Mini Top Hat Tutorial

I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of mini top hats. Not because they aren’t cute or attractive, mind you, but because I feel they call too much attention to the fact that I’m tiny to begin with.

But for some (probably most) people, mini top hats are absolutely adorable. There’s plenty of people who are able to wear them with far more grace than myself. And for those people, I give you today’s tutorial for making mini top hats.

This tutorial featured on the Offbeat Bride blog is awesome because it features step by step instructions for making your own hat. The hats are really inexpensive to make, affording you the chance to make many hats for every possible outfit you desire, and decorate said hats in precisely your style of Steampunk.

Offbeat Bride gets lots of good points in my book, especially for their section dedicated to DIY projects for your wedding. So, if you happen to be planning for your big day, be sure to pay them a visit. And even if you aren’t, many of you will still be interested in some of their DIY projects like how to make a sewing pattern out of existing clothing or this one on how to make beaded flowers.

Rock ‘n Roll Bride – Steampunk

We’re right in the middle of wedding season, and for all those brides to be, putting on a wedding can be a daunting and stressful task. And for the Steampunk lady about to be married, there is the added complexity of trying to through your celebration your way. Few wedding consultants are knowledgeable enough about Steampunk to actually pull it off.

And you know what, that’s just fine. A wedding shouldn’t be about what a consultant knows or what the wedding industry tells you is the “right way” to get married. Your wedding is yours and yours alone.

And because I have a few friends who have been recently married or in the process of formalizing their engagement into a marriage, I thought it would be nice to dig up some resources for them on how they could go about incorporating Steampunk into their wedding.

To this end, I’d like to bring your attention to Rock ‘n Roll Bride, a website that, “promotes individuality and general awesomeness in a cookie cutter, pastel pink, poufy dressed wedding world.”

While the whole website is rather interesting, it has a section complete dedicated to Steampunk weddings that are worth a glance for anyone planning a Steampunk wedding or other high-to-do party with a steamy flair. There are tons of photos that are sure to inspire the bride to be from people who have taken control of their weddings and presented it in an exceptional Steampunk extravagance.

So, you’re planning a wedding and a Steampunk, be bold. Break from tradition and make your wedding day yours!