I wanted to do another costume for Ropecon as wearing the same thing for three days didn't sound that appealing. And because I just love Mad Hatter I thought it'd be nice to get to be her again. At first I was going for the outfit she wears in an illustration at the end of vol 6 (the one with balloons) but for some reason I ended up choosing an outfit from a little sketch in vol 7. The shorts did play a part in this decision (July -> hot -> long pants/skirt -> death.).