So I like embellishing hats. A lot. Kind of a huge amount. It's slowly becoming something of a national obsession (what? I can totally declare myself a nation!).
Allow my friend Herman to model these hats for you.
The first two hats are pseudo-Victorian (note that I didn't even pretend to try for accuracy, just for something a casual passerby would look at and say "that's neat!"). The pink one was part of a Victorian/Steampunk/Whatever Princess Peach costume (that was fun to wear and gorgeous, but oh GOD did I choose the wrong fabric to make it out of. Thought I would die of heat stroke. Protip: no matter how prettily the polyester hangs, DON'T USE IT.). The brown one I just made for fun. We'll see if I ever finish an outfit to wear it with. It's so ridiculous I think the outfit will have to be simple.
The second two are embellished straw bonnets from austentation.com and the first two hats I played with. The green with rosettes I made for a good friend of mine (it's modeled by her, too! ) for an event, the second was my own for the same event. We drank lots of tea and tittered about hats. And who can blame us? Hats are delightful!
And...yes. I kind of love feathers a lot. Too much? Never!
Tragically, I'm too new to post pictures apparently (oops?) so these are unfortunately links. But please enjoy anyway!