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Many outdoor festivals and fairs come with lots of
Also there are frequently craft areas. And booths selling
I propose that molded pulp could be used to cast fanciful
and theme appropriate hats. Molded pulp is usually
encountered in drink trays and packaging. It is super
cheap. It would be perfect for a short term use hat.
could have stacks of cowboys hats, but also conquistador
helmets, derbies and bowlers, boaters, sombreros and so
on. Hats are
two dimensional in that rarely do they fold back on
themselves and so paper pulp would be perfect. They
could be sold for a dollar or less. Mimes (with zinka
sunblock face paint) could roam around with outrageous
hats, placing them atop people who looked like they
were getting sunburned. They would be fun to
decorate as crafts.
Ramifying this idea: one could have large animal heads
intended to be worn as hats, the wearers head fitting
the neck and the animal head extending up and above,
carnival style. Again - super cheap, light, and durable
enough to last the day. Heads are three dimensional
so would need to be molded in halves then glued
Dragon heads, giraffe heads and the like could be
decorated by event attendees or booth artists, then worn
around or taken home as art souvenirs.
PAPER COWBOY HAT
Also ball caps. Blank, suitable for painting. [tatterdemalion, May 25 2014]
Molded Pulp Cowboy Hat, Molded Pulp Baseball Cap
Available in natural and white, 1000pc order minimum. [tatterdemalion, May 25 2014]
Also bike helmets
[tatterdemalion, May 25 2014]
Molded paper pulp cat mask
[tatterdemalion, May 27 2014]
Molded paper pulp koala mask
[tatterdemalion, May 27 2014]
Many different animal masks here
Plus a pulp fedora. [tatterdemalion, May 27 2014]
Very nice collection
I like the elephant and bunny best. [tatterdemalion, May 27 2014]
||What is this "sun" you refer to?
||Place a layer of cling film on your head, filled one of
[bungston's] hats with wet paper mulch and you now
have a perfectly form fitted size.
||Now, the perforated brass trilby, that's a toughie
||Baked they are. The cowboy hats anyway. I wonder
if I saw one once and refiled the memory under "my
||I am leaving this up unless tatterdemalion is going to
link the pulp animal heads too.
||The traditional English brewster-cap is, of course,
dressed in silk with vair awnings and a willow
brimrod, but the core of the hat is made of papier
maché, varnished to protect it against the steam.
||Although you say pulp hats are baked, your idea of
having a booth at a fair doesn't seem to be baked! I
bunned this because it's a great festival attraction and
it would be wonderful to see what other people (other
than halfbakers) would come up with. I'd like a Carmen
Miranda fruit bowl hat please.
||// unless tatterdemalion is going to link the pulp animal heads too.
||Did not find complete heads but lots of front-of-head mask bits.
||// What is this "sun" you refer to? //
||We are given to understand that in areas of your planet not known by the designation "Britain", the cloud cover is sometimes thin enough to allow light from your primary to impinge directly on the surface, increasing the level of illumination and causing a rise in air temperature.
||Be sure to let everyone know if you observe this rare phenomenon.
||// Now, the perforated brass trilby, that's a toughie //
||The perfect complement to the Moriarty Patent Nose Protector.