Tiny Top Hats & Mini Hats on Headbands Tie an Ensemble Together
Often, it's the accessories that bring a costume or a party outfit together. Basics such as a shirt, pants or a dress are only the beginning. The tights, shoes, jewelry, makeup and headwear you choose will turn simple costume pieces into an extraordinary and eye-popping look. Plus, you need signature pieces that separate your everyday self and style from that of your cosplay or character.
A hat is a great article of clothing to take a basic costume to the next level and shout to others the nature of the character you're portraying. Sometimes, a hat is all you need, but other times, a full-size hat may bring other issues, such as hiding or mussing a fabulous wig or hairdo, or simply staying put on your head while you party or promenade.
Enter the mini hat! These tiny versions of their larger selves sit jauntily atop your head and give the presence and panache you were looking for without the weight and bulk of a full-size hat. They give the idea of the hat and the put-together look of a finished costume ensemble. And mini hats stay attached to your head via a headband, clips or bobby pins.
Also known as mini hat fascinators, these headpieces are indeed fascinating. They'll catch the eye and draw attention to your costume. Often, embellishments like with veils, feathers, lace, gems, fringe or other accouterments to give them an over-the-top look.
Some women like to wear mini hat fascinators at an angle on the side or back of the head, giving a curious and quirky look that speaks volumes of sass from its gravity-defying position. Because they're small, lightweight and easy to attach to hair or a wig, you can do things with mini hats that you can't with full-size ones.
Miniature hats come in many varieties, just like their full-size counterparts. You can find mini versions of sombreros, cowboy hats, fedoras, flat caps, pillbox hats, witch hats and even crowns. Perhaps the most common version, however, is the little top hat that comes in classic black and many other styles and colors. You can find mini versions of the Mad Hatter's signature top hat, or try a tiny circus ringmaster top hat from Freak Show or The Greatest Showman.
Best of all, perhaps, is that mini hats are often mounted on headbands, so they are easy to put on and keep on. Slip the headband on and instantly you have a fun and jaunty look. Hide the headband by under your hair, or display the band as part of the mini hat itself. If you're worried about the headband sliding off, you can easily secure it with a couple bobby pins or hair pins.
Whether you need a mini top hat for a Victorian party or steampunk event, or you're looking for a mini witch's hat or tiny sombrero for your Halloween costume this year, you'll find a wide variety of at Party City. Shop at one of our many retail stores, or browse our online to find which miniature hat suits you best.