Monday, October 27, 2014

Steampunk Fashion

I should have been painting the front room.
Instead, I made a hat.
A steampunk hat.
  I couldn't resist posing it on our door gargoyle

 Detail Close-ups...
 Metal-look flowers made from a Silhouette rose cutout and hardware cloth
 Random gears and a band made with black edging finished with gold rub n'buf
hinge made of cardboard and embossed with gold powder

feather sprayed painted silver

The hat form itself was made with black plastic that I purchased at a Habitat For Humanity store for only a dollar!

I used a free top hat template by Tom Banwell.
 I sewed the pieces together with black wire
 It wasn't easy and will test your patience, so I recommend have a side-kick who can laugh at your curses in the room with you!

It was her idea to spray paint the plastic with a rust colored paint. 
Now I suppose I need to paint...

After I post this at Sandee & Amelie's October Steampunk Challenge (Steampunk Couture), of course!


  1. wow, really great and beautiful!! Thank you very much for playing with us at SanDees and Amelies Steampunk Challenge.

  2. OMG! Your top hat is so awesome!
    LOL...I can imagine the cursing...I do that too when struggling with fiddly stuff. (sadly no side kick to comment or laugh on that - just my dog looking at me with that slightly wondering expression on her face).

    LOVE your imaginative and artistic take on our challenge at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges! Thank you so much for playing along!

    Claudia x

  3. Wow..... I love your hat, absolutely beautiful !
    Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges


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