Sooooo, out with the old and in with the new! I’ve been cosplaying the Mad Hatter since I created my alter ego, Violet Patterson. The crowning piece of every Mad Hatter costume is the Mad Hatter Hat. In the past, my hats have been rather small so this year, I’m going big. Obscenely big. This hat cost around $30 to make, my most expensive top hat to date, mostly because of the many additions.
The Half-way Point
Still, not enough. So, I embellished more…..to make this:
Some patches, a “clock,” gears, keys, and other baubles give this a more maddening feel.
The Massive Steampunk Mad Hatter Hat
This Mad Hatter Hat makes me SOOOO happy. It is heavy, to be sure, but doesn’t it look incredible? It really finishes off the look. This is the second incarnation of my Steampunk Mad Hatter.