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Hat and spats by Animus-Panthera Hat and spats by Animus-Panthera
A closeup view of the hat and spats from my new costume, which can be seen here.

And a tutorial for making your own custom spats can be found here. If you make some, please send me pics, I'd love to see them!

I've never made a hat or spats before, but both are patterns I designed myself. They didn't turn out exactly as I would have liked, but for a first try they turned out pretty good.

If you're interested in trying out a little millinery, there is a great buckram hat kit at Judith M. Millinery Supplies that I used. (I didn't buy the book, though, so I can't tell you how good it is.)

[EDIT: Because I get this question (a lot)- my Victorian boots are from Sheplers, a western wear store. The beautiful thing about Sheplers is that all their Victorian boots, in any height, even with lace inlay, are the same price. Since they are real leather, they are $110 USD (they do go on sale a lot, though, so if you time it right they're $100). You can find their selection here. Only one warning: They are dancing shoes, which means that they don't need breaking in, but it also means they have thin soles. An insole will fix this problem nicely, though.

If you're not as picky as me and don't mind patent leather (i.e., plastic), you can search "Victorian boots" in the search engine of your choice and find a nice selection of boots for around $30-40 USD.]
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...im. in. love..
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Animus-Panthera Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you! :blush: I'm so glad you love them.
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UpsideDownCross Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice craftsmanship but with all due disrespect, the use of feathers is depressing.
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Animus-Panthera Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pardon? As a zoologist I am of course aware of the situation in the Victorian era wherein entire populations of birds were decimated in order to decorate ladies' hats, and I hope that you are aware that there are laws in place to prevent the destruction of wild populations of birds these days in the United States. These feathers are of the commercially available sort, which do not come from wild birds.
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UpsideDownCross Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So youre saying theyre synthetic?
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Animus-Panthera Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are not synthetic, they're from farm raised animals. The U.S. Migratory Bird Act prohibits the possession or use of feathers from wild birds. If you have them, the government will assume that you killed the bird or birds they came from (even if you didn't), and various harsh consequences ensue.

(Before you chew me out, please know that I do not appreciate flaming and I do not intend to change my stance on the matter without good, sound reason- I'm always up for a good philosophical debate, though, if you're up to being nice about it.)
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UpsideDownCross Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I disagree with embellishing ones self with trophies of an animal. Wearing the feathers of a bird that was raised for nothing other than to be used for its physical appearance, in my mind, disgusting.(not to mention it is a sign of blatant disrespect)

And as far as your comments, if one was to kill a wild bird and "harsh consequences" ensued, i believe it is rightfully so, unless the entirety of the bird was used, but on a side note, if you didnt kill the bird but possessed its feathers, you cannot rightfully be charged for killing it, just as anyone who knows their rights would tell you. And my intentions were never to change your mindset, simply oppose it. And i thank you for receiving my comments as "flame" and didn't think i was being nice about them, just goes to show that even the slightest opposition to an under-developed belief, will raise alot of tension.
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Animus-Panthera Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Farm-raised birds are almost always raised for their meat- the feathers are a byproduct, and I believe that we owe it to an animal to use all of it if we are going to kill it anyways.

As to the law- they have to assume that the person in possession of the feathers or parts killed the bird, because otherwise they are completely unable to make any convictions, and with no convictions no birds are protected. When the laws were enacted, people would kill birds they didn't like (even if they were endangered) and claim that they had "found" the feathers they kept as trophies, thus avoiding the penalties. So they stipulated that any possession whatsoever without the proper permits was illegal. It is most certainly not within people's rights to have the feathers if it would allow other people to exploit the birds the laws are intended to protect, if you ask me. Some birds are legal to hunt, but only during certain times of the year, in order to protect population sizes.

I get a lot of flack for my beliefs regarding animals, and a lot of people trying to change my mind, so it a reasonable assumption. And using a term like "with all due disrespect" is rather rude, by the very definition of the term disrespect- and a rude comment is the definition of a flame. As I said, I'm perfectly happy to have a (polite) philosophical debate- and if your arguments are good enough I might just change my mind.
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Marie-Ange-the-Celt Mar 6, 2011  Student Writer
I love your spats SOOOOOOO much ! :o
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They look great! I'll be making some soon myself for a gangster-styled cosplay. Wish me luck? ^_^
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