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Bittersweet Lulu's Hat by Jaunea Bittersweet Lulu's Hat by Jaunea
So I realized I never uploaded this! Last year for Vancouver's Fanexpo I decided to try out cosplaying for the first time and made Bittersweet Lulu's outfit, managing to add even more frills and floofs to it than what was in the splash art.

The hat was definitely the hardest to make, and was rather heavy from the stuffing so it was difficult to wear for long periods of time. :I There are also small blood stains on the underside of the hat where I manually stitched parts together and stabbed myself. Durr.

Will be moved to scraps later.
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lulukohime Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
this is the best I've seen this hat made, well done!
Jaunea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Druistar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
I was thinking about making a fine wire support for the inside of the hat, did you try that? If so I take it didn't work...also, what did you make Pix out of?...sorry the hat's so beautiful that I'm totally curious about the rest  :-)
Druistar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
do you have any pictures of the dress, Pix and/or the cupcake? I'm trying to make the costume, etc for my granddaughter and really liked your hat, you  did an awesome job, but would be interested in seeing the rest of the costume  :-)
Jaunea Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the rest at the moment, and I actually didn't have time to make Pix before the convention. :(
For the dress I re-interpreted it slightly to resemble an actual dress rather than the (rather shapeless) piece Lulu wears, along with a frilly apron, and tied it at the waist with a wide white ribbon. 

@ your 2nd comment: I think a wire support would work a lot better - but it would need to be counterbalanced at the front since regardless of what you, do it's going to be really back-heavy.
Druistar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Thank you for replying :-)...if you ever decide to take a picture of your dress I would love to see it :-).  One last question (I think), about how long is the hat from where the brim connects to the tip?  Yours looks very well balanced (even if it was back heavy) so I would like to know an approximate length to shoot for...I'm going to try a fine stiff wire made kind of like a tomato cage with attachments at each seam...and thanks for the counterbalance info (lol...maybe a real rock attached on the bow?)
Jaunea Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Along the top, the hat is around 50-60cm.

Haha, that might work! I've also seen people insert steel rods into the brim along the forehead. Let me know how it turns out. :)
Druistar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
thank you, and I will  :-)
MaidenxHeaven Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How did you make the actual hat? ; v ;
Jaunea Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With pain and suffering

I sewed strips of fabric curved in a way so they would spiral, and then stuffed it to keep its shape. Then attached to a foam+wire brim with more white fabric sewed on top. :)
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