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Nonon Jakuzure Hat Tutorial by smoochum302 Nonon Jakuzure Hat Tutorial by smoochum302

Step 1: Using a old sports hat as the base, I wrapped it around with 3 pieces of plastic canvas. Two around the edges, and one round shaped for the top. I sewed them to the hat, and each other for extra support.

Step 2: I then painting the brim of the hat my desired off white. Once dry, and with the plastic canvas sewed onto the hat, I cut and fit foam board to the outer edges and the top using hot glue.

Step 3: I cut, out two pieces of cloth, one for the top, and one for around the hat. I covered the top of the hat with cloth before applying the cloth around the outer edges. I adhered both the top, and bottom of the cloth with hot glue.

Monkey Skull: I used planters foam to create the basic shape of the skull. I then used crayolas raspberry model magic to cover the planters foam skull base, and before it dries, used crayolas white model magic to make the white face of the skull, using my fingers to mold the facial features of the monkey. I applied the feathers where I wanted them, and let the skull dry BEFORE gluing to the hat and outlining the facial features with black.

Final Product: I used white craft foam to make the top rim of the hat, the same planters foam and raspberry model magic to make the side feather things, and the buttons on the brim. The entire hat weights less than 2lbs and has survived the test of a convention.

I spent under $30 total on everything. I'm confident I can make this again, if you would like me too, I can for $75 + shipping (typically $30 for continental US, other locations unknown). Let me know!

Let me know if you have any questions!

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mynameisnova Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful! By the way, can I get a complete list of all the material you used?
mistybloom3 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This looks really good~!!
How tall did you make the length of the hat? It looks perfect , not too tall or short
Hexed-honey Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I really want one!! Haha I'm hopefully going to cosplay as Nonon next year :') I love your hat and cosplay :3
fergalicious214 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry if this is a silly question but I'm trying to make a hat myself and I'm not sure how tall to make it.  How tall did you end up making your hat?
smoochum302 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I ended up using making mine around 10 inches tall, though I would say it would most likely look better if you trimmed it down to 8.
K-Serenade Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Planning to do a Nonon Cosplay in the future - This will be a good reference!
smoochum302 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Im glad to help! I know it was the most time consuming thing during making her for me.
MissMutie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! I'm halfway though a Nonon cosplay, and this really helped me see how to begin on my hat.
smoochum302 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
No problem, I created it exactly for that reason.

Im so happy it helped you along!!!
Shiki-Eiki Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Really nice :o
Thank you very much for this tutorial~
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