath it to be safe and add thin straps.. O.o
errmmm, I'll work something out; I always do..^^

and I found a neatly designed, plastic sword and spray painted it silver for the vorpal sword and made a "drink me" bottle as well.. Props are fun.. ^-^

Limeyaku
03-14-2010, 11:39 AM
moonflower, I like that idea!!!! If I ever wear it again, I think I may follow you on that!

Kim-tran, I just...winged it. I made the petals seperately and attached them all at the center, it's all made out of a taffeta-like material so it held it's shape really well. :3

alicejadis, why not just get some clear bra straps and attach them to the dress? :)

CreationsByKat
03-14-2010, 12:14 PM
Alice Jadis...for the off-the-shoulder dress I might have an idea for you. ^.^ From experience in theatre, when we have a off-the-shoulder number that threatens to fall the costumer will usually take netting or pantyhose in the same shade as our skin and make shoulderstraps from that. That way, you can make them a little bit wider for comfort without them being seen since they are thin and blend to your skin tone.

moonflower.
03-14-2010, 03:05 PM
What are people that are doing alice doing for her hair? What wig style? I'm trying to find one similar, but my fear is I'm going to have to style it, and I hate curling wigs.

Limeyaku
03-14-2010, 03:45 PM
I'm sure you can find something close on ebay. :) I recently discovered that kanekalon only melts at a certain temperature ( 180 or something? ) so if you have a temperature adjustable curling iron, life is simple! :D I used one, and a ceramic flatiron for my bfs Hatter wig and there was no melting at all! Just simple (but time consuming ; which may be the reason you hate it and not the actual styling part? ) styling.

Personally, I'm working my way back to being blonde and my hair is already nice'n'long so no wig necessary for me but here are a couple super nice ones:

This one (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-LONG-Bouncy-Loose-Curly-wig-wigs-Med-Ash-Blonde-Mix_W0QQitemZ230446834475QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item35a7b3a32b) is pretty affordable, just needs some minor styling for the bangs

This one (http://cgi.ebay.com/Human-Hair-Blended-Long-Curly-Blonde-Wig-SABR-F27-613_W0QQitemZ400108848012QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item5d2858838c) is expensive but pretty much perfect.

......and now I kinda want that second one. @_@ I always get my wigs off of ebay and have never been disappointed. :)

alice jadis
03-14-2010, 04:04 PM
Those are very good ideas about solving the "off the shoulder" dress problems.. thank you both.. I'll have to make a note of them for future dresses.. :D

as far as the hair, I'm just going with my own hair - long wigs are too heavy for me and I can't stand wearing them.. my real hair is a few inches past the shoulder (slightly wavy as well) and strawberry blonde, so it should suit me well enough for just the few dresses I intend..

hopefully I can find a decent pair of slip on shoes.. ^^

kim-tram
03-14-2010, 04:22 PM
i think pretty much any blonde wig would work
i'm getting this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/Caramel-Blonde-Hi-Temp-Long-Curly-Wavy-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ170458898295QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item27b0245f77
even though alice doesn't have bangs,
i like it because i <3 bangs
and i can use it for other cosplays

moonflower.
03-14-2010, 04:51 PM
I'm really picky with the accuracy of my wigs, so i'll have to keep looking. That second expensive one is amazing.. I'll have to keep looking, or instead try to save up for it. thanks

Ani_BEE
03-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Alice Jadis...for the off-the-shoulder dress I might have an idea for you. ^.^ From experience in theatre, when we have a off-the-shoulder number that threatens to fall the costumer will usually take netting or pantyhose in the same shade as our skin and make shoulder straps from that. That way, you can make them a little bit wider for comfort without them being seen since they are thin and blend to your skin tone.

I've used Clear bra straps for my Satella costume and people don't notice them unless they are looking for them. :( I want to cosplay her again or another Redhead but the Red Queen dose not count!



Alice's hair is between curls and waves. You can achieve that by stretching out a curls with weight (water).

