The Crossroads of the Aether
Hello one and all! In case you've not heard, I have the good pleasure of being Alice in a Steampunk themed haunted attraction this year. Now, my costume will be very set in stone in a few days, but due to my undying love for both things, I want to make this costume as me as possible. Therefore, what do you all think would be some good additions to the costume? These would mostly be accessories, though I have absolutely no idea what I'll have as of yet - I won't know until tomorrow what my costume even looks like!
My idea behind this Alice is that she's gone rouge, she's a hunter, she's taking back the childhood that Wonderland robbed her of. She's out for blood, but more than that, she's an avenger. The Queen has taken or twisted all of her friends, and that's not going to fly.
What do you all think?
A very over-sized brass heart locket, worn more like one would wear a pocket watch (chained to a corset?)... an item that once belonged to the Queen, perhaps?
you are an unuasual lady captain...during the late war of northern agression you attained the rank of captain because of your skill as an assassin...an excellent accessory for your costume might be a pair of captains bars fron the union army...you can get modern ones from several sources on line...they pin on like a braoch...you might use it to hold the chain of the locket/pocket watch critter khan mentioned... :}
Weapons.... Whip, pistol, knife, think Indiana Jones as a girl... but maybe goggles instead of a hat.
This may be a bit of a stretch--how about a compass or a chained watch?
Why the skivvy/tights stuff up top. To be kid friendly?
Its an optional body suit, more to combat the cold later on in the season. Haha, cause my part of the night is not kid friendly. ;)
I take my hat off to you. I went to the Royal Adelaide show yesterday, and really felt for the lady dressed as a witch welcoming people to the haunted house. It must be bloody tiring to hold that persona all day. then again, I have to act all day long as a teacher too!
And I do not see yet how that fits the image you mentioned in the intro. Still work to be done? I like it, but it does not conjur images of warriors or huntresses.
It's not a bad starter...... It could be better, but not TOO bad of a base. I'd say start with maybe a semisheer fabric you can use to wear as like an overdress to tone down that pattern on the skirt and give some texture over the bodice. Then you can shred the sheer part that drapes over the actual skirt to make it look like you've been through some rough-and-tumble escapades.
It's also an easy way to make the dress look "ragged" without damaging the actual costume.
Definitely. "B" movie props are always the best way to go for ANY costume you're not going to wear frequently. And since this garb is being donned only for a short season and isn't hers to keep, it's the most prudent move.
You guys are awesome! Sadly, there's not a whole lot I can change or alter about the costume itself - that's set in stone. I'm gonna see if I can't add a few things, as I'm actually "in the scene," so to speak. So we'll see. :3
But, the woman who made my costume said that if I wanted my own, she'd charge me about $50 to do it... Soooo. :D
What I don't quite get, is that you are supposed to be Alice yes? So why did they not make a more usual Alice costume, you know, long blue dress and white apron. A corset could easily be added if wanted, and as you can see from the Alice game, alot can be done with the usual costume as a basis. I don't look at that costume and think "Alice" at all. No offense aganst you, more the costume designer, who does not seem to know who Alice is!