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“Fashions fade. Style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent

…And in the middle of it all, there are trends.

The latest trend in the cosplay world is the idea of a cosplay aesthetic. This is the idea of putting together a collage of imagery that best illustrates your cosplay character and the way you portray them.

So, since I’m all about style – and, to a lesser extent, trends – I decided to try my hand at a cosplay aesthetic for Alice Cullen.


With this, I tried to really bring the most important elements of Alice’s life and character together. I wanted to use a combination of photos, featuring me, Ashley Greene as Alice, and Alice as she’s portrayed in the illustrated guide. My cosplay has been majorly influenced by all of Alice’s forms in film, print and illustration, so it only seemed fitting.

Here’s how I made my choices, panel by panel:

  1. First of all, I knew I wanted to showcase her name. When Alice woke up, she didn’t remember anything about who she was, where she came from, or even what her name was. She chose the name Alice Cullen after a baptism by fire, where she was shown a glimpse of who she could be if she had the strength to pursue a vegetarian lifestyle. Becoming Alice Cullen was the first decision she made as a newborn vampire, and it altered the course of her destiny.
  2. Secondly, I wanted to showcase her golden eyes – another extension of the choice she made upon waking. Plus, I invested good money in theatrical contact lenses – I like to show them off!
  3. The third photo is a candid that my Bella, Christilynn, took of me at the Carver Cafe during our trip to the Twilight filming locations. I like this photo because I think my expression looks enigmatic, which is how I think Alice would look much of the time when she’s at school or around humans.
  4. There was no way I could include a cosplay aesthetic without including the most important person in Alice’s life: Jasper, of course. I’ve always loved this photo because it illustrates Alice and Jasper’s relationship the way Bella saw it: intense intimacy while barely touching – the opposite of Emmett and Rosalie’s ostentatious relationship.
  5. The next set are two photos are from my We’ve Met Before photo shoot. I’ve always loved the imagery of Alice sitting alone at a diner day after day, waiting for Jasper to arrive, which is why I wanted to create my own version of it.
  6. I also included a close up photo of the gloves I wore that day. Alice understands that true fashion is in the details, and I really wanted to illustrate that point by showing I’d imagined Alice in that scenario from head to toe to the tips of her fingers.
  7. The seventh photo is one of my expressions that portray Alice having a vision. I can imagine that Alice has several visions a day and has likely schooled her expression into remaining neutral during them – after all, she can’t let everyone know that something is different about her, although humans can usually tell. Still, I think that Alice wouldn’t be able to help herself during a particularly worrying or odd vision, which is why I included a somewhat pensive photo.
  8. Lastly, we have Alice as she appeared in the Twilight illustrated guide – likely the closest portrayal we have to Alice as she appeared in Stephenie Meyer’s mind. I love this version of Alice because she doesn’t look like Ashley Greene, or Rachael Leigh Cook, or any of the other actresses that the fandom has suggested as the perfect Alice Cullen. This version of Alice is the product of pure imagination – just the way I like her.

I won’t lie: it was hard choosing only eight photos. I wanted to include shots with Bella! Of me in the driver’s seat of a yellow Porsche! But in the end, I wanted to portray who I think Alice is, and that isn’t defined by her friendships or the cars she drives.

If you’re a cosplayer, consider making your own version of a cosplay aesthetic – it’ll get you thinking about your character in ways you might have overlooked before!


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If you want something badly enough, at some point, you have to be willing to reach out and take it. So here I am, stating it outright: I want to play Alice Cullen in The Storytellers: New Voices of The Twilight Saga.

The competition, aimed to create film making opportunities for female directors and screenwriters, is an interesting one. Hosted by Tongal and Lions Gate Films, as well as curated by a panel of accomplished female filmmakers and actresses – including the likes of Stephenie Meyer, Kristen Stewart, and Octavia Spencer – it’s an opportunity for Twilight fans to truly step into the fictional universe they’ve enjoyed for so long. Using The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide as a basis, it’s also an opportunity to take an unexplored aspect of Twilight, flesh it out, and make it canon.

