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Alice in Wonderland Wedding Dress

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I have always dreamed of the idea of doing an Alice in Wonderland wedding, but as much as I would love an Alice in Wonderland wedding gown…. I probably wouldn’t go full on themed dress for my actual wedding. That said, I kept dreaming of what that dress would look like… crisp white silks, flowing teal organza, and somewhere… stripes.

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This costume was actually a fun challenge, since I wanted to have a huge flowing skirt, but not spend a fortune on fabric, since it takes a lot of tule or organza to really give it the volume I was looking for. This would require a hoop skirt, and the hoop needs to be hidden by more than just a tulle tutu. THIS was the perfect project to try something different with my new sewing machine. Also, a great time to try being a blonde 😉

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Ultimately, I LOVED how it turned out! I wasn’t confident enough to try sewing the corset piece, so I went with a purchased one, which I ended up having to resize anyway (and broke my first needle *tears*). I played around with the idea of doing different accents, but once I got the base of it finished, I loved it so much I didn’t want to change a thing.

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It also looks pretty sharp without the hoop skirt! Definitely a big difference in volume. And considering just how hot it was outside, the hoop skirt was a welcome relief from the warmth underneath the skirt.

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Speaking of under the skirt… I love these stripes! Keeping them hidden allows the dress to be elegant and classy, but exposing the tights brings in a fun flair with a nod to the Alice in Wonderland wedding theme.Alice Wedding Dress 12

Want to make your own Alice in Wonderland wedding dress? The tutorial is coming soon!

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • One last shot of Sallywise! This was a great test to see what I need to focus on more when timing my looks, and also to realize that a lot of the detail I like to include might not really matter in the harsh dim light of a haunted house. On to the next look! #sallystitches #nightmarebeforechristmas #clowns #pennywise
  • Breaking the Instagram square because this shirt is goals, and one of my all time favorite Halloween finds. It’s from SheIn, and is literally exactly how I would imagine Sally’s dress would be as a shirt. It’s super comfortable, and it even comes in plus sizes! I’m always looking for ways to bring Halloween esthetic to my work wear, and I’m beyond thrilled. Oh, and did I mention it is only $16?!?!!!
#nightmarebeforechristmas #halloween #sallycosplay #cosplay
  • When you are feeling Nightmare Before Christmas but need to practice clowns.... you get Sallywise! 
I challenged myself to get this done as quickly as possible, and originally had my timer set for 20 minutes... this one took about 45 including time to put on the wig, so all in all, not terrible considering I sometimes take a lot longer. The one thing I wish I would have spent more time on is the foundation, which wasn't as opaque as I would have liked, but overall, I really like this one!
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #sally #IT #pennywise #clowns
  • Pretty sure I will never quite learn how to stay serious... I seriously love this look so much! #colors #colorful #illgrowupsomday
  • The most beautiful thing about poetry is that the collection of words carries more emotion and meanings than the author may have ever intended. They shape these words into skeletons made of language that we flesh out with our emotions. It’s a living thing, always changing. Make sure to check out the poem that inspired this look on my last post! #poetry #artinspiration #myfavoritepoet #livingart
  • Teal hues
And suddenly
Your breath
Becomes violet
Clashing against
Rainbow soundwaves 
And that way crayons 
Leave broken trails
Of color
Behind ~ By @andrewcoonswriting 
#poetry #artinspiration #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #myfavoritepoet #allthefeels
  • Fun fact: these paints really sting when they get in your eyes. I tried to get it as close to my waterline without actually getting it in my eyes... and I was not successful. Also, not sure I can take myself too seriously in any kind of clown makeup. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup #mehron
  • I'm going to be doing makeup for a haunted house this year, and when i asked what common requests were, I was informed that clowns are super popular. Until today, I have never yet done a clown... im actually not a huge fan, and I can completely see why clowns are great for terrifying haunt visitors. I've been in more of a pumpkin mood lately, and thought it would be a good way to ease myself into the concept. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup
  • They said there will be a lot of clowns, but I was feeling pumpkin vibes... and this was the result! I should go to bed, but I’m having too much fun to take this off just yet. 🎃Now for some spooky Netflix and popcorn, and pit bull snuggles on the couch. She’s giving me some side eye right now. #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup

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