Sunday, October 14, 2012

Noelle's 'Steampunk' Hat

Thankfully, my sister did both of our hat blanks!  (I owe you, sis!)  I ended up making my hat at the very, very last second, and I *le gasp* constructed the entire thing with hot glue.  It's not as composed as I would have liked, but honestly, not too bad for an hours' worth of work, I think.  

I have to admit, I do have a bit of a hard time conforming to the popular 'steampunk look'.  In this outfit, my homage to the genre was my hat....

Lights!  Yay!  When I first came up with the idea, I had kind of assumed that at a ball, the lights would be at least a little bit dim - as it was, the ballroom was blazingly bright, and made the lights not show up quite as well as I was hoping.

 I used decor/dollhouse lights that run on two C batteries.  The battery pack is hidden in the back of the hat.  What I didn't anticipate quite how warm the battery pack would get!  If I wear it again, I'll  be putting a couple of layers of felt between the pack and the top of my head.

I found some large silver star sequins, and punched a hole juuuuuuust big enough push the light through.  I added a dab of glue to keep them on nice and snug.


I have not been able to find very many pictures of me that I don't hate for one reason or another - if I can't find any, I'll set up a controlled photoshoot so I can get some decent pics!  (I have a terrible habit of pulling strange faces in pictures - yikes!)

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