For the first time ever, I did an Alice in Wonderland themed look – a Queen of Hearts cosplay!
So I know that you know that I know that you know that I love Alice (ha, sorry, couldn’t help myself). What first got me into Alice was not the Disney animated version, but a made for TV miniseries from the 80’s. It was live action and totally awesome. The Jabberwocky was the scariest thing EVER to me, but that entire show/movie is what lured me in. Alice being able to go through the looking glass was the coolest thing ever. When I was a kid and hanging out in the dressing rooms with my mom, I would pretend to walk through the tall mirrors and go into my own Wonderland.
With that said, I also love burlesque. We have some amazing troupes here in Orlando and these are AWESOME women that leave me feeling empowered and not objectified. This past weekend there was a Curiouser and Curiouser Alice themed burlesque and when I say they absolutely killed it, they really did. I’ve been to many a show and this was by far my absolute favorite. The costumes were amazing, the music was perfect, and both the men and women performing were on-point. Naturally, I couldn’t go to this show without some sort of casual cosplay, so I decided to embrace a Queen of Hearts cosplay for my look.
I threw together my own crown, because how can one be a queen if she doesn’t have a crown. I made it using gold glitter foam that I hot glued together and then glued onto a headband. I have a serious amount of Alice themed jewelry that I wore for this (Cheshire Cat necklace and Queen of Hearts ring) and no Queen of Hearts look would be complete without a little BRF (bitchy resting face).
Queen of Hearts Cosplay – The Look
Most of these items were already in my closet – black leggings, black and red pumps, and I picked up the peplum top on sale at JCPenney. For makeup I did a gold eyeshadow and winged black liner along with a very red lipstick that I only put on the center part of my lips to look like a heart.
Do you think this look embodies the Queen of Hearts? Have you ever been to a burlesque show?