Naomi is a fairly long wig but might be too long for Alice.
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16443&cat=2451&page=1
Here's the transition you can get
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/9533/cat/500


Lacey wigs NY makes some lovely period piece wigs in natural blonde shades.
1840 in Strawberry Blonde, it relaxed due to weigh of the curls.
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/9536/cat/1/date/1236543803

The rest of the 19 century collection.
http://www.maxwigs.com/19th-century-c49/

Ani_BEE
03-14-2010, 05:39 PM
Oh I also got my 3 wigs in yesterday from the post office.
It's this style.
http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/herecoredstc.html

The red is VERY dark and saturated, more so then the picture but it's like Henna with more red and less copper. The colour will be perfect but I wasn't expecting to see that shade in the mail. :bigtu: I ordered 3 just in case I need extra wig fiber but I might be able to get away with just the two once I build the base structure of the wig ... after May. the wig also only has a small button scalp so most of the welfs can be harvested and rearranged which is perfect for my needs.



I think our two Red Queen's picked up this one if I'm not mistaken.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Copper-Red-Long-Curly-Wavy-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ170457503492QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item27b00f1704

This wig in blonde might not be too bad for Alice either.

1blackwing
03-14-2010, 07:25 PM
a question for the "down the rabbit hole" dress makers, what type of lace are you using for the neckline? i've been searching around and i haven't found anything quite close enough to it yet.
thank you!

mdelgiorno17
03-14-2010, 08:29 PM
Oh I also got my 3 wigs in yesterday from the post office.
It's this style.
http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/herecoredstc.html


I think our two Red Queen's picked up this one if I'm not mistaken.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Copper-Red-Long-Curly-Wavy-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ170457503492QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item27b00f1704

This wig in blonde might not be too bad for Alice either.

I bought a long copper red wig with bangs. I actually have new photos that need to be uploaded for my Red Queen gallery- I fixed a few more things and wore it with a hoop skirt to MegaCon this weekend. My friend made me enter it in the universal costume contest (my first; it was terrifying and awesome at the same time), and I won Judge's Favorite! It was an awesome experience!


Edit: Found my favorite photo of my RQ from Saturday. The photographer, John Austin, is actually going to send me a copy to use in my gallery for the costume!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinspace/4431243802

uniquecreator
03-14-2010, 08:33 PM
a question for the "down the rabbit hole" dress makers, what type of lace are you using for the neckline? i've been searching around and i haven't found anything quite close enough to it yet.
thank you!

The lace that you will need has little holes in order to run the black ribbon through it. You can find this in the trim section of a fabric store.

mdelgiorno17
03-14-2010, 08:33 PM
a question for the "down the rabbit hole" dress makers, what type of lace are you using for the neckline? i've been searching around and i haven't found anything quite close enough to it yet.
thank you!

I just found a lace that I could easily thread the black ribbon through. It turned out OK, but I want to make the dress for myself now and pay more attention to some of the details this time. Let me know if you find anything close- I didn't have any luck here. I did, however, find a great (cheap) fabric that I can use to line the sleeves and neckline though. I got it at a Walmart in GA on my way to MegaCon. I just used tulle on my friend's costume, but I wasn't happy with it.

u2ecila
03-14-2010, 10:50 PM
Hi,
I want to make the Umm red curtain dress (http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/gingiemay/New-Alice-in-Wonderland-Mia-Wasikow.jpg)for dragoncon.

Anyone have any suggestions on where to find fabric/curtains/anything remotely similar to the black and white striped fabric? Only thing I can find in the ballpark is a shower curtain (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001T4ZBDC/ref=s9_simh_gw_p79_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0REW6YGMGGSP239B7N47&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846) on Amazon. Hoping I can find something better, even if I have to add the :heart:'s myself.

