Tim Burton Hatter top hat and costume tutorial from Threadbangers -> http://www.threadbanger.com/tb-projects/episode/THR_20091009
I did my hat with this tutorial (ack my hair looks really bad!) Over all, I think it took us 5 or 6 hours (not including letting the paint dry) to make it, but it looks awesome, and I would totally like to make more!http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy325/RegalBP18Promo/Alice%20in%20Wonderland/TheHatterateapot.jpghttp://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy325/RegalBP18Promo/Alice%20in%20Wonderland/TheHatter-HatCloseup.jpg
Some notes from when my mom and I did mine...
- When choosing the main fabric that will be covering the hat, it is best to find something stretchy, since that will be easier to get nice and flat and not have wrinkles. Same if you do lace over that!
--- I also used scraps of brocade we had laying around under the lace to make it more interesting and colourful.
- Make sure you make your poster board tube has enough room for a wig, the fabric you're using and the massive amounts of glue you might need to make the fabric stay! Mine is a little tight b/c of too much glue! We had to add an elastic band that I then wrap around my pony tail so the hat will stay on. Its better to have too much room and add in an extra band of fabric, than to have a headache after wearing a hat that's too small for 8 hours!
- The lace we used was white, with purple stitching on some parts, so for an aged effect I spray painted the back side of it with gold before we put it on the hat, then I used black paint and splotched patches of it to down tone the gold in some places.
- Don't have hat pins, not a problem! We made ours out of wire, beads, and other trinkets laying around our craft area!