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Fashion Inspired by Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland


Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland brought in 116 million dollars in the United States alone on its opening weekend. In addition to its box office success, Alice in Wonderland was extremely successful in the fashion department.

While watching this movie (all three times I saw it), I could not take my eyes off the incredible and inspirational clothes worn by the various characters. If you want to channel a little Alice in your daily life, here is some fashion inspiration from Wonderland:

1. Alice

Alice Picture

Alice, as most of you know, is the main character of the movie. Her style is feminine, but not overly feminine, and she is always wearing a beautiful shade of sky blue. Alice has a very effortless look that’s never rigid, because she tends to partake in adventures that require comfy clothes. In addition, most of her dresses have a vintage feel, so a thrift shop would likely be a great place to find Alice-inspired clothes.

Necklace- Swarovski, Boots- Urban Outfitters, Dress- Delia’s, “Drink Me” Necklace- Disney Couture, Earrings- Disney Couture, Nail Polish- OPI, Blue Tank Top- Forever 21, Bow Belt- Forever 21, Lace Skirt- Wet Seal, Mary Jane Pumps- Bordello

2. The Red Queen

Red Queen Picture

The Red Queen is an evil queen with an abnormally large head. As her name implies, she adores the color red, perhaps because it rhymes with her favorite saying, “Off with their head!” In addition to the color red, the Red Queen also adores the colors black and gold. Her favorite symbol is the heart, and she tends to wear structured clothing with an almost gothic look.

red queen

Blazer- Forever 21, Skirt- Forever 21, Necklace- Swarovski, Dress- Forever 21, Heart Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, Boots- Forever 21, Earrings- Disney Couture, Tights- Plasticland, Nail Polish- OPI, Corset Top- Arden B

3. The White Queen

White Queen

The Red Queen’s sister, the White Queen, is a beautiful, good queen who adorns herself in all white. The only color on her entire body is her deep shade of burgundy lipstick. Her style is ultra-feminine, with lots of pearls and lacy details.

white queen

Earrings- ASOS, Lipstick- Nars Cosmetics, Dress- Wet Seal, Necklace- Modcloth, Pumps- Miss Selfridge, Nail Polish- OPI

4. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum Picture

The adorably funny twin brothers, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, keep the audience giggling throughout the movie. Not only are the brothers humorous, but their fashion sense is also pretty interesting and easy to imitate. The twins always wear stripes, shorts and suspenders. Add a pop of color, and you’ve got their style!

tweedle dee and tweedle dum

Top- John Lewis, Shorts- Forever 21, Socks- Absolute Socks, Shoes- BCBG, Suspenders- Beatdrop’s Closet

5. The Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter Picture

Ah, the Mad Hatter, my favorite character in the movie. The Mad Hatter is a crazy, eclectic hat maker with bright orange hair and lime green eyes. He always looks colorful, even though his basic coat and pants are neutral. He achieves this by wearing bright eye makeup, a brightly colored scarf, and of course, his hat. If you’re looking for a standout hat, discount stores like Stein Mart, T.J. Maxx, and Marshall’s always have a great selection of really expensive and beautiful hats for dirt cheap.

mad hatter

Scarf- Oasis, Booties- Urban Outfitters, Necklace- Swarovski, Nail Polish- OPI, Blazer- Piperlime, Top- Forever 21, Hat- Village Hat Shop, Shorts- Modcloth


Have you seen Alice in Wonderland? Did you think that the movie was inspirational? Which character’s fashion inspired you the most? Leave comments below! I hope you enjoyed this post.

* All photos courtesy of the Official Alice in Wonderland site.

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65 Responses to “Fashion Inspired by Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland”

  1. 1
    March 13th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this post! I have been a fan of CF for almost a year and this is the first post I have felt compelled to comment on! The pieces that you picked are truly beautiful and make me want to go out and find my own versions of these unique outfits – plus I just have to see the movie now! From the structured jackets to the feminine dresses I love it! Thanks for the amazing post!!

  2. 2
    March 13th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I DEFINATELY want that Drink Me necklace! The outfits are adorable too.

  3. 3
    March 13th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I loved this movie! For the fashion, my favourite dress was the one Alice wears when she is at the Red Queen’s Castle.

    I really liked the outfit you came up for Alice and the Mad Hatter.

  4. 4
    March 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I loved these, great job! Can you maybe do one on the white rabbit as well? He was so adorable in the movie!

  5. 5
    March 13th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    So fabulous! I loved all the looks, very different and stunning each.

  6. 6
    March 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    OH MY Gosh!

    I am soo going to try out all the outfits here! I love them all and I adored the movie!
    Best Post Ever Darling!