And, if you’re someone like me – who was been unofficially been portraying a character from The Twilight Saga for years – it’s a chance to take your passion to the next level.

There are three screenplays featuring Alice that were selected by the judges. One follows Alice through her shock treatment therapy as she forgets the most horrifying aspects of her human life; one takes a look at her transformation into a vampire and the gentlemanly groundskeeper who fought to protect her; and one explores Alice’s first meeting with Jasper in a Philadelphia diner. That means three separate looks at her early life, three separate interpretations of the character, and yes – three different actresses bringing Alice to life in new and exciting ways.

And it would be a dream come true to be one of them.

So, since there’s nothing like a little shameless self promotion – something that many women, myself included, struggle with – here are the five reasons I should portray Alice Cullen in #TwilightStories. And, since I’ve met so many amazing people within the Twilight fandom, I’ve asked a few of them to provide their honest opinions of my portrayal of Alice, which I’ve shared here as well.

When I read a book, my mind automatically starts conjuring up what the people in it look like. This seemed especially true for the character Alice, and I had a lot of opinions of how she should be. So imagine to my surprise the first time I got to meet Vee and be pleasantly surprised by the pure energy that vibrated off of her. People don’t often live up to the hype that I place on the character in my mind, but Vee was definitely an exception. She brings such joy, thoughtfulness, and life to Alice that it radiates. Not only does she bring those qualities to her portrayal, but Vee brings little quips to the character that so many wouldn’t pick up on in the same way. I honestly cannot imagine someone else being able to personify a character in the same way that Vee has been able to.

– Melissa R., Stephenie Meyer Day and The Cullens’ Winter Escape attendee

alicejasper1. WE’VE MET BEFORE
And by that, I mean I’ve done this before. I’ve been professionally portraying Alice Cullen since 2013 and have been featured as part of the Olympic Coven, the world’s premier Twilight acting troupe, at the following events:

  • Stephenie Meyer Day – 2013
  • Mystic Falls at Twilight Girls Getaway – 2014
  • Stephenie Meyer Day – 2014
  • The Cullens’ Winter Escape – 2015
  • Forever Twilight in Forks – 2015

Being part of the Olympic Coven isn’t just a matter of dressing up as a character and responding to their name for a weekend. You need to carry yourself like that character; you need to craft your sentences to match the way they would speak; and you need to have an unparalleled understanding of their history in order to realize them in a real world setting. It’s similar to playing a Disney Princess at Disneyland.

We may not be on a screen or a stage, but it’s one of those situations where all the world’s a stage. If I can portray Alice Cullen across the length of a weekend, using acting and improvisational skills to adapt to just about any situation, I feel confident in my ability to bring her to life for a five to ten minute short.

Vee is the perfect person to play Alice Cullen. When I think of the character that Stephenie Meyer was describing in her books, Vee embodies her character perfectly. Not just anyone can play Alice, and it takes much more than just looking like her. The first time I met her while in Forks Washington, it was a surreal experience. It was like Alice had stepped off the page of the book, and was standing right in front of me. Not only does she look like her, she is tiny and pixie-like, just how you would imagine Alice would be. She makes you feel like a child again, where for a moment you are able to make believe that your favorite character exists. For those that are fans of the Twilight Series, meeting Vee is truly a gift, and she definitely merges fantasy with reality.

– Alisa L., Stephenie Meyer Day attendee


When I realized that I had no video content that demonstrated my ability to be in character as Alice, I created it. After all, no one was going to cast me on moxie alone – “I swear, I’m a good Alice!” – so I had to prove that I could fully become the character. I knew I wanted to create a YouTube series, but I needed a reason for Alice to be talking directly to a camera and a way to excuse my low budget set up. Dear Bella was the answer to that. Through a video diary format, it allowed me to explore Alice’s thoughts, feelings, and motivations during key points during The Twilight Saga – content that we’ve never actually seen.

