Costume :Alice Liddell
Variant :Wonderland Dress
Source :Alice: Madness Returns
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos

Forgot my sister had taken these

Madness Returns


Little Butterfly

Crazy Bitch

Game over

The Vale of Tears

Classic pose

Alice Liddell

Dress minus blood

Vorpal Blade With blood

dress ref



Avatar Image

I loves the handle shape .o.

by BabemRoze on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 20:51
Avatar Image

nice! I look forward to seeing the blade

by WarriorTeddy on Saturday, 7 January, 2012 - 20:39
Avatar Image

the knife is gorgeous! wonderful work!

by Athora.x on Tuesday, 10 January, 2012 - 01:38
Avatar Image


by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 10 January, 2012 - 08:11
Avatar Image

The Vorpal Blade looks beautiful!!!

by Feather-to-Earth on Tuesday, 10 January, 2012 - 21:58
Avatar Image

I loves it all 8D you is gonna be perfect!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 26 January, 2012 - 17:27
Avatar Image

Loving the vorpal blade =D

by SilveraDestinova on Thursday, 26 January, 2012 - 23:35
Avatar Image

Your prop work is amazing :) Looking forward to seeing this at Kita ^_^

by Manjou on Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 19:43
Avatar Image

Great work on the Vorpal Blade!

by Moonchild on Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 20:38
Avatar Image

This looks great! Amazing work~ I can't wait to see you at Kita.

by Augmented Queen on Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 10:33
Avatar Image

Loved this so much 8U! xx

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 11:08
Avatar Image

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS amazing x

by rosieroo on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 16:12
Avatar Image

You look amazing in this :)

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 20:37

Shopping List

Striped Footless tights£7.44Bought
3 Metres of dark blue Taffeta£44.98Bought
4 metres of lace trim £20.00Bought
4 metres of bleached calico£16.00To Buy


Blood~ ooo (Posted 7th April 2012)

Been testing ways to put the blood on the apron, Cut patches of the left over material I used to make the apron, Researched what other people had suggested for blood on fabric and i saw alot of people used acyrlic paint so i mixed up Acrylic paint, Acrylic + PVA, then saw I had some Brusho dye so I mixed that in PVA. The Acrylic looked crap, The Acrylic + PVA looked even worse but the brusho dye and pva. Scary good. It has the perfect colour and consistancy of blood, And if I add more pva it looks like arterial blood which is usually brighter in colour. I'll be adding that to the apron on a day where its not so windy. But it'll look awesomely realistic. >8D mwuahaha

Completed (Posted 2nd April 2012)

Attached tabs to the back of the pinafore so I can loop through the waistband and bow and stitched the waistband to the front to keep in place. I made the bow in the shape of a massive bow tie. I also added Elastic loops on the back of the skull so i can put it over the bow. In other words its fucking done. It's awesome. Probably the best thing i've ever made. Pictures tomorrow mayhaps.

more fabrics! (Posted 28th March 2012)

Got some bleached calico to make the underskirt that will give my dress a bit more poof! I also got a very pretty lace trim i dunno where i'll stick it yet, if it'll go on the bottom of the white underskirt or on the bottom of the actual dress. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Dress Progress (Posted 26th March 2012)

Now we have the right pattern the bodice has been cut, lined and stitched together. The skirt still has to be sewn onto it. There is so much skirt. Then when I've done the dress I can make the pinafore. I've spent ages cutting out blue butterflies to have in pictures aswell. My wittle fingers hurt like a bitch.

Oh mon dieu! Une catastrophe. (Posted 7th March 2012)

FML. Cut the bodice pattern wrong. When i cut the material i completely forgot that I had snipped the shoulders off the pattern to make my Esmeralda. So my options are I bodge the sleeves which i don't want to do cause it will be obvious and look awful, or I go all the way back to London to get more material.

Finally got dress material (Posted 14th February 2012)

Expensive! but high quality taffeta. It's got a two-tone kinda look to it and its the perfect colour. Well chuffed :D Hopefully i won't maim it with my skills.

Vorpal Blade Minus Blood (Posted 10th January 2012)

The Vorpal Blade is officially done. Despite the fact i stuck the blade on wrong I'm quite happy with it. At the moment its lacking the blood which i will be doing. I painted the handle in dark brown acrylic and buffed on a metallic bronze paint. The blade is made of foam and is supported by skewers. The design on the blade is painted on. It needs some touching up where the hot glue gun peeled my paint off and i need to add the blood splatters. Apart from that. Le Done.

Boots and Tights (Posted 8th January 2012)

Brought some stripey black and white footless tights. Footless because i can wear those squishy fluffy kinda socks that hug your soul. You know the ones. As a precaution The boots I've got are uncomfortable. I searched for hours for the nearest to perfect pair of boots I could find (pic related). They don't have as many buckles. But they are damn well good enough.

Also the vorpal blade handle is coming along well. i manged to pick off all the crappy 3d paint. utter shite that it was. now i'm doing the design in 2 coats of some textiles volume squeezy majigga.

Vorpal Blade handle (Posted 6th January 2012)

Made from hobby craft make and bake clay. I'm not sure if that's polymer clay or not. Took me forever to work and warm that shit up in my hands, but i managed it and the result is a slightly wonky and bumpy looking handle. it bends slightly to one side where i laid it down on the baking tray to cook. So no the entire thing will be wonky. I am disappoint 8I. I'll be doing the raised design in 3d paint. what could possibly go wrong with that? >_>

Edit: The answer to that. Very very wrong.

Materials. (Posted 20th December 2011)

I got a plain white cotton for the apron today. still pondering material choices for the dress and waiting til i can go to the special awesome material shop my mum has found out about. Decided to make the vorpal blade out of clay and foam. event though i wanted to make it from would kitacon rules says no wood weapons :C