Looking to dress up as your favourite Wonderland characters but perhaps you’re not feeling wonderful about splashing out on pricey outfits?
You’ve come to the right place!
Find out how you can dress up as Alice, The Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Tweedledee and Tweedledum in this handy guide, full of useful tips to look fabulous without breaking the bank.
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How to dress up as Alice
The Alice look is probably the easiest look to achieve on a budget.
Alice is usually found with a book, so you clutch your favourite read if you’re looking to immerse yourself as Alice even further.
Pair the look with black flat shoes, grab some black fabric to make a bow for your hair, and why not take the character down a darker, more twisted route and put on some black and white striped socks or tights.
But don’t forget - this is your version of Alice, you don’t have to dress in blue…
How to dress up as The Mad Hatter
Because you’ve chosen to dress up as the Mad Hatter, anything goes - you can be as kooky and crazy as you like with your random outfit choices.
To become the Mad Hatter, you’ll need to mix and match different colours, patterns and accessories - striped trousers, zig zag shirts, spotty bow ties… this is probably the best outfit to unleash your topsy-turvy creativity on.
The staple item to complete any Mad Hatter look is, of course, the iconic top hat. You can also grab some card sporting “10/6” to pop on your hat, or wrap it with a colourful scarf to give it an extra shazam!
What will your version of this character look like? Who knows!
How to dress up as The White Rabbit
The dress code for this character: all white clothing!
White leggings, trousers or even a skirt for the bottom half, then any long or short sleeved white top, blouse, t-shirt or jacket will give you the basic look for this always-running-late character. Of course, the White Rabbit likes to dress for the occasion, so you can add a bow tie to pull the look together.
Whether you decide to dig out your old Easter decorations, or order a custom pair online, you can complete the look with a pair of rabbit ears, or just draw on some rabbit whiskers if you haven’t got access to some. We found a useful tutorial on how to make your own DIY rabbit ears.
Do you have a clock hanging on your wall? Or Grandad’s pocket watch? Bring that… it’ll help you keep on time!
How to dress up as Queen of Hearts
She might be royalty, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to look royal!
Her favourite colours are black and red, but don’t let that stop you from creating your own royal villain.
A couple of ideas include big extravagant dresses, high heels and long gloves for a classic look.
Or perhaps you want a more alternative look, which can be achieved with black leggings, a corset and a leather jacket with red accessories like earrings, faux flowers (ideally, red roses) and anything else you can find or buy on a budget to give you the royal treatment.
How to dress up as Tweedledee and Tweedledum
The key to dressing up as this funny pair = make sure everything matches!
It might be time to raid your Grandad’s wardrobe, as the Tweedle’s love to wear pants with braces - if you have no luck, you can easily find some budget-friendly braces from your local costume store or online.
A colourful or wacky patterned t-shirt can bring the whole look together - optional accessories for these twins include lollipops, funny matching hats, inflatable hammers… go wild!
Now you’ve got the tips and tricks on how to dress up as your favourite storybook characters, why not see if you have what it takes to become champion in our best dressed prize category in your own Alice in Wonderland adventure.