  7. 7
    March 13th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    The look that Alice wore in the castle was my favourite look as well!
    But all of her dresses were pretty as well. The Swaroskvi necklaces are beautiful as well.

  8. 8
    March 13th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    What a fun post! I think the last two outfits are very reflective of the characters.

  9. 9
    March 13th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I love these! :)

  10. 10
    March 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Fun costume outfits, although I think the White Queen’s look could actually be worn casually.
    Also, I was browsing at jewelry the other day and these are some really sweet and vintage looking jewelry inspired by Lewis Carrol’s story!

  11. 11
    March 13th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    This is amazing! I love everything you have on here. I especially love the Mad Hatter outfit. And the White Queen…this is another note to myself that I /need/ to go buy a little white dress someime in the near future.

  12. 12
    March 13th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I’ve literally just got back from an Alice in Wonderland charity tea party where I went as the Mad Hatter. The only thing I bought/made specially was a top hat, for the rest of my outfit I wore a really colourful dress, tights and lots of jewelry. If I could afford it then I would’ve used bright make up too, but the point is that I think that one way of getting a mad hatter look is by making your outfit really busy… then just let the hat take over!

  13. 13
    March 13th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I don’t really like Alice in Wonderland, but I just had to comment to say what an amazing job you did converting over-the-top surrealistic outfits to some seriously gorgeous outfits! Wonderfully analyzed and picked out in a way that anyone could wear it, without the outfits having to include including more unique and complicated wardrobe items that not everybody might like. But so gorgeous looking together!

  14. 14
    March 13th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this. Calli, you have a fabulous eye for fashion and I congratulate you on the inspiration for each character. I would have loved to see your take on the Cheshire Cat as well.

  15. 15
    March 13th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    This is probably one of my favorite posts on this site :D
    thanks so much
    these outfits are lovely!
    and the movie was amazing!

  16. 16
    March 13th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    wonderful post! the necklaces are great and i liked the recommended nail polish shades. =)

  17. 17
    March 13th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I absolutely love the Mad Hatter outfit! I have a LBD (Little Blue Dress ;) myself, and I can’t wait for the weather to turn clear so I can wear it and channel my own Alice! :D

  18. 18
    March 13th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    This is SO awesome. I LOVE that you made the Tweedle costumes sexy!! So great. Thank you!!!

  19. 19
    March 13th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Fantastic post! Truly, the fashion in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was quite possibly the best part of the film. =P

    Though I adored the various blue dresses Alice wore throughout, I particularly loved the striking red and black number that the Red Queen gave her to wear. Does anyone happen to have a picture of that dress they could share?

    <3 from

  20. 20
    March 14th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    This post is awesome. I love the movie. It inspired me to dress a little bit different…I love your tips and the “drink me” necklace is awesome. :)

  21. 21
    March 14th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Yes, I watched Alice in Wonderland already! The Red Queen’s fashion inspired me the most, partly because I am also trying to incorporate more of the color red into my wardrobe. I enjoyed this post so much that I feel like watching the movie again! :)
    Great job Calli!

  22. 22
    March 14th, 2010 at 12:55 am

    great post
    i love the tights from the red queen look…i want!!!
    i love the red queen, tweedle and mad hatter looks
    great job

  23. 23
    March 14th, 2010 at 3:33 am

    This is seriously one of the best post I’ve read on this website. I love the outfit for Alice and all of them!! Great job Calli!

  24. 24
    March 14th, 2010 at 3:59 am

    absolutely love this. great job on putting together the outfits. im totally buying that red blazer :)

  25. 25
    March 14th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    This post was amazing! I loved the boots you used for Alice’s outfit, and theTweedle Dee and Dum outfit was awesome! Best article ever, hands down

  26. 26
    March 14th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I’m actually IN LOVE with that ‘Drink Me’ necklace! I think I shall be treating myself :D

  27. 27
    March 14th, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Absolutely amazing! I LOVE the Mad Hatter look :D great post!

  28. 28
    March 14th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Alice has always been my favourite character from the book, but love the white queen look. Pretty white dresses and red lipstick is a must!

    Just been to this website as suggested by another reader, they have loads more Alice in Wonderland jewellery.

  29. 29
    March 14th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Calli this post is amazing! You did such a great job with it! You have suchhhh great style! Keep the articles coming, I’ll be a faithful reader!

  30. 30
    March 14th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    This article made me go see the movie, which I loved. I really liked the outfits here-and I loved the fact that you included nail polish with every look. I like little touches like that.

