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  1. Joan
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    Love her Evil Queen costume –particularly the removable collar. Love it! Those were some pretty great thrift finds, and just in time for Halloween! Fabulous.

  2. Kate
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    I absolutely love it – she rocks! And your attention to detail and commitment in making this show-stopper is quite alarming; lower the bar for us mere mortals, puh-lease! it did make me chuckle that the only evil costumes you can find are in the UK; we’ve definitely cornered the dark market over this side of the pond 😉
    I’m also determined to channel the maxi-dress-rain-boots look this winter; I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it before.
    Fabulous post!

  3. Victoria Elizabeth
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    Evil Queen? More like Evil Genius.
    You know me of all people appreciate a good costume—and this is the best!!! Especially since it’s unexpected. And especially since she drafted herself a Snow White! (Who is adorable, and looks way too happy to be on her way to dwarf-land.) You get extra mom-credit for designing something stylish AND warm. There is nothing worse than having your Halloween costume ruined by a jacket!

    p.s.- Those Flikr photos are great… I always feel validated seeing other adults who think it’s normal to be that excited about Halloween!!

  4. Cobwebs, Cupcakes And Crayons
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    She looks amazing!! I can’t believe they don’t sell any villain costumes for little girls?? Who knew!? Although your homemade costume is far better than any store bought costume would have been. Love that the little one was Snow White. Precious and perfect.

  5. Deb Weyrich-Cody
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    Great job Alex – and I don’t mean just the Hallowe’en costumes either!!
    The very fact that your daughter has the chutzpah to outgrow and move beyond the Disney Princess mode that seems SO prevalent these days. Mind you, the sibling relationship thing going on here is just hilarious (and brings back all kinds of older sister-type memories; ) Plus your porch decor is also tres fantastique!
    *sigh* (I SO miss having little kids to dress up for Hallowe’en):

  6. Gilit
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    The DIY costume is wonderful, but what I really love is that she wanted to be the evil queen in the first place. LOVE it! (And they both look completely adorable in their costumes)

  7. Chris
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    Great stuff. Evil queen. Awesome.

  8. edwina
    edwina at · Reply

    looks like you wrangled the sewing machine into submission – with great results. you must be proud of your evil queen…showing such a great independent spirit.

  9. Organized Living Essentials
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    I love it! This is such a brilliant costume and your daughter looks so delightful in it. Good for you supporting her with this unique choice for a costume. i hope she wears it lots of times in her creative dress-up play times. Take Care, Thea

  10. Danielle
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    1. That costume is A-MA-ZING!! Seriously woman! Princess Leia was 100% store purchased and your evil queen looks professionally made.

    2. Thank you for sharing the Annie Leibovitz link. I LOVE her work! I saw the Ursula one before, but not the others. I had no idea she did this campaign, but I should’ve known.

    3. Tessa’s school is going to do the play Cinderella this year and I keep telling her, she’ll have so much fun if she tries out for an Evil Step-sister. Hope she follows your daughter’s lead.

  11. Deb Weyrich-Cody
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    Now you’ve mentioned that dramatic elegance is her thing, I can definitely see the attraction to the evil Queen Malificent…
    But you did a truly magnificent job ’cause, as they say, the devil’s in the details; ) and that royal purple lining’s just kickin’!!

  12. now at home mom
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    Love what you did! 🙂 she looks amazing in that costume! when I was reading your post, I realized it’s true we don’t see these costumes anywhere. BTW they both look adorable 🙂

  13. Deb Weyrich-Cody
    Deb Weyrich-Cody at · Reply

    I’m guessing she wasn’t showing off or trying to make you feel bad; just REALLY loves her grandchildren…

  14. diaryofamadcrafter
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    hahahaha love it…and LOVE the Mean Girls reference!! lol

  15. Monica
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    Bless you! I, too, have a girl who always wants to be the villain. Last year, I had to buy and adult Maleficent costume and alter it down to child size. This year, she has her heart set on Evil Queen so this post is a godsend. As a side note, last year, little sister was Sleeping Beauty and this year she’s been drafted as Snow White. Guess it’s just what little sisters do.

  16. Christine
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    I hear you about having a hard time finding a costume. This year my oldest wants to be Alice in Wonderland (which is not that easy to find and not spend a fortune)…luckily I found a really good quality one used. My youngest who is totally into princesses has been convinced by her big sister to be the Queen of Hearts…also difficult to find something appropriate for a little 4 year old girl. All to say, I’m in the process of modifying a little girls christmas dress with black velvet into a Queen of Hearts costume….

    What us mom’s will do to make our little Chiquitas happy! Amazing costume by the way! I just love it!

  17. KatieGonzo
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    Woo-hoo! Thanks for posting this. The queen from Snow White is exactly what my 3 y.o. daughter wants to be. In good news, I prefer the costumes where one gets to be creative. Thanks for saving me loads of trouble this year.

  18. Erin
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    Thanks so much for this blogpost. I have a little girl who loves the Disney Villains, and as you point out they don’t sell any of those costumes ready made. Last year she was Ursula and I was able to find lots of tips online while making that costume. This year she wanted to be the Evil Queen and luckily I found your post. Your daughter’s costume turned out so great! Thanks for posting all your tips here!

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  21. Mash-up Life Design
    Mash-up Life Design at · Reply

    Thank you for posting. My daughter likes to play evil on halloween and all I could find was the queen of hearts, which she was last year. Thank you.

  22. Ouctivia
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    Hi I just wanted to share my3 year old toddler asked to be the evil queen as soon as I googled the topic this popped up as you said there’s is no kids size for this costume. I am truly impressed the detail in your work was simply amazing.it was clear how dedicated you was to making this for your daughter. Thank you, your step by step guide is so helpful to the not so creative mom such as myself. I hope once I am done I am half as successful with my creation. Truly appreciate the share.

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  25. David Polidano
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    hi, this is amazing. im making one for me now! you wouldnt have the measurements of the collar would you?

  26. Alicia
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    I love you for this lol I haven’t been able to find anything! (and were already 2015! SMH)

  27. Pamela C
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    I googled evil queen because my 3 year old wants to be the evil queen this year. Do you still have the costume? Would you be interested in selling it? I’d totally buy it off you!! I don’t have an inkling crafty skills in me.

  28. Kristen Fett
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    Oh my gosh… Just found your website after searching in VAIN for “evil queen child’s costume.” There is NOTHING out there! My 4 1/2 year old daughter has every princess dress under the sun but wants to be an EVIL QUEEN for Halloween (“Just that one day though, okay mom?”. I think you should sell this one to me 🙂 It is ah-maze-ing.

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