Halloween is nearing by the minute and it is really time you decided upon a costume. But it gets tough and we often run out of ideas. So here we have an idea for you and also a great tip for generating ideas for your Halloween Costume yourself. So read on.
The costume that we talk about today is the Hatter, which of course a character from Alice in Wonderland. We have all read the book and maybe have watched the Hatter in the movie version as well. We know very well that the Hatter is portrayed as a male but let’s turn the tables here. If you are a woman, be The Hatter.
Halloween Costume Idea – Hatter
Johnny Depp wore brown hues when playing the Hatter but let’s pick something more flattering and on trend. We choose a black and white striped blazer which is great visually due to the stark contrast. You can pair them with striped pants as well or choose a white pair of pants. Wear a black shirt inside and if you fancy complete it with a cravat. Don’t forget to add a couple of quirky brooches on the lapel if you own them.
Halloween Costume Idea – Hatter Look from Alice in Wonderland
Since you are ‘The Hatter’ the emphasis of your outfit is obviously the hat. So wear a tall top hat that in case not fully loaded with accessories you can add some yourself. Our striped top hat is decorated with a satin scarf tied around it. Some peacock feathers, a fake playing card, beads and chains, origami flowers etc all make the hat the centerpiece. You can choose similar items if your DIYing it.
Hatter Look from Alice in Wonderland – Halloween Costume Idea
For your Hatter makeup you have to go a little on the crazy side, or let us call it bold. In the movie the character was called “Mad Hatter” so let’s build on that.
Start with the hair, curl them and give them volume. If you don’t want your natural hair to undergo anything simply purchase a wig. In the front you can use some visible bobby pins on the fringes. For your face you can do your regular foundation routine. The focus is the eyes.
Choose different eye shadow combinations for both eyes. We recommend purple and pink on one and green and coral on the other. Start by using a bright green eye shadow on your top lip from the inner corner of the eye. Towards the outer corner and on the brow bone use a lighter yellow green. Next apply the coral eye shadow below your eyes. Repeat similar for the second eye with purple on the eyelid.
Finish your eye makeup by applying fake lashes on the upper lash line. For the lower lashline, cut your fake lash in half and only apply it from the outer corner to the middle of the lower lashline. Apply a good coat of mascara to blend. Lastly, use a close to natural pink on your lips or only slightly darker.
Tip for getting Halloween Costume Ideas
Hatter Look from Alice in Wonderland For Halloween
Now since we are done with the Hatter costume, here is a tip for getting ideas when you are confused. Jot down a list of your favorite movies, movie characters (villains/heroes), songs / singer and books. Your own favorites list can be used time and again to find a costume for your many Halloweens to come. Be what you love and what inspires you.
So with that tip and also with a great Halloween costume idea from a classic book of all time, we hope that you have a spooky Halloween!