Jesus Christ it already sold.
SPOILER ALERT: At the end of Star Wars, Luke Skywalker tosses an adjustable wrench down an exhaust vent and ruptures the main boiler on the Death Star.
Oh ha ha. Helen’s post already shows that it sold. I can has a dumb.
That’s the hat Han Solo wears while piloting the Turn-of-the-Century Falcon.
Someone explain this mini hat Etsy trend. How many mini hats do you see out there in real life?
Somewhere, an action figure addict is cringing at the fact that someone took that figure out of the box and hot-glued it to this thing. So there’s that, at least.
The whole shop is a bloody mess (literally). Check it out:
Try not to laugh too hard: some young ladies are “in mourning.” We wouldn’t want to ruin their sensibilities.
OMG tiny hats are back!
Dunno about the value of the action figure, not being addicted to ‘em, but I’d buy a poster of that picture in a heartbeat, HK, if there weren’t whatever trademark/copyrights/blahblahblah in the way!
“Aw, but I was going into Toshi Station to pick up some brass watch parts!”
I live in the heart of hipster -trendoidsville & even I’ve not seen one mini hat on a single soul.
Could there be a dirigible under that thing?
Nah-just another way to direct steampunk fan traffic to the site.
I remember that part of “Star Wars”, when Han Solo came back to 1985 and a train destroyed the Millennium Falcon and a few minutes later, Darth Brown showed up in an amazing steam-powered time machine with Mary Steenburgen.
Wait, hang on. I think I mixed something up.
but, it’s brown, so it’s like antique. And it has that fancy trim, so it’s like, Victorain: I say Steampunk.
Maybe “we’re” the ones who don’t know what it means…?
So dumb it’ll make your jawa drop.
For a quick second, that looked like a really questionable cake.
Maybe I just want cake.
nonsense, folks. i have it on good authority that abe lincoln wore THIS very (albeit very small) stovepipe hat while delivering the gettysburg address.
“attaches to your head by means of a black elastic strap” -something about that line just cracks me up.
“One size fits most” -I suppose the chinless and the tiny-headed are S.O.L.
Now, what will I do with this gosh-darned action figure now that my kids are grown? *snaps fingers* Chocolate fondant steampunk mini hat!
@#5 greenfuzz & #11 hamoza – I don’t think it’s a hipster thing. It’s more a goth/steampunk thing, and yes, within that particular community I see mini-hats all the time. Have for a couple of years, actually.
You can multipurpose! Besides resembling a luscious chocolate cake as already noted, I thought it was a fancy schmancy cover for one of those round Kleenex boxes.
The whole thing would have turned out a lot better if it had been a cake.
@ #8 brucifer: Tiny hats indeed. Tiny hats for all! I think the seller should make these in rainbow colors with a crucified Christ in place of the Star Wars character, then list them as Victorian Steampunk Christian Clown Teeny Tops. That would totally sell.
The secret is that a mini hat make your penis look bigger
It looks like they cannibalized memaw’s wicker hassock to make that nightmare.
Admittedly the wicker Star Wars mini-hat is the most steampunk thing under the “non-steampunk” heading, which speaks volumes!
it would probably fit an organ grinder’s monkey, but i doubt you could find one who would debase themselves enough to wear it.
@#8: HATED IT! lolz
There’s this place in Dallas called The Church. It’s a normal dance club except on Sunday nights when it becomes goth central. It’s actually fun – people dress up all weird-like and they play the old “post modern” hits. Little hats galore. Surprisingly, there is a niche for this.
Guy Pearce has a stunningly small head.
Not steampunk, but pretty frickin’ awesome!
Any bets this will be seen at ComicCon next year?
Mini hats are part of the “Gothic Lolita” and Steampunk genres. You see lots of them at the anime and science fiction conventions up here in the Pacific Northwest.
If this was the first in a series,
I would just spin all over…
Haha, remember that time Luke went back in time and became his own Grandpa? “Vader, I AM YOUR FATHER, TOO!”
My favorite is the mini hat with the bloody chopped up bird on it. I’d wear that.
We saw two separate groups at the renaissance faire last weekend who were dressed in steampunk attire.
There was also a weird-ass “Alice in Wonderland” group with a skinny Alice, a short and voluptuous woman as the Mad-Hatter and some guy in a Samurai outfit.
I wish I could reply to people directly. The tiny hat thing comes from the Japanese fashion style Elegant Gothic Lolita that became big with nerd girls. They started doing it, and it crept through lots of American alternative fashion scenes as a result. Honestly, a lot of the truly baffling trends on Etsy can be attributed to anime fans.
Oh ho ho ho ho hooo, GUY PEARCE!! (Sorry, the image of Guy Pierce trumps the snark) drooooooooooool
…and the spelling skillz drooooollllzzzzaaarrgghh
Regarding the “tiny hat thing”:
What you are seeing as a trend in the steampunk and pirate wench scenes is the resurgence of the fascinator. When hats went out of mode for women, they became shrunken-down hair adornments, usually with veil, lace, or feathers attached (the sort of thing you might see in the 1950′s). But this new wave of hair-things harkens back to the 1700′s, when it was chic to make your wig and hat-piece into a piece of scupltural art. This is a shrunken-down version.
I’ve got nothing against tiny hats, personally. It’s no more pretentious than buying any other wearable on Etsy.
I just think you should use more than the lace ends at the bottom of the bargain bin at your local YarnMart.
Oh, come on. Everyone knows Star Wars is steampunk. There be GEARS in them there robots!
how much steam so you think it actually takes the Millenium Falcon to hit light speed ??
Steampunk Star Wars:
I don’t know HOW many times I have searched the terms “jawa” and “headpiece” together and always seemed to come up empty….
#22: This is very similar to your description- http://www.etsy.com/listing/48873283/pink-princess-mini-top-hat?ref=v1_other_2
The Jawa is a nice touch, but an Ewok would have been so much more steampunk. Everyone knows Ewoks are steampunk.
Ewoks are just furry punks. (period)
#37, maybe, but it’s more likely as a result of the EGL trend in Japan that started in the late 90′s mentioned in comment #30. I’ve got quite a few friends that are/were into Japanese fashion. You will see way more of these things at anime conventions than you will in steampunk or pirate costumes. I blame Mana for kicking off the damn EGL trend to begin with, considering 85% of the people who wear it really shouldn’t.
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