The Twilight fandom is all about those “missing moments.” It’s part of the reason why fan fiction exists; people want to experience the story they love from new and unexplored perspectives. The feedback I’ve received from this project has been extremely positive, and I feel it has demonstrated not only my understanding of Alice’s character, but my ability to become her, as well.

I’ve had people tell me that when they watched Dear Bella, they felt like they were Bella; like I was their best friend and I was speaking directly to them. That makes me happier than I can express. That makes me feel like, as Alice, I’ve done my job.

When I first saw ‘Alice Cullen’ at SMD 2013, I was impressed with how close she was to Alice in looks and behavior. She is petite. She is very energetic, as ‘Alice’ and as herself. I’ve seen her interact with Twilight fans and her Olympic Coven cast mates. She has played off of both very well. Teasing with ‘Emmett’. Put out by ‘Bella’s’ poor fashion sense. Playful at times with the fans and ‘Jasper.’ Also open and friendly with fans. Her recent ‘Dear Bella’ videos are an excellent showcase of a wider range of situations and expressions. I highly recommend her to be ‘Alice’ for any of the Storyteller films.

– Pam R., Stephenie Meyer Day and The Cullens’ Winter Escape attendee


I don’t look like Ashley Greene – I’m not shy in admitting that. There are stylistic similarities, as my hair and wardrobe as Alice are inspired by the abundance of visual references from The Twilight Saga, but fundamentally, we don’t look alike. And that’s okay, because Ashley’s interpretation of the character was just that: an interpretation. Another actress may have played her differently. Another actress may have had different hair, or different wardrobe options, to suit their facial structure and body types. It’s also unlikely that any director chosen for The Storytellers would be searching for an Ashley Greene lookalike to portray Alice – not when the franchise has been there and done that.

So, no, I don’t look like Ashley Greene. But I do look like Alice Cullen.

No, I’m not espousing the virtues of my “unearthly beauty.” Give me a break. What I’m saying is that I have extremely small bone structure, I’m very slender, and I’m short. I have black hair, dark brown eyes, and angular features. I’m most often described – sometimes to my annoyance – as a “pixie” or an “elf” or, the worst, as “tiny.” I carry myself gracefully. My voice is high pitched. I look young – dependent on styling, often up to 10 years younger than I actually am.

So, potential directors, you could cast some 5-foot-10 stunner to play Alice. Or you could cast me, the girl whose favourite piece of jewelry is a charm bracelet from when she was seven years old. Because children’s trinkets are the only things that don’t fall off my baby-sized bones. Literally. My wrist is smaller than the average two year old’s.

I guess if I’m not cast as Alice, I could always model for Gap Kids.

Vee not only takes great care in her costumes, wigs and make-up to portray her character, but she brings to life the very essence of Alice Cullen. She puts herself directly into the characters shoes (literally & figuratively), feels what Alice would feel, says what Alice would say, and stays true to the character in every sense and manner imaginable. She has brought to life one of my favorite characters from Twilight in such an indescribable way. She draws fans in immediately and intimately and can often do so simply through a glance.

She makes others feel so comfortable and at home with her. She is creative and ever so imaginative and invents new and exciting ways to interact with her fans. One great example are her “Dear Bella” episodes. I am forever grateful for all of the time, energy, money and dedication she has put into her cosplay, developing her fan base, and interacting with us all. I am truly in awe of her as a person, as a cosplayer, and of course, as my Alice Cullen.

– Kathryn R., Stephenie Meyer Day and The Cullens’ Winter Escape attendee



For me, my role as Alice doesn’t end when I leave an event. The Twilight fandom thrives on human connection, and I work hard year-round to maintain that with the people I meet at each event. I have an Alice Facebook profile that’s separate from my real life profile, and a separate, public “fan page” where anyone who’s interested can stay up-to-date on what I’m doing. In addition to that, I have the backing of the Olympic Coven’s social media pages behind me. At the time of writing this, my social media presence is:

Not including all of the Twilight fan and event pages that know me and enjoy my portrayal of Alice, that’s a reach of 11,109 Twilight fans. And this is a competition that’s contingent on fan voting. With $100,000 on the line, every director in the competition will be thinking strategically, and things like reach and opportunity for promotion will undoubtedly come into play.