  31. 31
    March 15th, 2010 at 1:06 am

    I’m really glad you all liked the post! Thanks Luana for the link! That is such a great selection of Alice inspired jewelry! When I went shopping this weekend, I noticed that Hot Topic and Macy’s both carried Alice in Wonderland jewelry and accessories, so you guys may want to check that out as well. And Sally, I am also in love with those boots, in fact I will probably order them tomorrow :]

  32. 32
    March 15th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Wow. This was so cool. I love all the outfits! This is such a good article. this is my first time visiting this website and this post definitely makes me want to check back every day! Great job, Calli. You are so creative

  33. 33
    March 15th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    My two favorite are The Red Queen and Alice, although I really really like all of them! I loved the movie, it was very inspiring. And Calli, this post is so great, I really like your style and I would love to see the outfits you could put together for other Disney movies! That would be so cool!!

  34. 34
    March 15th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Wow Calli, I amy order them too! I have to wait until I get paid though, but I will def try to order them!

  35. 35
    March 21st, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I want the red dress from forever21 but postage to the UK is very high.

  36. 36
    March 24th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Awesome!!!!!!!! I want all of them!

  37. 37
    March 31st, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hi dear. absolutely love your idea of putting up those lovely oufits together to form the alice in wonderland different character. I have use some of your pictures in my recent blog entry about the fashion inspired Alice in wonderland characters. I did put up ur blog link in my entry. :) Appreciate ur great work and the style of fashion of ur choice. :))

    Am actually gonna attend a fren’s Mad Hatter’s tea party, and i still thinkin what i shuold dress up as, would love to dress up as tweedle dee or dum, but got no partner to do the other part. Mayb i wear as rabbit, any ideas what should i wear?? Would like to hear your opinions! :)


  38. 38
    April 21st, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Well, the colours and textures are greatly inspired, although not the shapes. It’d be great to show as Alice inspiration some dresses that showed bared shoulders.

  39. 39
    May 20th, 2010 at 11:59 pm this is soo adorable :D

  40. 40
    June 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    @ Julie i luuuuuv that outfit i want that one or suggestions for it, anybody? pls and ty

  41. 41
    June 17th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Great looks.

  42. 42
    August 14th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    You do a fabulous job putting all these Disney princess outfits together!! I can’t wait to get some of these outfits. You really have an eye for this stuff! I will be an avid follower and fan so keep the whimsical ideas coming! Do you have a Disney Peter Pan, Tink or Wendy coming up? Peter is my favorite, and he has very feminine attire so it should be easy to pull off :)

  43. 43
    August 14th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Maybe something like this for Peter Pan/Tink look?

  44. 44
    August 18th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    This is, AMAZING! Well done, they’re all really great outfits!

  45. 45
    September 11th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    My daughter will be 10 on Sept 14th and her party theme is Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Whilst looking for sites to come up with costumes I stumbled across this one and the address has been put on all the invitations for the parents. The outfits you have come up with are awesome, affordable and so much fun!! I cant wait to see what this party will be like on the 14th…………hoping it will be as much fun as the movie!!

  46. 46
    October 1st, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Fantabulous! I love that movie and I love the outfits you made! Great job!

  47. 47
    October 4th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I love the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum costume. Me and my friend are planning to get something similar for Halloween. I was kinda sad that the top was from Europe, but the ideas are genius. I cant wait to go hunting for the perfect peices for the look. Loooooove other costmes too, especially Alice. Looking for more on this site right now…..

  48. 48
    November 2nd, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I bought the alice in wonderland dress the wear. I really like it.

  49. 49
    November 14th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    You forgot that the white queen wears red nail polish

  50. 50
    January 29th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I would kill for these outfits! They’re so cute and awesome!!!

  51. 51
    January 30th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I’m totally in love with that first boots!
    But i can’t find then anywhere.
    There’s a link, but on that site they’re unfindable!

  52. 52
    April 11th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I love what you did with the red queen, I would totally wear that.

  53. 53
    September 20th, 2011 at 1:36 am

    omg!!!! i love this its amazing!!! if u designed these then youve certaintly got an eye for the art of desighning!!!!! keep it up and youll go far!!!! amazin

  54. 54
    January 18th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I love the shirt for tweedle dee and tweedle dum!

  55. 55
    April 8th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    This is such a cool post. I adore the Alice picks. I just bought a blue vintage dress so I can play dress up. ;)

  56. 56
    July 6th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I love the clothes. Best website ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    October 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm


  58. 58
    September 21st, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    OMG OMG OMG I LOVE THEM ALL I”M SUCH A ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAN! The piece are soooo wearable fashionable and daring I adore this.

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