I dressed my boys up for world book day this year as the film was just being released - I decided to create the Johnny Depp mad hatters homemade costumes.
I got some old shirts and a waist coat for my oldest. On the waist coat I decided to sew a white rabbit (in the film I think he has a bird but too difficult for me, lol). I added some buttons, a large pin, some spare cotton and ribbons attached to the pocket. I then did a cotton-reel belt by just adding lots of reels to a ribbon.
For my other son I got a cheap blazer, added buttons, sew a white rabbit and sewed on the reels (as he would mess with the belt too much). To the sleeves I added some ribbon for both boys.
They both wore tight pants too small for them and stripy odd socks.
The hats I bought off eBay, added some ribbon and feathers. For the hair - I bought one wig and cut it up and glued to the hat (saving money and the boys messing to much with a wig).
They wore there school shoes (already dirty and scuffed), some of my best makeup, and the look was complete!!!! Everyone loved there mad hatters homemade costumes and they even got in the local paper, lol!
I made this whole Mad Hatter homemade costume and make up by myself here in Chile, with contacts and all the stuff. Here in Chile it's very difficult to buy a wig or scarwax, for example. There are no professional costume stores, so you can't get spirit gum or scar wax.
I'm studying (sorry for my English) fashion design and I love to make hats, so all my life I feel like the Mad Hatter and I love Tim Burton's work, so for me it is natural to generate this costume. I won the best Halloween contest in my state with it and I'm very happy to be in your contest.
All the clothes are made by myself, except for the shoes, but I had to paint them yellow. I modified the costume to wear it on a discotheque, so i made a vest and not a coat. I hope u like it ;) Kisses...
This Mad Hatter Costume was made from striped trousers, waistcoat and blazer which were all bought at the Thrift store. White shirt worn underneath. Plain top hat was bought and spare fabric, peacock feather and the 10/6 sign were added with a glue gun. Crochet doilies were bought, cut in half and sewn into the sleeves. Lengths of ribbon and cloth tape-measures were also sewn into the sleeves. Cotton bobbins were attatched together with lengths of string to make the sash, safety pins were connected end to end along the edges of the cotton bobbins. Wig was bought. Neck tie was sewn out of spare fabric. Face paint finished the look.
I wore this Homemade Mad Hatter Costume for my daughter's Sweet Sixteen Party, themed a Mad Sweet Sixteen! The girls dressed in blue dresses like Alice, the dads wore Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum shirts I made by taping off white t-shirts and spraying with black spray paint and then red suspenders. I bought the Mad Hatter hat with attached wig, cut a piece of hair off for eyebrows, painted my face white and used various eye shadows to make my cheeks and eyes hallow. I blacked out a line in between my front teeth and got my jacket, shirt, scarf and pants at various thrift stores.