If you follow my blog regularly, you’ll realize that I started on the costume for a theme party – before even finishing off everything I wanted to make for the Viking costume I’ve been working on. At the beginning of November I posted looking for ideas, and used Pinterest quite a lot to brainstorm ideas.
As I mentioned in my late November post about purchased costume hats, the party theme is a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, and.. well. .. things didn’t go quite as planned.
A week before the party – I got sick. I had hoped that it was just a normal cold, but I just couldn’t shake it, and even while sick I kept trying to finish off the costume so I could wear it to the party, but a few days before the party I was still really sick. I’m going to still share some of the costume, even though now I haven’t yet had the chance to wear it.
If you’re reading this afterwards, you can read all the posts I (eventually) write following the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party category.
In the meantime, feel free to check out my Pinterest boards. When I first started, I wasn’t sure which character I wanted to be inspired by. When the Tim Burton movie opened, I dressed up with a big group of people for the openning, and did a Steampunk Jabberwock – but since that costume wasn’t quite right for this event (it requires things like claws and wings that aren’t exactly working-the-party-friendly) I knew I’d need a new inspiration….
I divided my boards up into:
- Six impossible things (Mad Hatter costume)
- Down the rabbit’s hole (Alice in Wonderland costumes including those for the Red Queen, Queen of Hearts, Jabberwocky, group images, and photos of Alice in Wonderland costumes.)
- We’re all mad here (Cheshire Cat costumes)
- We’re late, we’re late! (White Rabbit, Doormouse, March Hare costumes)
I eventually settled on sort of a Steampunk or Neo-Victorian inspired Red Queen.. who has borrowed the Mad Hatter’s hat. Hopefully I’ll have some interesting posts for you in the near future!