How To: Become an "Alice in Wonderland" Character for Halloween

Become an "Alice in Wonderland" Character for Halloween

Alice in Wonderland has been around since 1865, when Charles Lutwidge Dodgson penned the novel under his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. The classic story follows Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole and into a fantasy world full of anthropomorphic creatures, like the White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat, Hatter, Duchess and Queen of Hearts.

Since Alice's emergence into popular culture, it has spawned a slew of television and film adaptations; First with the silent film from 1903 Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, then moving on to the most famous adaption— Disney's version from 1951. The newest edition from Tim Burton (2010) is based on, but does not follow the original storyline of Alice in Wonderland. There's even a video game (set in an alternate universe) called American McGee's Alice (2000).

With over 40 cinematic adaptations inspired by the classic children's novel, it's no wonder why the characters from Alice in Wonderland make great Halloween costumes. WonderHowTo has all the greatest (and most creative) costume and makeup tutorials for your Wonderland Halloween theme, from Kandee Johnson's Queen of Hearts look, to the classic White Queen, to a dark and deadly Alice.

If you're looking for an Alice in Wonderland costume for Halloween, check out the best ones on WonderHowTo highlighted below.


From the classic version to Helena Bonham Carter's costume, these tutorials are sure to make you the best damn Queen of Hearts, ever!


Try out the classic cute look or try a more sexy version of Alice this year. Get some makeup tips and a great (and cheap) DIY costume from Gianny.


The White Queen comes from Carroll's novella, Through the Looking-Glass, a sequel to his original Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She is most recognizable as Mirana from Tim Burton's movie, portrayed by Anne Hathaway. Get her beautiful look with these great tutorials.


Recreate Cheshire Cat's mischievous grin with Kandee Johnson, and try out some of the inspired makeup looks.


Johnny Depp will always be one of the best Mad Hatters, so learn these looks, complete with the distinctive Mad Hatter 10/6 top hat.

FYI: The "10/6" card on the hat means "10 shillings and sixpence" — the price of the hat in pre-decimalized British money.


Aside from the creative Halloween costumes, check out these other Alice in Wonderland tutorials, like throwing a tea party, creating earrings and some interesting nail art designs.

Search WonderHowTo for more great Alice in Wonderland Halloween ideas!

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