Do you have a kid who loves Alice in Wonderland and needs a costume for Halloween or another occasion? I found these five costumes of Alice herself, plus one of the Queen of Hearts and a cute Mad Hatter costume just for girls.
When my oldest daughter, Rachael, was five, she went through a phase where she loved Alice in Wonderland. She would get dressed most days in the one blue dress she had (although it was dark blue, not light blue) and tie a long-sleeved white shirt around her waist to look like an apron. She would ask me to go outside and hold a book and pretend to be Alice’s older sister, and she would tell me what lines to say so we could act out a beginning scene from the book. (I did this many times.)
She would even write “Alice” as the name on some school papers.
It never occurred to me at the time to buy her an Alice costume — probably because she seemed to be doing so well with it on her own! But if you want a more authentic-looking costume, here are nice ones to consider.
This costume for toddlers comes with a black headband, a little black ribbon bow, and lace on the capped sleeves and around the hem. The material is a little thicker than that of traditional Halloween costumes. The attached apron straps only go to the top of the shoulders and abruptly stop, giving it a bit of a “fake” look, but I imagine most toddler girls won’t care one bit.
This Alice costume has a very basic, authentic look to it. It comes in four different sizes and is made of polyester with a cotton apron. The largest size actually makes a nice choice for a short-to-medium adult woman.
This costume comes in two sizes and is designed especially for tweens. With striped glovelettes and leggings included, it strikes a nice balance of being trendy without being inappropriate or immodest. It’s also great for a tween who wants a more “dark Alice” theme without actually going all the way into goth and creepy. Interestingly, there is a hiddenon/off switch that makes the fiber optic-lined skirt light up. Batteries are included.
This is a very unique and colorful Mad Hatter costume designed just for girls — and yes, the pretty purple hat is included. The skirt is on the short side, so you might want to consider getting a pair of short and/or tights to go with it.
When I was in fifth grade, my school did the Disney musical of Alice in Wonderland and I tried out for the part of the Red Queen because I thought it would be fun to be loud and bossy. (I did not get the part.) If you know a girl who feels the same way, this is a great costume for them. It’s very detailed, includes gold trim, and has crinoline under the skirt has a bit of a hoop, making the dress stay poofy.
Unfortunately, the crown and scepter are not included, but you could either buy them separately or pick up something at a local Dollar Store.
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