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Halloween Costume Contest 2015

Tea Time for Two

Tea time for two

The two costumes are The Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.  The designs were based off of Japanese animated show called Code Geass Nunnally in Wonderland. The costumes were sewn almost entirely by myself, with assistance from my costuming partner with cutting, pinning, props, wigs styling and application of rhinestones.  The white shirt worn by the Mad Hatter was purchased.  It was a team effort.  Work in progress pictures can be viewed here: Wonderland work in progress pictures.

The Queen of Hearts

This costume is made with a combination of satins, tulle and jacquard fabric.  The bow and skirts of the costume was made from using the bottom half of McCalls pattern M6629. The pink over skirt has cartridge pleats to help distribute the bulk of the fabric. It is hem is faced with horse hard trim for structure and hand sewn with a blind hem.  The underskirt is sewn with a simple rolled hem.  The obi and top of the costume was created from a pattern I made myself.   The top is actually to pieces.  The lower curve portion is lined with the same fabric as the over skirt.  It is tied on to secure in place.  The upper portion of the top is fully boned for structure to help support the collar. The collar is made out of Peltex.  It is fastened to the bodice top with industrial velcro. The bottom of the sleeves was made from circles based of the circumference of my wrist.  Heart shape appliqués were hand sewn on.  The hearts have rhinestones applied around them.  The hem of the sleeve is trimmed in more beads.  The bow was made from the M6629 pattern.  It was made from a pink satin fabric and a layer of glitter tulle was placed on top of it for sparkle.  The obi was made from two coordinating black fabrics.  A series of heart appliqués were sewn on with rhinestone bordering each layer of hearts.  All of the beads and rhinestone are Swarovski crystals.

The Mad Hatter

This costume is a velvet coat lined in charmeuse fabric. Left over fabric from the queen’s costume was used for the cuffs. The vest is a cotton suiting fabric.  This costume was made from using M6143.  The tailcoat was modified to be longer and have a pointed shape in the back.  Also, cuffs were added to the fully lined coat.  The pockets on the vest were changed to be welted pockets with heart print lining.  The back of the tailcoat has a peacock motif appliqué.  We made our own gradient dye fabric to achieve this effect with a mix of Rit and i-Poly dyes in blue hues. All of the appliqué was finished with gold yellow gimp trim. We collaborated with a designer on Spoonflower to design a fabric print for the pants.  The hat base was order from online theater store.  The brim was made from cutting out a large heart shape. Buckram was used.  It was covered with more red leftover jacquard fabric to tie together this look with the queen.  Coat hanger wire was sewn along the edge of the brim for structure.  Gimp braid was hand sewn along the perimeter to help finish off the look. The base of the hat was covered with remnant black satin and red jacquard.  The interior is fully lined.

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  1. bubblebear | | #1

    These look amazing.

  2. BeesWings | | #2

    Wow!! Stunning costumes!

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