The Mad Hatter
Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton version)

Cosplayer: DeppalikeUK

Variant: main version

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

1st place at Starfury T2, 1st at LFCC 2010, 1st at Manch expo 2011

11th March 2012: Hat remake (progress) OMG!!!!!

This is taking ages, Still hand embroidering on the brim. So hope its worth it

8th February 2012: hat remake After careful consideration I have decided 2 remake & alter my Hatter costume as I felt it
could benefit from some improvement.
I always felt the siloute was wrong somehow, that the proportions were off making my
legs & body look short. Johnny afterall has much longer legs than me so can look strange
when I dont take that into account

7th February 2012: why did I do this LOL Well...the remake has comenced.... oh boy!
Started with taking the hat apart....which was a slighty sad experience. I have
now reshaped the base so it now 'tapers' as the original does.
I then chose to get a selection of fabric pens & coloured it... to give a closer colour match
& to add to the destressed look.
I am currently embroidering gold thread into it in odd to match the pattern even closer,
this is the tough bit.......& has already taken a total of two weeks sewing time.

24th March 2010: Stage two After running a 'stunt double' version of the costume at the Alice in Wonderland world Premiere, I was able to see how the costume would fair and would the make-up hold.

Still working on the trousers and Jacket. I have decided to costume make the material for the waistcoat as I did not like the paint job on the waiscoat I had done. Also for safety I have decided to shorten the needles going into the hat.

Also the wig needs work.... way toooo Bonkers,, could bearly get the hat on.

23rd February 2010: Finishing the Hat Now that the base was complete I needed to complete all the details to finally finish it.

I hand painted and made the scarf that goes around it.

I found some long frniture needles that worked well as hat pins. I added all the decorations to them by hand and painted them.

Finally finishing off with the hat card. This was made with craft foam which was painted in acrylic paint and varnished.

23rd February 2010: The hat The next task was the big one. I was dreading but also looking forward to this one as its one of the main focal points of the costume.

I was debating how to do this for a while. In the end settled on buying a fancy dress top hat that I could take apart and then work from the template.

Found the fabric but it was more expensive than I planned so I better not mess this one up.

I took apart the shop brought hat to create templates out of. Using a camper mat I made new pieces. I then matched the pieces in the fabric and hand sewed them together.

I'm pleased with the result.

23rd February 2010: Started. The tie ;) Finally started after taking some time to study and research the fabrics I needed.

I started first with the tie. I got a piece of satin from Sephirayne's fabric stock and hand painted on all the design using silk paints. It took some time but the effect worked really well.

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Sephirayne - 25th July 2009
So looking forward to this, Little Bro. Especially now that I've seen the trailer. It will be fab to join you as the White Queen.

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Bunni - 28th July 2009
Really looking forward to seeing you and Emma do this! The costumes are fantastic in this Burton version! Good Luck guys, you're going to look amazing!

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Anonymous - 2nd September 2009
theres the offical trailer on you tube now! you can see the whole costume! its amazing! good luck with this! ;)

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Sephirayne - 23rd February 2010
Looking awesome. Its so awesome seeing this come together in person. Can't wait to see more of it. X

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sjbonnar - 23rd February 2010
I shall be watching this intently ^_^ Can't wait to see it done!

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FairyPorchQueen - 23rd February 2010
OMG that hat is amazing!

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Wyrdsister - 23rd February 2010
This is going to be awesome...I have never actually seen you in person, but i've seen plenty of great pics of you in your many (amazing) Depp costumes. I sort of guessed you'd be doing this one :) can't wait to see it done.

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Bunni - 23rd February 2010
Hat looks AMAZING! keep up the good work!!!

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Uni - 23rd February 2010
Stunning work! Can't wait to see this finished!

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callmemilo - 23rd February 2010
very nice sir! very nice indeed!

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Neko-Chan - 23rd February 2010
WOW! The hat looks fantastic! Good luck with the rest of the costume, i'm sure it'll be utter amazing though.

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KhaosKreator - 24th February 2010
Love the amount of detail you're putting into this!


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Anonymous - 24th February 2010
that looks sooo good :D im seriously thinking about making a to-scale Cheshire Cat costume sometime :D

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Anonymous - 10th March 2010
wonderfulxxx love the hat^^

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RanmaSyaoran - 10th March 2010
Brilliant 8D

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Captain_Marvelous - 10th March 2010
You look radical!

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Littlegeeky - 10th March 2010
Wow this looks amazing! You make a fantastic Mad Hatter

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Lozzie - 10th March 2010
this looks amazing!! well done you!

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callmemilo - 24th March 2010
very exciting progress, mate.... looking forward to seeing the final result at expo, good luck!

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- - 15th July 2010
Love the hat. Really great progress there for 3 days <3

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DeppalikeUK - 19th January 2011
Wow! Thank you for all the feedback. It means a lot.

I'll have some up to date pics for you soon ;)

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DrunkleyCP - 9th February 2011
Wow! This looks fantastic!

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Sephirayne - 9th February 2011
This is amazing work. You have done an awesome job. Love it ;)

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Sammymisa - 20th May 2012