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How To Make A Top Hat, DIY Steampunk Fashion Pattern Tutorial

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You can find the top hat pattern here https://gumroad.com/l/UJjIx See my other patterns here: https://gumroad.com/lostwaxoz Links to products used here: http://www.lostwaxoz.com/product-links/ In this video I am going to show you how to make a DIY Steampunk Top Hat out of an old camping mat and some craft foam. You can make your own top hat quickly and easily by following along at home. How to turn craft foam into leather: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Lxy_2lDw4&list=PLIbQjQ4h9ZxH-5CTIr0HZ6wlWgOiZzxWs&feature=share&index=1 You can find my blog with my steampunk jewelry and other interesting bits here http://www.lostwaxoz.com You can send me pics of your finished hat at [email protected] Also thanks to http://www.royaltyfreekings.com for the background audio track. If you want, you can support me on Patreon. Get rewards, patron only videos and more. https://www.patreon.com/LostWax
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Lost Wax (1 month ago)
Hey everyone, just thought I would mention that I no longer use Rub N Buff as my preferred metallic paint, you can check out my current favourite paints and supplies on my Amazon page (affiliate link) https://www.amazon.com/shop/lostwax
Palhs Scrap (14 hours ago)
wow I love that hat and your work :D
Pauline Mycock (22 days ago)
I would have loved to buy this hat but unfortunately Paypal options is not available
Lost Wax (22 days ago)
Actually it should be now, If you click the red "buy this" button instead of the PayPal link at the bottom, that should work for you. Here's the link if you need it. https://gumroad.com/l/UJjIx
Shoeless1826 (1 month ago)
Hey! Thanks so much for the tutorial and pattern! I have two questions! 1: I bought the 2 part epoxy, but one side is very white while the other is clear and yours shows two fairly clear liquids. When I mix them, it’s very thick and sticky and I can’t make the rivet dots well, is there another thing I could use you could recommend? I tested hot glue, but it’s hard not to get it stringy. 2: when I cut out the patter I had the brim and vertical part fit together great, but when I went to attach the top part it was too big. I definitely double checked I cut the right pattern, but was just curious if you had any thoughts? I am using a thin mat, 3mm (cm?🤔), because I accidentally bought the wrong size and decided to give it a go anyhow. 😁 Thanks for the help!
Lost Wax (1 month ago)
Yeah, there are so many different types of 2 part epoxy out there. There are a couple other options 1- tiny googly eyes that you can get at a craft store, just glue them on. 2- punch foam circles with a hole punch and glue them on 3- use 3d fabric paint to add little dots. I think the reason the top was too big is that you are using much thinner foam. The thicker foam adds more to the diameter of the circle to take up that space. The good thing is that it's better to be too big than too small, just trim it down and you should be alright. -Chris
MS Misher (1 month ago)
steampunk hip bags at https://www.bagsher.com
Julia Esler (1 month ago)
And paint it black. becaaauuusee... black looks cool. You could choose a different color if you wanted your hat to look silly. Literally me choosing clothing
dennis brown (2 months ago)
One last thing is put a ring of contact cement around head and wait for it to get tackey and snugley put your top hat on for windy days😃.
bibi fricotin (2 months ago)
Great, thank you for sharing
Random Emo Trash (2 months ago)
heavystarch100 (2 months ago)
I would've given a thumbs up until U saw the pattern wasn't free. I'll figure it out. 😒
Carl Vella Art (2 months ago)
Nice, turn out real I think, might do something like that but when I do some clay art, on a smaller scale. hopefully you see it soon on my Channel Carl Vella Art
Yanair Rincón (3 months ago)
está genial!
Konratt De Nibiru (3 months ago)
Seria genial q subtitularas tus vídeos como este
Lindsay Isenhart (3 months ago)
Any reason I can't use hot glue instead of contact cement??
Lost Wax (3 months ago)
No, you can definitely use hot glue. I stopped using contact cement when I moved to Canada and couldn't use it outside anymore (brrr) I have been really happy with how well it works with the foam. If you watch some of my more recent videos, you can see the techniques I use with the hot glue.
Darja Savarus (3 months ago)
Wow! Amazing work! Thank you!!!
Operative Mason (4 months ago)
is your.. necklace a golden bread bag tie?
Acrimonious Mirth (4 months ago)
I inherited two of my great grandather’s genuine beaverfelt top hats.
Lost Wax (4 months ago)
That's amazing!
Alberto Lambach (4 months ago)
Chumminga la pocha.
Janet Christian (4 months ago)
How thick should the foam be? Love your hat!