In my opinion – whether it’s me or not – this is why it’s important to include Twilight fans in each production wherever possible. They understand the fandom, and the fandom wants to see one of their own succeed. Don’t forget: the Twilight fandom is the reason E.L. James has sold 100 million copies of Fifty Shades of Grey.

So would I use my social presence to campaign for a short film I was involved with? Absolutely. Tirelessly. Happily.

Alice knows the potential in people–both good and evil–because of her gift of foresight making her a person who could be jaded or fearful but chooses to layer beauty onto everything she does, and Vee has taken this piece of Alice and used it in her work with the Olympic Coven both during events and in maintaining their online presence with class and a subtle humor that comes through everything she does without pretense.

Vee has an aura of youth about her, as well as a sense that she might be much older in mind than her outer appearance would suggest, which really completes this picture of Alice Cullen that you get when you see her and speak to her in costume–she’s human, but otherworldly, and brings to enthusiastic life the glittering world of Twilight in a seamless manner many cosplayers–myself included–would love to be able to do with the same amount of seemingly unconscious ease.

– Tiffany A., Stephenie Meyer Day and The Cullens’ Winter Escape Attendee



Last but certainly not least: I am a fan of Twilight. I love Alice Cullen. I adore the fictional world that Stephenie Meyer created. And in some way, I would love to pay homage to that on a grand scale.

Although I can and do act, I am not an actress. Not by profession. In expressing an interest in this project, I’m not thinking of Twilight as a launching pad for something larger. I’m not an actress who dislikes Twilight but sees the opportunity associated with being involved with the franchise. No; I’m a character actress. Specifically, I’m an Alice Cullen character actress, and I’ve dedicated hundreds of hours of time – and my own money – to bring her to life for Twilight fans.

If I’m cast in The Storytellers: New Voices of The Twilight Saga, you aren’t just getting an actress. You’re getting my unbridled love for the character, my dedication to bringing her to life, and my desire to see the project succeed. At the risk of rejection and ridicule, I’ve campaigned tirelessly via social media and my blog. I created Dear Bella in response to directors asking for footage of my interpretation of Alice. At the risk of looking arrogant or self absorbed, I’ve created this blog post. And I’ve decided that I’m not going to worry about the perception or what may people think of me as a result.

Why? Because this competition is an opportunity for women in film. As I mentioned up front, we, as women, are socialized to be demure, to share credit, and not to self promote. It’s a complex part of the reasons why women in the working world advance less than their male counterparts do. So, in the spirit of The Storytellers, I’m being proactive and putting what I want into the world. I’m owning my accomplishments, espousing my virtues, and letting everyone know why I’m a valuable asset.

Alice Cullen isn’t afraid to assert herself, and in this matter, neither am I.

My family and I have lived in Forks most of our lives and have owned businesses, in some incarnation or another for much of that time. One dreary afternoon I was sitting in my shop, Alice’s Closet, when the door opens and in bounces Alice Cullen, incarnate. I literally had to do a double take. She was just a tiny bit of a thing, dressed in full baseball regalia and with the brightest yellow eyes I’d ever seen. Her hair was flipped to perfection and she had the pointy, pixie-like features that are so associated with Alice when reading the Twilight Saga.

I couldn’t believe my eyes! I’d seen cosplayers in town before, on many occasions, but none who were so perfect in the look. She glided over to the counter and introduced herself as Viktoria and told me she was here from Canada. Just listening to her talk and her mannerisms (as herself) made her even more perfect. Her wit and sense of humor were spot on and her laugh was like a tinny bell ringing. I was mesmerized, to say the least.

