Malice In Wonderland

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Malice In Wonderland. My concept of MAlice is of a psychopathic killer obsessed with blood in a “Dexter” sort of way. Malice has this sexy scary thing going on; She spends time meticulously painting her face, grooming her blond hair, but she wouldn’t think twice about slashing you. She’s gone too far down the rabbit hole.

I used a lot of inexpensive makeup for this tutorial, mostly Wet ‘n’ Wild. I just love Wet ‘n’ Wild! The Blue Had Me At Hello Palette is so fabulous sometimes I can barely believe it’s only 4.99.

I had trouble finding the just right wig for this, and I finally bought this one though it’s called the “Just Straight” Wig. It has a skin-top in the front so it looks very realistic, and you can change the part. I was suprised by how not itchy is was, and overall not too bad to wear. In fact for those of you who are curious about my natural hair-color, well here you go. My own hair is more ash toned but as it grows out is gets blond like this. I feel like I’m 18 again in this wig (the last time I had long blond hair). Also I see how much my sister and I look alike with my hair like this.

Finding the right costume was a bit difficult, I originally ordered a different one what was awful- too large but more importantly, the fabric looks like cheap little girl’s nightie. No thanks. Thankfully sent me this one and it’s much much better! In fact I am really impressed with the quaintly of this costume, the skirt has a white slip that goes all the way up! Also this costume comes in very large sizes, but check the size chart because I had to order 2 sizes down!

The barrette was a  gift form my friend Heather aka Sokolum79 on youtube.

The Tights I bought from

In the video is a demo of how we bloodstained my costume. The fake blood spray is ok- it ends up drying sort of washed out looking, but at least that way it doesn’t get on everything. The fake blood that I keep licking off the knife is completely edible, it’s a mixture of:

Corn Syrup (Dark is best)

Chocolate Syrup

Red Food Dye and one drop on Blue Food Dye.

And lastly, here’s some photos of accessories to enhance the costume:

These might be cook things to carry around to enhance the Alice in Wonderland theme:

The book is a  leather-bound copy my mom gave me.

The key I took off of a necklace from Torrid

The watch I bought at Claire’s recently. It’s a necklace and I think it would be so cool to wear it and say things like “Time to Die!”

I received the bottle this summer at a baby shower favor and immediately I knew it would be perfect for this. I needed a tag so I fabricated this out of a tie-on tag from a pair of jeans. I then sharpie’d the string black, and wrapped the tag in white paper printed with “drink me”. I glued the paper on with lash glue. I MacGyver’d the heck out of this costume!

And finally here’s a breakdown of the makeup in this video:


Urban Decay Primer Potion

Revlon Grow Luscious Onyx Liner (water-resistant and long lasting)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Blue Had Me At Hello

Milani Liquif’eye Auto Propel Pencil in “blue” (Blue with purple & blue with shimmer, water resistant)

Red Cherry #47 Lashes

MAC Fling Brow Pencil


Too Faced Primed and Poreless

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation .5

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natrual in “light”

Make Up For Ever Full Cover “3”

Wet ‘n’ Wild Heather Silk Blush


Ben Nye Cake Liner

MAC Lipmix in Black

Wet ‘n’ Wild “Stoplight Red” Megalast Lipstick

Disclosure: The Costume in this video is a PR sample sent for editorial consideration. Complimentary products do not receive preferential treatment; My subscribers & readers are my #1 priority and I honor your trust by always being honest with you. This video/post contains opinions that are solely my own; I am not influenced by, nor do I represent any company.

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  1. Natasha snell
    October 19, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    freaking amazing!

  2. October 19, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    I love it! You did a fantastic job. I love the eyeshadow. The lipstick makes it so creepy and really works with the overall feel of the costume. I can just hear you saying Time to die! And cackling maniacally.

  3. lacie
    October 19, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    great job cora it was amazing

  4. October 19, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    When this post came across my WordPress reader I had to do a double take because I didn’t even realize that the picture was in fact of you. lol Such a great costume idea and as always your artistry leaves me in awe.

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 19, 2012 / 4:32 pm

      that is awesome!!

