Alice in Wonderland Costume Ideas
The fun and fantastic world of Wonderland captivates us all! Not only does it draw us in because of the wacky tales and out-there characters…but portals into the mysterious land are all around us. Have you happened upon a rabbit hole recently and could have sworn you heard the frantic ravings of a rabbit short on time? How about a glimpse of a cat that clearly knew something it wasn't telling you? Maybe that mirror's reflection is a stranger thing than you remember. Well, curiouser and curiouser for sure. It's time to dive into Wonderland once again! What better way to do that than with Alice in Wonderland cosplay and costumes? Wander through our guide to find a classic look or unique take for your favorite characters among our Made By Us costume line.
Exclusive Alice in Wonderland Costumes
You could probably talk about the oddities of Wonderland without mentioning the strange characters who populate it. But why would you want to?! Who cares about painted flowers and chessboard meadows when you've got zany creatures, looney people, and even a few zoonly hybrid monster types. (Yep, we needed to invent a word to describe them, folks!) It's time to find your favorite among our Alice in Wonderland character costumes and get ready to create a brand-new chapter of everyone's favorite storybook tale. The only questions that remain: which Alice in Wonderland character will you become first?!
Alice in Wonderland Dress
Naturally, you've gotta begin with Alice. Without this curious lass, we would have never learned anything about Wonderland! The best part is that she helps to tell several tales. You can start with a child Alice in Wonderland costume and help your kiddo figure out some of the strange world and head right back Through the Looking Glass later to continue the adventure years later! After all, Alice knew who she was when she got up, but changed several times since then!
Pretty Mad Hatter Costume
Naturally, when Alice heads off on the adventure, she's going to meet a bunch of Kings and Queens, all recognized by the crown on their brow. But—let's be honest!—the Hatter is the only Wonderland royalty anyone should really care about! With style this intense, the Hatter can't be stopped by just one look. How about a dashing ensemble? Perhaps a bit of a sexy Mad Hatter costume to get that tea party going? There's nothing prettier than a Hatter with all the options!
Queen of Hearts Costume
Some say that running into the Queen of Hearts is one of the biggest mistakes that Alice could make. Okay, maybe the Queen gets a little passionate about her royal decrees. Maybe she's let her power go a little to her head. But you can bet that we'll never say anything like that! Better that than to join the ranks of the headless horseman! Feel the power in your own hands when you are crowned with a Queen of Hearts adult costume that will set all other hearts aflame!
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum Costumes
Most think that Alice ran into the Tweedle twins on her first trip through the rabbit hole, but the strangely agreeable tots didn't show up until she went Through the Looking Glass. Of course, with the right Alice in Wonderland character costumes, you'll find one Tweedle can make a great time any time. Pair it up and you can set two tots up to be mirror images of each other…miming every action…finishing sentences…? That isn't creepy at all, is it? No, that's not creepy at all!
Mad Hatter Costumes
There aren't many characters from Wonderland who could claim to be more famous than Alice. But if there is one, it's definitely the hat-making, tea-party-throwing, master of disaster who is ever on the quest for a watch that works. There's an excellent bonus to be had by going with the wackier one in the outfitting war between your choices in Alice and Mad Hatter costumes, too. While Alice is married to the blue dress and white apron, the Hatter can change appearance just about every time that a hat goes spinning or a fantastic party is about to begin. Now…are you classically crazy or truly unique?!
Classic Adult Mad Hatter Costume
As anyone knows, the classic look is where you start! The original illustrations gave us a Mad Hatter with a rather prominent bow tie and hair that couldn't be contained even by the might of his oversized top hat. Disney added some color to the guy, making us all green with envy over his expertly questionable choice in color combinations. So, if you're going for a classic look, make sure to aim for the green hat, yellow jacket, and maybe a wig that proves you're mad!
Women's Mad Hatter Costume
Some hatters take a more refined approach to life. The madness is cool and calm. The sips of your tea are polite and your invitations might even come in the form of carefully constructed calligraphy. Don't worry, though: you're still the Mad Hatter! Women's costume options might give you a seemingly sane exterior but that only makes the wide eye and slight cock to your head especially alarming. Who knew there was definitely a wrong answer to, "Sugar?"
