Mad Hatter Costume


A Mad Hatter costume is sure to be one of the most easily recognizable at any costume event. The Mad Hatter is a character from Alice in Wonderland.

In the first adaptation of the book, he had a quirky but rather tame style. In the newer movie, the Mad Hatter played by Johnny Depp, looks much more eccentric.

He works as a hatmaker with a dark past. Long ago, his village was burned down by the Red Queen. It left him to go insane, which earned him the nickname of the Mad Hatter.

But he is really quite intelligent. He is also a good sword fighter and very energetic.

You’ll Need:

  1. Ruffled Shirt
  2. Wool Blend Jacket
  3. Mad Hatter Wig
  4. Pinstripe Pants
  5. Mad Hatter Bow Tie
  6. Mad Hatter Hat
  7. Mad Hatter Thread Spool Bandolier
  8. White Liquid Foundation
  9. Ankle Boots
  10. Makeup Kit
  11. Vintage Teapot
  12. Orange Striped Socks
  13. Red Socks

DIY Mad Hatter Costume Guide

For his vibrant personality and flashy style of dress alike, the Mad Hatter is one of the most well-loved characters from the film. 

To start off your costume, you will need to wear a Mad Hatter wig to fit the style underneath the large Top Hat that he wears. 

Then, get a Ruffled Shirt with Mad Hatter Bow Tie underneath the Wool Blend Jacket.

For the bottom, put on Pinstripe Pants and Ankle Boots paired with Orange Striped Socks and Red Socks.

You can spruce it up by adding Thread Spool Bandolier and Vintage Teapot to make it look even quirkier. 

Finally, you can use orange eyebrows to pull the look together and wear a full face of wild makeup to capture his crazed look.

Mad Hatter Makeup Tutorial | Halloween Costume Ideas

Mad Hatter Cosplay Costume

Although he is a madman, he is, in fact, very smart, brave, loyal, and kind-hearted. 

These, along with his dramatic costume and makeup, make him simply one of the best cosplay choices.

His quirky personality is matched by his style of dress. He stands out in his colorful attire and oversized accessories.

His vibrant orange hair also adds flair to his look. If you are inspired by the unique style of the Mad Hatter, you can dress the part with this guide. 

Consider asking your friends to cosplay Alice, Red Queen, Tweedledum, or other characters from Alice in Wonderland to make your costume even more fun.

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About Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

The Mad Hatter is one of the most iconic characters from Alice in Wonderland. He has an eccentric, crazy, straightforward, and integrity personality.

The Mad Hatter was born into a family of hatters, the Wiesen-Hightop family, and excelled at making hats and tailoring. 

He has a sad past where his village was burned to the ground by the Red Queen. After this tragic event, the hatmaker lost his mind. It is this fact that has earned him the nickname the Mad Hatter.

He is Alice’s most important friend in Wonderland. Mad Hatter guides and regains her childhood dreams and passions. The two have deep feelings for each other.

What is the most famous quote from Mad Hatter?

1. “This is an unbirthday party!”

2. “I shall elucidate.”

3. “Oh, what a delightful child!”

4. “What a small world this is!”

5. “We never get compliments, you must have a cup of tea!”

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