Lost Wax (4 months ago)
Between 5-8mm thick works best.
gooni goo goo (4 months ago)
almost 1.2 mil views...about 800 u.s. minus youtube fees so 650 u.s. dollars for making a hat out of foam mat. i am in the wrong business...I think I will quit my job in law and start making dumb youtube videos . seems to pay better.
Lost Wax (4 months ago)
Sure, give it a go! It's a lot of fun, but also like every other job, a lot of time and a lot of hard work. As far as getting paid good money from advertising revenue- I work full time at this and make about $100 USD a month from advertising on all my videos combined. So......
Tamika ED (5 months ago)
You missed the step where you get your a$$ kicked for cutting up that mat. Overall, this tutorial was BRILLIANT
mscherb2011 (5 months ago)
Do you or could you demonstrate how to create a deadman’s hat? This style is similar but the deadmans hat would fit the style I’m looking for. I love your methods and style as well as your videos. Thanks
Kara Wildstone (5 months ago)
What kind of mat material did you use because I found different material yoga mats and now I’m confused
Kara Wildstone (5 months ago)
Lost Wax thank you :)
Lost Wax (5 months ago)
You are looking for one made from EVA foam it should be quite light and not very floppy:)
The Greasy Strangler (5 months ago)
mad hatter
23Pinicale (5 months ago)
Have you ever tried to make a bowler hat?
Lost Wax (5 months ago)
It's on my list:)
Huma lakho (5 months ago)
Can you make luffy hat
Glarbz (6 months ago)
For the 2-part epoxy nail texture, can I use glue gun?
Glarbz (6 months ago)
Lost Wax Thank you so much for the reply!
Lost Wax (6 months ago)
You can, I haven't had much luck getting proper sized blobs though. Other options are: small googley eyes, small foam discs, and 3d fabric paint.
irehman7 (6 months ago)
Thank You So Much ! LOVE YOUR CHANNEL! Just wanted to ask I couldn't find that metallic paint so got silver acrylic would it work fine that way you rubbed it with your fingers?
Lost Wax (6 months ago)
Yes, it will work, if you watch some of my newer videos you can see how I use metallic acrylic paints for this purpose. Works great.
C R O U S E L C. L. S (6 months ago)
A lot help for my cosplay! Thanks!
Pobres petauros del azucar untados de epoxy....
mizzpeller gingersnaps (6 months ago)
boogarfartboy (6 months ago)
Niamh Alison (6 months ago)
absolutely amazing i did this and it saved me LOADS of money and time :D well done
Lost Wax (6 months ago)
That's what I like to hear!
אור אל (6 months ago)
i just made one myself ! it was really fun even tho i did it throughout the night its 3 am - o -
Lost Wax (6 months ago)
Matheus silva (7 months ago)
Douglas toneli
lanesteele240 (7 months ago)
I just bought your ULTIMATE everything package. I cant wait to get it in the email. One thing though. I wanted to sign up for updates but I identify as a robot. it wont let robots join😢
Lost Wax (7 months ago)
You should get the email with the download link almost right away, so if you don't get it, have a look to see if it got caught by your junk/spam filters. Let me know if it doesn't show up. You can email me at [email protected] That's weird about not being able to sign up, there should be a thing where you click a bunch of pictures to prove you're not a robot. Maybe try with a different browser or open an incognito window and try again.
Lauren Reardon (7 months ago)
Can you do a pattern for a captains hat?!
Lost Wax (7 months ago)
What kind of captains hat are you thinking​ of?
Larry Burchett (8 months ago)
Cool showed my father in-law he is in steam punk .i injoyed the video
Stormy Statez (8 months ago)
I clicked the link....nuthin happened
Lost Wax (8 months ago)
i think some of these links don't work on mobile...
Wayne Storton (8 months ago)
Brilliant!! :)
cmetube (8 months ago)
Foam and glue are so tacky and not the right idea. Gross and unsustainable
Mario .Devis (8 months ago)
Is it waterproof?
Michel zenitud (8 months ago)
Magnifique travail manuelle Super sympa Bonne idée 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍✌👍✌👏👏👏👏👏
kain zalaz (8 months ago)
al guien tendra las plantillas para hacer el sombrero ??
Daniela Cevallos (8 months ago)
Que mierda es esto?
K I N G (8 months ago)
Could we use hot glue instead of all the glues showed in the video?
K I N G (8 months ago)
Lost Wax thank you i might just as well do this top hat :)
Lost Wax (8 months ago)
Yep, for sure. I pretty much only use hot glue now. Just don't leave it in a car on a sunny day!
Melissa Emilly (8 months ago)
Ficou muito bom :)
Jack Foeton (8 months ago)
Love it
criadora de animes (8 months ago)
Lost Wax (8 months ago)
wishuponme20 (9 months ago)
I created it! I used a dark blue since it's my son's favorite color. I used glue gun because it's my favorite to work with. Love it!
