For Halloween, my daughter wanted to be The Mad Hatter - you know the "Johnny Depp" one, not the cartoon one. I was going to buy her a costume since life has been hectic since the move, but she guilted me into making it - "You always make my costumes." I could have probably convinced her to buy one, but then I realized that soon (all too soon, I'm afraid), she won't want me to do these things for her.
So, off to the store we went. I made the jacket and pants and we accessorized with some items (including the hat) purchased from a costume store to bring the "authentic" feel to the costume.