Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for HATS

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that takes many Victorian/Industrial Age technologies, and then thrusts it into a futuristic world. In a steampunk world, there might be flying machines, computers, and ray guns - but built from copper, wood, brass, and using steam as a power source. It's a unique blend of the future and the present that makes steampunk unique.


The 19th century was a great time for hats. You had the top hat, derby, cowboy hats, bowler hats, and even pith helmets for those on safari.

Steampunk takes the basic design of these hats, and adds flair and character. Some will include the symbolic gears with cogs. Others might contain many of the materials associated with steampunk (like brass) or even utilize incredible little bits of technology for the more scientifically inclined. Look at some of my favorites:

Simple yet elegant top hat
I think this one predicts the weather!

One for the ladies

Not just a pith, but one with a gun
Love the built in goggles. And the glass ball is extra cool.


So if you had to sport a steampunk hat, which one would sum up your personal style?

34 comments:

DEZMOND said...

I like this steampunk series of yours, Jay, you're one of the very few people in AZ blogfest who actually has a creative and nice plan for posts.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I want a hat with a gun!

Jay Noel said...

Dez: Thanks so much. My current project is set in a steampunk world, and I wanted to learn more about the genre. So this was a great opportunity to do a little research and share with all of you.

Alex: I know...that's my hat of choice. I just wonder how you pull the trigger? With a crinkle of your brow?

Kelley said...

I LOVE hats!!! We had a company party, roaring 20s. The girls were supposed to wear boas, the guys fedoras. Well, I got myself a fedora ;)

I'll take the one with the gun after Alex :)

Kelly Barnes said...

The pith helmet when I'm in the field hunting for botanical samples (the gun is quite useful for keeping the beasties at bay).
I would of course accessorize with the top hat when I'm speaking at the Scientism Society for Uncovered Phenomenon and Questions (SSUP?)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

The very last one in the row of pictures.

delmer said...

I'd go for the one with the goggles. It has a Mad Max feel to it.

Emily R. King said...

The lady hat is HOT. I'd wear it! :)

Jay Noel said...

Kelley: I love your style.

Kelly: SSUP with you???

Michael: I'm thinking the glass ball is to hold your alcohol.

delmer: You're alive!!!!!

Emily: Love the peacock feathers

Matthew MacNish said...

Probably something with goggles and a compass, for cruising around the desert in my clockwork buggy.

Juliana L. Brandt said...

I think I'd have to get a hat with a helicopter thing on top so I could fly. Yep, that'd be pretty sweet :)

M Pax said...

I would pick the one that predicts the weather, or some bit of technology on top. I like that. Maybe pull down filters for my telescope. :)

Dianna Fielding said...

These hats are wicked. I really enjoy the first one (the top hat). It is simply yet elegant.

Good luck with the challenge!


Dianna Fielding
sociologyfornerds.com

Melanie Schulz said...

Why don't people wear hats anymore?

Jay Noel said...

Matthew: I could see you sporting that look!

Juliana: Especially when you're stuck in traffic.

Mary: And have a built in telescope on your goggles.

Dianna: Very classic, isn't it?

Melanie: Watching old movies, I watched guys put on a hat before stepping outside. I think they thought it helped protect them from getting sick (that's what my old man said)

The Golden Eagle said...

Well, if I could wear anything, I'd have one with a stylized eagle made out of cogs. Or something like that. :)

Dafeenah said...

Definitely the pith with the gun. How's things? Everyone's doing the A-Z and posting daily so it's making it nearly impossible for me to visit everyone. I've got so many posts to catch up on.

Jay Noel said...

Eagle: Wow. That would be so awesome!

Dafeenah: So BUSY. I knew I was getting in over my head with doing this challenge, but it has been great meeting new bloggers. Glad to see you're coming by here with all of us posting away like this.

Melissa Bradley said...

I'd love the simple, but elegant top hat. That says badass all on its own to me. ;) I could see myself steering an airship into battle or fighting off zombies with a hat like that.

Melissa Bradley said...

Oh and I thoroughly enjoyed your extensive comment on my blog. Thank you so much for your thoughtful insights and information. I appreciated your words very much.

Jay Noel said...

Melissa: I could see you doing that - wearing the hat, steering a ship, and kickin' ass! No problem. There's lots of pioneers on the Far Right that I admire, but don't agree with on some issues. Somewhere in the middle is the truth.

Cynthia said...

I could wear the one for the ladies to my next tea party. The goggle-like glasses could be the next hipster thing. LOL!

Ciara said...

I have to tell you that your blog is one of my MUST visit blogs during this crazy, fun challenge. I LOVE the Steampunk theme.

Rusty Webb said...

Great hats! I'd like one with the goggles buil in for sure. Are there steampunk ball caps? Probably a bit anachronistic.

Jay Noel said...

Cynthia: Maybe I should start making them!

Ciara: Thanks!

Rusty: I'll look for one.

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