Couture “Eternal Love” Gothic Wedding Hat

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A couple years ago, I made the first “Eternal Love” hat as a wedding gift for a my lovely friend, Amanda.Cleaning out my crafting stuff I came across these two larger skulls and I was inspired all over again.  ❤

First I made a worbla base, then I covered it in white felt and added pearl trim.

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If you look closely you can see I started with the base attached to a headband, but I changed my mind later .

 I used epoxy for metal, plastic and fabric to do all the heavy-duty adhesive business. Here’s some progress during construction:

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Then I added a tulle and feather spray. Using a needle and thread, I gathered tulle then hot glued the bunches to cover my base in a dreamy cloud of tulle.

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I used cut out pieces of lace to cover unsightly seams in the fake skulls.

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The last bit was to make a birdcage veil and attach alligator clips to hold the hat securely on a head. Again, I used epoxy adhesive for the strongest permanent hold. Stinky but effective.

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And here’s the finished hat! ❤

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I embellished with rhinestone brooches and pearls I enhanced with individual rhinestones.

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And of course, those are real working heart lockets:

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“Eternal Love” Gothic Wedding Hat

A gift for my very good friend, Amanda, the “Eternal Love” cocktail hat is one of my favorite hats I’ve ever made. She especially appreciated the tongue-in-cheek name!

My favorite thing about this hat is the way the skull “lovers” contrast against the elegant mix of white tulle, silver sparkle tulle and vintage lace.

Batman Themed Cocktail Hat

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Although, I am a Marvel girl at heart- Batman was my first introduction to comic books and he’ll always be my first love! 🙂

I had so much fun making and wearing this fancy Batman hat inspired by the modern Nolan bat symbol. Now I just need everyone to start throwing more fancy dress Batman parties so I have a place to wear it, lol!

Loki Fascinator Cocktail Hat

 

Thor may be my favorite superhero to see shirtless, but everybody loves a bad boy. 😉

After seeing a lot of “Lady Lokis” channeling my favorite villain/ sometimes anti-hero into some pretty stunning cosplay…I was inspired to make this Loki fascinator hat.