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Fionna Hat Tutorial Non-Wire Method by MishaCosplay Fionna Hat Tutorial Non-Wire Method by MishaCosplay
After a long long while of having my original Fionna Hat Tutorial up I've gotten the questions "Do you have to use wire?" and "Will Fluff/Stuffing/cotton balls work instead?" So many times! I also find that I wasn't too fond of the way I worded my tutorial the first time around either. So I decided that it was time for a re-visit, I revised the tutorial to go over the original basics as well as explain simply that you can use just stuffing instead of wire and the ears will hold up just fine! So here you go folks! An alternative easier way to make a Fionna hat! Enjoy! (again sorry for any grammatical and spelling mistakes that I've made.)

All the links I used in the past to create this non-wire hat:

DIY Finn/Fionna Hat Youtube vid: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXo2pd…

Finn Hat Pattern: archives.frederatorblogs.com/a…

Here is a list of materials that you will need! Some are optional!

:bulletblue: White Fleece about 1 1/2 yards. (This will be enough for 2 hats so if you mess up you can just make another. If you aren't worried about screw ups buy 1 yard.)
:bulletblue: White Thread and a needle
:bulletblue: Sewing machine (optional) ((I say optional only because you can hand sew the hat if you wish.))
:bulletblue: Fabric scissors
:bulletblue: Pins
:bulletblue: Stuffed animal stuffing. I know I've said in the past that cotton balls might work but that was because I've seen others use them. I don't know how they did it but cotton balls ar more soft fluffy and it doesn't seem to work as well. try to get a polyester fiber, that's what I used and it seems to really hold it's shape better.

Feel free to ask any questions! I'm not very good at wording things so I truly hope I was able to help you.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR TAKING A LOOK AT MY TUTORIAL! I HOPE I WAS ABLE TO HELP! =D

Thank you to all those who's tutorials have helped me!

I do not take credit for any tutorial other than my own! I do not own Adventure Time in any way shape or form! nor do I take credit for the design of Fionna's hat!

ONCE YOU ARE FINISHED WITH THE HAT SEND ME A LINK TO SOME PICS OF IT! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE FINISHED HAT(S)!!!
(also if you wouldn't mind could you mention my tutorial along with a pic of your hat? I would love for more ppl to find it and use it. Thanks!)

Awesome ppl Who have used the Tutorial:
 :iconshadowsandlight: :iconharisaysmeh: :iconpuellaplushie: :iconxunsunghero: :iconikunihattori: :iconhyperjetix28: :iconwitchbehindthebush: :iconxpomverte: :iconkittycathat: :iconkittthekat: :icongreenelfie: :iconbrittinroberts: :iconweebsurfer: :iconwoonatheadorable: :iconcaking93:

Fionna Hat Tutorial The Wire Method --> Fionna Hat Tutorial (The Wire Method) by MishaCosplay

WANT TO KNOW THE MEASUREMENTS OF MY HAT PATTERN? HERE IS A LINK --> Fionna Hat Measurement Tutorial by MishaCosplay
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:iconpunkprincess9493:
PunkPrincess9493 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you get the pattern to print out the correct size?
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I honestly just played around with the pattern in photoshop. I don't remember the exact sizing I used seeing as I printed this pattern a couple years ago and haven't needed to print it since. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. =(
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome tutorial! One of my high school's spirit week themes is TV and Movie Character Day, so I'm going as Fionna.
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! That sounds pretty fun. My High school did spirit weeks too but they were more like "PJ Day" and "School color day" nothing as awesome as TV and Movie character day. 
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student General Artist
My high school's themes are pretty generic too, that one was the only exception. The others are color day and formal and things like that, ones the school uses every year. But, once I have the hat done, I'll post a picture!
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Awesome! I can't wait to see! =D
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Anime-Freak102 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi, cool tutorial but by any chance do you have a print out link thing to the pattern, I just really don't want to mess it up 
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
The link for the print out pattern should be in the description, but to be on the safe side here is the link. archives.frederatorblogs.com/a…
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AppleSpanx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Hi! Great tutorial! But, I'm a super beginner. Could you tell me what measurements/other info I may need? Thank you so much!
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Awww thank you! I'm glad you like the tutorial! I'm not sure if you've found it already but I do have all the measurements for the hat pattern itself. The only measurement you should need is the size of your head that way you can figure out if you'll need to extend the size of the hat. 

here is a link to the pattern measurements ---> mishacosplay.deviantart.com/ar…

good luck with your hat! =D
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thefridagee Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
 Is a liner necessary? Cause i'm not sure  I bought enough fabric. I only brought a yard. 
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
the lining isn't necessary at all. 
I actually found that a yard was more than enough for the lining as well but its all up to you. ^^ 
Good luck!
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8-Bit-Britt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's the hat I made. brittinroberts.deviantart.com/… Thank you so much for this! You're a life saver :)
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Cats-In-Middle-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this work with cat ears? Because next weekend, I plan to do this sometime. Just some color I like, and....   KITTY!
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
it should work fine with cat ears. I edited the original Finn hat with the tiny bear-like ears to work with long bunny ears so a cat ear should be fine. ^^
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Cats-In-Middle-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Demelaa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My Fionna ears won't stay up!!
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
What kind of stuffing did you use? Also how full did you stuff the ears? Because I used a polyester based stuffing which holds the shape better. It's often used when making stuffed animals. I also packed it in quite a bit. 
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Demelaa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's 100% polyester stuffing at got at walmart. I tried limited stuffing, then I over stuffed it and then medium stuffing. Nothing worked. So I cut some pieces of hanger wire and sewed it inside. Now they kind of stay up lol
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
oh, well I'm glad you found something that works and I'm sorry that this method didn't work out. 
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Demelaa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's okay, the rest worked out amazingly! I wore my costume to a Charity Walkathon and someone recognized me! :) Thanks for the great tutorial!!
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paloliyf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I am working on one right now and I was just wondering the circle piece would that change if you made piece #1 smaller to fit you head??
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Yes the circle piece will get smaller. Just trim about half an inch or so off the edges of the circle and it will fit fine to your hat. ^^ Good luck! 
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paloliyf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
alright thanks I already made a Fionna Hat for my little sister it turned out pretty good even though I messed up a few times and now im making my friend a Black Finn hat :D
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
That's great to hear! I like the idea of a black Finn hat! I'm sure it will turn out really well now that you've gotten some practice in. ^^ 
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Cake-ishPie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
thank you, it was very helpful!!
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
No problem! I'm glad I could help. =D
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xpomverte Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you SO much for this tutorial ! This is the first time I ever make a cosplay piece myself and you just made everything easier. I posted a picture of the hat I made on my profile ! :D
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
You did an amazing job! I'm so glad my tutorial helped you. =D
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Adventure-Cosplay9 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I tried stuffing it and stuff it with the wire. I really packed it in but they keep flopping over. Any advice?
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
hmmmm, what kind of stuffing did you use? I'm using a type of stuffed animal stuffing called polyfill its polyester fibers so it's a bit more stiff and will hold shape better.
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Adventure-Cosplay9 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
That's what I used. I ended up making almost a head band of solid wire that was ear shaped and it stayed up. Thank you for your tutorial it inspired me. I appreciate you getting back to my comment as well.
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MishaCosplay Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Oh that's pretty clever. I'm glad I was able to help even a little bit. ^^
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