  5. October 19, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    I really love this look and enjoy the not so ‘nice’ version you created. I love the lips, black has always been a favorite lip color. The eyes are popping and I just love it for an everyday look. I think I could pull it off. I love, love this costume, wig and the blood. Happy Halloween. I can’t wait to trick-or-treat. 🙂

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 19, 2012 / 4:33 pm

      thank you! I love doing sicko twisted versions of classic ideas

  6. October 19, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    You really are the most amazing makeup blogger/tuber! I get so inspired when I watch your videos and I always check new ones daily! You make me feel I can still be pretty and +size, you’re sooooo beautiful! (I sound like a stalker T_T) I tried your Sugar-rush tutorial today with the Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette! It wasn’t as good as yours but It was really nice! I got loooads of complements! 😀

    Also, the bloody handprints are a good touch! 😀

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 19, 2012 / 4:43 pm

      Haha you don’t sound like a stalker, just enthusiastic and I like that!

  7. Kelli
    October 19, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    I love your creativity with the blood!!!
    I might be this for halloween!!! Thanks Cora!!!<3

  8. Ruby
    October 19, 2012 / 7:37 pm

    Hey Cora great look but I gasped when you used the Revlon liner. PETA says that they test on animals I just found this out today and I am totally bummed just thought I would let you know since you use cruelty free products like myself 🙂

  9. October 19, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    Ah I love that someone else uses the same fake blood recipe as me! I used to volunteer for a kids weekend program, and we’d always do quite big halloweens (here in New Zealand halloween isn’t big, but we figured one weekend morning of halloween is good for everyone!) so we had to make fake blood the kids could eat and not get sick XD If you ever want to make it look clotted, add a little custard powder to the mix – if you whisk up custard powder to a heavy kind of paste with some of the blood mix, them gently stir it through the rest, it goes all clotted looking and awesome!

  10. Eileen (@QponPrincess)
    October 19, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    Cora, one I love love love it, two, for anyone not prepared to buy an expensive black lipstick, I have done black lips for years (mostly halloween but there was that goth period when I was 17 lol) anyway, my trick is to completely do the lips in black pencil liner, then go over it with the cheap drugstore halloween black lipstick, having the solid black eyeliner base helps alot, sometimes I even matted it out with black eyeshadow over the lipstick which feels a little odd, but I prefer dry-er lips than wet ones…

  11. October 19, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    I give this look 10 severed thumbs up! hahahaha! So amazing and perfectly creepy! The video was so entertaining and I loved the intro with evil licking of the knife. The photo where you are licking your hand is spectacular! Hmm, what a coincidence I am about to watch Dexter :-}

  12. October 19, 2012 / 10:54 pm

    You seem to have gained a lot of weight recently :/ hope everything’s okay.

  13. rufus*
    October 20, 2012 / 12:20 am

    Oh em gee!!!!!!! This is crazy awesome…I think I’m addicted to watching your videos(not in a creepy way..I just looooooove playing dressup:) and you are great at it) quick question tho…I have a latex allergy; is there any lash adhesive that’s nonlatex and where can I get some??? I’ve got some lashes screaming to be worn.

    • December 1, 2012 / 12:08 am

      yes, you can buy latex- free lash glue. I also have a latex allergy, so I use latex- free glues. You can buy them anywhere, just make sure you read the bottles!

  14. October 20, 2012 / 7:17 am

    I love the whole costume and make up but especially the shape of the lips, the crispness of their line is pretty amazing.

    I always wanted to do something to do with Alice in Wonderland for Halloween since I’ve loved the original story as a kid and other variations of it through the years. I’m still trying to find something unique to do with it though, I think I may have to draw some sort of prototype costume before I try anything out.

  15. October 20, 2012 / 7:59 am

    Haha, you really did MacGyver this one! I love it, though, the Drink Me bottle looks amazing as well. I was a little sad at one of the comments left above (sure you can sleuth out which) I think you look awesome from head to toe. Great work (as if you do anything else)

  16. October 20, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    I love this! It’s like The Joker Meets Alice! Twisted and delicious 🙂 Nice job!

  17. October 24, 2012 / 9:41 am

    Oh no looks scary!!! I hope I could find perfect idea for upcoming Halloween. I want scary but still looks sexy.

  18. October 24, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    OH EM GEE!!!!! You can tell from my gravatar pic, I am absolutely obsessed with Alice and Mad Alice, love this look, love love love!!! you look amazing!

  19. October 26, 2012 / 10:29 am

    Lovely look! Awesome work! And the wig is surprisingly good. Halloween wigs are usually terribly shiny and ratty.


  20. November 1, 2012 / 8:33 am

    Cora, I have been following your blog and youtube channel for a while, and I just had to say this is SO CREEPY. Well done, woman! Seriously. Besides your makeup being awesome, I am really impressed with how your attitude changes and you really get into character. It’s dedication, and I LOVE it.

  21. February 22, 2013 / 11:24 am

    Your so pretty you crack me up

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