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Time Traveler's Top-Hat No. 2 by Atratus Time Traveler's Top-Hat No. 2 by Atratus
Steampunk top-hat done for Art of Adornment.
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:iconticchallis:
TicChallis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
magnificent.
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:iconeldon14:
eldon14 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
May I use this as a inspiration for my halloween costume? I'll send you a picture :)
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
Sure!
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:iconeldon14:
eldon14 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconpandanalove:
PandanaLove Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FREAKING AMAZING HAT
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:iconrozzythepoptart:
RozzyThePoptart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of the hat in 'Ballad Of The Mona Lisa' music video
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:iconkeegantheawesome:
KeeganTheAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I'd wear this EVERY FREAKING DAY. :psychotic: Could you show me how to make a hat similar to this?
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:icongoldbahlzsax:
GoldBahlzSax Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Please make more! I would buy this one too!
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:iconyuyukami:
YuYuKami Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
It's my best friends 16th birthday and I know she would die if I got her this but I can't find this on the website you gave the link to. Is there anywhere else I could get it?
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   General Artist
Sorry, it sold quite a while ago and I haven't had the time to make any new ones.
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:iconcrazyhatsrule:
CrazyHatsRule Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is quite a magnificent hat. Where did you get the gears from?
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   General Artist
An old clock.
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:iconcrazyhatsrule:
CrazyHatsRule Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aha. Very craftily done. I applaud you.
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:iconskullzinblack:
SkullzInBlack Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Omg that is one of the most (or THE most) amazing hat I've ever seen!! :D
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:iconravynfaire:
ravynfaire Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this is so cool! I love to get this for my fiance for our wedding!
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:icontatagabby:
TataGabby Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Wow... That's incredible :heart:
Could you make another one for sell ?
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   General Artist
I probably will at some point. When I do you'll find it at www.artofadornment.ca
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:icontatagabby:
TataGabby Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Wouhouw ! \o/ Can't wait =)
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:iconvillainsinc:
VillainsINC Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Very awesome!!
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:iconchocolatecorpse:
chocolateCorpse Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
aaaawwwww ^w^ I want this hat, gimme this hat :D
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:iconrdevill:
rdevill Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool hat :D
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:iconsparklerox:
SparkleRox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Beautiful! Gives me some nice ideas for a steampunk outfit I have in the works. :+fav:
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:icondizydezi:
DizyDezi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
nice. I like it!
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:iconmogsplosh:
MOGsplosh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
this is wonderfully done :D
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:iconkeoko-dono:
keoko-dono Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
sweeeeeeeet
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JulietteSeven Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
I featured you in my journal here: [link]
Thank you for sharing! ^-^
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:iconvampires-exist:
vampires-exist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
wow that looks amazing!
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:icontarrigan:
Tarrigan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Student General Artist
this is AMAZING! i love it.
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:iconskipperofotters:
skipperofotters Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Wow, how'd you make this?
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   General Artist
I exploited the labour of magical, anthropomorphic, singing mice. If I learned anything from Disney, it's that you absolutely need magical, anthropomorphic, singing mice to make interesting clothing and clothing accessories.
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skipperofotters Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Of course. We must never forget the teachings of Disney in times of need. Especially when it comes to clothing.
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skulking-astronomer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
That is beautiful! Mass marketing them, I'm sure, would bring back Victorian style. Only...actually, probably Victorian male style or women.

...Love it!
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LittlePwnguin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Awesome hat! Gotta love steampunk!
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:iconrice-nd-music:
rice-nd-music Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
This is amazing, great workman ship! where do you get your gears?
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008   General Artist
Mostly from old alarm clocks I pick up in thrift stores.
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rice-nd-music Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
cool, i shall have to check that out! do you make your own hats, or buy them at a store?
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   General Artist
My fiancée runs an online accessories store ( [link] ). I sneak the occasional hat for my projects in with her wholesale orders and she sells the hats in her store. I like making them, but how many hats does one man need?
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
This fabulous image has been featured in my journal. :boogie:
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008   General Artist
Thank you :-)
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Welcome :D
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23Jester23 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Soo cooool! I wish I had a hat like that!
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KatarinaNavane Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
I saw these long ago and had been looking for them again and only found them recently, in the favs of someone who also faved one of my things. Love it. Tempted to do something similar (not the same and not to sell) for myself since there's sadly no way I could afford yours.
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   General Artist
I'm glad you like it :-)

Just bear in mind that doing it yourself to save money will cost time and not save a whole lot of money. Sourcing the gears takes time and some experience (can you look at a clock and tell if it will have brass gears, or you are wind up wasting money on steel gears or [ugh] plastic gears? Are you comfortable taking a Dremel tool to an old clock to extract the gears? ...watch out for the spring!). I get the hats wholesale, at a hat shop a hat like this one will run you $85 or more, unadorned, and the nicer ones I've been using for the newer hats are easily over $100 retail.

When it is all said and done, I'm doing these for fun, not for any significant profit. Considering them in terms of profit/time I'd be better off working for McDonald's ;-)

But what they hell, they are fun and I can't wear them all so I may as well sell them. If you have the same twisted sense of fun, go for it!
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KatarinaNavane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Have you checked out my gallery? I already have gears which I make jewelry from, and I don't usually use the larger ones so I have quite a few of them. That isn't really an issue. And I like steel gears, they can be useful and pretty as well but plastic ones are nasty--I've only managed to waste money on one clock full of them, but it was pretty cheap. I haven't needed a dremel tool yet, a screwdriver and a pair of wirecutters will get you a long way, and you can get the pin-things out of the middle of the gears by bracing them the right way and hitting them with a hammer (You'll break a couple at first, but I've found some interesting uses for broken ones)

As far as the hat goes, I'll probably start with a lower quality one, or one I already have (I have two top hats, both battered, one modern and low quality to start with, the other antique). I might even use a different sort of hat entirely. I have a trillby that could really use some adornment...

And this would definitely be for fun. And to wear, of course. Should I post it here (unlikely) I assure you you will be credited.
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Atratus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008   General Artist
Ah, yes - clearly you do know what you are doing with old clocks :-)

Thanks for the tip about knocking the pins out, I've got to try that. I do recommend the Dremel, though for a lot of things. It's the only way to go for larger cuts that a wire-cutter just isn't going to handle and for shaping parts when you want something semi-circular to fit in a certain space. They're also handy for drilling small holes to make attachment points for wiring or sewing.

A beat-up hat could be a really great base. I'd love to see what you come up with.
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KatarinaNavane Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Yeah, I had been trying to cut the pins off with a jeweler's saw until I talked to this old guy in a clock shop in the middle of nowhere when i was on vacation and he told me that if you brace the gear and hit the top of the pin with a hammer it pops right out. Made things so much easier.
I do need to get myself a dremel at some point, but it's fairly low on the list of things I need right now. *starving college student*
I'm still not sure which had I'll use, but I'll be sure to show you when it's done.
Example of what I've done to a hat before: [link]=photo283ug4.jpg

copper roses ^_^
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OSTB Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
this is really koool and creative, some people have really kool ideas, amazing
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Acorncupcake Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool hat! :D
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Malvinaillusion Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
wow! its amazing!
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tokyocupcake007 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
i want that steam-punk hat!
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