From the submission:
This is a red and white themed top hat that I made to go with a Betsey Johnson dress (a red and white gingham tea dress) for the Kentucky Derby or a fancy BBQ. It took 3 days with a total of 11 working hours, and it probably weighs in at 4 lbs. I designed it to be worn forward on the head and tilted to the left. The bandanna printed ribbon is for extra security and should be worn just behind the ears and to the back of the head. Hair must be worn in a very low bun or piled on top of the head and inside the hat. There are 5 types of ribbon and finishing material, 2 types of silk flowers, 2 types of tulle, 4 types of buttons, 3 papermache ladybugs, and lots of white felt. I was inspired largely by the dress and the eclectic style of Tarina Tarantino. Not pictured are clips with feathers that can be added for extra pizazz/gaudiness depending on how you see it.It started off as a cheap 4th of July poster board top hat. I'm pleased with it. I also made a necklace, and I have a pair of red and white patent leather heels.