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November 2, 2012 / mrsdeboots

So a crow walks into a bar..

I have no idea where I got that title from.

I was looking for a crow for my Scarlett O’ Hara hat, and of course I waited until the last possible second to get one.  And of course, there were none to be had.

So I improvised.  In a panic.  That could’ve killed at least me, if not Shane.  But not B.  Never ever B!  The fumes didn’t make it that far.

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I cut a black mini skirt that I never had any intention of wearing into feather shapes.

Fraying!  Floppy!! Frack!!!

Stiffy fabric stiffner to the rescue!

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Painted them with stiffy.  Realized they weren’t drying fast enough.

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Safe?  Likely not.  I could never find any direct documentation on any dangers of baking polyester covered in fabric stiffiner on tin foil..but the fumes were noxious.

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The fumes made me so nauseated, I got the iron out and cranked it up until the lights flickered, then crisped the fabric. 

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To form what would appear to be the bird body, I looked for something that would tuck easily into the hat without having to actually be attached..a BRA CUP?  Of course!!

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Cut off extraneous straps and whatnot.

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Cover in black stiff fabric

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And viola!

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Excuse my recycling in the background pls.

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The mess and the hand bruising that resulted from my anal retentive attention to feather details at 12am was astounding.

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Then I just choked the bitch…bwahhaha

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Ehhh…

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  1. nurulthecook / Nov 2 2012 5:11 am

    Just love your artistic creativity!

    • mrsdeboots / Nov 2 2012 10:56 am

      Thank you!!

  2. ooobop! / Nov 4 2012 8:00 am

    OMG! That is one amazing piece of millinery genius! I love it! 🙂

    • mrsdeboots / Nov 6 2012 4:42 am

      AHHHHHH!

      (that was a scream of glee)

      If you like it, my work is worth it. To have the love of ones hero…yay!!

  3. mynameisglenn / Nov 4 2012 10:18 pm

    wow!!! great!!

    lovely blog
    xoxo

    • mrsdeboots / Nov 6 2012 4:44 am

      Thank you! As my first real hat attempt..I was pretty impressed with myself. Not immensely so, but maybe suprised at how much better it turned out than I thought it would..does that even make sense?? Jeez I suck at talking. Anyway…thanks! Glad you like it 🙂

  4. NANCY / Nov 11 2012 4:43 am

    Love that you “baked” the feather pieces…that is soooo something that I would do! I love the costume!

    • mrsdeboots / Nov 12 2012 12:10 pm

      Thank you!

      I get quite manic over my projects sometimes, and this is just another fine example of manic in action 🙂

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