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The Tip Top Hat Tutorial by chioky The Tip Top Hat Tutorial by chioky
Welcome Ladies and Gentleman

Now when I was still making my Tuxedo Mask Cosplay from Sailormoon I was only days away from the convention and I still had not made my hat yet. My hat was of course a gentleman's top hat which is very long, we are talking Abraham Lincoln size. So I searched DA and all I could find were tutorials on how to make female Mini Top hats, and cardboard ones. I eventually worked out how to make a top hat and recorded the steps I was following. Thus I have created this tutorial for you today on how to create your very own Gentleman Top Hat.

Goodbye now
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This is a very unique and helpful work. The cost is minimal and so is the need for fabric. It works beautifully with any cosplay, or if you are planning on being *cough* fancy *cough* I needed a hat for Animate! Miami (Which is January 16-18, 2013) and I am cosplaying Undertaker from Black Butler. This suited my needs better than most tutorials out there. I recommend this to anyone who wishes to do any form of cosplay that is in need for a top-hat. Thank you for making this tutorial, it saved my butt from having to look for a tutorial that would most likely not suit my hat needs.

Stay Fancy.
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Taijiya-chan Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah this tutorial is fantastic! Well done!
I can not wait to try this out for my Kaito Kid 
ckookie153 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2014
here's my final product! I wore this hat to Youmacon. This was a very fun project to make - THANK YOU so much! (I have a lot of extra fabric now though... I bought 1.5 yds of felt because I had no idea how much to buy!)
GentlemanGamer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thanks for the tutorial: it'll be a lot of help when I put together my Layton cosplay though. :)

Quick question though: I asked for thick card at my local craft store and got a funny look. Would bristol board or cardboard suffice?
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ckookie153 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
bristol board would be perfect. Personally, I think cardboard would be too thick and not very easy to use. I hope this helped!
GentlemanGamer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Wonderful, thanks for the advice. :) (Smile) Now all that's left for me to do is to try to put the hat together, uncoordinated as I am. Hopefully it pans out. :) (Smile)
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I used this but modified the method slightly to make a mini top hat with slightly different proportions. thanks SO much! this was a life saver. bless you omg

Here's a quick snapshot of my finished product:…
Sammy8D257 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can make my Hatty Hattington hat!
Thank you!
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