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Coolest Homemade Mad Hatter Baby Costume 14

by Rachelle C.
(San Antonio, TX)

Homemade Mad Hatter Baby Costume

Homemade Mad Hatter Baby Costume

Over the years I have loved Alice in Wonderland, from collecting tea cups and creating my own Wonderland area in my home to different copies of the movie and books. It's one of my favorites, which is why I decided this year I would be Alice and my son would be the Mad Hatter. He is almost 15 months old and I wanted him to have a unique outfit.

I usually make my own costumes and so the challenge was on. I had some of the items used for his costume, and then others I made. His jacket was made from a pair of pants I found at the Goodwill, I used one of his jackets as a template since I have never sewn before. I also made his hat and his collared shirt and bow tie. His hat was a small lamp shade with a paper plate on the bottom to be the rim and I used a paper plate to be the top. I then painted it green and add ribbon and a decorative broach for the front.

His hair came from a stuffed Santa toy I found at the Goodwill. I cut his beard off and made the hair come out from the hat and used some for his eyebrows. I was very happy with how this Homemade Mad Hatter Baby Costume turned out.

My outfit was made with different items I found. My apron was made from a dress at the Goodwill, I had the shoes and bought the socks. I found a dress, and bought some daisy's. This was so much fun to do. I have to also say my son was the cutest Mad Hatter ever.

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coolest costume
by: Trish

Shelley,

I knew you were creative, but that picture defies a better copy! Hope all is well with you and your family. Keep those creative juices flowing!

Love Ya,

Trish

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Coolest Homemade Johnny Depp Mad Hatter Costume 13

by Debra
(Easley, SC USA)

Homemade Johnny Depp Mad Hatter Costume

Homemade Johnny Depp Mad Hatter Costume

My husband and I wanted to make some costumes for Dragon Con in Atlanta that we could also use for Halloween. We loved the Johnny Depp version of the Mad Hatter in the new "Alice in Wonderland" coming out in 2010.

The Mad Hatter's jacket, I constructed on top of an old tail coat we had in the closet. The hat was a Dicken's caroler's hat bought online. We covered it with layers of fabric patches covered with lace and stickpins, labels. A similar print for the bow tie was found, but with a white background. Out came the sharpie's and I colored the ground black.

Makeup, pants and boots and wigs for the two of us made it complete. These were fun and comfortable to wear and very popular with everyone.This is our Homemade Johnny Depp Mad Hatter Costume.

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Sharpies!
by: Raven

Hilarious that you sharpied the tie. I found an old satin scarf with colors all over it and I sharpied the white part black!
GMTA!


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Coolest Madhatters Halloween Costume 7

by Jessica
(South Carolina)

Madhatters Halloween Costume

Madhatters Halloween Costume

This Madhatters Halloween costume was a last-minute stroke of genius achieved by my boyfriend, Nick Kiser. I had planned my Queen of Hearts get-up for weeks, but as Halloween night rolled around Nick finally decided to plan a costume out of what he could find around the house.

He found the Mad Hatter hat that was from my costume I wore the previous year, so he went with it - and out came an awesome take on the character. The clothes he wore were all from his closet, he just layered crazy prints and colors. We decided tennis shoes worked better than dress shoes, and topped the whole look off with a chipped teapot.

The Mad Hatter never looked so good!

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Coolest Mad Hatter Costume 4

by Riah
(Los Angeles, CA)

Homemade Mad Hatter Costume

Homemade Mad Hatter Costume

This entire Mad Hatter costume was hand made, except for the teapot purse which was found on ebay.

The vest was made from a pirate costume pattern, the jacket from a lion trainer costume and just a normal shorts pattern for the pants. The hat was made out of 2mm foam and covered with the same fabric from the jacket. I got all my fabric in the alley downtown, so it was a super bargain. The collar was also fabric covered foam. I just used remnants and really, that's about it.

It was the first costume I ever made, took maybe a week and cost under $25 if you don't count the purse.

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This is great!
by: Jessica

How did you make the hat? I'm trying to make it for my 5 yr old son.

What...?
by: Anonymous

You got the fabric in the alley?? Hopefully "The Alley" is a store!

This is great
by: Anonymous

AWESOME!

questions
by: riah

The alley is a general term for the fashion district in Los Angeles, specifically I believe I bought these fabrics from a dude named Shawn at 9th/San Pedro..

The hat is simplicity pattern 4015. beware though, the pattern hat is HUGE. Mine is 1/2 the size of it, but I still used the general template. If you want to save yourself the $$ just cut out a circle with the center cut out for the hat brim, a small circle for the top and 5 rectangles (that are larger on top and get smaller) for the sides essentially that's all it was.. Have fun!

http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=4015


so, are you done with the purse?
by: Anonymous

Can I buy it from you?

awsome!
by: Anonymous

that's so good. I love it, what is it made out of

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