Mad Hatter Halloween Costume
Get your Futterwacken moves ready because when anyone hops through the Looking Glass to visit Underland, they're going to be looking to find the Hatter who took the world by storm! Whether you call him the Depp Hatter, Tarrant Hightopp, or even the one true Mad Hatter, this is the guy who pretty much redefined the look. Wildly colorful hair, a pale face, and lovely eye makeup help to bring out the crazed and mismatched style of the Hatter for your Frabjous Day!
Female Mad Hatter Costume
And for the final look of the iconic Mad Hatter, we must note that you could go with the exact opposite! What's truer to the Hatter's style than abandoning anything that's been done before and diving into a brand new world of avant-garde fashion?! Brighter colors! Shining fabrics! Ruffles for days and tulle like it's already been out of style and you're bringing it back! Show the other Hatters to the Jabberwocky by becoming a Mad Hatter who's never been seen before.
Cheshire Cat Costumes
Alright, so you're looking for a little more magic in your Wonderland look. We completely understand. You're in a curious world where a sip of the wrong tea will turn you into a tot and a bite of a biscuit will have you bruising your noggin on the roof! With a backwards world like this, it's crucial that you have a bit of a guide or you might lose your head in more than one way! Of course, there's a step better. Why find a guide who'll lead you through with an enigmatic smile when you can be the one who is wearing the grin?! It's time to remind that most everyone's mad here, especially when the Cheshire Cat appears!
Cheshire Cat Dress
The Cheshire Cat is all about mischief and mirth, but that doesn't mean this supernatural kitty doesn't have those purple stripes arranged in style. Folks have wondered for decades about whether Cheshire was a villain, a hero, or some mysterious neutral entity out to make a story worth telling. We like to think Cheshire is a bit of a deity of Wonderland, to be honest, so it's only fitting that you bring life to this agent of chaos and have a heck of a good time while at it!
Cheshire Cat Halloween Costume
In theory, the Cheshire Cat has really been the one ruling Wonderland from the Tulgey Wood for all time. Do we really know how old this cat is?! He seems to act like a kiddo at heart, but there's some serious lore bouncing around in that disappearing noggin of his. Try out an adult Cheshire Cat costume so you can give this chaotic creature the wisdom of age… or so you can bring out your own inner mischief-maker. Either way, we think purple stripes will look great on you!
Kids' Cheshire Cat Costume
No matter how mighty the Cheshire Cat may be, he's pretty small compared to Alice. It's unlikely that any actual cat is going to hang out happily while it is painted purple and 'meowing its head off' is very much an exaggeration compared to Cheshire's actual abilities. So maybe the best bet is letting your tyke try on their Wonderland mischief powers. With a kid-sized Cheshire Cat costume you'll complete your cast in a snap—and we know the kiddos love pulling pranks!
Wonderland Cat Costume
Ever noticed how the Cheshire Cat takes everything so easy? How nice would it be when we felt that anxiety headache building that we could literally vent the steam?! There are options for the happy-go-lucky Cheshire, too! Try a themed dress, a costume hoodie, or even a pair of cat ears—they aren't just for the anime fans! The Cheshire Cat is all about shapeshifting into a form that best suits the time, so your Cheshire Cat outfit should be all about the style you like!
Queen of Hearts Costumes
The Queens of Wonderland hold a crucial role. They're the masters of the chessboard and rulers of the land. Some were born with the crown. Others started as pawns and found their way to the end. Some rule with grace and dignity, destined for the throne. Still, some are just a bit more…antagonistic. Of all the Queens, one reigns supreme in our hearts. That, apropos, is the red-garbed Queen of Hearts! So mighty, so adored—so utterly feared! (Heck, she even took over the role of the original Red Queen!) But, you've completed your move and it's time to claim the red crown yourself!
Women's Queen of Hearts Costume
The literary version of the Queen of Hearts was a powerful and commanding force… who was perhaps a little too quick with the sentence preceding the verdict when it came to her courtroom. But honestly, isn't "off with their heads" just a fun thing to holler? Channel your full authority in your regal look. This Queen of Hearts is in full command of the queendom because any King of Hearts walking by her side is lucky enough just to keep his head on his shoulders!
