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Creating Custom Top Hats

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When it comes to top hats, every one should be unique. At the turn of the century, when steampunk attire was the fashion statement of that time, everyone owned a top hat. From the Gambler style to a tall Abe Lincoln, top hats were made in all shapes and sizes. Even though people looked quite dapper, it's fair to say that back then, tops hats were not too unique.  Times have changed. Fashion has evolved. We can express who we are through how we dress. Which is why fashion has become so diverse and ever changing. Steampunk fashion has become...

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Summer FUN!

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Summer- what a wonderful time of year! The days are longer; the nights are still warm. You've got the days at the pool and adventures out in nature. There's carnivals,fairs, and amusement parks! There is camping and s'mores, fireflies and fireworks. Then there are those afternoon thunder showers that slow everything down and bring the sweet smell of rain to the air. There is nothing quite like these summer days! For Hattast-ique, our summer plans usually revolve around Sturgis, the epic motorcycle rally that takes place every year at the beginning of August. This year our summer plans have expanded...

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Steampunk Cosplay

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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein  The World of Cosplay  Imagine a world where every day you dress up as your favorite pop-culture characters. Every day you are something different. One day you are Wonder Women from the DC Universe. The next day you are Alice in Wonderland. Follow me down this rabbit hole as we explore the world of Steampunk Cosplay.  Cosplay literally means "Costume Play", and it is exactly what it sounds like!  It was inspired by the practice then-known as fan costuming at science fiction conventions, beginning with the...

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The Maddest Mad Hatter Top Hats

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"You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are." - Alice in Wonderland   Mad as a Hatter During our travels we often hear people referrer to us the the Mad Hatters. They walk into our booth, take a look around at all the different unique styles of hats and say "These must be the mad hatter top hats!" We take this as a compliment! The phrase "mad as a hatter" comes from the Victorian era, when fashion and hat making was the foreground of our steampunk culture. In 18th and 19th century mercury was...

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11 Lucky Top Hats

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We all have those lucky trinkets. For some people it is a penny on the pavement. For others it is a necklace or even a pair of socks. These charmed items always seem to make us feel a bit luckier when we carry them with us. I like to think our custom made top hats are lucky. We take an old top hat, a hat we haven't quite found the right head for, and turn it into a piece of art. Here are the newest designs 11 Lucky Custom Made Top Hats  1. King of Spades Stitched Up Top Hat ...

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