If you have a pearly white smile, a sharp tongue and a disabling personality, then we have the right costume for you from Alice in Wonderland. But you had better practice your disappearing act if you are going to do this Cheshire Cat costume justice. While the original cheshire cat of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was male, this Halloween costume is frequently worn by teen and adult women who are looking for a fun and sexy costume. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t versions for men and children as well. But the female costumes are form more common as children want to be Alice and only men who want to be cheeky wear it.
The exact origins of Carroll’s Cheshire Cat are unknown. The earliest references to a Cheshire Cat date back to the late 1700s in England. Even back then, the Cheshire cat’s grin was famous. Cheshire is the name of an English county famous for its cheese. It is rumored that the cheese was moulded like a grinning cat, eaten from the tail so that the last part left was the cat’s smiling head. Another possibility is that the concept of the cheshire cat started at the ports of Chester. The cats there were said to be the happiest in the English kingdom as they waited for the mice from the ships carrying Cheshire cheese to London. It turns out that there is a scientific reason for a cat’s grin. A strong vomeronasal organ to enhance their sense of smell causes them to noticeably bare their teeth and grin.
The Cheshire Cat of Alice in Wonderland is known for its witty and vexing conversation, its playful nature, its ear to ear smile, and its ability to vanish into thin air. If you want to wear a Cheshire Cat costume this Halloween, you will have to practice all of the above in order to enjoy your Halloween experience to the fullest.