When my friends and I took over planning Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks we knew we wanted to bring a sense of immersion to fans, much like a trip to Disneyland so when it came time to start casting for Bella, Jake and the Cullens I knew EXACTLY who would be my Alice. Due to her real life profession she couldn’t make the first two years, but in the third year she changed jobs and I finally had my prize. I could finally share her with everyone and she delivered. She was impeccable in her looks, and interacted with fans just as I would imagined Alice would.

– Staci C., Stephenie Meyer Day Organizer

The next step for #TwilightStories is to name the top 25 prospective directors, which is exciting for those who are eagerly waiting to hear back. When these talented ladies are selected, they’re the ones who will be building a vision, assembling a cast, and ultimately, bringing the stories to life.

And for now, since I can’t see the future, all I can do is wait.

There is much more to cosplaying than being a well-constructed look-alike; you must bring the character to life! Vee has done an amazing job of exuding Alice’s fun-loving and adorable personality wherever she goes. Interactions with her make you feel as though Alice Cullen is your best friend. While you are speaking, you are her Bella. I had the privilege to interact with her in costume while I was portraying Aro at Stephenie Meyer Day in 2014. During a short demonstration, Vee was able to improvise, and end the scene perfectly in character – helping me to respond appropriately because of her being flawlessly in character. I have even referred to her out of character a few times as “Alice” without even realizing it. Vee would be a marvelous and indisputable pick for the Storytellers project.

– Shandra M., Stephenie Meyer Day and The Cullens’ Winter Escape attendee


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Over the years, I’ve come to realize that much of the traffic I receive on Go Ask Alice Cullen doesn’t come from those who subscribe to my blog – it comes from Twilight-themed Google searches. Sometimes, people are directly Googling the name of my blog, but more often than not, readers stumble upon Go Ask Alice Cullen by asking questions like:

  • How can I look like Alice Cullen?
  • How do I recreate Alice Cullen’s clothes?
  • How do I style my hair like Alice Cullen?
  • Where can I buy Cullen contact lenses?

These are very general questions, ones that you can find the answers to in the form of tutorials and YouTube videos all over the Internet – and, yes, even on my blog. But the great thing about WordPress is that they track all kinds of stats and analytics – where your readers are coming from, for instance, and how many views you receive per day – including very specific Google search terms. Here’s lookin’ at you, “picture of two eyes contact lenses only” and “have you seen my baseball” – yes, those are real search terms that lead someone to Go Ask Alice Cullen.

But in the middle of some baffling terms are genuine questions that come up over and over again, so I wanted to take a stab at helping those people out.

Below are answers to the five most common search terms that lead people to my blog.




What are the brand of Alice’s flats in Twilight?

These shoes are by Sam Edelman. Their product name was Cruz Flat Sewter Shoes. They came in two colours: pewter and bronze. Unfortunately, these shoes were sold out in their screen accurate pewter colour by the time Twilight hit theatres, but bronze could still be found in store on occasion. At this point, these shoes are extremely rare and most likely to be found on eBay or clothing sites like PoshMark – if you can find them at all.

Rarity: Extremely high


What is the brand of the blue jacket that Alice wears in New Moon?

This blue jacket, as worn by Alice the morning of Bella’s birthday, is a blue smock-style jacket by Zara. It’s a loose, flowing style and has a gorgeous floral lining.

This coat is rare, but it does crop up on eBay occasionally – often at very high prices. Your best bet? Check out UK eBay. Zara is a very popular European brand, so you’re more likely to find secondhand Zara clothing on European versions of eBay. Even with shipping costs and currency conversion factored in, you’ll only pay a fraction of the cost you’d pay on American or Canadian versions of eBay.

Please note that CosplaySky offers a cost-effective replica of this jacket if you can’t find the screen accurate version. While it’s not perfect – the colour is slightly different, the general shape of the garment isn’t as accurate, and it doesn’t have the same floral lining – this is a decent replica. I purchased it myself before I found the Zara smock, and to be quite honest, non-costumers couldn’t detect a difference.

scarfCosplaySky replica: Alice Cullen’s blue Zara smock

Rarity: High – but can be surprisingly accessible if you know where to look or are willing to purchase a replica!


