Someone e-mailed me just yesterday asking if I had finished my Mad Hatter Hat....and yes! I have.
I also make a Mad Hatter coat....I better post those pictures too!
Here is what the Mad Hatter's looked like in Tim Burton's version of "Alice in Wonderland".
Another shot of the full hat...so you can see how tall it is.....
I shall also post about it over at my blog , but I wanted to share it here.
I do still need to get some hat pins, but that can wait for now...and I also need to sew some pink thread on the peacock feather, but alas....moving on.
Now, my hat is not identical in every way to the original one from the movie, but as with all my costumes it is simply "movie inspired"
So here are a few pictures of my Mad Hatter Hat....
This was my first "real" hat to construct. I have done some hats for theater productions..etc...but not to this level of detail. The base was first created from layers of hat buckrum then I built it up with felted wool and other random bits of notions.
All the fabrics are real silk. Rather wonderland don't you think?
The fabric for the outer part of the hat was something I dyed.. It is 100% silk (actually it was a lovely shade of light gold when I started..) but in order for it to become a proper Mad Hatter Hat...well, it needed to be green-ish.
The Scarf/Sash tied around this tall hat is also 100% silk, in a lovely rosy shade rather similar to the movie I thought.
I decided to stitch up the back of my hat to sort of look like "lacing" simply because I thought it was a fun whimsical touch.
The lining for the hat is a dark brown silk with gold dots on it. The movie one is brown and red dots, but I couldn't find one like that...but I thought the golden dots still matched nicely. :)
And last but not least.... two more shots of the complete hat.
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