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Mad Hatter Costume

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Photo #1 - Mad Hatter falling cards Photo #2 - Mad Hatter Welcome to Wonderland Photo #3 - Mad Hatters Tea Party Photo #4 - Mad Hatter Tea Anyone!? Photo #5 - Mad Hatter
Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kim, the 'Mad Hatter' costume creator:

Nate Pennington, my 11 year old son is the Mad Hatter. The idea of becoming the Mad Hatter for Halloween this year originated from a family vacation over fall break to Disney World. It was our first time going and my sister, Nate, and I were searching the hat store for decorative “ears” to wear that day when we came across the Mad Hatters hat. My sister and I looked at each other then at Nate and said how awesome it would be for him to be the Mad Hatter, Johnny Depp version, for Halloween this year!! I pulled out my phone, showed Nate pictures and he immediately agreed!!!

Items Used:
• Mad Hatter Hat with Wig
• Mad Hatter Eyebrows (purchased online)
• Cream Makeup
• Blush
• Lipstick
• Eye shadow
• Mascara
• Powder
• Pink Dress Shirt (Nates Personal Shirt)
• Scarf (Mine from home)
• Women’s Distressed Leather Jacket (Goodwill purchase)
• Button up Suit Vest (Nates Personal Suit Vest)
• Lace (Left over at the house)
• winter gloves (Nates Personal Pair)
• Sewing Thimble (Mine from the house)
• Buttons (Extras found at home)
• Boys Pinstriped Dress Pants (Goodwill purchase)
• Strip Socks (My personal pair)
• Shoes (Nates Personal Pair)
• Thread Spool Bandolier (purchased online)
• Scrap Pink and Purple Fabric (purchased from scrap pile of craft store)

To make Nate’s costume my grandmother and I did a lot of sewing and alterations. For his pants we took up the waist to fit him, they were a size to big, then hemmed the bottom to make them shorter then normal to show off his stripped socks The jacket took more work as it was a woman’s jacket needing to fit an 11 year old. Therefore, my grandmother took it in, in the back and hemmed the sleeves. Next, she placed the lace along the sleeves and took the scrap purple fabric and sewed it into the lining of the jacket. After that she sewed the colored buttons on the sleeves and tacked the pink fabric to hang from the pocket. I took his winter gloves and cut the finger/thumb tips off to make gloves similar to those the Mad Hatter wears. After that it was all about piecing the items together like the Mad Hatter did in the movie.

Rating: 4.7 of 5. Votes: 160

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#1 comment by tera thompson November 8, 2013

awesome costume Nate!!!!!

#2 comment by Tamara November 9, 2013

LOVE IT!!! Best i've ever seen!!!

#3 comment by Linda Haag November 9, 2013

Wow that is very original ....best costume i have seen....great creativity......great craftmanship....

#4 comment by Jason November 9, 2013

Great job

#5 comment by Allison November 9, 2013


#6 comment by Bonnie November 11, 2013

Looks Great!

#7 comment by Mrs. Tabby November 11, 2013


#8 comment by Tammy T. November 12, 2013

Very Creative!!! Love it!

#9 comment by Rita November 13, 2013

very creative and very well done. Great that his great grandmother was so involved. I love it.

#10 comment by Catherine November 13, 2013

This could be the beginning of a new career. Wow, what a great costume and picture. love it.

#11 comment by Lisa Smallwood November 19, 2013

I absolutely love it!!!! Best costume ever!!!!

#12 comment by Shelli November 19, 2013

Very cute love it

#13 comment by Monica November 16, 2014

I absolutely love it! I'm actually going to do this next Halloween.

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