I did a Wonderland-themed shoot for a family a few years ago and handled most of the costume design myself. Mom was Queen of Hearts, which was so fun to design. With Halloween coming up, I thought y’all might be able to use a breakdown of how I made the headpiece.
First up, I did a quick sketch.
For the headpiece, I used poster board, cardboard, artificial roses (red, of course!), and a headband.
I cut out the cardboard into a half-heart shape, tracing around the top of the headband at the bottom of the cardboard piece to make that curved cut-out. (I used a wide, stiff headband.) I painted the cardboard red and then glued the roses to it, stem side down. After that, I sewed the curved cut-out end of the cardboard to the headband, then doused everything that wouldn’t show with hot glue.
You can also add a little tiara for extra royal-ness.
The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, screamed `Off with her head!’