Alice in Upcycland

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Anna Sanchez Puigdomenech


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Other Credits

Judit Díaz: (photos)

Outline the story …

As I tried to decide on the perfect story, I ended up falling into so many rabbit holes - that I decided to make THAT the topic of my story, and choose the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. So, I went hard for that feeling of “chasing the rabbit” who is always running out of time and inviting chaos wherever it goes.
With time running out, and money in short supply, I opened my closet full of old clothes, I used my abilities, and I made a mood board. I wanted to represent that feeling of falling in the rabbit hole plus upcycling fashion that worked well with that mood. And that’s the result of Alice who doesn’t know where she’s going but learns on the (messy) journey.

Outline the construction…

The complete look contains:
- A blouse made of curtains with an Edwardian style.
- A Symington pattern corset made of jeans, and shirts and skirts retails (with a base of cotton coutil, plastic boning, and spoon busk).
- A Full circle skirt made of cotton men’s shirt pieces. The waistband and pocket are made of jeans.
- A rabbit ears mask, made with a basic carnival mask, lace from an old skirt, and wire. The roses are made of old cabbage.
- The collar is simply a shoe without the sole.




  1. Avatar Phanuel Jagna Levinsen on March 11, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    This is such a creative take on the white rabbit! Love the outcome!

  2. Avatar The blue closet Costumes on March 11, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you! I appriciate that ^^ ♡

  3. Avatar Seelix on March 12, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Your use of materials is wonderful. I’m particularly delighted by your shoe collar!

    • Avatar The blue closet Costumes on March 12, 2021 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you <3 I love to decontextualize the clothes and complements ^^

  4. Avatar Nancy Morin on March 12, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Love it! Wonderland is such a mixed up place that the combination of these different unique elements comes together to make a charming whole. Wonderful job!

  5. Avatar Natalie on March 13, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Such a clever idea. I love how you have used recycling to create an entire costume. Great work.

  6. Avatar The blue closet Costumes on March 13, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Aww thank you people foy you words ♡♡♡

  7. Avatar Desire Raven on March 13, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    I can feel the running out of time. I can totally relate to this. Nice job

  8. Avatar Laura Wemyss on March 21, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    A fun interpretation of the book. Your up-cycling is really savvy, and I love all the trinkets hanging off your belt!

  9. Avatar Stephanie Murison on March 27, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    I really love the skirt and the shoe collar! Such a great and creative use of recycled materials. I’m a big fan of all the shirts pieced together, the different textures and items hanging from the belt, one of the shirts still has buttons on!!! I love it! You definitely captured the quirky, topsy-turvey nature of tumbling down the rabbit hole into a dream-like, semi-real wonderland! Well done!

    • Avatar The blue closet Costumes on April 1, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      I’m so happy you appreciate all the details! thank you <3

  10. Avatar Maeri Certo on March 27, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Great job and well done in how you repurposed your materials! This is an excellent upcycle!

    • Avatar The blue closet Costumes on April 1, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you Maeri!!!! <3

  11. Avatar Kikkii von Fustian on March 29, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Omg this is fabulous, I never thought a creeper shoe could become a choker! XD It looks awesome! A great interpretation of the theme, well done.

    • Avatar The blue closet Costumes on April 1, 2021 at 4:45 pm

      I didn’t know it was possible either! I think I became a little mad and things just happened hahaha

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