Pendant Satin Large Star Flowers Acrylic Rhinestone Disney Bottle Caps 2pc Flatback Resin--Ballet Shoes Hairbows & Hair Clips 1pc Hip Girl Hair Bow Clips--Pink Ballet Shoes 1pc 5.5' Camelia Hair Flower--Hot Pink http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/medium/cherry-blossom-ads.jpg 6pc Large Silk Fairy Hair Flowers--Combo

Go Back   Hip Girl Boutique Free Hair Bow Instructions--Learn how to make hairbows and hair clips, FREE! > Ribbon and Bows > How to make...

How to make... Hairbows, hair clips, bottlecaps, ribbon shirts, flip flop...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-12-2009, 12:51
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,304
Default Anyone make mini tophats?

I went to a festival this weekend, and I love the steampunk hats. Check out the wiki for more info if you haven't heard of steampunk. It is pretty cool!

Have any of you tried making the hats? I can't BELIEVE the prices for some of them! Most of the hats are doll hats that you can get at craft stores from under $5. Add trim, maybe some lace and feathers, and voila! I'm going to get some hats and try it out. Some sellers put a velcro band on it so it is like a headband, but I prefer the hats with wig clips. Heck, you could stuff inside and sew on a clip, too.

Here are a couple good examples:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php..._desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php..._desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php..._desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php..._desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

And some really ridiculous examples...especially the appliques and $.49 satin ribbon:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=31243433

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php..._desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php..._desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
__________________
Please visit my Zazzle and Etsy shops!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-12-2009, 01:38
hypatia23's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 2,533
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

Cute, cute, cute-and fun! I saw some costumes with them (Queen of hearts, Mad hatter) and I was intrigued. I'm sure the teens would snatch those up at fairs!
__________________

<>< Christy
my shop
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-12-2009, 02:26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,304
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

Surprisingly, the majority of the folks dressed up at the festival I was at were in their 30's-50's! I would have pegged this for the teen crowd, too.
__________________
Please visit my Zazzle and Etsy shops!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-12-2009, 03:37
hypatia23's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 2,533
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvsfordpower View Post
Surprisingly, the majority of the folks dressed up at the festival I was at were in their 30's-50's! I would have pegged this for the teen crowd, too.
Whoa-those are some fun-loving people, huh? Have you made any? I haven't seen the hats pre-made like you were talking about, but I'm going to Michael's tomorrow, so I'll check out the doll section.
__________________

<>< Christy
my shop
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-12-2009, 04:59
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,304
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

I found some from Darice on Amazon, and this place sells them too. They may be cheaper than Michael's.

http://www.dollsparts.com/spgm.cfm?d...DG&item=100161
__________________
Please visit my Zazzle and Etsy shops!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2009, 12:52
lulafairy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,700
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

These hats are used for cosplay. In particular Victorian Steampunk is where I see them most. My husband and I are huge anime / sci-fi / video game dorks. I make these hats and sell them at Dragon Con in Atl., Ga. The site above is the best place to pick them up.

Lu
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-16-2009, 04:15
Lynn*'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,958
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

Oh, thanks for the post. I will have to try these hat, too. they're too cute!
I made a mini hat a while ago BTW. It's a sinamay base with comb underneath and elastic behind the head for an extra secure hold.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ttt_id_5814372


__________________
http://www.hairbowswonderworld.etsy.com
Ribbon Sculpture and ROSE Instructions and More
Fan me on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hairbo...43984645623379
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2009, 03:16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,304
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

That's awesome, Lynn!

Here's my first try:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3174.jpg (59.9 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3172.jpg (50.4 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3195.jpg (39.1 KB, 17 views)
__________________
Please visit my Zazzle and Etsy shops!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2009, 03:19
Lynn*'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,958
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

Oh, too cute! Love the way you used the feather pad.
__________________
http://www.hairbowswonderworld.etsy.com
Ribbon Sculpture and ROSE Instructions and More
Fan me on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hairbo...43984645623379
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2009, 03:52
Sarahxoxo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 540
Default Re: Anyone make mini tophats?

Very pretty!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


New product--flat back resin
Hipgirl 40 Yards 3/8" Grosgrain Fabric Ribbon Polka Dot Set For Gift Package Wrapping, Hair Bow Clips & Accessories Making, Crafting, Sewing, Wedding Decor, Boy Girl Baby Shower-20x2yd Swiss Polka Dot
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/banners/heatnbond-lt-ad.jpg
New product--frog grosgrain ribbon
New product--5/8' dippin' dots grosgrain ribbon
New product--pop dots

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0
Hip Girl Boutique Instructions - Copyright © 2007

Ad Management by RedTyger