Mad Hatter Costumes

Create a wild tea party for all of your Halloween guests this year when you become one of the famous wild characters from Alice in Wonderland! There are plenty of Mad Hatter Costumes to choose from, great for kids and adults, so everyone will be able to find a style they can love for their night on the town!

Mad Hatter Costume Ideas

Quirky and insane, the Mad Hatter is one of the most well-known characters of all time. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland novel originally brought the character to life as a mad man cursed by Time to live forever in the 6 o’clock tea time. When Alice comes across the Mad Hatter’s tea party, he drives her away with nonsensical riddles. Over time, multiple films have evolved the Mad Hatter’s story and his crazy phrases. Johnny Depp masterfully took the character to new heights in Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland and has made him a fan favorite. Whether you’re celebrating an Unbirthday or another special event, BuyCostumes has the perfect Mad Hatter outfit for you.

Which Type of Mad Hatter Are You?


Channel the Mad Hatter’s dark and mysterious side with this eerily evil costume. The long black jacket with checkered accents, pin-striped pants and notorious black top hat set the scene for you to be Alice in Wonderland’s most terrifying tea party host at your next event.

“Down with the Bloody Red Queen!”

Madeline Hatter

Madeline Hatter is a student at Ever After High, a school for fairy tale characters-in-training. Madeline is preparing to take over her father’s role and become the next Mad Hatter. The bright and energetic character is the perfect costume inspiration for girls looking for a spin on the classic Alice in Wonderland story.

“Do you want to hear a riddle?”


The Mad Hatter has an incredible ability to mix and match the wildest colors and patterns and somehow make them work together. With bright colors and a mixture of checks with stripes, The Mayhem Mad Hatter Costume will make you the craziest person at the party.

“Very Merry Unbirthday!”

Movie Hatter

Johnny Depp gave new life–and a new look–to Alice in Wonderland’s quirkiest character in Tim Burton’s film adaptation. Similar to the Mad Hatter’s outfit in the movie, this costume features a brown velvet jacket with lace trim and multicolored accents, short pinstripe pants and a peculiar, over-sized bow tie.

“What a regrettably large head you have. I would very much like to hat it.”


Bring the charming and kooky Mad Hatter to life at your next special event with the Plaid Mad Hatter Adult Costume. With this ensemble, you’ll be ready to rattle off riddles over a good cup of tea. You may even figure out why a raven is like a writing desk.

“I’ve been investigating things that begin with the letter M.”


With a bright pink skirt, funky green leggings and a small, multicolored top hat, the Mad Hatter Tween Costume offers a modern twist on the classic Mad Hatter look. Even with a modernized and feminine look, this Mad Hatter costume stays true to character and is sure to stand out in any crowd.

“Up above the world you fly, like a tea tray in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle…”

Group Costumes

Alice in Wonderland Group

Alice in Wonderland is a treasured story for many people, whether they first fell in love with Lewis Carroll’s novel, Disney’s animated movie or Tim Burton’s film adaptation. The story has many memorable characters, making Alice in Wonderland the perfect inspiration for group costumes at any special event. Costumes for many of the story’s iconic characters are available, including Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and even Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Many of the costumes come in adult and children’s sizes so everyone in your group can have their pick of Alice in Wonderland’s favorite characters.

Friends & Couples Mad Hatter Costume Ideas

Adult Mad Hatter and Tweedle Dum

Journey into the rabbit hole for your next costume inspiration. The Mad Hatter and Tweedle Dum are two of Alice in Wonderland’s strangest and most recognizable characters. You and a friend will definitely be the center of attention when you show up to the party in these outfits.

Adult Mad Hatter and Adult Red Queen

The Queen of Hearts once sentenced the Mad Hatter to death, but he escaped his fate and later embarked on a journey with Alice to end the Red Queen’s reign. As bitter enemies, the Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter are an unforgettable choice for an Alice in Wonderland couples costume.

Adult Mad Hatter and Boy Mad Hatter

The Adult Mad Hatter and Boy Mad Hatter costumes provide the perfect opportunity for a father and son to match at their next event. The two will be an irresistible duo dressed as the oddly endearing tea party host and his little Mad Hatter protégé.

Boy Mad Hatter and Girl Alice

Thanks to Tim Burton’s movie adaptation, the Mad Hatter has joined Alice as a main character in the Alice in Wonderland story. Both characters are now fan favorites, and your kids are sure to be a hit at the next party when they arrive in the Boy Mad Hatter and Girl Alice costumes.

Enhance Your Mad Hatter Costume Style

Mad Hatter Costume Accessories

Details have the power to take an outfit from good to great, which is why we don’t skimp on the finer parts of an outfit. When it comes to the Mad Hatter and his kooky fashion sense, the tiniest details are crucial.The Mad Hatter wouldn’t be the same without the accessory that inspired his name. The costume includes the character’s signature over-sized hat, accented with an orange silk ribbon and elaborate detailing. Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Mad Hatter included orange hair, forever changing the image of the Alice in Wonderland character. Orange locks are now a must-have for any Mad Hatter costume. True to the Mad Hatter’s funky fashion sense, this costume features a brown jacket on top of a blue and yellow plaid vest and an over-sized, decorative bow tie.The Mad Hatter isn’t known for matching patterns or colors, so be sure to add a pair of mismatched socks to complete the crazy look.

Mad Hatter Ultimate Costume

You’ll turn heads at your next special event when you are dressed in the Alice in Wonderland Movie - Deluxe Mad Hatter Costume. But for a truly killer look that will leave your friends talking long after the party, enhance your costume with some accessories. To match Johnny Depp’s look in his portrayal of the famous character in Tim Burton’s movie adaptation, an essential element to add to the costume is an Electric Mad Hatter Wig. The wild orange hair is now a central feature of any Mad Hatter look. Johnny Depp also made the character known for his pale white skin. With the White Pressed Powder makeup, you can achieve the Mad Hatter’s pale, ghost-like appearance. Finally, show your dedication from head to toe by completing the costume with Samuel Black Adult Shoes. The authentic period design of the shoes will fit right into your Mad Hatter outfit.

Makeup Tutorial

Now that you have the Mad Hatter costume figured out, the final piece to complete your look is the makeup. Makeup for any Mad Hatter costume has to be wild, crazy and over the top, just like the character’s clothes and personality. Inspired by Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Mad Hatter, professional makeup artist Shonagh Scott has put together this step-by-step tutorial so you can be mad as a hatter in no time.

To begin, Shonagh recommends wearing Werewolf Green contact lenses to achieve the Mad Hatter’s intense stare. Then she guides you through the application of white cream and powder to get the Mad Hatter’s milky white complexion. After the white base is finished, you’ll learn the tricks to getting Johnny Depp’s dramatic eye makeup from the movie. Next, Shonagh walks you through contouring your face and giving your lips the perfect color. Finally the tutorial shows you how to apply the Mad Hatter’s bushy orange eyebrows with Duo Glue. When all the steps are complete, you’ll be ready to wow your friends with your impeccable Mad Hatter look.

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