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The Red Queen ~ Iracebeth

Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)

Last Updated: 05-30-2012

I still need to tweak the bodice next Halloween to fit a bit better but it's mostly done as of now.

I don't have a great number of photo's of this costume due to events and gather being delayed during the Saturday. And I missed an opportunity for photo's this past Halloween.

Wig(s) Talk:

The wig worn to FanExpo was 6 hour marathon last ditch effort of merging 2 NewLook Angela 750 wigs in Henna Red that despite expanding in the back still didn't cover my hair above my ears. ^_^;
It's technically my second wig for my costume and is retired since I tried my best to build height with the full skin top but there are limits.

This costume will be worn again with the new wig I finished, photo's are posted of new modified wig and updated crown. It's the Red Velvet Lady from Forever Young and is on the small side. The Final modified was expanded and a widows peck added. The colour is unique to the wig and is a cooler tone version of Henna Red so that the shade dose not match in wefts. I ended up ordering another one to expand the wig. >_<

Makeup Talk:

I got so many compliments on the makeup despite my brows not being perfectly flat (so annoying, every glue stick I could find was to dryer then usual and a bit lumpy to work with).

The White was Mehron's Clown White Lite and it's perfect and cheap! I set the base layer of white with Talc baby powder but you can use cornstarch as well and loaded my face up with it including the lips.

The eye makeup I used Make Up For Ever's Flash colour in #0 - Turquoise but you can also use their #20 - Pale Blue and the reason is these shades intensify the final powder blue you are going to use on top to set the grease paints. I personally used a loose powder mineral eyeshadow over a pan eyeshadow in the lightest blue I have. The powder darkers and becomes more vivid once you pack it on so need a colour 3 shades lighter then you want. Any fall out I swap away with a fan brush along with the extra Talc powder that I loaded up on.

The brows where drawn on with a liquid line along with the beauty mark. I also used the liquid liner to line my top lash line with a very thin line and I should have gone bolder.

I used a white eyeliner pencil to fill in my waterline.

The lips I used Make Up For Ever's Aqua Lips in 08C - Red and is didn't budge or flat all day.

I had false lash but forgo them this time to just load up my natural lashes with mascara.
The lashes I would have used was Ardell's 116 BLACK which are similar to the ones used in her makeup for the top, but if you want more dramatic go with 102 DEMI BLACK or 104 BLACK.
I could not find lower lashes in store so I bought a pair of 108 DEMI BLACK and trimmed out the short hairs to leave the long wispy ones similar in style to the ones the used in here makeup.

Pearls which were super cheap found in one of the Stores along Queen St. fabric district in Toronto. They are plastic and light weight. (glass one are VERY heavy ^_^)
The rest is from
All the metal is gold plated including the Filigrees. O_o The rhinestones are mix of Glass and Plastic, the larger ones and rounds are plastic.

Fabric Talk:
The hardest fabric to find is the brocade skirt fabric. I ordered mine from or Gypsy Caravan or Big Daddy Gypsy Caravan as I've come to remember it by.

RANDOM NOTE: No the dress is not missing a gold heart. They left the center top one off intentionally in the design. I looks odd to others but I think they did it as she is missing a heart for others.


FanExpo 2010: Best Journeyman Stage & Best Journeyman Workmanship. Runner up at Liberty Halloween 2011 (Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex). There is only one winner and I loss to a bag of bones. lol Costume-Con 32 (2014) Hall Award.

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Character The Red Queen ~ Iracebeth
Series Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)
Costume Views 5318
Favorites 14
Comments 12
Upload Date 11-09-2010
Debuted FanExpo 2010
Retired Never

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