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.