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This is a Top Hat made out of duct tape (100%) I used packing tape on this instructable, but I have made a couple out of just duct tape, so it is very possible to do it with just duct tape. Another thing, this is my first instructable, so bear with me. Thanks, and I hope that this helps you.
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Step 1: Getting the supplies.

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Ok. Let's get the supplies. What you will need is:

A duct tape roll (it can be colored, it's really your choice)
A pen
An X-Acto Knife or Scissors (I prefer the X-Acto Knife)
And a Cutting Board

Step 2: Measuring your head.

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Ok. Now that we have the supplies, lets get started. First measure your head. Then you add an inch or two, and cut it. Make more of the same sized strip, make about 9 or 10, the more you use the taller your hat will be.

Step 3: Making the Sheet.

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Ok. Moving on. Now that you have the 10 measured head sized pieces of tape, now we are going to make a sheet. Ok. The first step of making a sheet is, take one of the pieces and put it sticky side up on your work space, then you take another piece and lay it sticky side down half way in the middle of the piece with the sticky side up. There should be one half of a sticky side left, I want you to fold it down. Then flip it over and repeat the process until you are out of strips, then when you are out, you will have the sticky side left, take the sticky side and fold it down to the non sticky side like you did at the beginning of the sheet.

Step 4: Time for Trimmin'

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Ok, Now that you have the sheet done, get your cutting board out and your X-Acto Knife, and trim off the excess adhesive parts.

Step 5: Getting the sides of the hat ready

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Ok now that your sheet is all trimmed and ready to go, lets put it around your head and tape it together, you want it to be just a slight bit loose that way it will slide on and off easily.
twonkie124 years ago
i love the one that i made it was absolute perfection. i made it about 6 months ago and it still fits me today. i thank you a million times over for the idea. it really sparked my new hobby of duct tape craft. right now i have made the top hat, two street fighting gloves, a wallet , a magic wallet and right as your probably reading this i'm working on a duct tape over coat and pants. here's a tip on the hat and it works for every thing but duct tape wallets, make sure you layer it three or more times for great life and it won't bend or smash from dropping it, sitting on it or throwing it. thats all for now ta ta
ducttaped5 years ago
i thought it was pretty easy to understand:) mine came out a bit small though
Kaiven5 years ago
LOL! Today was hat day at school, and I am pretty sure someone was wearing a white version of this. It looks exactly like the ones in the 'ible... Here is the one I made for hat day
Psifork5 years ago
True dat.
ghostreco45 years ago
add a picture for making the sheet it took me a while 2 understand that
cowtipper975 years ago
awesomeness!! im gonna make tomorrow when i get bored. good job, you should remove step 8 cause there is nothing on it
BillyK12 (author)  cowtipper975 years ago
ha ha thanks... I was gonna make another hat and re-post this instructable... but... my cam ran out of batteries and I got lazy and didn't feel like putting new ones in it.... lol... Thanks for the comments and 1100 views guys!!!
no need to thank for views, to cool things, duct tape and a top hat. what you think gonna happen, we all gonna say omg this kid put to kool things togethor he must be dumb, go away. hells no. im makin this. this is pretty beast. hard to follow tho
I like how you show the pictures but I think it is little hard to follow your instuctions.
BillyK12 (author)  vampireZOMBIE6 years ago
Yeah, I had trouble verbalizing this, I'm sorry, I'll have to go back and re do it Sorry. thanks for viziting
I think you should just go through and look at it and whatever you think people might not understand make it a little simpler. Saves you time.
BillyK12 (author)  vampireZOMBIE6 years ago
I'll try to do it when I get the time. thanks.
Well I'm glad I could help. I just have one thing to ask you, why would you actullay take the time to read and go through your comments? I mean you could just not care it is nice that some one actullay cares about what people have to say.
BillyK12 (author)  vampireZOMBIE6 years ago
Yeah, I like feed-back It helps me improve stuff. Thanks,
I don't think you need to totally re do it just simplify the instructions a little more. It will save you some time.
liberty1236 years ago
wow that thing looks sweet i want to make one
stitches226 years ago
LOL this will go perfect with my duct tape shoes, duct tape wallet, and my duct tape pencil case
BillyK12 (author)  stitches226 years ago
hehe cool. I'm glad that this helped
this is simply awesome! do you wear it for normal use? and if so, how's it holding up?
BillyK12 (author)  mynameisjonas6 years ago
I wear it semi often, and it is very durable, lol duh it's duct tape. (I wear the purple one not the orange one)
qwerty296 years ago
BillyK12 (author)  qwerty296 years ago
duck-lemon6 years ago
That's pretty cool man
BillyK12 (author)  duck-lemon6 years ago
Thanks man.