- Shakespearean/Elizabethan costumes
- could fit many fairy tale themes
- period soldier
- Cyrano de Bergerac
- Three Musketeers
- Velasquez (the painter)
- Spanish officer
- colonial costumes
None of the hats I found at the store fit or looked quite right. There were a few on the internet I liked, but they were all over $40, which seemed ridiculous for a Halloween costume. Just so you know, I was going for something vaguely like this, but with a bigger brim:
Halloween Costume Hat Tutorial
1. Cut off the tip of the witch hat. If you want a taller brim on your hat, cut less off. If you want it to fit closer to your head, cut more off.
3. Now I turned the hat inside out and glued the cut edge together. Then I turned it right side out and tried it on. I stood in front of a mirror and just squished it around until it looked right. Pin it, put clothespins on it, whatever--just hold it into place, then sew or glue it how you want it. I hot glued the fabric into a shape that was sort of rectangular.
4. (This sounds complicated but it's not....trace the outside oval/circle of the hat, giving yourself 2 extra inches, then do the same with the inside oval.) Place the hat on top of your t-shirt and trace about 2 inches outside the brim. Trace the inside where the hat touches your head, too. Leave yourselves 2 inches on the inside of that part. In the photo above, I didn't leave myself enough room on the inside circle, so I had to do it again with another shirt.
5. Glue the t-shirt fabric to the underside of the hat. The whitish lines are my hot glue. Then cut off the excess along the edge of the brim. (Tip...I found it helped to run a line of glue just inside the ribbon of the brim.)
I'm working on our costumes again today. (What we're going as is a secret, so there. However, you're welcome to guess.) Are you all in a Halloween frenzy? If not...why aren't you? It's Halloween thirty, people!