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.
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.
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?