Girl's Queen of Hearts Costume
Sometimes, the Red Queen and the Queen of Hearts take on the very same role. The real difference is if your beloved queen's look is a full deck of cards or if there is a clear chessboard motif. Sometimes, the queen has inherited her role as a kiddo and grown up to take command of the rose bushes in her kingdom. Other times, she has to rush to the other side of the board and claim her place among the kiddo Queens of Wonderland. Which tale will your child tell?
Queen of Hearts Dress
Ever wonder where the Queen of Diamonds and Spades went? Why is it all about the Queen of Hearts? You'd think that her Card Soldiers would all come from the same suit…but who can command the court with only 10 knights and a random knave? That's where why we like to call this one the supreme Queen of Hearts! She's the ruler of the whole deck! Of course, she will always wear her heart right on her sleeve…because it's clear which suit reigns supreme.
Elite Queen of Hearts Costume
There is, of course, one more version of the Queen of Hearts that took the world by storm. She's known for her eccentric style and a head—we mean hairstyle the size of all of Wonderland. No crown is too big for this queen who is a giant pain—we mean has a giant place in our heart! When it is time to show the real ruler of Underland, even if it means taking command of the mighty Jabberwocky, only one Queen of Hearts will do. This lady is truly a queen of style!
A Real Alice Costume in an Illustrated Wonderland
What comes to mind when you think about the wonderfully whimsical characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland? Bouncing images from Disney's animated film from 1951 flood the mind for some fans, or a twirling Johnny Depp dressed in full Mad Hatter attire doing the Futterwacken dance trickle through the heads of others, but the oldest imagining of these characters come from Sir John Tenniel's illustrations that covered the pages of the 1865 novel. Tenniel bestowed each peculiar character with a unique appearance, which combined with Carroll's wacky wordplay for an experience like no other. What better way to spend your transformation into the classic heroine than with the inspiration of the vintage imagery of the master illustrator! The images below make for a great stepping stone to some wonderfully wondrous photo opportunities.
Alice meeting the Caterpillar
We'd bet that you've never seen a caterpillar with a hookah and a penchant for rude sentences. Tenniel's illustration has her meeting him atop a mushroom, where she's peering ever so slightly over the cap to heed his puzzling words. When recreating this classic pose, you may have to use something like a table as prop, since you may have trouble locating a 6 foot tall mushroom, but the important part to get this shot right is the slight peering above the mushroom cap!
Alice Meeting the Cheshire Cat
Perhaps you've met a mischievous cat or two in your lifetime, but have you ever met a cat who can disappear from the neck down? Alice met the feline master of mischief during her traipse through Wonderland. Sir Tenniel's illustration brings her face to face with the puzzling creature amongst the trees to send her off to the next adventure to the March Hare's house. A tree and an innocent pose are all you need to draw inspiration from this classic scene for a photo of your own.
Alice Costume with Potions
From cat to curiosity, Alice's journey proves never a moment to be dull. With potion in hand Alice ponders what might happen after a sip of the mysteriously lavish liquid. Achieving a version of this Sir Tenniel illustration requires a look of puzzlement, a bottle of bizarre fluid to perplex the mind and of course, an end table to pull the scene together. The real question that you'll have to ask yourself while taking the photo is, “What will happen after a sip of blue potion.”
Alice, March Hare, and the Mad Hatter
Although it's common for girls to have tea parties, not quite so common is it for a hare and a hatter to hold a party for girls! Tenniel's artwork depicts the madness to be had at tea time when the zany duo of the March Hare and the Mad Hatter get together. When you want to place yourself in the party for your picture, then you'll desire a chair and a stare of bewilderment. Just imagine wild rhymes from the Hatter with the time obsessed White Rabbit near your side!
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Character Guide
Lewis Carroll's novel uses wild wordplay, to send Alice through an unbelievable journey across Wonderland, meeting exciting new friends, perplexing antagonists and a few kooky characters along the way. If you plan on playing the role of the Hatter, Tweedledee or Tweedledum, then you might like to know just how each Alice in Wonderland character plays into the story in the classic novel! Here's a quick visual map of how each character interacts with one another. Now you can make sense of your big group costume party!