The vitality of costumes roots from the fact that they have the effect of reflecting the character’s personality in the play. Additionally, costumes can be of various colors, texture and shapes. Depending on the route that the costume designer takes in terms of color, shape and texture, the audience can get a powerful statement of vision. Therefore, costume designers should join forces with the directors, the lighting designers and the entire set to ensure the integration of the costumes into the production with minimal setbacks. Once there is proper collaboration, the stage costumes can now be used to inform the audience about the social status, age, individualism or occupation of the character (Poddubiuk). In this context, Alice, White Rabbit and Mum, who also doubles up as the Queen of hearts, are considered.
One of the main themes used by Laura Wade in setting up the play is trying to relate the play to the modern world, or instance, the use of mobile phones. In a similar reasoning, the costumes of the characters have to be contemporary in order to achieve the intended objective.
Since the play starts with a grieving moment whereby a traffic accident has taken away the life of Alice’s brother, it is required that she wears black attire so as to show the bereavement. By so doing, she will be joining the other characters that have come to console their family in expressing the grief.
To induce the decency of the contemporary world, the attire needs to fit her well. Alternatively, a petticoat can be worn underneath a black dress in order to make her stand out in a nice manner. Black ballerina shoes with a black ribbon across the top should be used. Alice should also carry a flamingo plush since she was invited to play croquet with the Queen of cards together with her subjects. The flamingo plush should be pink in color to cater for the feminine attribute of Alice. In case the character lack the