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Balloon Hat

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It's a single large, round, colorful latex balloon. It has a protrusion, which you invert over the top of your head. Wear it as a hat.
Amos Kito, Feb 01 2008

This guy almost has the right idea, but... http://www.usatoday...-08-11-clowns_x.htm
... Balloon Hat fits around the crown of the head. You don't cover your face with it. [Amos Kito, Feb 01 2008]

Artist's Impression #2 http://www.villageh...edia/condom-cap.gif
[DrCurry, Feb 01 2008]

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       How does it stay on? The normal thing for a balloon to do would be to invert the piece around your head and drift off. It's under pressure, after all.
jutta, Feb 01 2008
  

       No fair, making me think.   

       Envision a little balloon-animal style of balloon, but it's not fully inflated. This leaves a loose end (often used as an "animal tail"), something like the one [DrCurry] posted of myself in that link (after assurances that the photo was for PRIVATE USE ONLY). The same kind of semi-inflated bit is molded into an otherwise spherical balloon (I'd like it to be a large balloon about 1 meter in diameter). Molded so the hat part is roughly head-sized at proper inflation. It fits like a rather snug elastic band.   

       Which brings us back around to the question of whether or not it will stay on. I don't know.   

       --Edited Feb 01 2008 at 9:55am:
There's a way to use an ordinary large balloon. Invert a bowl (plastic cap), and stretch the nozzle over it. That would make a more comfortable hat which could be sized and secured to the head.
Amos Kito, Feb 01 2008
  

       //How does it stay on? // Attach corks to it in the traditional Australian manner, but without first removing them from the bottles. That should hold it down at least 'til you get thirsty.
pertinax, Feb 01 2008
  

       Warning! Your hat must NOT be used as a flotation device!
Canuck, Feb 01 2008
  

       balloons don't *have* to be filled with helium. I remember the days when you blew them up orally so to speak.   

       try filling one with custard for a more weighty solution although previous experimentation has confirmed that the rubber is compromised very quickly.
po, Feb 01 2008
  

       Pray tell, dear po, what circumstance led you to experiment with filling a balloon with custard? Or was it indeed a rubber? And did you think to try one of those shiny mylar balloons?   

       Or is this a private matter?
Canuck, Feb 01 2008
  

       well, it was my birthday and we'd had a few and one thing led to another...
po, Feb 01 2008
  

       I reeeeeaally want to see a custard filled balloon when you let go of it and it flies around the room going fluurrrrrurblblblb lblblblbll urururupp!
wagster, Feb 01 2008
  

       Gonflable bobble hat.
skinflaps, Feb 01 2008
  
      
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