If there’s one Halloween costume worth losing your head over, it’s this recycled Queen of Hearts getup by Keep Mesquite Beautiful. Constructed by the Texas-based initiative’s fashion committee to fete its annual recycled-fashion show, the Tim Burton-inspired gown comprises a dumpster’s worth of castoffs, including a soda-can crown, landscape-netting sleeves, a trash-bag bodice, and a billboard skirt and train. Dry-cleaning bags, crumpled and splashed with red paint, made do for a wig. Even computer components and drink cartons gained a second lease on life as embellishments.

Queen of Hearts, eco-friendly Halloween costumes, sustainable Halloween costumes, recycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, upcycled fashion, Alice in Wonderland, green Halloween costumes, Halloween, green Halloween, recycled Halloween costumes, upcycled Halloween costumes, DIY Halloween costumes, DIY fashion, DIY clothing, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style,  Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Avery Whitt

CROQUET, ANYONE?

For the first time in the show’s history, local businesses and community groups, in addition to individuals and students aged 5 and up, are invited to enter a costume in the competition, which takes place October 18. The event kicks off a month of recycling-related activities, culminating in America Recycles Day on November 15.

RELATED | Maisie Williams Wears Dress Made of Recycled Comic Books

“Fall is a great time to share our message through activities and events,” says Paige Swiney, executive director of Keep Mesquite Beautiful, in a statement. “We’re so excited about our lineup of events and look forward to great participation from the community.”

+ Keep Mesquite Beautiful