Mardi Gras is February 13 - less than a month away. Buffalo has tons of merchandise that would be perfect for Mardi Gras celebrations: silly felt hats, needlelace masks, silly raffia hats, awesome raffia masks. Some favorites are pictured below. Click on the image to go directly to the shop listing.
Buffalo has been working on some new raffia hats, raffia masks, and costume hats -- all appropriate for Halloween. I have uploaded four of them to the Etsy store. Click on the images below to go directly to the store listing and check back over the next couple of weeks. There is more Halloween gear to come.
Buffalo has been a busy bee since returning from camp. She's made several new hats and an adorable raffia mask. The non-sombrero hat style below is what Buffalo used to call the 'Lady Di Hat'. But so many guys like it, we've renamed it the 'Lord Dan/Lady Di Hat'. Click on the photos below to open a link to the Etsy store listing.
A friend of Buffalo's requested pink pussy hats. This is what the Buffalo Hats version of that looks like. It kinda looks like a retro space girl hat to me -- something you'd see in a Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon serial. Her next one will have a brim on it so it won't look quite like this.
Cinco de Mayo is coming up pretty soon, which celebrates the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Or as we know it in the US, an opportunity to drink margaritas and listen to mariachi bands. It's the perfect day to wear one of Buffalo's raffia sombreros... or her one-of-a-kind margarita hat.
♪♫ ...with all the frills upon it... ♪♫
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.
Going through an old photo album, I stumbled upon this most excellent vintage Buffalo hat. Unfortunately, the photos are from the pre-digital era and a little blurry. I did my best to sharpen them up using the auto contrast and color correction tools in Photoshop, but there's only so much you can do with old photos. If anybody has any other photos of this hat, please send them to me.
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.
Sometimes a Buffalo hat doesn't quite work in its original incarnation and Buffalo comes back to it and tweaks it until it does work. That's what happened to the Mermaid Party Hat. It just didn't sit right with the flopped over tail, which made it look like a sad Orca with a floppy dorsal fin at SeaWorld. So Buffalo added some wire armature and now it is much more festive. See the before and after shots below. The new, erect Mermaid Tail Party Hat is available on Etsy.