Three Steampunk Top Hat Tutorials

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You don’t need a top hat to rock the steampunk look… but it doesn’t hurt.  Besides, they just look nifty and fun to wear.

If you are like me and can’t shell out a couple hundred dollars to buy yourself a good quality top hat, but still long for one in the worst way – checkout these three tutorials to make your own.

Cardboard Steampunk Top Hat Tutorial

I may do a Frankenstein combination of this hat and the next tutorial to cover it with cloth.  It will be a much more inexpensive alternative to buying one and hopefully will look a lot better than the standard costume felt hats you can buy.

How to cover your standard felt top hat with fabric tutorial

Just think of all the looks you can achieve with this technique by using different fabrics.  I’m thinking purple paisley would make a great Mad Hatter…

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