For those of you who have been following the progress of this project in my journal here is my finished Leather Steampunk Top Hat, goggles are in the works now. Just to recap in case you haven't seen the journal this started as an $8.00 hat from Party City, that you can see at the bottom. First I covered it in leather, from an old jacket and then I constructed the leather accent band from a leather belt that I took apart and stitched back together adding charms and vials. I wire wrapped the skeleton key, adding a red skull and gear, for the center piece. If you would like to see the development of this project please see my journal. Thanks for looking.
This is beautiful the time you've put into this project has definitely payed off it looks amazing and if you ever feel the urge to make something similar id be happy to buy one of your works.
i love this hat.. i love it. i want it. how did you make it. i want to marry this hat i love it so much. can you do a tutorial? steampunk rules. just like you.
Thank you very, very much. I have a few journal entries that show the different stages of making the hat but I could try to put together a tutorial. Thanks again for the comment.
Excellent job. If you hadn't shown the Party City hat, I would have never known.
looks really cool
Really nice! Turned out excellent!