Previously in A Wicked Witch - The Plan:
Previously in A Wicked Witch - Part 2 - The Gown:
YouTube Video for Part 3 - The Hat, The Broom, The Magic:
The DeviantArt Artist Sedeptra gave her gracious permission allowing me to recreate her illustration of The Supreme Witch. You have seen The Plan. You have seen The Gown. Now it's time. Time to share my favorite parts of any project: the accessories, the perfect touches.
Brew your tea or your magic potion and I will share details I learned and used to recreate The Hat, The Broom, and we will finish with a touch of The Magic.
That HAT!!! Every costume friend who saw Sedeptra's illustration had the same reaction. The size alone is amazing in both width and height. Such a large luscious confection would mean keeping weight to a minimum and, as you saw in The Plan, I had decided on some basic lightweight supplies to create my version.
Although this hat brim is large and so far I've handstitched everything, I decide to machine sew the first edge of the 2" wide bias binding. I match the brim edge with the binding edge, sew 1/2", then I turn the binding to the upper side, fold the edge under to create a 1/2" band and hand stitch in place.
I have foam which I cut to size and glue parchment strips around three sides with the foam glue. This should be very lightweight.
The parchment paper was from FineCardstock.com. It had an antique finish and was wide enough for the longest broom rolls and just five sheets was enough for the broom.
With the broomstick cut and stained and the parchment rolls cut and curled, I gather the rest of the supplies. The purple ribbon that was purchased for both hat and broom, an ivy garland, a piece of brown satin ribbon from my stash, and a picture hanging kit for eyebolts and picture wire to attach everything to the broomstick.
And Finally, The Hat, The Broom, The Magic! Well, not really magic, but it feels magical to take an artist's imagination and illustration and bring it to life!