We’ve Got The Secrets To Being The Mad Hatter or Red Queen For Halloween (You Won’t Believe What You Need)!By Delaina Dixon | October 19, 2016 | Dish!, Entertainment
Hi Divas! This past weekend, we spent some quality time with┬ácostume designer Colleen Atwood, the mastermind behind the looks for┬áAlice In Wonderland (2010) and its sequel Alice Through The Looking Glass, which came┬áout on Disney DVD, Blueray and Digital HD yesterday!
Ms. Atwood, who won an┬áOscar for her whimsical designs in┬áWonderland, gave┬áinsight on her inspiration for this latest trip down the rabbit hole. She explained that she was influenced by┬áthe original Wonderland┬ásketching in the original book from author┬áLewis Carroll, and Disney’s previous animated incarnations. She then ┬áshared how one could recreate the costumes from their newest film, just in time for Halloween.
For the Mad Hatter (pictured up top), “Do a vintage coat with striped pants and a hat with a scarf around it, that would probably easiest,” Ms. Atwood┬ásuggested. Try these┬áBrigitte Bailey Allison Striped Pants.┬á”Of course you need the hair and makeup,” she added.
To recreate the Red Queen, Ms. Atwood admitted it’s a little more challenging. “Try a crazy big skirt with a [cinched in]┬áwaist and exaggerate┬áthe┬áhead,” she advised. We like this chiffon skirt┬áfrom CiChic.
Of course, we had to ask her about real-world applications of her Through The Looking Glass┬ádesigns, including Alice’s amazing pea┬ácoat.
“It would be a beautiful coat to have… there are a lot of maritime-influenced coats out there right now this season,” Ms. Atwood said, adding that she hasn’t been approached to do one (yet!).
We’re so hoping that Disney considers creating a Alice-inspired ready-to-wear line. Until then, we can┬ámake do with this mid-priced similar look┬áfrom Guess.