Thanks for any ideas!

cheers,
u2ecila

Limeyaku
03-15-2010, 12:52 AM
the black stripes I'm using black ribbon with laminated daisy punchouts that I'll be adding...the white striped stuff I'm pretty sure is NON EXISTENT because I have looked EVERYWHERE for 5 striped ribbon and can only find 4...I'm buying a sheer fabric that's actually in the curtain section with woven stripes in it and cutting it out in rows to put in between the black ribbon ( which will be layered with a contrasting on on the opposite side; white with black daisies ).

I'm SO excited for this dress and so not looking forward to the labour all at the same time. I always take the long way of doing things. LOL

Ani_BEE
03-15-2010, 07:14 AM
This fabric was linked earlier for the red dress.

Striped Organza close to $5 US a metre.
http://www.cheapfabrics.co.uk/thestore/product_info.php/cPath/541_1109/products_id/3524

Suzie Blue
03-15-2010, 08:54 PM
I reeeaaaaaaaaaaally want to make Alice's Down-the-Rabbit-Hole dress............. I fully intended on purchasing the sparrow necklace today but, of course, they are sold out. I will definitely be on the look-out for a re-stock!! lol

I think I want to begin work on the petti first, but since watching Colleen Atwood's video, I am a bit more wary about it. I hoped it was just a simple circle-skirt, but when she lifts up the skirts you can see there are (perhaps 2?) tiers. Ick.

Also, does anyone know of a good starting-point pattern for the bodice??

ravenmist
03-15-2010, 09:42 PM
Ok, so I have decided that other than seeing fabrics in the store I am lousy and finding them online. If anyone who has done or plans on doing the White Queen could throw me a couple links for fabrics (not for everything, but some parts) that'd be a HUGE help. My store has a few fabrics that could work, but nothing that's really jumping out at me. Darn these movies and the difficult to find fabrics!

u2ecila
03-15-2010, 11:14 PM
Limeyaku - wow if you are going to that amount of perfection and detail on your Um dress, I am impressed by both your insanity and creativity! I can't wait to see your final outcome!

Ani Bee - thank you for the link! Definitely better than a shower curtain, so I may just jump and get it!

I have the petticoat ordered, and I think I am going to use Simplicity 2693 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-1643-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx) as a starting point for the dress.

cheers,
u2ecila

alpha_helix
03-16-2010, 01:59 AM
Eeee!

Finally got off my butt and went to see the movie. My only complaint is that the 3D glasses made it hard to find my beer (yes, one of the theaters near me has a liquor license, yes it is as incredble as it sounds). I think I absolutely definitely need to make a Mad Hatter costume as my next pet project.

Still can't decide on which version, though. I did quite like the battle outfit with the kilt and the delicious blue silk coat. Though, I also liked the variant when he was locked up making hats for the Red Queen. I almost squealed out loud when I saw those hats. Haaaaaats!

Well, I guess I could always start at the top and work my way down. Yay hat!

Don't mind me, I've got the 3am crazies.

Suzie Blue
03-16-2010, 07:42 AM
The only suitable pattern I can find for Alice's blue dress is Simplicity 2851. The neckline would have to be modified, the front separated for the buttons, the center-back pieces would be combined, and the back "hem" shortened to the waist and without the little panel thingys. The skirt I am going to wing since it is just a rectangular piece of fabric that is box-pleated at the waistband. It will just involve a little calculating.

The only thing that reaaallly makes me nervous is the embroidery!! I am glad someone else has already drawn up the templates... :3

Ani_BEE
03-16-2010, 06:02 PM
Suzie Blue, I think its one under skirt is a few frill layers at the bottom. :drunk: I don't know sewing terminology at all.

Just getting the pattern to alternate while swing it is I think the bigger challenge you's be facing if you go for accuracy.

Where are those embroidery templates Suzie Blue?


U2ecila also look for Daisy Ribbon (do a search and you'll see what i mean) it will save you an headache trying to punk out the flowers to add. You could cut them off and glue the one at the time with E6000 glue.

http://impressrubberstamps.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Ribbon_daisy&Category_Code=

Apparently I can post long response so I'm breaking them up.

