My 4 year old daughter wants to be Alice in Wonderland this Halloween and I want to make it a more Victorian Alice, like the Alice from Through the looking glass the novel. It's not exactly lolita, it's more morigirl but the mori girl community is never active so I thought I'd ask here. Here is the dress I have picked out. I am so happy with it, it's even cuter in person.
I was going to add black and white striped leggings so people do not confuse her with Dorothy. Brown Victorian granny boots, black and white striped fingerless gloves to go with the leggings, white bloomers, a white leotard under because of how cold it will be, plus a cute clock purse. But I also want to add a capelet because it will probably be about 30 something degrees here at the end of October.
I really want to get a deer print capelet like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91159998/fawn-faux-fur-collar-made-to-order?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_search_query=fur+fawn&ga_ref=related&ga_page=1&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
I love that look because of the part in the book where she meets the little deer and they can't remember words. She walks with the deer with her arm around it. I am kind of an Alice in wonderland addict, I've read the books over 50 times in my life, I collect Alice items. But I am not sure if people will still recognize her as Alice with the capelet? Does it matter anyway? I mean, she is 4, she would have been happy with a cheap Disney costume but with how much I love Alice, I just can't let that be. lol
Or should I go with a pure white capelet like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/102126061/sale-luxury-faux-fur-bridal-cape-with?ref=sr_gallery_43&ga_search_query=fur+capelet&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all
That way it looks more winter Alice. I can't let her be cold so I want to bundle her up as best as I can.
I have a rocking horsefly ribbon necklace she can wear and another sterling silver necklace with the white rabbit, the famous Tenniel picture where the rabbit is dressed in the tunic and blowing a trumpet.
What do you think? I know it seems a little overboard for a 4 year old's outfit, like I am overthinking it but she is my only child and I want to take advantage of dressing her up while I can. Plus I am a lolita and a morigirl so naturally I am drawn to details and the overall luxurious look of an outfit. I am a professional photographer and want to take some extravagant photos, Halloween is the perfect excuse, I really want to get her outfit right. Any advice, recommendations, or suggestions would be much appreciated!