I started making my Halloween costume today. I have been wanting a cool mini top hat/ fascinator for a long while, but not wanting to pay 100$ plus for a gorgeous topsy turvy one. I found a really crappy cheap one at the costume store for 15$ but it was super cheesy and tacky. So I took it upon my self to make one, I used things I already have in my craft stash and didn't purchase anything. I started with cardboard (shoe box and a garment gift box) then used fabric ( a nice soft brocade), feathers (peacock), trim (black with sparkle thread in it), flowers (little blue ones) and some green vintage glass rhinestones. I was inspired by a great steampunk tutorial on threadbanger and I used it for the base of the hat as well as the shirt and skirt in the next post. Have I mentioned I love love love threadbanger.