CreationsByKat
03-16-2010, 06:05 PM
Alice's striped underskirt for her down the rabbit hole outfit is a petticoat with three (I think) closely sewn above each other layers of ruffles in the same material as the petticoat. Hope that helps. ^.^

And Ani Bee- You can google the Simplicity Pattern that she mentioned and it will bring up the link for it. ^.^

Ani_BEE
03-16-2010, 06:07 PM
I second that Ravenmist I'm sure someone can help identify the fabric type for you so you can do a search with the proper name & with rhinestone / sequences.

The top layer of the skirt has hand painted silver / pearl snowflakes. You can recreate that quality of the paint with Jacquard textile paint, they make a solid silver and the Pearlecent White.


I meant the embroidery pattern not the dress pattern. :drunk: Fixed that.

Limeyaku
03-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Hey Ani, what happened to the Fan Expo AiW thread? Am I going mad or is it not there anymore?

Umm..in terms of progress...was supposed to do stuff today ( restyle RQ wig and start Um ) but got caught up in spring cleaning. BOOO!

Ani_BEE
03-16-2010, 09:32 PM
It's still there but you might need to change your view setting in the sub-forum at the bottom of the page.

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=202738

All the old topics are still there but it only show "From The" and then it give the options in a drop down menu.


I need to start packing stuff up myself. :drunk:

Limeyaku
03-16-2010, 10:45 PM
woo hoo! I found it just after I posted that, too. LOL

Now, my bf ( Travis...so I can just call him Travis instead of 'my bf' everywhere ) I think has been convinced to go to FanExpo but I can't decide what I want to make!!! I'm thinking of WQ...but I may also have my Red Alice by then ( hopefully... ) and Travis might have the war Hatter. We also obviously have our teapot Alice and brown Hatter outfits...hmhm.HmmMMmMmm...too many options!! @_@

Suzie Blue
03-17-2010, 07:37 AM
Here is the link to the embroidery:

http://alice-kingsley.livejournal.com/1295.html

CreationsByKat- thank you!

I am pretty sure there are two light-blue underskirt layers (beneath the sheer layer and above the petti) There are a few pictures that show this quite clearly.

Ani_BEE
03-17-2010, 08:44 AM
Every well done and a good use of drafting paper.


Your going to end up with a very merry collection of costumes there Limeyaku. :bigtu:

kim-tram
03-17-2010, 02:22 PM
@suzie blue: thanks for the picture of the emroidery ^^
i'm planning to do that outfit after the ruffled dress xD;

hearing all this discussing about wonderland cosplay
makes me anxious to start on mine...
right after finals xD;

alpha_helix
03-18-2010, 09:09 AM
It has been decided. I'm making the Mad Hatter's battle outfit for D*Con. Figured it would be mad fun what with all the kilted folk around. Plus, the colors are to die for! Anyway, I'm starting to plan it out. If I have enough buckram around I'm probably starting the hat frame as soon as I finish my cousin's dress (if I finished without driving myself completely bonkers).

I've been staring at silks all morning. I haven't decided exactly on what I'm using, but I'm leaning toward silk baron's "London" (http://silkbaron.com/silk/color.aspx?collectionid=3&categoryid=19&colorid=511) for the coat and "Scarlet" (http://silkbaron.com/silk/color.aspx?collectionid=3&categoryid=23&colorid=110) for the waistcoat and "Zimfandel" (http://silkbaron.com/silk/color.aspx?collectionid=3&categoryid=28&colorid=426) for the hat band and lining.

I also lucked out and found a few wool plaid options that look decent without being the way-out-of-my-budget real tartan. And, one final thought, even thought it would not make for authentic kilt wearing, I'm tempted to make (sort of) period correct men's drawers, only in a really loud color. I think I have some purple paisley cotton around here somewhere...that could be fun!

