Easter is almost upon us. Whether you want a big floppy hat or something small and smart, Buffalo has you covered. I am particularly fond of the shepherdess hat with cheetah ears. So cute! Men's hats too.
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Do you have a nice hat to wear for Easter? Buffalo can help you out with her Garden Party Hats (your choice of flowers).
She's got more festive spring time hats in her Etsy store.
April Fools Day is less than two weeks away. Buffalo has lots of merchandise appropriate for the occasion.
Four days until Christmas. Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Don't panic, Buffalo's got you covered. Introducing...[fanfare]... Buffalo Hats gift certificates! How does it work? First contact Buffalo via email with your phone number and put "gift certificate" in the subject line. The transaction will require a phone conversation to work out the payment method, we are not setup for digital transactions on the website. Once payment is secured, Buffalo will email you a PDF certificate that you can resend to the lucky recipient. I created certificates in the following denominations: $50, $75, $100, $125, $150, $200. If you want some other amount, we can accommodate that. Certificates can be cashed in for existing Buffalo wares or new works, custom made. If the full value of the certificate is not exhausted, the recipient will be issued a new certificate for the balance or store credit.
Happy Merry [Christmas|Kwanzaa|Hanukkah|Festivus|Winter Solstice] everybody!
Halloween is 6 weeks off but you need to start thinking about it now for costuming purposes. Want something unique for Halloween? Buffalo's got you covered. Going through her current inventory, she has at least 20 hats that could be the centerpiece of an inspirational costume. Or you could go with one of her fabric or needlelace masks. One thing is certain: a Buffalo costume accessory will be entirely unique. You could be the only person at the Halloween party sporting a Roman legionnaire helmet styled like a lionfish.
If you want a custom order, you will have to place your order very soon. Buffalo has a day job through the end of October so her art creation time is limited.
When I made the black Pork Pie Hat, I was aiming for something else, like Adam Cartwright's hat in BONANZA. Then my sister, a BREAKING BAD fan, said "It's a Heisenberg Hat", which made me think of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle because I dated a Physics major in college, rather than the character Heisenberg. Isn't that the theory?--the one where you can't know where something is and how fast it's moving at the same time? Many car accidents happen this way. Naturally, then I thought of Schrödinger's cat (which my sister said was like the "if a tree falls in the forest" theory). Frankly, I think the uncertainty is what a cat is likely to do. Though my experience with them is that they will be extremely pissed off at being trapped in a box and would claw their way out and spray the first thing they came upon, which alas, is Heisenberg's Hat. It's a work in progress while we argue about what to call it.
It all started with Heisenberg's hat. You know, Walter White's alter ego's hat on BREAKING BAD. But Buffalo wasn't satisfied with a plain black hat. She had to accessorize it. With Schrödinger's cat. Which is both dead and alive. So she made a box, a live cat and a cat skeleton and attached them all to the hat, with Heisenberg's formula painted on the hat band. Note that the live cat is pissing on the hat (as cats do).
I wanted a zombie cat. But Lisa said I was mixing metaphors... again.
The Heisenberg Hat (with Schrödinger's Cat) is available in the Etsy store.
Southern RenFaire opens this coming weekend, y'all, but if you were planning on going, consider the weekend of April 16-17. That's when Buffalo will be there. It is also:
Buffalo is planning on bringing everything she has in stock to the faire. That includes all the hats and masks in the store here and on Etsy. You can check out all the fabulousness in person if you are in the LA area next weekend. She's got some new stuff too, which we are not listing on Etsy until after the faire.
Buffalo's store is filled with the products of her own fevered imagination, but she also makes hats to order for customers who know what they want. You pick the style, the colors, the accessories. Today's blog spotlights a new custom hat made for Don McF. He wanted a hat with a detachable ivy wreath that could be worn separately.
Slide series of Buffalo wearing her hats on the coastline in Mendocino, California.