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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Dollar Store 1930 Style Bowler Hat Tutorial | Halloween Costume Ideas
I needed an affordable 1930s style hat for a simple woman's Halloween costume accessory, so I
picked up a simple plastic bowler hat at the 99cent store.This inexpensive hat was a pretty good choice because it was felted
on the outside of the hat which provided me with a nice base to create a hat
for my costume that did not look too cheesy. Below is how I made this easy to decorate 1930s inspired bowler hat for my Halloween costume.
Purchased at dollar store:
·Plastic Bowler Hat
·Black tulle (4” wide)
·Black Cotton Thread
Cut the tulle fabric long enough to wrap around brim of the
hat twice.Glue or sew onto the brim of
The take a 6 inch square piece of fabric and gather it in
the center, use a twist tie to hold it in place while you sew the gather.
To make the focal piece for the hat, use the glue gun to
attach the flowers to the fabric square.
To finish the hat, glue the focal piece onto the hat.
The total cost of materials was around $4 (plus tax). I think that was a pretty good cost for a costume accessory and I was happy with the way it came out.
Note:I prefer sewing the flowers to the hat so they won't fall off during the party. However, you can easily use a hot glue gun to glue the decorations onto the hat.