Hey y’all, today I’m sharing how I made another of my favorite group costumes, the Alice in Wonderland themed costumes my kids and niece wore last year. This one was such a hit that my niece still wears her Alice dress to school on occasion, and you have to love a Halloween costume that gets worn more than once.
The older our kids get, the more negotiating and discussion it takes to get them to agree on costume themes, which I why I am just now this week sewing Halloween costumes for this year! And that was the case last year as well; we went through several themes before the kids found characters they each liked from the same theme.
My niece, of course, was Alice. No Queen of Hearts for her, she wanted to be the star. And she does make a pretty perfect little Alice if I do say so. You can get the details and see the pattern I used to make her costume here.
My older son wanted to be the White Rabbit. I appreciated that this was such an easy costume for me to make; I just had to make the blazer, vest and tie and the rest of the costume was made up of store bought items we already owned. You can see the details of patterns I used to make his costume here.
My little guy was the hardest to please in the negotiations. No Mad Hatter for him; he wanted to paint the roses red. But I love that this ended up being a multi-purpose sew too. Minus the hood and sandwich board, this costume became a set of winter pajamas for him, and looked perfectly festive for Christmas photos too. You can see how I made his costume here.
So I’ll share some photos next week of this year’s costumes – the negotiations were made longer by the presence of my new baby niece – there were lots of ideas of how to add her to the mix, but few that I though she’d forgive us for when she’s older!