Where can I find Alice’s Zara star button vest, as seen in New Moon?

Alice’s star button vest, also by Zara, is definitely a rarity. In fact, only a handful of Alice costumers own one.  I’ve only ever seen one on American eBay – but I’ve seen several pop up elsewhere: on German eBay.

For the record, I don’t speak German. At all. But Google translate let me know that I should be searching for Zara weste on German eBay, and then limiting my search terms to damenmode. Give it a try – you never know what you’ll find. It’s how I got my vest!

Please note, however, that if you’re going to be buying on International versions of eBay, you WILL need the help of someone living in the host country. They may need to bid on the auction for you or have it shipped to their addresses before forwarding it on to you, especially if you don’t speak the language the auction is in. That’s part of the reason why it’s so important to have a network when you cosplay – it allows everyone to help each other out!

instaaliceMy Alice Cullen Eclipse wig, cut and styled by a hair dresser

Where can I buy an Alice Cullen wig?

The short answer here is that you can’t. I mean, there have been retailers that claimed to sell Alice Cullen-style wigs, but I’m going to be honest with you: they’re extremely low quality and styled poorly at best. You want to avoid these pre-styled wigs at all costs.

What you DO want to do is buy a human hair or synthetic wig that can withstand heat styling. Ideally, this wig would have a natural-looking part. You’ll want to look for something that’s similar in length, colour and shape to the Alice wig you’re trying to create. For reference, I bought the Duby wig in black as the base for my New Moon and Twilight wig. Then, unless you’re a hair stylist yourself, you’ll want to take this base wig to a hair stylist, armed with photos of Alice’s hair from every possible angle.

viktoria_alice_hs01 My Alice Cullen Breaking Dawn wig, cut and styled by a hair dresser

Before you book your appointment, don’t be afraid to ask for a stylist that has experience with cutting and styling wigs. You’ll have to wear the wig during your appointment so the stylist can make sure that he or she is cutting it correctly, in terms of length and shape for your face, so remember to bring a wig cap. Your own hair will need to be neatly tucked under the wig in order to avoid accidentally cutting it as well!

It’s also important to assert yourself while your wig is being cut. If you don’t like the direction you see the cut going in, SAY SOMETHING! A wig, unlike your real hair, obviously does not grow back. Investing in quality wigs and then paying to have them styled can be a costly venture, so it’s okay to voice your opinion and ask for an extra half inch to be taken off, more layers to be added, or the bangs to be choppier.

10459031_669554073116672_6005777770075807245_oMy Alice Cullen Twilight and New Moon wig, cut and styled by a hair dresser

With that said, your stylist is the professional – so if they tell you that your requests will compromise the style of the wig or risk leaving the wig netting showing, take their advice!

Last note: Your stylist will style the wig for you initially, but there may be maintenance required on your end in order to keep the wig looking great, especially if you’re going for Alice’s Twilight and New Moon looks. Human hair and heat-resistant wigs can be re-shaped and styled after they’re cut with a flat iron and hair spray, so you may want to revisit your YouTube tutorial of choice on how to achieve Alice’s wispy, flipped look.


What are the brand of the taupe shoes worn by Alice Cullen in Breaking Dawn: Part 1?

These shoes are kitten heels by Marc Jacobs, called crossed strap pumps. They were featured on the runway for Marc Jacobs in Fall 2010. There are two versions of these shoes, one in black and one in taupe (or “mud,” as Jacobs has labelled them), and Alice wears them both.


Please note that these pumps come as full heels and as kitten heels, and the higher heeled versions are much more common finds on eBay. In fact, I’ve only seen the kitten heeled version of these shoes once in each colour, and I unfortunately lost out on both auctions.

marc-by-marc-jacobs-fall-2010-crossed-straps-pumps-galleryBe aware of two things: unless you manage to find auctions that fly completely under the radar, you are VERY likely to get into a bidding war with another costumer over these shoes, and that could get pricey. Also be aware that these shoes reportedly run small, like many of Marc Jacobs’ styles, so going up by half a size may be beneficial.

