Mad Hatter Wig & Hat
Milliner/Craftsperson: Molly Akin-McKinley
Wig BaseTwo layers of buckram pulled with contrasting graininess for maximum strength. Held in place until hardened. Wig crown then cut and wired, ready for application of wig wefts.
Foam Hat BlockThis insulation foam was cut into appropriate shapes and taped into place for the steaming of the Fosshape hat. The pieces of the foam were taped in place with pull tabs in order to be removed once the Fosshape form was hardened.
Hat Side Band & TipA pattern was created for the general shape desired for the top hat. Typical of the "Mad Hatter" shape, this top hat is wider at the tip and narrower at the base. Once cut and sewn into this shape, the foam hat block was constructed in place inside of the hat, taped into place, and the hat was steamed until the Fosshape hardened as desired.