we went with an alice in wonderland theme with alice, the cheshire cat, queen of hearts and white rabbit. the only things not made by me are shoes, socks, and bags. i used generic costume patterns for the cheshire cat, and rabbit, an old dress was used as a pattern for the queen, and a dress pattern for alice. i made up the apron and hat for alice, the tunic/sash for rabbit, and the crown for the queen as well. the stripes were pieced for the cheshire cat, which took a few days to get right. it was a lot of work, but a ton of fun and the kids are already putting in requests for next year.