This is a second steampunk horror themed hat created by me after the successful reaction to and sale of my initial piece of this genre titled Elizabeth (June, 2012). This new hat is again based on the imagining of a post-apocalyptic world where abandoned and found objects have been used to create fashion and accessories for its survivors. It would be a strange new world indeed.
This piece also uses a doll’s face but with the addition of the doll’s arms as well. The hat form was covered with dark brown and plum silk fabrics and the same brown and plum tones were used throughout the piece in the tulle and ribbons. Acid green, rust and orange shades were also added to the colour palette in the hat band ribbon and the feathers. Some small hits of black were also used to ground and anchor the piece.
Steampunk gears, screw head brads, found objects and the drinking/wetting tube from inside the doll’s body were used to solidify this piece’s theme and to embellish the hat and doll’s face.
This hat has an elastic attached to be worn either under the wearer’s chin or behind at the base of the head.