Hello citizens of the Blogosphere!
I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween!
For this year’s Halloween costume theme, my coworkers and I decided to do Alice in Wonderland. While initially I was thinking about being the Queen of Hearts, I changed my mind when I found a cute Alice costume at Goodwill. Since wearing a generic “store bought” costume is just not my style, I decided to do something to make it more interesting. After doing a little bit of research online, I eventually settled on a Steampunk motif.
I stumbled upon the concept of Steampunk at a comic book convention in my younger years as a casual cosplayer. Generally, the Stempunk style brings together Victorian style dress, science fiction, industrial parts and imagination. (Click here to check out my Steampunk board on Pinterest for visual aids)
Here is a breakdown of the elements that went into my Steampunk Alice Costume:
- Annotated Audrey’s Steampunk Alice Costume Breakdown:
- Miss Wonderland Costume from Leg Avenue (add brads, add embellishments, replace cheap black string with faux suede cord.)
- Collared Ruffle Shirt (added metal buttons and brads)
- Accessories: I made a neck tie out of dark red faux suede cord, a red heart from an old necklace and some other old metal jewelry findings. I also cut the finger tips off some lace gloves and made faux suede bracelets. Lastly, keeping with the watch theme I borrowed my boyfriend’s pocket watch and I turned another old watch into an interesting bracelet.
- Tutu (I found a tutu on clearance at Icing. Score!)
- Black and White striped tights
- Long lace up boots (brown/same color as corset belt)
- Corset belt
- Studded belt with chains
- Bowler Hat: add playing cards and painted flower
- Wig: Blonde wig
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That’s all for now.
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