Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Green Beret

The Green beret without much military knowledge I would immediately associate with British royal marines. 

This beret is however khaki not green so probably from another regiment of the army.

A quick search online for khaki berets brings all these just for the UK alone, Foot Guards, Honourable Artillery Company, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, Royal Anglian Regiment, Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, Royal Welsh, Yorkshire Regiment, Mercian Regiment, Special OP Battery Royal Artillery. 

Bt the way this a loaned air-soft gun, it's not real, although a pretty substantial weapon I have no idea how close it mimics the real thing.

Berets are cheap and easy to make and have been the default headgear for many military groups since the later part of the 20th Century

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Purple Beret

A purple beret is ideal for a flamboyant character, definitely not a military beret or one you could wear to start a revolution.

This beret was added to our lrp crew kit by one of the refs Amy.

Made from nice soft felt with little felt cord in the center that is common to many non-military berets

Monday, 4 September 2017

Fur Beret

This is basically a fur beret picked up from a charity shop, probably ladies hat originally but no labels will never know for sure, but it works for me.

A very comfortable hat, the brim has a wide slightly elastic band which makes it an easy fit.

Following a classic beret shape where the soft fabric overhangs the brim and lies almost flat on the head. 

The fabric is not fabric in this case but animal skin and the hat as no lining just leather of the animal skin stitched to form the shape, with its fur on the outside. The brim itself is made from a wide strip of elasticated jersey like fabric which remains hidden from view as it clings to the head.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Chinese Style

A basic novelty Chinese style merchant skull cap see in many a Hong Kong movie

Worn also by nobles, wealthy children.

Novelty hats of this style can be found all over eBay and the like for well under £10 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Mask with Hat

Well the picture and title say it all its a mask with hat shape cast into it, in this case probably the start of tricorn.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Librarian Hat

I have named this hat a Librarians hat, as I think it has a scholarly look however it's not mortar board which is a hat most associated with scholars.

A basic cotton cone of fabric with an elasticated brim to hold it comfortably and firmly on the head

 The hat is decorated with decorative fabric tape/bias binding/trim.

This is a version of a Nightcap, perhaps a bit baggier than normal.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Feathered headpiece

This feathered headpiece is based on 1920’s Flapper Headband.

It was advertised as  1920s Great Gatsby Headband Carnival headpiece.

However, it was actually intended to be used to provide an additional imposing item for an Egyptian based culture as in the photo below.

Combined with the feather collar and bit of jewellery it gave to look and cost less than five pounds.