Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 493 -- Hothead Edition

Day 493 / Hat 493: Yellow, red and orange stylized flame-shaped headpiece composed of 95% polyfoam and 5% plastic. The plastic part is a small battery-powered contraption that's supposed to light up some part of the fireball but I'm not sure exactly which part since I was kinda moving fast on to get this stealth snap.

Although it's technically called the Chris March: Big Fun Light-Up Flame Foam Wig, like the pieces from the Chris March Target collection I featured in the Project in the run-up to last Halloween, I'd be hard-pressed to consider this a wig proper. (In other words the flame doesn't violate Project protocol.)

Here's the description from the retailer's website:

"Light up the room—literally—in this blazing Chris March Light-Up Flame Wig. Made of durable, lightweight foam, this sky-high flame wig feels comfy and cool while making you look hot hot hot. With light-up features, this scorching headpiece in red, orange and yellow is the perfect topper to your unforgettable Halloween costume, whether you go as a big-time firefighter or a clumsy flame-throwing hibachi chef. One size fits most."

Given that I'm prone to impulsivity and the occasional temper flare, I thought it appropriate. But you know what they say -- leaving a flame unattended for too long is never a good idea.

I think it totally makes me look hot ...

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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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