Lithium Flower
03-18-2010, 01:41 PM
This is kind of an odd question but...for A-Kon this June I want to attend as Alice, I was going to go as just old school Disney style since FPF (http://www.fan-store.net/servlet/the-Costumes-cln-Alice-In-Wonderland/Categories)has a very cute costume I can get for about 100$ (and I'll just grow my hair out) but I found some costumes from the movie that are being released soon here:
http://www.buyaliceinwonderlandcostumes.com/alice-movie-costume-dress.html

I know it isn't entirely accurate, but it's actually less pricey to order from this than to get the traditional Alice.

But on the other hand it's probably not as nice as ordering from FPF.

Since everyone here seems to be the 'experts' on Alice costumes I just wanted to know your opinion on which you think is really a better buy for the money.

alpha_helix
03-18-2010, 03:09 PM
Personally, I think the FPF one is better. As far as I can tell, it's pretty accurate (the simpler design is safer in that respect), and the materials look reasonably nice. The other just looks cheap and it has several problems on accuracy.

Lithium Flower
03-18-2010, 03:15 PM
I suppose you're right, even if it was lower priced there's likely a reason for that. I've only ordered a costume online once and it was a huge disappointment...so I've become a little obsessive about finding the 'best bang for my buck' about online orders. Thanks, I'll probably stick with FPF.

Limeyaku
03-19-2010, 12:27 AM
There's actually a VERY accurate halloween costume of the new Alice...lemme find it and I'll link you!

AH!

Here it is. (http://www.buycostumes.com/Alice-in-Wonderland-Movie-Deluxe-Alice-Adult-Costume/69864/ProductDetail.aspx) The fabrics are obviously cheaper, pattern printed on...but the overall design is quite accurate. I think it's an amazing find for a cheap Halloween costume...looks more like it than any other movie based stuff i've seen.

alpha_helix
03-19-2010, 12:36 AM
Eeeee!

While I was researching something totally unrelated, I came across an excellent source for info on 19th c. kilts! The more traditional kind is box pleated, only uses four yards, and is pleated on the stripe. Compare to modern formal kilts that use around 8 yards and have hunderds of itty bitty knife pleats.

Not sure if this kind of construction would work for the Hatter, since I haven't been able to figure out how his kilt is pleated. Still, I now have an option for a four yard kilt that's still authentic (in this case more authentic).

Don't mind me, I'm just stopping by to smear a little knowledge around.

You know you're a historical costumer when you get excited about pleats.

Ani_BEE
03-19-2010, 09:07 AM
You should post a link for it since people I know don't have a clue about kilt pleating.

alpha_helix
03-19-2010, 10:18 AM
totally meant to do that! here it is

http://kilts.albanach.org/

Wediznutt
03-20-2010, 12:50 AM
Not to diminish the talents of scratch built Alice dresses but I have to admit that the Singapore company that makes the cheap Captain Jack costumes actually makes a pretty decent Alice Down The Rabbit Hole dress.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tim-burton-Alice-In-Wonderland-Alice-Blue-Dress-Costume_W0QQitemZ400107206392QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5d283f76f8

Shana05
03-20-2010, 01:14 AM
It seems that only the "down the rabbit hole" dress is being made for sale. I like the dandelion and drink me dresses better. As I said earlier, I don't have a sewing machine. But my mom said she'd be on board with getting one. We had one but it broke several years ago, sad as she used to sew a lot. If this does workout I'll probably make the dandelion dress as it looks easier.

alice jadis
03-21-2010, 03:04 PM
Wediznutt - thanks for the info / link, but there's no way I'll spend $169.99 for a dress. That's a dang near ridiculous price, (in my opinon) no matter how acurate the dress is.. I'd rather make my alice dress.. far less expensive and I'd me much more proud of it, knowing that it was something I made, not bought.. even if it's not completely acurate.. :/

but thanks.. ^^

Limeyaku
03-21-2010, 03:53 PM
Oh my goodness. I think that dress is BEAUTIFUL and UM, I shake my fist at you for tempting me to buy instead of make. I think it's going probably end up costing me about the same but you can't put a price tag on being able to claim you made something. The pride is priceless. :) But I do think it's a great price for what looks like such a quality piece. Alice_Jadis, where do you get your fabrics and supplies for so cheap??? lol

