Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 492 -- The Amazing Spider-Brain Edition


Day 492 / Hat 492: Handmade skull-spider grotesquerie constructed from a pleated-satin-covered 3 1/2-inch wide headband that tapers at each end to 1/2 inch nubs that have been covered in black grosgrain ribbon. Satin on top of headband is pleated -- though you'd hardly know it thanks to the glitter-covered yellow and orange fabric maple leaves, purple fabric flowers with green leaf detail and the-hairy legged, foam-skull-bodied arachnid smack in the middle. (The legs themselves are made from pipe cleaners, by the way.) 

Obviously an entry that skews more toward the headgear than hat side of the equation, this thing gives me the serious willies. I swear I felt it getting ready to chomp on my brain even for the brief amount of time I was wearing it. 

The Bride snapped this critter up at the 19th Annual Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival  on the 30th of last month (the same day she purchased PC 461), and she intends to wear it while we dole out Halloween candy to the neighborhood kids this year. 

That's if it survives our two cats -- both of whom went into serious crouch mode the minute I donned the freak bonnet.

Related:
PC 292: Rando 
PC 192: Leaning Letter Lid
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins


Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1.



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