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!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo!!!
Can't believe how demented this handsome young man turned out! Great costume! Connie
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