In other news, I got my french/russian/birdcage netting today ( whatever it's called ) for my revamping of the RQ dress which I'll be working on intermittently ( sp? ). It's PERFECT! I had read that it's quite stiff and almost bendable but this stuff is quite nice. Very soft and very flexible, it's near perfect and I can't wait to put it to good use! I'm not looking forward to all of the beading required in redoing the sleeves but I LOVE this costume and I'm all too eager to step it up a notch or two however I can. :)

ravenmist
03-21-2010, 08:08 PM
Not to diminish the talents of scratch built Alice dresses but I have to admit that the Singapore company that makes the cheap Captain Jack costumes actually makes a pretty decent Alice Down The Rabbit Hole dress.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tim-burton-Alice-In-Wonderland-Alice-Blue-Dress-Costume_W0QQitemZ400107206392QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5d283f76f8


FYI, cosplayying on Ebay steals photos from Cosplaysky.com very often : http://cosplaysky.com/tim-burton-s-alice-in-wonderland-alice-blue-dress-costume.html

This is the actual company that makes the dress.

It is quite beautiful though and pretty accurate as far as purchasing a costume.

Suzie Blue
03-21-2010, 08:21 PM
kim-tram- you're welcome!! I want to start on costumes too...XD

Ani_BEE
03-21-2010, 11:13 PM
In other news, I got my french/russian/birdcage netting today ( whatever it's called ) for my revamping of the RQ dress which I'll be working on intermittently ( sp? ).

I goes by all those names. :crylaugh:

This is the type I got. It's the most common as well but there are different patterns made.
http://www.fabric.com/Webdata/Product/7b60f3a1-dc41-4a08-8201-f48d4444ad74/Images/Medium_CI-477.jpg

It's a very springy material. :bouncer:

alpha_helix
03-23-2010, 11:52 PM
w00t

Made my hat frame today, and started adding the mull layer--basically a flannel underlining/padding that helps the outer fabric lay smoothly. Also ordered my leather. yaaay

Alegrah
03-24-2010, 09:26 AM
I'm actually going to an Alice in Wonderland themed party on Saturday night, and going as the White Queen. A local party/costume store called Make Believe costumes actually has costumes for the characters, so I'm sure others do. I'm going to see if I can get the wig from them. Also, I'm going to be wearing a used wedding dress for the dress since I don't have time to make one or something. So that's an idea for some people. I have one in mind that has a lot of beading and pearls on it, which is plenty elaborate enough for her.

Ani_BEE
03-24-2010, 09:40 AM
I'm not sure my friend wants to do the White Queen anymore after watching the movie but she was thinking od using a second hand wedding dress and make the alterations to it. Or at least salvage the skirt section.

Alegrah
03-24-2010, 10:22 AM
I'm not sure my friend wants to do the White Queen anymore after watching the movie but she was thinking od using a second hand wedding dress and make the alterations to it. Or at least salvage the skirt section.

That's what I'm doing. I'm in possession of one, but it's a few sizes larger in the bust and waist, so I might be able to alter it before Saturday.

kim-tram
03-24-2010, 11:43 AM
i finished my first alice dress just last week
ahaha and recently got one preview photo out
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2488361/
thank you everyone for the advices ^^

Forest
03-24-2010, 06:49 PM
THREAD OF JOY!!!!

........ahem, sorry. I've just been meticulously reading this thread for the past hour and am so VERY grateful for its existence! You guys all rock -seriously.

Sith: .......................just...............holyfric kinwow. Your Hatter costume just blows my mind, seriously stunning work!!!!

I'm planning on making Hatter too but I have a couple of questions if no one minds, please?

- Can you spray paint pleather? Just I know I have some lying around from my Bellatrix costume that never came to be, and it seems a shame to never use it. I'm gathering from photos and such that the hat seems to be a dusky brown? I've heard spraying real leather is a ^%&$!!! because it had a tendency to crack, though I've never tried it myself and wondered if anyone here might have some pointers on that please?

