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Unread 11-08-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Vampire Hunter hat?

Not really a "how to make" more so, where to find.

I'm looking for a specific style of hat that is usually worn on Vampire Hunting Characters. The hat Vampire Hunter D, Van Hellsing (movie), and Marisa Kirisame (TouhouVania) wears.


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http://static.zerochan.net/Kirisame....ll.1251119.jpg

I'm just looking for that general style of hat (without the ruffles in this case), and of higher quality. I don't mind dropping good money on a good hat.

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Updated reference pic that works-

http://www.zerochan.net/1251119
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Unread 11-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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I bought one from Party City for like ten bucks. It's not perfect but it's pretty close. You could build up the top with stiff felt (or craft foam even) if you wanted it to be closer to Van Helsing, or build out the brim if you wanted it to be closer to D.

I think it was called "cowboy hat" ha ha.

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http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...86432985_n.jpg
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Unread 11-10-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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Your reference photo didn't work. Judging from the other posters photos, no, it's not a Cowboy hat, but Party City would call it that.

The hat in the photo I would call a Gaucho, flat, wide round brim, medium height straight crown with no creases. Various Zorro depictions almost always have him in a Gaucho hat, and the music legend Stevie Ray Vaughn adored his Gaucho hat. SRV got his at Texas Hatters world famous for custom making hats: http://www.texashatters.com/ more specific: http://031938a.netsolstores.com/stevierayvaughan.aspx
yeah, not cheap.....

I know this place personally, their site isn't as fancy but they will work up custom shapes for customers without any trouble: http://www.parishatters.com/western-buffalo-hats.html
The Gambler or the Tycoon might work around to the hat you desire fairly easily, and at a much more reasonable price.
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Unread 11-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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Of course the reference image didn't work.... Here, hopefully this one will, I'll update the first post with it as well:

http://www.zerochan.net/1251119

Once again, I don't care about price, even if its cheap at all like that, I don't mind. As long its a quality product.
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The Party City one definitely isn't what I would call a "quality product" .. but for my purposes, it was appropriate for occasional costuming.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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I'd order from Paris Hatters and attach that picture, you will get exactly that hat. And it will be high quality.
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one of my friends went to a cosplay event here in the uk as the vampire hunter toga yagari from vampire knight and they got a hat simulur to the hat he wares in the manga/anime from a costume shop and then he painted it he used this pic to help him http://www.absoluteanime.com/vampire_knight/toga.jpg
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Unread 11-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
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i don't if this link will help but my cuzion found thair hat costume shop
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thin...l&tid=42809711
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