The Mad Hatter Accessories

Here it is! The Mad Hatter Costume in full! I got all dressed up to go to a church party last night, but didn't have time to really freak out my hair. I'll post pictures of when I do better on Halloween night! I made most of the accessories, but not the whole outfit.

First I'll start with the items I bought and wore as is. The jacket and vest I bought second hand at Savers. The jacket is a purple velvet and actually is pretty cute. The shirt I'm wearing is just a white shirt I already had. The orange "sock" is actually a pair of footless tights, the purple is one of a pair, both were bought at Target.

#1 - Bow Tie: I made this the same way I made the sash for the hat, except the length was about 60 inches. Then I just tied it in a bow. The fabric is a nice soft silk I got for $1.50/yd at Wal-Mart.

#2 - Thread Ammo: Ok, I know it's supposed to be longer and slung across my chest like machine gun ammo, but I didn't want to use that many threads. I bought the wooden bobbins at JoAnns and just used thread I had already. Then I used black hemp string to put them together. To attach it to the jacket, I just tied it onto the top button.

#3 - Lace Cuffs: I used Dana's Circle Skirt tutorial in miniature to make the lace cuffs. I measured some, but ended up just using the lid from one of Pretty's baby puffs cans to make the inner circle. I also used a candle to singe and melt the edges.

#4 - Fingerless gloves: I made another pair of fingerless gloves from socks (tutorial here). I ended up changing the tutorial a bit because of this pair. That thumb cuff was just way too small before. Sorry for not fixing that before I ever posted it! But it's fixed now...

#5 - Embroidered pants: These pants I bought at Savers, too. I cut them off to mid-calf and hemmed the bottom. Then I used a charcol pencil to draw on the design, close to what the Mad Hatter has, but being realistic to the time I was willing to spend.

I just did a running stitch with 2 threads of embroidery thread.

Part of me wishes I had used a purple thread instead of the gold. With my light colored pants, it doesn't stand out too well.

And there you have it! My somewhat feminine version of the Mad Hatter!

And look who I happened to run into at the church party:

"Downa wyth Bluddy Behg Hid!!"


Ruthie said...

You did an AWESOME job! It looks soo cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Ruthie @ Tattered Bliss

Mruna Mistry said...

You look great! I love the look!Thank you for the hat tutorial!

Toni said...

Vivian all I have to say is that you are amazing! I can not believe that you made that outfit it is amazing!

Lena said...

That turned out so cool! I am even more jealous now that my costume has fallen through, and now I don't know what to do. Any ideas?