The ModCloth Hat Challenge


So the hubs birthday is this weekend and were going out of town.  Of course this means a new dress, which means new hair, which means new shoes, and of course a hat.

First the dress:

As soon as I saw this dress I knew I had to have it and once I got hubs approval (not that it mattered) I bought it.  I was a little worried about the sizing but after looking at the size chart and seeing reviews on how it fit I got a size “?”.  It fit perfect!  The only problem was the hat I was planning on wearing with it sold.  Not that I wasn’t going to make at least 3 hats for other options but still…It was sad to see it go.

I knew I wanted something different and with my line of clay hat blocks in the works (more about that soon) I decided to make a new style of hat just for this dress.

And of course it had to be a yellow hat.  Once I steamed, stiffened, and let it dry I popped it off the block and got to work.  I’ve had these porcupine quills I bought recently lying around so I made a nice little feather piece with them.  Also I put blue and green stripped coque feathers that I cut into diamond shapes and some black curled feather quills.

Tad-ah!

Now for the hair.  I’ve been obsessing over the fashion in RuPaul’s Drag Race.  The hair, the hats, THE ORGANZA!!! It’s just gives me way too many ideas.  So I took my Arda Wig ponytail clip and turned it into a pompadour curled bang.  

You can see RuPaul in the background with the style I’ve been drooling over for some time.  Sadly my hair has turned reddish brown so I need to dye my hair to match but that will take all but 30 minutes.  Once I get my hair properly teased and pinned (that sounds dirty) I know it’s going to look AMAAAAAAZIIING!

This will all be worn to the Sofa Expo ( no not a furniture show) and with hair, the lashes, the hat, and the wig I’m sure I will be to get peoples attention.  The last time I went to Chicago I ran out of business cards just strutting up the mile in my hat so I’m anxious to see how this turns out.  Pictures as soon as I get back!

 

Also I plan to do more of these ModCloth Make A Hat For A Dress Challenges!!

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