When Andrew was here for a visit recently, we spent some time creating his slightly off-kilter somewhat demented Mad Hatter costume for Halloween. We actually had good luck at the Goodwill Store in Augusta and both Goodwill and Salvation Army in Topsham/Brunswick. The first and best find was the blue brocade tuxedo jacket with the velvet collar and the royal blue men's cuffed (and somewhat short) pants. A pleated front tuxedo shirt was augmented with linen pleated cuffs from another shirt sewn on. Andrew thought he'd like a black and white vest--found this double-breasted one and re-tailored it to create the pointy front and a shorter back. He found the perfect hat at the One Stop Party Shop in South Portland and added a purple scarf from my collection to it and used another of my scarves as a floppy bow tie. A giant playing card (the Ace of Spades) tucked into his pocket and a giant tag in the brim of the hat add the finishing touches. Cool, huh!