ショコラ67 (9 months ago)
Cool !!!
Zebrano Wood Craft (9 months ago)
Haha that’s rad man! I like the way you edit your vids to :)
Lost Wax (9 months ago)
wishuponme20 (10 months ago)
Why didn't you spray paint the black on the hat?
Lost Wax (9 months ago)
I like the texture that builds up as you add layers of acrylic paint. It makes all the difference when you go to add the metallic paint, because it adds tiny ridges and valleys, so that the metallic paint doesn't cover everything.
Dio the FBI agent (10 months ago)
Is there a good substitution for craft foam? I enjoy these tutorial videos and I really want to try making these.
Mjido Nakri (10 months ago)
Libero Moretti (11 months ago)
you are a lovely piece of humanity.
Giovanne Malta (11 months ago)
Someone have the dimensions that he used for each piece of the hat?
Carla Feeoryne (11 months ago)
Is there a written list of the items needed for this? I am having a hard time hearing... What is the name of the golden stuff you rub on...? And I notice the main hat is made with thicker foam. How thick is it?
Lost Wax (11 months ago)
If you turn on the captions, you should be able to see the list of supplies. The Gold stuff is called Rub N Buff. The main hat is made with 8mm thick foamThanks for watching!
Carla Feeoryne (11 months ago)
You are funny and I love your DIY videos!! Thanks!!
Voiac (11 months ago)
Your creations are just so awesome!!
Lost Wax (11 months ago)
Thank you:)
Ardo Con (11 months ago)
That was fantastic!
HeyGuysItsHayley (11 months ago)
Could you just use a glue gun ?
Lost Wax (11 months ago)
Yep, for sure. This was made before I believed you could use hot glue for foam. Turns out I was wrong. It works great!
FoxWolf T (11 months ago)
Discovered your channel today! Beautiful work! :3
Lost Wax (11 months ago)
Thank you!
Steampunk Radio (11 months ago)
This helped me out alot. Thanks!!!!!
Lost Wax (11 months ago)
No Worries!
Joana Littner (11 months ago)
00Leonidas00 (11 months ago)
What is the brown thing you put at the end?
Lost Wax (11 months ago)
Are you referring to the stuff I use to make it look metallic? I used a product called "Rub N' Buff" which is a tube of metallic paste that you rub over top to get the metal look. I now prefer using DecoArt Metallic wax pastes, as they are water based, and slightly easier to apply. You can check both of these out on my website here: http://www.lostwaxoz.com/product-links/
Mister U (11 months ago)
Adoro canais gringos
SuperMaddcow (1 year ago)
I have a pic of my top hat i Made how can I share it with you
tulipvalley111 (1 year ago)
Fun video 👍 how about that curry recipe?? 😆
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Hehe, the recipe is kinda whatever was in the pantry......
Shaadowii (1 year ago)
I thought he was putting the stuff on the dog lol
Danielle Kowalkowski (1 year ago)
Would the art foam pieces do the same thing as the yoga mat?
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
I'm not really sure- that's why I ended up with the foam, it's the cheapest thing I could find..... I did make my first one out of stiff cardboard, but it was really uncomfortable.
Danielle Kowalkowski (1 year ago)
Lost Wax What else do you recomend thats not too expensive?
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
You kinda need some sort of thicker foam as a base, otherwise the hat is gonna be too floppy.
GULIVERIS Lt (1 year ago)
Very cool indeed! Thanks!
Virginija Sileikiene (1 year ago)
You look really cool with this steampunk Hat.
rsa420 (1 year ago)
hat size for a peanut lol any way to scale it up to decent hat size over a 8 ?
rsa420 (1 year ago)
Yeah it does I thank you I did not check it properly
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Ah, I see what you are saying:) Yes, the pattern goes above a size 8. I believe a size 8 is 63.5cm, The pattern has sizes that go up to 69cm. Hope that helps!
rsa420 (1 year ago)
8 1/8 is one of the biggest i have met in person(thats mine skin head no hair)
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
I am thinking maybe the program you printed from automatically resized the pattern to fit the paper. Because this pattern is made to fit on either A4 or U.S. letter paper, make sure you set the scale to 100% or check the "print actual size button" This pattern can fit some pretty large heads!
Johnny Webb (1 year ago)
I wonder if I use leather and real rivets :O
WPXTacoMan477 (1 year ago)
If I find time , I may make a real sheet metal version of this hat (: 🎩
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Hehe, That's where I originally came up with this design, I wanted to make a copper hat that was all riveted together, but realised how heavy and uncomfortable it would be, so I ended up with foam. If you do make one, I'd really love to see it, it would be amazing!
