I love the theme. You should check out the Tom Petty video for 'Love don't come around here no more'. It is all Alice but in a real world sense.
Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7gWzWqJu1k
I know you are trying to stay away from the overboard Alice Disney theme. But you GOTTA get a HUGE mad hatter hat! Good luck!