B3 Hat(BBB Hat) : the Big Black Bug Hat!

Introduction: B3 Hat(BBB Hat) : the Big Black Bug Hat!

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Note it down for the Halloween. Rest, is the theory part!

I got a old umbrella that got damaged due to chemical solution spread on it. But only the body/fabric part has burnt. And the ribs are good. So planned to make use of the 8 ribs to symbolise a big bug with 8 legs and mount it on top of a card board painted white.

The mind and hand worked together swallowing my 80% sleep time for past 2 days. Find out, what the detailed work i put, has made me to stretch!

Let's get into the tutorial directly!

Supplies

Most of the supplies are common.

T-shirt yarn

White glue

Scissors

White and black colour sheets

Cardboard box, as the main hat structure

Waste newspapers

Rubber based plastic covers for bugs outer shell

Step 1: Make the BASE Structure

For the base structure, i am using the ribs of the umbrella to symbolise the 8 legs of the bug with the inner shell.

To make the umbrella stand on the same position, i used metal strings to tie at the connecting place of the ribs with the main stem.

Step 2: Features of the Bug: the Making!

To make the base structure of the bug, i used the wrapper(s) with which online products were received.

As i required the bug to in black colour, i inverted the cover to use the black colour inner side.

In order to make the bug to be bulged out, i stuffed it with crushed newspapers to form the inner layer. I made use of brown colour cellulose tape at the outer layer of the cover, to make it the bug shape.

Head and Body:

To make the head and body part, i used small pouches, stuff with crushed newspapers. Now the head and body part are inserted into the main pouch. To make it look bulged out, i tie a black thread at the the in between space of the head and body part.

Eyes:

Black and white chart paper were cut into shapes.

Lips/smiley feature:

For the smiley feature, i just used a simple red colour thick sheet.

Step 3: The BIG BUG Work!

The Big bug work is to, to make the black layered outer shell with the T-shirt yarn.

It took 80% of the total work time, to make the layer of the 8 legs and the body with the black yarn tied to the ribs of the umbrella, by laying knots across all the ribs. So just imagine :-S

If i just simply wrap over/painted with black paint, it will not reflect a bug at all. So the hand work is made for the replication.

Step 4: Making of White Portion

To make the white box like portion, with which the bug is to be mounted i used a card board box and pasted white colour paper all over the box.

Step 5: Miscellaneous Work

I made a small hole at one side of the white box, with which the stem of the umbrella would be inserted.

I used acrylic colours to write on the box.

Step 6: Final Assembly!

Step 7: Now, Lets Go for a Photoshoot!

The Big Bug hat is ready for the occasion :)

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