Friday, 6 September 2013

Review: Mad Hatter Costume from

We were recently invited to review any costume up to the value of £15 from the Jokers Masquerade website.  At first I thought this might be a difficult task, as I usually expect to pay around £20 upwards for a decent costume.  But I was pleasantly surprised at the variety available for a lower price.

After much deliberation I chose a Mad Hatter costume, being a big fan of Alice in Wonderland I saw lots of potential for this costume.  The first one springing to mind is the World Book Days at schools, where children have to wear a costume relating to a character from a book.  But secondly I imagined this costume being great for photo opportunities as the colours in the costume are so vibrant.  I intend getting a big colourful tea set as a prop for this costume, oh and maybe a large set of cards.  The possibilities really are endless......

The costume consists of a jacket with attached waistcoat, shirt and tie and a top hat.  I like the fact that by not including trousers (as any pair of trousers or shorts you own will work with this) they have been able to keep the price of the costume down.

When I buy a costume there are three things I want to know about; that is qualityprice and fit!

The quality of this costume was fantastic, I've included a few photos of the stitching which is all well presented and the materials were all really comfortable against my son's skin.  There were no issues with scratchy labels or the like.

At £11.99 this costume is excellent value for money.  The costume was aged at 5-7 and was a little too big for my son (aged 4) but it was just a case of rolling the sleeves back; which makes the costume very versatile for different ages.

If I could make any improvement to this costume it would maybe be to add an accompanying teapot or tea-set to reiterate the eccentricity of the character.

So when I realise that Halloween is fast approaching I know that will be my first choice for costumes.  Very pleased!

  • I received a free costume from in exchange for writing a review on the blog.  All reviews are my honest opinions.


  1. Your son looks so cute in this. Love the detail and fabulous pics Sarah

  2. He looks fab. We're big Alice in Wonderland fans in this house x

  3. How amazing! Certainly different to the usual outfits and without a doubt is very eye catching. Also the outfit, while being excellent quality,seems reasonably priced!