Easy Halloween Queen of Hearts Costume

There are so many options for Halloween each year, but red and black always look perfect.  The Queen of Hearts is an easy last minute costume that looks great.  Use the things that you already have at home as a base for a look that will off with their turn heads.  After you have the costume use makeup tutorials for a total Halloween look.

Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

Queen of Hearts CostumeMaterials:

  • Tintex Scarlet or Cardinal Red fabric dye
  • Tintex Black fabric dye 
  • Dress
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 stainless steel bowls
  • Glue Gun (optional)
  • Playing Cards (optional)
  • Extra fabric for decorating hair (optional)
  • Headband (optional)
  • Sewing supplies (optional)


  1. Get dyeing supplies needed for easy fabric dyeing, protect work-station with plastic and wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining hands
  2. Add each powder dye to hot water separately and mix well until completely dissolved
  3. Add each dye solution to separate stainless bowl
  4. Place the clean, dampened fabric into each dye bath; leave immersed & moving for up to 15 minutes
  5. Gently squeeze the extra dye solution out of your item but do not wring
  6. Run cold water down from the lightest shade to the darkest to remove extra dye until water runs clear 
  7. Allow your fabric to air-dry and iron on a low setting when slightly damp
  8. Clean the work station using bleach (if needed) and warm water ASAP
  9. Optional: attach playing cards to headband and secure with hot glue gun or  attach dyed red fabric to hair



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