May 30

This Star Wars Derby Hat Takes the Prize

Stasia Star Wars hat - top view

I had the opportunity to spend some time at Kansas City’s longest-running science fiction convention, ConQuesT, this weekend. I ran into my friend Annastasia Webster, of Stasia Crafts, there, and her hat bowled me over. Stasia is known on the con circuit for her stunning hats, and this Star Wars confection was no exception.

“You just need a ton of crap and some hot glue,” was her advice to me on making unique headwear, but this was far from “crap” – she’s quite clever and inventive with her supplies.

Her hat featured Yoda, Darth Vader, and R2D2 figures, as well as a light saber. She mentioned that when she went looking for action figures, they were rather pricey, so she opted to grab some kid water bottles that had similar figures on top, and handy flat bottoms that sat nicely on her hat. The light saber? It’s a bubble wand! She just scraped off the bubble label, tossed the bubble contraption, and it was perfect.

Stasia Star Wars hat - side view

In the pic, you can also just make out her shawl, which she hand-knitted. Her talents are limitless!

What inventive creations have you seen at cons lately? Share with us in the comments below!

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Posted May 30, 2016 by Angie in category "Craft", "Geek", "Girly", "Movies", "Sci-Fi

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Angie started on her geek path early, watching episodes of the original Star Trek series with her dad. She is the author of three best-selling scrapbook journaling books, as well as The Star Trek Craft Book. You can find Angie at her blog, G33kGirl.Creative, at KC Geeks, on Twitter (@angiepedersen), and at her geek-inspired Etsy shop, G33kGirlCreative.