WoodenCreationz (1 year ago)
Dude!!!! How are you not breaking a Million Subs!!! This is the coolest channel ever! Totally subbed buddy! Working on a steam punk gun like no other for my next video! Excited to try what I have learned here! Ty man!
juan marcos vera lara (1 year ago)
Por favor los podrías subtitular?
Robin Hoodlum (1 year ago)
Time/headache saving tip: I had a heckuva time using the epoxy. It was curing too quickly and my rivets were coming out stringy and not at all like I'd hoped. I used Ranger's glossy accents, which dries clear and has a needle tip bottle for dispensing. It worked amazingly well, and very quick. It's a fantastic adhesive for dimensional elements as well. You can purchase it at any scrapbook store or at Michaels and it goes a long way.
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check that out. Some people really like the epoxy, but others hate it, so it's good to have options.
What was it at 24-4 25 seconds?
ExplanationH (1 year ago)
Brendon Urie?
Theo Parker (1 year ago)
I bought the template but it hasnt been emailed to me :( plz help
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
I just emailed you.
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Hey, I think I found your purchase, and I just resent your receipt. If you don't get anything, please email me, because if there is a typo in the email address I have, you still won't get it. I'm off to bed now though, so I'll check in the morning:)
Theo Parker (1 year ago)
i just emailed you
Theo Parker (1 year ago)
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Hi Theo, I am sure we can get it figured out, can you email me at [email protected]  and I will see if I can find your purchase.
maila1968 (1 year ago)
Bravo,veramente.grazie 💗
CSP (1 year ago)
ImmaClip (1 year ago)
I can't find any mats that don't have textures on them.
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Yeah, that can be a problem. If you are planning on covering it with the foam squares, it's not so bad though. I think the first link on my supplies page has a foam mat that is plain on both sides. http://www.lostwaxoz.com/product-links/
Jadn (1 year ago)
Could I use this idea on a real top hat?
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
You could, but if it's already a cool old tophat, you probably want to keep it as it is.
Mary Rayner (1 year ago)
try dry brushing the paint...less mess on fingers.. but cool hat..
Steve Neufeld (1 year ago)
Very cool!
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Thanks Steve!
GraphicsThatGlow (1 year ago)
You are amazing 😍
バッケ (1 year ago)
Generic Phangirl (1 year ago)
It should be called How to destroy your wife's things (blankets, mats etc!!!) 😂😂😂
phillip gianto (1 year ago)
can you try making an armor with frinking straws?
Lisa - chan (1 year ago)
what material did you use for this hat? I don't know what that for a mat? pls tell me ^^
Lisa - chan (1 year ago)
Lost Wax thank you ^^
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
I used an EVA foam mat, about 7-8mm thick. The one I used was an old camping mat.
Jomaster The Second (1 year ago)
I'm sorry, but cute animals are *not* optional. Possums especially.
Elmo Is a person,too. (1 year ago)
I'm gonna share this.
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
Thanks, I appreciate it!!
MissLittlePirate (1 year ago)
I love knucklepuck
Jacob Miller (1 year ago)
Using Tulip Puffy paint would make the revets a lot easier to put on.
מיכאל ברעם (1 year ago)
isnt the apoxy thingy a litle toxic or something? coz im kinda stressed. could anyone tell me if there is an actual risk? apoxyic toxic lol
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
I think it depends a lot on which epoxy you use- generally it is the hardener that can be toxic, and there are different types of hardener. As with any chemical use, it is important to be safe, avoid skin contact and avoid breathing the fumes. You can make the rivets other ways as well, the tiny google eyes work well if you glue them on- they create nice even rivets, or punch a whole bunch of little discs from foam and glue them on. Also people have had luck with 3d fabric paint. Hope that helps!
Eric Lasver (1 year ago)
I just have a question please, are the patterns too big to print from a normal printer and would I need to use a bigger printer or does it fit in a normal sized printer!
Eric Lasver (1 year ago)
Lost Wax thank you this helped a lot !
Lost Wax (1 year ago)
The patterns are made to be printed on a normal size printer. If there are any that need to be larger, I make them so you print the pages on a normal printer, then tape them together to make the pattern piece. Just make sure to always check the "print actual size" box when printing so your computer doesn't scale them down.
Eric Lasver (1 year ago)
fairyonthewillow (1 year ago)
was für ein Kleber ist das? die Übersetzung hierzu macht keinen Sinn. Ich kann ja nicht einfach Uhu nehmen. Gibt es einen vergleichbaren Kleber in Deutschland oder einen Link um den angegebenen zu kaufen?

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