Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tumbling Down The Rabbit Hole.

Last night, the anticipation finally ended. Tim Burton's take on Alice In Wonderland most certainly out stood its high expectations, in storyline, character and most of all, in costume. The 3D film demonstrated the darkness of Tim Burton, but in moderation in keeping with the Disney aspect. Still, it showed no disappointment whatsoever. Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat stole the entire film for me, and newcomer Mia Wasikowska was very impressive as Alice.

The fact that the Jabawockee, Jub Jub bird and the Bandersnatch were all present in the character line up made it even more magical. (I hate that the original Disney cartoon only hinted at the Jabawockee through the Cheshire Cat singing a small section of the poem!)

But what really made the film were the costumes. Perhaps it was the Edward Scissorhands reference as Johnny Depp creates a tiny blue dress for Alice at the tea party, or maybe Alice's red dress at the Red Queen's castle. Either way, tulle with silk, feathers and lace, pleats, ruffles and raw edge hemming...costume designer Colleen Atwood without doubt gets 10 out of 10 for design here.

Ps. Look out for Alice's shoes in the opening scenes of Underland!

On Stage and Fashion156.


The Trendy Fashionista said...

I really love the little dresses Alice is wearing. Hopefully I'll get the chance to see the movie.

-The Trendy Fashionista

Cindy Whitehead said...

These pictures are brilliant!

confessions of a marc addict. said...

i agree! i loved all of the costumes, especially all of alice's dresses!

apparellel said...

sounds really great. i will have to see this when i get a chance!


meraldia said...

Can't wait to watch this movie!

LYDIA HOPE said...

OH MY GOD. Cannot wait to see this movie it makes me squirm with excitement a little!

The cinema where I live is pretty small and everything sells out all the time, keeping my fingers cross for this one though :)

Kate. said...

I really wanna see this movie, always been fascinated with Alice. x)

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cla-sib said...

wanna see that movie<3

Faridah said...

I am so so excited to see this. Great post!

Cindy Whitehead said...

I absolutely LOVED this movie!! (-: