Wednesday, October 19, 2016
DIY Harry Potter: Beauxbatons Fleur Delacour Hat
My favorite parts about dressing up are the tiny details that add to the costume. There are also parts to the costume that make it the most recognizable. This is true for the costume of Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4). When the Beauxbatons Academy arrives with their blue dresses sashaying behind them and magical butterflies surrounding their twirls, it's the Beauxbatons' hats that add the detail and make their costumes perfection.
This is what you'll need to make your own custom Fleur Delacour Beauxbatons hat:
1.) Wool felt capeline -or- wool felt hood (Jedrzejko)
2.) Flower hat shaper (I got "The Flower" hat shaper from hatshapers.com)
3.) Blue Dye (I used Rit liquid dye in "Denim Blue" from Walmart. Just make sure it matches your dress fabric, unless your wool felt already matches it)
Rustoleum Satin Wildflower Blue Spray Paint. Pick either the dye or the paint. Honestly the results are similar. I like how my dyed hat felt smooth, but I like how my sprayed hat's rim turned up on one side and stayed there.