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Summer FUN!

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Summer- what a wonderful time of year! The days are longer; the nights are still warm. You've got the days at the pool and adventures out in nature. There's carnivals,fairs, and amusement parks! There is camping and s'mores, fireflies and fireworks. Then there are those afternoon thunder showers that slow everything down and bring the sweet smell of rain to the air. There is nothing quite like these summer days! For Hattast-ique, our summer plans usually revolve around Sturgis, the epic motorcycle rally that takes place every year at the beginning of August. This year our summer plans have expanded...

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Steampunk Cosplay

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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein  The World of Cosplay  Imagine a world where every day you dress up as your favorite pop-culture characters. Every day you are something different. One day you are Wonder Women from the DC Universe. The next day you are Alice in Wonderland. Follow me down this rabbit hole as we explore the world of Steampunk Cosplay.  Cosplay literally means "Costume Play", and it is exactly what it sounds like!  It was inspired by the practice then-known as fan costuming at science fiction conventions, beginning with the...

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The Maddest Mad Hatter Top Hats

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"You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are." - Alice in Wonderland   Mad as a Hatter During our travels we often hear people referrer to us the the Mad Hatters. They walk into our booth, take a look around at all the different unique styles of hats and say "These must be the mad hatter top hats!" We take this as a compliment! The phrase "mad as a hatter" comes from the Victorian era, when fashion and hat making was the foreground of our steampunk culture. In 18th and 19th century mercury was...

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11 Lucky Top Hats

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We all have those lucky trinkets. For some people it is a penny on the pavement. For others it is a necklace or even a pair of socks. These charmed items always seem to make us feel a bit luckier when we carry them with us. I like to think our custom made top hats are lucky. We take an old top hat, a hat we haven't quite found the right head for, and turn it into a piece of art. Here are the newest designs 11 Lucky Custom Made Top Hats  1. King of Spades Stitched Up Top Hat ...

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Malabad Made

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Steampunk and Creativity If you follow the Hattast-ique family, you know our love for steampunk is the inspiration behind all that we do. The heart and soul of steampunk is creativity. If you can imagine it, you can create it. We all carry a spark of creativity. It is just a matter of allowing that to flow out of you and into whatever it is that you are creating. Steampunk is just the name we've given to this form of art.  Since the beginning of Hattast-ique we have always been tinkering with new ideas for the family business. These are our...

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