MAD HATTER (KNOWS HOW TO ROCK THAT HAT WITH MATCHING GLOVES, EVEN THE TALKING FLOWER...)
i thought i'd do something a little bit different for the Mad Hatter: a woman. wasn't quite what you were expecting, was it?
it is a well-known fact that milliners (hat makers) were often said to be "mad as a hatter". this is due to the fact that mercury was used in the curing of pelts for making the hats. mercury poisoning was therefore unavoidable and the result was a neurological disorder that spelled confusion, distorted speech and vision.
"The Hatter explains to Alice that he and the March Hare are always having tea because, when he tried to sing for the Queen of Hearts at her celebration, she sentenced him to death for "murdering the time," but he escapes decapitation. In retaliation, Time (referred to as a "Him") halts himself in respect to the Hatter, keeping him and the March Hare stuck at 6:00 forever. As such, he exclaims "Tea Time!" at random occasions. The tea party, when Alice arrives, is characterized by switching places on the table at any given time, making short, personal remarks, asking unanswerable riddles and reciting nonsensical poetry, all of which eventually drive Alice away."*
well, it was a short-lived life for many hatters, but it most certainly did add to the entertainment in both the book and the movie "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".