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We're All Mad Here by behindinfinity We're All Mad Here by behindinfinity
While the Cheshire Cat is not present here (or maybe it is :fuzzydemon:) I could not help using a line from one of my favorite parts of the book as the title for this photo.
Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people.
The Cat: Oh, you can't help that. We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
Alice: How do you know I'm mad?
The Cat: You must be. Or you wouldn't have come here.

- an excerpt from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


:bulletblack: Shoot info
I was invited by Darz Pobre to be part of this teaser shoot for their Wonderland-themed Washday.

This is a photograph taken at a studio; it is not a photomanipulation. :) The background is a panel of patterned fabric that was mounted on the wall. The tea party set is real. Studio lighting was utilized for the vignette effect and to help give me that doll-like quality.

:bulletpurple: Costume
Here I am as the Mad Hatter. This was not entirely based on any existing adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, but the hat that Mr. Felix made and the makeup style that Ms. Jam applied on me was heavily based on Johnny Depp's portrayal of the Hatter in the recent film release. :D

The eye and hair color were just arbitrary decisions, really. Truth be told, I did not know what the costume would look like until I got on the set (for the record - it was faaabulous :lol:). I just brought along a suitcase of wigs and contacts and let them pick which suited their vision.

:bulletred: Makeup
I think this is the first time I've had this kind of intense makeup done, and it surprised me how the cheek contouring appeared to change the shape of my face. :o My nose got a bit of a makeover as well. I think the crazy colors around my eyes helped make me look more appropriately mad, and it was paired with some magenta lip color (that smelled like candy).

A small part of me felt like Jareth the Goblin King.


On the topic of madness, I suppose it's worth mentioning that I enjoyed this exchange between the Hatter and Alice in the recent film release by Tim Burton. It went something like...
"Have I gone mad?"
"I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."

I certainly hope so. I may have been far too comfortable with this role. :laughing:


Credits
:bulletblue: Make up - Jam Pinaroc
:bulletblue: Accessory Design - Felix Lim
:bulletblue: Set Design - Benjo Pacson
:bulletblue: Photography - Darz Pobre & Vil Ceredon of Bleachnstain Photo + Design Studio
:bulletblue: Light Director - Ronan Espadero
:bulletblue: :iconsavingsunlight::iconcyfliq::iconyaoiangel14::iconlittlesailboat::iconmoonlightflight::iconmerkymerx: for being there and giving me moral support

:note: Special thanks to Alice and Rabbit's Shop contact lenses :pointr: [link]

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I would appreciate if people refrain from replying on my behalf, because I am perfectly capable of speaking for myself whenever and however I choose to do so. :) And often, those who speak out when they are not involved are the ones who give out the wrong information.

"A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding.
When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs
by minding other people's business."

— Eric Hoffer


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I regret that I am unable to reply to everyone due to the influx of messages and general lack of time. Please know that I am truly grateful for your appreciation!

:iconbehindinfinity::iconthanksplz:
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Edibale-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
oh... my... god... AWESOME! THE COLOUR IS SO BRIGHT AND THE COSTUME IS PERFECT AND THE EXPRESSIONIS UNCANNY! OMG I LOVE IT!
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StShaded Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
So psychedelic...
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NatanielEltoriat Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
asian brit?
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Sameraa Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Oh marry me :D
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jakimimages Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
this is so fun. I love it. stunning work here.
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Prometheus-Nike Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much for the entire costume. I'll even pay the postage and handling and such
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MellieMasterPrime Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesoness!
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LadyoftheGrave Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
amazing
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seperoth69 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really like this a lot were doing an alice shoot soon, and this photo made me feel like i can never compare [link]
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EJadeG Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Writer
OOO! Erica like [insert evil smile here]
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