It’s also important to note that as Marc Jacobs is an American brand, you’re most likely to find these shoes on US eBay.

Rarity: Extremely high


Well, that’s it for me! There are more questions, which I’ll be answering in future, but I figured this was a good place to start. Remember: If you’d like to ask me a question directly, I’m available through e-mail sent to alicethepixie@gmail.com.

Happy shopping!


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The Twilight effect

In terms of Alice costuming, there are two moments that feel amazing when you’re on the hunt for new pieces:

– identifying a piece that had previously been a mystery
– scouring eBay for a new piece that someone else has just identified… and actually snagging one!

Admittedly, it’s fairly easy to have a damper put on these moments – if you can’t find what you’re looking for on eBay, for instance – but the biggest cause stems from the fact that in many cases, you have no idea what you’re actually looking for.

The culprit? The filters in the Twilight films. I’m looking at you, Catherine Hardwicke, for setting that precedent.

Take the piece that was identified on Coolspotters this week for example. In Twilight, Alice wore a Coco short sleeve blazer by BCBG Max Azria.

She wore it for approximately three seconds, mind you, but she did wear it, paired with a Guess short sleeve babydoll shirt. This blazer is available in seemingly every colour under the sun – ash, moss green, plumberry and jade – but based upon that screencap, it looks as though ash is the correct colour. And the truly good news is that the blazer is available on eBay in a multitude of sizes and colours – for an affordable price.

But nothing is ever that easy: a challenger appeared in the form of a wardrobe test shot, wherein Ashley is clearly wearing the moss green version of the blazer.


– In the Twilight Director’s Guide, there are two pictures of this blazer in wardobe tests, and it’s green in both pictures.
– Alice has never worn another brown piece.


– When the blue filter is neutralized in Photoshop, the blazer appears brown.
– If a blue filter had been put over the green top, it would appear teal, not brown.

And so the question must be asked: which version is Alice actually wearing in the film, and what else is that blue filter hiding? What was meant to be a stylistic and atmospheric choice has yet again become the bane of Alice costumers everywhere. Case in point: Alice’s Rebecca Taylor dress, although it appears purple in New Moon, is actually blue.

And the Zara star buttoned waistcoat, although it looks black in New Moon, is actually gray. Come to think of it, so is Alice’s H&M vest in Twilight, although it looks navy blue.

So let’s hear it, Alice fans: is she wearing the green or the ash BCBG Coco blazer? Are there any other costume pieces you’re questioning the colour or authenticity of due to dark lighting or coloured filters? Let us know!


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If you’re looking to put together Alice’s baseball outfit and don’t have the Under Armour Cold Gear compression shirt, there’s one up on eBay in a size medium with a starting bid of $9.95. These don’t pop up very often, so if you need it, grab it while you can. Please note that the compressing fit of this shirt means that you may need to size up. I’m normally an XS, and an S was just fine for me.

 Place your bids here!


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Twilight switch-a-roo

I noticed today that Alice and Rosalie tended to wear the same items of clothing in Twilight. Here’s what I mean:

This is an early promo shot for Twilight, when they were still doing costume and makeup tests.

…And here’s Alice wearing it in the actual film. But wait! There’s more! Look at what Rosalie is wearing behind her. Does that scarf and jacket look familiar at all?

Yep: it’s Alice’s coat and scarf from the field trip scene! I guess that in this economy, even the Cullens have to share clothes.


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Alice fans vs. Anthropologie

Remember that Facebook campaign I mentioned starting in my post yesterday? Well, here it is: Re-release the Knitted & Knotted Limehouse Sweater Coat.

If we get enough members, Anthropologie might take our request into consideration the way Curious Gypsy did with Bella’s thermal. “Like” the page and have your friends do the same if you want to own this sweater!


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