Cosplayer Dust Bunny > Costume of Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- The bodice is made of red velveteen fabric, I had to interface it to keep it from stretching. It has plastic boning to help keep the shape, and grommets in the back for a tie closure.
The collar is attached to the bodice, and has 2 layers of interfacing, plastic boning, and aluminum wire to help keep it standing tall. The white ruffs are made of textured taffeta, and are sewn to the collar. The collar is edged with a sparkly red ribbon.
The side poofs are made of velvet and lined in red satin, they are filled with tulle to give them shape.
The bow in the back was made out of interfaced velvet and clips onto the back of the corset.
The skirt contains over 170 yards of rolled hem and ruffles (thats longer then a football field). There is over 25 yards of fabric in the skirt alone. About 15 yards of gold taffeta, and 10 yards of black lace. I used a serger to put a rolled hem on the taffeta and lace, and a ruffler foot to gather the fabric. The taffeta and lace were sewn on to the skirt in a layered fashion to create body and depth.
There is a hoop skirt underneath to help hold the shape.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I have never made a fancy ball gown, and was super inspired by the Disney Designer Doll collection, I chose the Queen of Hearts because the ruffly skirt looked so fun to construct. It was quite a challenge and I am very happy I undertook it.
- Styling Notes
- I pulled the pony tail up higher on the wig, and split it into two chunks. The top chunk I rolled around a black sock stuffed with polyfill. I rolled the hair down towards the wig cap, and then sewed the sock together to create a big donut bun. The bottom chunk of hair, I braided and wrapped around the donut bun. I braided a chain of the bangs, and teased the other side for some volume. Added a healthy dose of hairspray.