I’m not sure I care for the evolution of the Mad Hatter from Tenniel- Disney – Burton.

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Disney Mad hatter

However, this Threadbanger video caught my attention and although I have no intention of making the costume, I was fascinated watching the whole process of making this costume. This is the kind of project my girls have done over the years. They spent many hours gluing cotton balls to paper bags and coloring poster board flowers.

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