Christine Amanda
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  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Australia

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Making a French bicorn hat - advice and tips appreciated

Started this discussion. Last reply by AGG87 Aug 22. 3 Replies

Hi there,Has anyone here ever made a French bicorn hat?I'm working on the costume team for a local production of Les Miserables in a few weeks, and have been tasked with making Javert's bicorn (and…Continue

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AGG87 replied to Christine Amanda's discussion Making a French bicorn hat - advice and tips appreciated
"I was studying a real bicorn in the UK this year and was surprised how narrow the sides are - the theatrical ones seem to be much wider. The crown was oval but one side was higher than the other so yes, you'd need a wide furfelt capeline or…"
Aug 22
Elaine Mergard replied to Christine Amanda's discussion Making a French bicorn hat - advice and tips appreciated
"You are on track with how to tackle this style but YES definitely stiffen - several light layers to ensure the shape remains, after worn so many times on stage. The worst problem is actors do not realise how delicate our hats are so they need to be…"
Jul 18
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Making a French bicorn hat - advice and tips appreciated

Hi there,Has anyone here ever made a French bicorn hat?I'm working on the costume team for a local production of Les Miserables in a few weeks, and have been tasked with making Javert's bicorn (and Cosette's bonnet). Photo below is of Tam Mutu as Javert from the London production, looking to make something similar to this:…See More
Jul 17
Christine Amanda replied to Janet Bramham's discussion Logo for your Millinery Business
"If cost is not an issue, have you considered asking a local graphic designer in your area to help you design a logo? A friend of mine designed the logo for my millinery brand (in my profile picture) and also assisted me with designing business…"
Jul 14
Christine Amanda replied to Sophie Allport's discussion Target audience?
"I started out approximately 4 months ago. I'm a young milliner who is focusing on creating fantasy and alternative inspired headwear.After exhibiting my millinery for the first time at a comic convention a few weeks ago, observing potential…"
Jul 13
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Jul 11
Elaine Mergard left a comment for Christine Amanda
"Welcome to Hat Academy Christine. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me. To make…"
Jan 10

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About Me
I am a designer based in Melbourne, Australia specialising in creating dramatic, gothic and alternative headwear and accessories, both ready to wear and custom made. The main inspirations for my headpieces are history, mythology and nature. My day job is in IT - I'm a geek of many domains!

Coming from a self-taught costuming background, I have an interest in period fashion, musical theatre, cosplay and Japanese lolita fashion. I've been dressing up and going to costume events for almost 10 years in my handmade costumes, and have performed in four local theatre productions often assisting with costumes.

Towards the end of 2016, I had the opportunity to work with a lady who had trained with a milliner in Sydney, and haven't turned back since. I started going to a few local classes and workshops in Melbourne, and experimented with my own designs and techniques using stiffened lace.

Within 6 months, I built my brand and website, and applied for a few local conventions. I was accepted to exhibit as an artist at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne. My next artist trading event is SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show from August 19-20, 2017 at Rosehill Gardens.
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www.celestialcloset.com
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Visit Celestial Closet in the Artist Circle and try on a headpiece or accessory at SMASH! (Sydney Manga and Anime Show) 2017. August 19-20, Rosehill Gardens.

Running a sale in my online shop! Save $25-$50 on selected headpieces from previous collections.
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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Christine. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page.

Enjoy, Elaine.

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