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« on: July 07, 2015 06:01:59 PM »

My husband is steampunking as Riker from Star Trek so in keeping with the naval feel of his costume he wanted a bicorn hat. I searched for a pattern but was unsuccessful so I bought a yard of black felt and started draping it till I got the look I wanted.



Below you can see where it is built over top of a top hat because it was easier than trying to create the whole thing from scratch. And I also already had the top hat from our wedding and past steampunking.



Because it needed help to maintain its shape/stay upright I weaved black zip ties through the back of the gold braiding and then glued it to the edges of the hat for trim. It made a huge difference and provides the hat with the structure it needed. The red fabric strip in the center also has zip ties inside to help the sides stay rigid.



Close up of details: Made from an assortment of gears and other paraphernalia that is leftover from other projects.



Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015 08:26:00 PM »

You are so fabulous.  I love seeing all the parts of this costume coming together.

Next time you want to stiffen felt, some watered down glue might help.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015 09:27:14 PM »

What a great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2015 08:39:51 AM »

Cool head piece!  The gold trim contrasts nicely with the black felt and I dig the gear accents.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016 12:51:13 PM »

great job
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