Okay, I'm taking a break from recapping my vacation for something more up to the minute. It's Halloween today and that means time to dress up! Since I've been reading Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland recently, it seems to be the logical choice for costume inspiration. I bought an Oxidize Shirt Dress from FCUK while I was in Hong Kong so I thought with a white pinafore, it would make the perfect Alice costume. Unfortunately, finding a pinafore is not an easy task in this day and age. I am not a very good seamstress either so for a long time, my costume was just a work-in-progress.
Luckily, while I was walking around in the mall checking out the last of summer sales, it occurred to me that a sleeveless white summer dress would be the next best thing giving a very similar visual effect. I found a button down sleeveless cotton dress from Club Monaco that is everything I was looking for. It even has lots of pleats for a nice volumous bottom. I wore it over my black dress with the buttons half-done and pair with knee-high socks, mary-janes, and a bow around my head. My costume was almost complete.
I thought it looked a little generic so a few props were necessary to highlight the Alice In Wonderland theme. A bunny was an obvious choice and I found a small stuff toy in my house without much problem. It was small enough that I could even put it in my dress pocket! Another prop that I chose was a little bottle asking me to "Drink Me!". I was hoping to find some fancy glass vial and fill it with colour liquid but no such luck. Being short on time, I grabbed a bottle of Grand Marnier and tied a little label around its neck. This year's costume is not my best work...hopefully I'll be more inspired next year!