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Mini Top Hat Tutorial

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I've had a lot of people ask me how I made my last mini top hat... so I spent a few weeks photographing the process (I haven't spent much time on art lately.. darn X-Men Legends!), and tried my best to describe how I put everything together.

Best of luck for anyone who tries their hand at it - it's lots of fun. And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
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SesuKyioHobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's adorable, and this is a very helpful tutorial :D
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Lady-KoisukiStudent General Artist
Very useful! I should be able to use this for my friend's Freddy costume for Five  Nights at Freddy's
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SabriSugar-chanStudent Digital Artist
i love your tutorial and ur art *-* Thanks so much!
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0ArmoredSoul0Professional Digital Artist
This is super flipping useful, thank you so much for documenting and posting this tutorial.
I've been looking for a clearly described how to tutorial on making mini top hat for a plush I've been building, but most I've found have been either vague or under photographed with little to no diagrams included.
This is head and shoulders above the rest simply because you got everything down both visually and textually and it is GREAT. <3
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Thank you so much!  I'm glad you could use the tutorial. :)
I get really frustrated when I see something that I want to create and have no idea where to even begin.  I'm so detail-oriented, and it can be a real pain to figure things out.
So I'm glad when I can help others with the process.
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0ArmoredSoul0Professional Digital Artist
It's been really super helpful for me in so many ways. I've been trying to make a prop tophat for a character plush I've been putting together, but it's so small it's been... Rather a hassle.
The steps you lay out are so nice and clear, it's helped me LOADS in figuring out how to make the tiny darn thing. :)
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Who-The-Hell-Am-IHobbyist Artist
im so happy that i get to wear one of these for my next cosplay!
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nekohotaruchanHobbyist General Artist
Amazing <3
thank you 
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BleuumScarlettHobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial! Going to try it out soon for my next cosplay!
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strange-perfectionHobbyist Digital Artist
I make so many of these little top hats =) out of fabric, buttons, duct tape and whatever else i can find =) i use soda boxes for the base =) This is really helpful =) the way you attach the fabric to the base  is especially clever =) i love it and the lace ruffles underneath is adorable
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kittycatperryStudent General Artist

:3 soo awsome


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AngelicStarGazerHobbyist General Artist
I love this tutorial but I have a quick question. How do you keep the velvet from crinkling when you glue it to the larger cardboard, after you glue the height on?
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AnimeFanatic4everStudent General Artist
Awesome tutorial and awesome hat! I wouldn't have been able to make one myself had it not been for this. Love it, love it, love it! Thank youuuuuuuuu! :D
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Wow, awesome stuff! :love:
Thanks for sharing! :tighthug:
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WhotchaBerryHobbyist Digital Artist
I want to make one of these for my sister, she would just LOVE these little hats.
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this will be very helpful.
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hikarinokimiStudent Filmographer
Thanks for this tutorial!
Jigoku-Rin's avatar
Great tutorial, thank you so much for taking the time to make it <3 You really suit that hat by the way! :D x
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this is great - thanks for sharing!
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BellaDogliottiHobbyist General Artist
The tutorial is VERY useful. Your top hat is amazing *-*!

Thanks for this deviant deary! :3
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This is really clear. I'm going to use this for making a Magnet top hat :)
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