Next...er, the arsenal of cotton reels seem to be held together by some sort of chain link that reminds me rather forcefully of a silver bicycle chain lol! I'm sure it's not.....probably.....but I was wondering if anyone knew what exactly it is (and where I could get one ;) ) ?

Finally, hat pins. I'm not quite broke at the moment, but I'm certainly not rolling in cash either.....and all the hat pins I've found so far online that would be any good are EXTORTIONATELY priced! Does anyone know of anywhere where you can buy replica pins or something that wouldn't cost the earth? I've had a gleg on Ebay and come up with nothing so far sadly. Is it perhaps possible to buy the pins and beads seperate and then hot-glue them together?

Many thanks in advance for any help or advice!!!

alpha_helix
03-24-2010, 07:23 PM
Judith M. sells hatpin shanks:
http://www.judithm.com/shop/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=2396&category_id=df42da2fe40c6d5ef09cee2f825a9d30

In other news, my frame is done and mulled--in different colors because I'm working with what I have on hand. The brim and crown aren't attached yet because they're worked separately until the end.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2488788/

yaaaay hat

Forest
03-24-2010, 08:27 PM
@Alpha-helix: That's great, thanks much!! And that hat frame is coming along very nicely by the looks of things :D

Ani_BEE
03-24-2010, 11:01 PM
Yes you can spray paint pleather. If this was about shoes i would advice against it since shoes flex and would crack the paint.

I recommend this brand sold at Michaels or Krylon Fusion for plastic.

http://www.dmcolor.com/products/


I know what you mean about it resembling a bicycle chain. lol I'm stumped about it as well.

Edit: it is a chain with Eyepins through the spools.
http://www.padawansguide.com/CG/kristin_alice/hatter4.jpg
http://www.costumersguide.com/hatter.shtml

I made my own Eyepins using wire for my spools on my Organization XIII chains.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1119494/
http://www.firemountaingems.com//shopping.asp?skw=KWFNEYEPINSTEEL

You can find Hat pins on Etsy as well.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42418333&ref=sr_list_19&&ga_search_query=hat+pin&ga_search_type=supplies&ga_page=4&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title




And speaking of Etsy you can find Russian Veiling sold there are a reasonable price. I payed more then $6 a yard for mine. :waaaah:

Wediznutt
03-25-2010, 12:30 AM
If you want hatpins sold directly from a reputable company and not a reseller head on over to www.firemountaingems.com. They have hatpins of all sizes and gages. You can buy a pack of both gold and silver plated hatpins.

alice jadis
03-25-2010, 12:12 PM
I always heard that riddle answered as:

1. Because they make notes, althought they're flat and it can nevar be turned backwards/turned the wrong way. (well that's basically the same as yours..) :D

2. Edgar Allen Poe wrote on both a writting desk as well as "The Raven". (Although I think the first makes more sense..)

I think there was a third answer too, I'm not quite sure.. but no progress in my alice costume to report of yet, sorry.. I will make it eventually.. I got a golden heart charm on a necklace that I'll wear with it, though.. ^_^

Forest
03-25-2010, 06:35 PM
Ani-BEE: Thanks so much for all that help! Your chains look really fantastic, seriously. Lots of hard work clearly went in there. (also, i love the smell of burning wood too ;) ) Only thing is this link seems to be broken on my end:

http://www.padawansguide.com/CG/kris...ce/hatter4.jpg

Wediznutt: Thanks for the link tip - that site looks great! Definitely one to bookmark I think.

