Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It’s A Mad Mad World!

I just couldn’t wait to show all of you these pics. of my grandson. 

They’re having an event at T-Man’s school called “War, Peace, and All That Jazz.”  This event includes a five page essay and a costume contest.  Your costume can be either a real or fictional character from a certain time period.

After much costume consideration…..

Meet the Mad Hatter!

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Heather put her heart and soul into this costume, I’ll tell ‘ya!  It started with four hours of thrift shopping to find the perfect clothes.  I wouldn’t have thought a pair of plaid men’s pants and a ‘70’s style corduroy jacket still existed ANYWHERE!  But she found ‘em!

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She painted the detailing on the pants.

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The original Mad Hatter had gray hair.  She couldn’t find an orange wig (a la Johnny Depp), so they went with the old style.  The hat was perfect, and only $10.00 at a local costume shop.

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She made every single hat pin and all of the other detailing.

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The gold detailing on the vest was sponged on. And the lace was sewn on the sleeves of the jacket.

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She found the mini spools of thread at Michaels and strung them with jute string.

She and T-Man spent lots of time researching every little detail of this costume and all I can say is………….


Heather, you did an absolutely amazing job!  Good luck to T-Man tomorrow. 



  1. I wanted to stop by and say "hello", and then I was really "wowed" by this fantastic costume. I just love all the details! Wish your grandson best of luck! With such a spectacular costume, his performance is sure to be out of this world!!

  2. I am SO impressed! Heather did an amazing job with this costume! Love it! I'm thinking once T-man is done with this costume it might look awfully cute on a mannequin at the rink! Sure would be a conversation piece!

  3. Well, about all I can say is Wow, too! Heather did a great job pulling this together and he looks great! Maybe they'll get lucky and he can get Halloween out of it, too. : )

  4. What a fabulous outfit she has put together!! The details are all perfect ~ SUCH creativity!!


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