My friends and I decided to have a Wonderland themed party for Halloween and boy was it a success! An unanimous decision was made that I would be the Mad Hatter. Having recently seen Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland I was inspired by the look of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter. I found a wonderful tutorial on Threadbangers.com that helped me put it all together.
I found some khaki pants and an old trench coat at a thrift store and dyed them green. Sprayed stripes of purple spray paint on the pants and accented the coat with some splotches of purple and tan paint to make it look weathered. For the sash I just took some thread spools and weaved yarn through them and attached them to an old belt that I cut in half. The hat was tricky. I also found some old lacy pattered curtains at the thrift store and dyed them green as well. I constructed the hat out of cardboard, tape and hot glue then stretched the material in place and hot glued it as well and finished it of with gold spray paint accents, tied some fancy looking material around it and constructed some hat pins out of wire clothes hangers and some cool buttons and junk. Oh, and the socks are black and white striped that I sprayed with colored hairspray.
This Homemade Mad Hatter Halloween Costume was a huge hit and my most prized Halloween creation. I have no idea how I will top this next year!
This year my boyfriend decided he wanted to make his Halloween costume. He decided to dress up in a Homemade Mad Hatter Costume which seems like something fun and original to be.
First we started by looking through his closet to see which items we could use for the pants we just cut a pair of brown pants a little below his knees. He also had a button up light pink shirt which he could wear under a vest. For the vest he had many choices but whe chose the one that looked the most similar to the character.
We purchased a funky looking scarf at target for a Dollar to use for the bow. The shoes we found from a thrift store for only two dollars. He was lucky to borrow a coat from his cousin that was used years ago for a different costume. We had to buy a few more things like the thread spools to make the bandolier, ballon string to connect them, white face paint from Walmart, an orange redish wig and a top hat. We cut the wig and teased it to make it look crazy. For the face I used eyeshadows and lipsticks I already own. We made the eyebrows using hair from the wig and stuck them with eyelash glue which worked great. For the gap on his teeth we used black gel liner which stayed the whole night.
This was a very fun costume to make and a big hit at the party we went to. Happy Halloween!!
For Hanna's Mad Hatter costume I bought the hat from a costume store and made the hat pins from charms and wire I got from the craft store. I got lucky and was able to find scissor and sewing machine charms so these turned out really neat.
Her hair we just teased out until it look wild and sprayed it and used colored hairspray to make it orange. For her eyebrows we used stretched out cotton-balls and sprayed them orange too. Her makeup we just matched the colors and style with regular makeup and white costume makeup. We got a pink button shirt and sewed the lace to the cuffs and used a scarf for the tie.
I made a black vest and painted the pattern on it with fabric paint. The jacket was a ladies jacket from the thrift store that I took apart and made smaller so it would fit and made the pants from a pattern. I used fabric paint for the designs. I pinned the ribbon inside the pocket and made the half gloves and dyed the socks and shoes with fabric dye. I made the thread belt with thread with yarn and chain holding it together.
This Mad Hatter Halloween Costume was homemade. The only things purchased were the leather jacket and the hair. The lace on the sleeves was sewn onto the jacket, as well as the ribbons and hankie hanging from the jacket pocket. The hat was made from poster board, two layers of fabric hot glued on and spray painted, flowers, and the hat card.
The hat brim is a clothing hanger put in a circle with fabric tucked around it an hot glued to the inside of the hat. The ribbon around the hat was dyed with teabags and tied in the back of the hat to hang. The bow-tie is an old dress-up dress tied like a bow. The bandolier was made from an old belt, yarn, and many spools of thread. The collared shirt, vest, socks and shoes were found at home, no alterations. The pants was khaki pants- cut, dyed, and spray painted. The eyebrows were cut from the hair and applied with eyelash adhesive. The paint for the face was stage paint.