The “Lady” Mad Hatter


This is my Lady Mad Hatter which is my steampunk inspired take on the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ character.  She appeared in the couture runway for Circus Couture’s “86-Peculiar Place” charity event held at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV.

The outfit consists of 7 pieces. The hat is covered in a paisley upholstery fabric. It has 1″ brass studs around  the gold head band, real metal clockworks to give it that ‘steampunk’ gear vibe, porcupine quills and pheasant and peacock feathers. The glasses are a combination of purchased and found objects, assembled to give a nod to the 60′s, with a ‘steampunk’ twist. The standing stylized floating collar is a cream damask with two black tuxedo buttons. The bodice is made of faux ostrich, and faux crocodile, with eyelets, lacing, belt and buckle, along with a variety of ‘mad hatter’ elements to complete it’s details. The skirt is an a-line mini made of black and gold upholstery fabric. The duster jacket is made of companion paisley upholstery fabric with a black and gold accent fabric as full length lapels and arm detail. It has a variety of heights of brass studs on both shoulders. It also has real metal clockworks as lapel detail and real leather belting straps on the right shoulder. The lining is a black patterned china silk. Her boots are a granny style victorian boot made of gold patent leather with black pattern and a black patent leather top. They are toped of with 2″ cone studs around the top edge.

All pieces were designed, patterned, and fabricated by WEPdesigns.

It is brought to life by Sherise Marie.

Professional photography by Dawn Hall, and Shane O’Neal.