Tim Burton's Mad Hatter Costume
(Clinton, Maryland, USA)
My Homemade Mad Hatter Costume
My costume is inspired my Tim Burton's version of the Mad Hatter. I did not have time to take pictures in the process of my making the costume due to time constraints, but it was made completely from scratch.
I started by making the infamous hat which was made from poster board, cardboard, an old scarf, a 10/6 card, and some mock vintage hat pins.
Next I created the fingerless gloves using some old plaid shorts.
Then I made the arsenal of thread using black string, over 20 spools of thread, and an old black belt. I then proceeded to distress and old brown blazer I purchased at a thrift store, along with some olive green pants, an orange sock, and stripped blue sock, and some old boots.
Then I added the accessories, including hand-made thimbles, a mock push-pin ring, and my roommate’s yellow scarf.
I concluded this look by painting my nails yellow, putting in green contact lenses, painting my face white, and putting on "mad hatter" make up.
This costume took approximately a month's time of preparation and 12 hours to create. This most difficult part of this costume was... well, there's a tie between the making of the hat and the make-up.
All in all, I had a blast making this outfit and I received tons of complements.