View Full Version : Help! Making a top hat!
02-20-2008, 11:19 PM
I'm planning a Trucy Wright cosplay, which means that I'll need to be making myself a custom-coloured top hat. I found a frame for it, but I was curious if anyone could give me some direction on how to proceed with it.
02-21-2008, 02:06 AM
you could use felt to cover it or you can get foam sheets that work pretty well, i used them to make a jet black arm. Both of which you can get at any craft store pretty cheap.
02-21-2008, 06:39 AM
This is an excellent resource for hats.
02-21-2008, 07:29 AM
There is a pattern you might find helpful:
My husband is modifying the hat pattern into a Tuxedo Mask hat. We're not using felt as the pattern recommends, but regular fabric and quite a bit of heavyweight fusible interfacing to keep the brim stiff.
02-21-2008, 11:52 AM
I'm cosplaying as Zak Gramarye (a character from the last case) from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney too and I've been having trouble with the top hat too. I was thinking of making something like a cover made out of fabric for a regular top hat and then just slipping it over. Would that work?
02-21-2008, 12:01 PM
I've been looking forever for a pattern! This is awesome, thanks! <3