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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The World of Hatlas

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Greek Mythology In Greek mythology, Atlas was a leader of the Titans. After their defeat in their war against Zeus and the Olympians, Atlas was condemned to carry the heavens upon his shoulders.  Atlas was also the god who guided mankind in the art of astronomy, a tool which was used by sailors in navigation and farmers in measuring the seasons. These roles were often combined and Atlas becomes the god who turns the heaven on their axis, causing the stars to revolve. The Art of Maps: Cartography Cartography is the art and science of creating maps. It requires a skilled...

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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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