Many, many months ago we decided to do Alice in Wonderland for a family Halloween theme this year. It was inspired by a family movie night where we watched the classic Disney Alice movie and Elias was mesmerized by the Queen of Hearts' cards. He said he would like to be a card, then Adeline said she would be Alice and we went from there.
After searching for Alice in Wonderland costumes on Pinterest, I decided Ezra would be the caterpillar.
Originally I was going to be the Queen, but the costumes were so expensive and I didn't have it in me to make a Queen costume. I then decided that Matthew and I could be Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. It seemed like the costumes would be very easy to make, which had me sold! Then we found out that Matthew would be out of town, so my Dad graciously stepped in.
Someday I will do thorough tutorials on the making of these costumes, but for now, here are some photos + brief descriptions of our Alice in Wonderland costumes.
My Alice in Wonderland
Adeline adored her Alice dress, which I found on Amazon. I paired it with a pair of white stockings and classic black mary jane shoes. The dress was only $15, and I was incredibly impressed by the quality.
The Card from Alice in Wonderland
Elias was THRILLED with his costume, and everyone who saw him loved it, too. To make the card, I folded over a large piece of white felt and cut a hole for my son's head. I then used Stitch Witchery to iron on the card details. The hat was a simple ski hat I bought on Amazon.
We then added black gloves and fake felt wraps around them to make the gloves look large. An Ace of Spades spear made of a dowel and cardboard Ace completed the look.
The Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland
Ezra's costume might be one of my favorites I have ever made. I dyed several Carter's white onesies + a pair of white pants, then sewed on the arms and legs. With a leftover onesie, I made his turban.
To make his hookah, I spray painted a POM Wonderful bottle, then added a rope covered in gold washi tape. It completed the look and was hilarious. Click here for a full tutorial.
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
My Dad and I went as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, which was the perfect way for us to get in on the theme, while wearing costumes that weren't expensive and didn't take a lot of time. The kids were AMAZED and so, so excited about our costumes. I bought red hats, felt and yellow t-shirts at Michaels. I found red sweatpants on Amazon. To make the shirts, I simply attached the collars and bowties with Stitch Witchery. The hats were made by drilling a hole in the top of the hat, then hot gluing a candy stick with the flag attached. Easy peasy!
We went trick-or-treating with our friends the Smiths. Trick-or-treating with a big group of kids is so much fun. Everyone had a blast. It was easily a Halloween I will remember for the rest of my life, and I wish Matthew could have been there.
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