I fitted and painted the jacket and added frayed cording around the lapels and fancy trim around the cuff. All the buttons are mismatched. I added dragonfly applique and silver pendants on left breast of jacket. Tied ribbons to extra large safety pin an pinned by left pocket and pleated and sewed on purple satin right pocket.
The spools are attached in a strip with heavy gauge beading wire to heavy link chain on each side of the spool. I attached the spool strip to another chain that ran over the shoulder, across the back and down by the pocket with grommets and cotter pins.
The hat is made of cardboard with black and lace fabric stretch over it and painted black and gold. The brim is made from heavy gauge wire with the same fabrics stretched over it then attached to the top. I made the hat pins with gold jewelry wire and beads and buttons. I sewed peach satin fabric band then frayed the ends and applied daisy appliques to the two hanging peices in back. I glued a piece of striped fabric on the hat, then tucked gold lace fabric and the 10/6 hat tag behind the band.
I made the bow in pieces then sewed them together. I attached it to a band that goes around the neck and attaches together with Velcro in the back.
I took gloves and cut off the fingers, then sewed tan plaid fabric around them and added lace to the the glove wrist band that lays over the plaid.
Lastly we put in the contacts and did the makeup.
We had a great time making the Homemade Crazy Eye Mad Hatter Halloween Costume and he had a great time getting the attention when in costume.