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AlmostHolly
08-01-2010, 06:22 PM
(I hope I put this in the right category.. ^_^; )
I'm in need of a little help. I think I'll be making an Officer Jenny cosplay pretty soon, and I have absolutely no idea where to begin on her police hat. Should I buy a similarly shaped hat and try to re-cover it with different fabric, or is there a way I can make it by starting from scratch?

Reference pic:
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Officer_Jenny_9841.jpg

Suggestions?

~Haku~
08-02-2010, 01:38 AM
You could first construct the cylinder of her hat with a thin cardboard or cardstock, then encase that cardboard base in fabric sized to fit exactly. In this manner, your hat will have a solid form and match the color of her uniform (as I assume that you'd use the same fabric for the hat as you would the uniform).

For the red ring around the very top, you can sew it on like a patch (with the raw edges tucked under), embroider it on if you have a lot of patience, or paint it on with acrylics or a fabric paint.

For the golden emblem on her hat, which seems to vary from town to town, you could attach a simple gold pin, ebroider it on with a gold thread, or paint it on.

What might be best for the bill would be to find a similar visor and attach that to your hat, or I might even just construct it with some L200 Minicel foam, (the common brand being Foamies which is available in most craft stores,) and paint it black with an acrylic gloss.

AlmostHolly
08-02-2010, 11:37 AM
Thank you for the suggestions! I'll probably try to make the cylinder and cover it with fabric.

~Haku~
08-02-2010, 04:28 PM
I hope you have the very best of luck!
^_^