Gothic Batwing Cocktail Hat

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This gothic batwing cocktail hat is one of my all-time favorites! I used a combo of black craft paint and clear acrylic spray paint on worbla to achieve a very bat-like texture on the wing.  Sadly, this is the best full photo I took before I shipped the hat to it’s new owner.

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I started by sculpting my pieces in worbla.

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Then I painted the underside black and covered the cap piece first with felt and then with a swiss dot tulle. This left an ugly edge inside which I later covered with black rickrack.

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Once everything was painted and/or covered, I assembled all my pieces and some embellishments including rhinestones and beaded chains.

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Using hot glue and tweezers I (painstakingly) applied every tiny rhinestone after attaching the wing to my cap. Tedious but worth it! ❤

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I finished it up with a spray of swiss dot mesh behind the wing.  Seriously, I loved this cocktail so much it was difficult to send it away to its new owner!

Fancy Hunger Games Hats!!!

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Because obviously.
Enjoy ❤

MATERIALS USED:

worbla – black felt – birdcage netting – black ribbon – wooden skewer – black ribbon – gold liquid leaf

alligator hair clips – craft paint: black, red, yellow, white, asst. blues

TOOLS USED:

heat gun – hot glue gun – needle and thread – scissors

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Cut my shapes out of worbla. Used the heat gun to form the flat circles into rounded caps and curve the mockingjay emblems to the caps.

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Painted my mockingjay emblems referencing each of the novel covers.

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Covered caps in black felt. Also painted the inside with black craft paint.

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Cut the corners off apprx. 18″ of netting. Used a running stitch clockwise from corner A to corner B and gathered to form a birdcage veil.

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Used hot glue to assemble:  Attach the mockingjay emblems to the felt caps, then attached the birdcage veil underneath and used ribbon to cover the edges, then attached alligator clips to either side.

Note: You can get plain alligator clips- I just happened to have these ones,  which are meant for hair accessories that can also be worn as pins, left over from another project. 

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Hunger Games Fascinator Cocktail Hat

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Catching Fire Fascinator Cocktail Hat

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Mockingjay Fascinator Cocktail Hat

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Win a Custom Hat!

I would love to design and make a special custom hat themed to whatever your little nerd heart desires! 🙂

Go to facebook/jojossocreative, do me a solid and Like the page, holla at me in a comment/post.

That’s it. That’s all you gotta do. 🙂

Sadly I can’t afford international shipping so continental US only (unless you’re willing to cover shipping).

In the immortal words of Ru Paul: Good luck, and don’t fuck it up.

XOXO

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It’s Been a Batty Week!

Since 2014 is Batman’s 75th anniversary, it seems like everyone has had bat on the brain. This week, I myself, have had a case of Bat-fever as I waited in anticipation for the Nerds Like Us midnight screening of Batman Returns.

I may be a Marvel girl, (Carol Corps For-evah!) but Batman was my first love. In fact, BR was one of the only movies I ever saw in the theater as a child.  AND Batman was the first superhero that introduced me to comics.

Initially, I started out wanting to make a Batman hat (that has obviously been on my list forever) to wear to the BR showing, then I decided to give Jack of All Nerds a hat to give away…and then it was just a downwards spiral of Batman- themed crafting from there.

Here’s some of the things I’ve been up to: