Valentine’s Day is almost here so now is the perfect time to shop for a beautiful Queen of Hearts dress for your next costume party! From the Alice in Wonderland books and movies, the popularity of the Queen has also expanded into Halloween, inspiring a wide variety of different Queen costumes and dresses for you to choose from. This infamous royal character has become one of the top-selling Halloween costumes in recent Halloween seasons among girls, teenagers, young women, and full figure adult women, even outselling the traditional Alice in Wonderland costumes. These royal Halloween costume dresses are even available in children’s child sizes for young girls and toddlers. Browse through these royal dress costumes the best Queen of Hearts costumes for women and girls available on sale online.
Best Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume Ideas for 2022
The Queen of Hearts is a popular female villain from the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland story books by author Lewis Carroll. These enchanting stories are better known as Alice in Wonderland which have been adapted to several different animated shows, television movies, and theatrical films for several decades around the world.
Several different styles and designs have been created for women of all shapes and sizes. They range from the slim sexy version for teens and young women to the stylish plus size sophisticated versions for full figure adult women.
Recently, film director Tim Burton re-imagined the Queen of Hearts into the vicious Red Queen in the latest live-action movie motion picture Alice in Wonderland, as played by actress Helena Bonham-Carter, the character still manages to win acquire some of our sympathy, particularly by the end of the film when she is defeated by Alice. As conceived by director Tim Burton, the character has an over sized head and a bad attitude. Her ruthless character has taken over Wonderland where she is now terrorizing its residents, throwing some into dungeons and executing those she believes are a threat against her, shouting her famous line, “off with her head!” She also captures The Mad Hatter and frightens him so that he will reveal to her the location of Alice, leading to an exciting climax and resolution to the movie. Thanks to the box office success of this wonderful movie, the Queen of Hearts have become even more popular this Halloween season. Here is a new sale list of great woman Halloween costumes the movie and the classic storybook have inspired.
While Bonham-Carter’s head was digitally enhanced to make it look three times larger than its normal size, Colleen Atwood, the costume designer for Alice in Wonder, helped further the illusion by giving the character an Elizabethan gown with a tightly-clinched waist and fancy high collar. A prosthetic forehead was also added to raise the actress’s hairline, and the entire look was topped off with a heart-shaped red wig. But while acknowledging that the right costume can help an actor immensely in finding their character, Atwood ultimately gave full credit to Bonham-Carter for her portrayal, which successfully brought the Red Queen to life.
While you might think that Halloween costumes based on villainous characters would not be that popular, the Red Queen may be the exemption to the rule. The Red Queen costume consists of a red and gold dress with hearts embroidered down the front of the skirt, a petticoat, a high collar, and a crown. It is available in women’s adult small, medium and large sizes; shoes, however, are not included with the costume and will have to be purchased bought separately. You’ll feel like hissing “off with their heads!” to other guests when you wear this costume to your annual Halloween party. It’s always a good idea not to wait till the last minute for Halloween so we recommend that you shop for one right now. We will have more news on any more latest editions of queen costumes for kids and women for this Halloween 2012 season!
If you are a big Alice in Wonderland fan, you can learn about all the facts and myths that surround the stories and their author Lewis Carroll at the Noyes Museum’s Exhibition which is dedicated to the life of the legendary author and his books “Alice in Wonderland” & “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
The Noyes Museum of Art
Stockton College of New Jersey
733 Lily Lake Road
Oceanville, NJ, 08231
Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie starring Mia Wasikowska