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Mad Hatter v 2.2 by Elemental-Sight Mad Hatter v 2.2 by Elemental-Sight
I do have this going for auction, here: [link]

I've managed one more, even closer to screen-accurate, step in my Mad Hatter progress, and I thought I would share!

Construction Details!

The hat is made out of theatre quality 2-ply buckram, heavy gauge wire, fosshape, felt, glue, blood sweat tears....

The hat fabric is an awesome find - a subtle brown and gold brocade print with a felted floral overprint. The hat band is gold-shot mauve/salmon with hand painted gold flowers. One end is hand frayed, the other is cut to a 'V' as per the original.

The hat pins are non-functional (Since they wouldn't work per the design) and have beads hand-picked from multiple sources including vintage shops and former necklaces. There is a hand-wrapped pair of peacock feathers stitched to the left side, with an embroidered 'eye' set overtop, and the 10/6 card has been burnt and scaled to match the original, tucked into the hat band.

There are two ' patches ', each hand sewn to the front left and right of the hat. The left patch is hand dyed, while the right patch is the hat fabric set to be offset printed and has been lightly edged in gold paint to accentuate the difference.

The hat is 95% hand sewn. It takes about 10-12 hours to make one.


I do take comissions for other hats, send me a note if you're interested.
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methezoo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Wow! Can you tell me, please, where can I buy that brocade fabric? Its awesome!
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Hikaru-Ichigo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a beautiful hat, wonderful also
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Elemental-Sight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Thank you~
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rogueymu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is one scary wig head.
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Elemental-Sight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I love how it's clearly modeled after Depp. It cracked me up something fierce.
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