I really loved the character from Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland, The Queen of Hearts. I began a long journey of trying to find just the right fabric to make it a close as possible to the screen version. After a couple of weeks I had not found what I wanted in fabric so I bought gold fabric and hand painted the four yards of fabric for the over-skirt.
I used three patterns to make the dress and modified the top by putting pleating in it. I then overlaid the gold fabric on the top and added the red stripes on it.
The underskirt I cut out all of the hearts both gold and black and placed them on the skirt in rows. All of the beading I did myself and put across the top. The wig was done by a friend and maintained by myself. In all it took me 6 months to finish the complete costume. I did all my own makeup.
I hope you enjoy what I have done. Thank you.