A Mad Hatter Tea Party!

“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

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I had the pleasure of capturing Momo Bunny Cosplay (our very own Tatiana) bring her vision of a Mad Hatter tea party to life! She had been preparing for this shoot for years. Literally.

Years.

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She hand-made her Mad Hatter cosplay and didn’t miss a single detail. There were dozens of teapots, cupcakes, and trinkets.

“I began collecting tea cups and tea sets from thrift stores, slowly getting all the pieces I needed right up until the very last hour before the shoot when the original chair I was going to use didn’t work out!” Tatiana told me.

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Momo’s best friend and fellow cosplayer, AshBear Cosplay, was the white rabbit.

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Momo’s beau, Marshmallow Tiger Cosplay, was the spoon-infatuated March Hare.

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For this spoon shot, I asked Eric (Marshmallow Tiger) to throw the spoon at me several times. At first he hesitated, but then I told him to aim for my leg. He literally hit the same spot on my leg five times! It kinda hurt … but no pain, no glorious spoon shot.

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My oldest daughter, Lily, was Alice. My youngest, Luna, was supposed to be the door mouse, but she decided to nap through the entire photoshoot …

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And it wouldn’t be a properly “mad” engagement without a cupcake fight.

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What Tatiana wasn’t expecting was for Eric to retaliate! To be fair, she even smooshed some green cupcake underneath his hair.

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“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.”

This shoot was as much fun for me as it was for everyone involved! They all stayed in character so well, that any shot I took was gold … hence why this blog post was late … because I edited way too many.

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“I don’t understand why people say they suffer from insanity. I have never been happier.”

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Tatiana has wanted to do this shoot since Tim Burton’s first “Alice In Wonderland” came out.
“His artistic style is so breathtaking and Johnny Depp’s Hatter really struck a chord with me. It wasn’t until “Through the Looking Glass” came out that my genderbend Hatter was finished. I loved the bright colors and whimsical aspect to the sequels costumes even more and used that for my design.”
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Her big aspiration is to cosplay every character in “Wonderland,” but she said the Hatter spoke to her first because it was a challenge.
“THE HAT! It was my first attempt at hat making and I am super proud that the first pattern I drafted for it worked perfectly! Disclaimer: no mercury was used in the creation of this hat. lol”
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“I wanted it to really feel like looking at the photos you are IN Wonderland — or Underland if you want to get technical.”

 

Hopefully I delivered, Tatiana!
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And I wish you all a very, merry unbirthday!

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