Wediznutt
03-25-2010, 06:40 PM
If you want to be 100% screen accurate with your thread bandolier use strips of metal to hold your spools in the chain.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/sakodasan/Alice%20In%20Wonderland/My%20Costume/CIMG9079.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/sakodasan/Alice%20In%20Wonderland/My%20Costume/CIMG9102.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/sakodasan/Alice%20In%20Wonderland/My%20Costume/CIMG9106.jpg

Ani_BEE
03-25-2010, 07:10 PM
Yeah there is no hot linking so I linked the page it came from as well.
http://www.costumersguide.com/hatter.shtml there are close ups of the chain

dismaldreary
03-25-2010, 08:04 PM
I always heard that riddle answered as:

1. Because they make notes, althought they're flat and it can nevar be turned backwards/turned the wrong way. (well that's basically the same as yours..) :D

2. Edgar Allen Poe wrote on both a writting desk as well as "The Raven". (Although I think the first makes more sense..)

I think there was a third answer too, I'm not quite sure.. but no progress in my alice costume to report of yet, sorry.. I will make it eventually.. I got a golden heart charm on a necklace that I'll wear with it, though.. ^_^

They both have inky quills. :toothy:

desertsphinx
03-25-2010, 08:12 PM
It originally had no answer, but poor Lewis Carrol was badgered so much that he made one up.

"Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front." Notice 'nevar' is 'raven' with the wrong end in front.

Okay, I'm crawling back into my geek hole now...

alpha_helix
03-28-2010, 07:04 PM
I still prefer "because Poe wrote on both" :P

Started upholstering my hat last night, it's getting close and I may finish it tonight to tomorrow

Also, is there any reference material for the Hatter's shirt sleeves? I know about the lace cuff, but I mean like the shape of the sleeves. I've got a neat idea that I might go with unless there's actual source references.

ItsIna
03-29-2010, 02:43 AM
I'm looking for more references on Alice's Red Dress. There are a few pictures on the site linked to in the first post, but having a few more would be nice.

This thread has been very helpful so far. Thanks!

Ani_BEE
03-29-2010, 10:11 AM
There is more here if you scroll down the page.

http://alice-kingsley.livejournal.com/

alice jadis
03-29-2010, 12:50 PM
They both have inky quills. :toothy:

lol.. that was a good, clever answer.. and.. I have to agree with it.. ^_^

ItsIna
03-29-2010, 07:15 PM
There is more here if you scroll down the page.

http://alice-kingsley.livejournal.com/

Thank you, this is an amazing resource! :mfg:


ETA: I recently bought this dress on clearance at Forever 21 from their Twist line that seemed like the bodice part had a similar shape to the red dress. [Link] (http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=11695145)

alpha_helix
03-30-2010, 02:44 PM
Hat! Ready to be made prettyful. And maybe I should detach the needle that's hanging off of it. Just a thought.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2494883/

MattxLover
04-04-2010, 10:11 AM
I have a Hatter cosplay almost completely ready, only I am going as the female version, because my best guy friend is going as the male version. We're going to be the long lost Hightopp siblings (Pre-Jabberwocky attack) I just have to make some adjustments on the coat and make the thread arsenal (Also affectionately called the Threadbanger). I simply can;t wait to debut the whole thing. -squeals delightedly- Haha, finding the wig for it was a doozy. I searched every shop in the nation it feels like, but I found a curly one with these crazy pigtails that look awesome. :)

alpha_helix
04-04-2010, 11:36 AM
Post pics when you're done! I entertained the idea of doing a femme version, but decided against it.

In other news, I'm almost ready to start adding "pieces of flair" to my hat :D

Ani_BEE
04-04-2010, 08:17 PM
I hate making the base of my costumes since they take the most time but love adding the details. Love to see the flair your adding to the hat alpha_helix and MattxLover your costumes.


Finished all the bling piece including the rings now.
http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/173721/

This i probably the last update till june since I'm focsing on my AN costumes now.


Also got my makeup, Mehron Clown White Lite for the face and it nice and creamy/opaque, also cheap. I had got Make Up For Ever Flash Color in Turquoise 0 which is too yellow for her eyeshadow, I got it for half price. So I picked up Pale Blue 20 at full price and it's much closer to her blue it's just need to be lightened with the clown white. :bigtu:

For thhe heart lips I'm using the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in Red 8C (true red) and this wear really well and lasts for a long time.