I received the derby hat in this post for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated here are my own.
I know this is only mid August but the stores are already putting out their Christmas stuff! Yes it is true because I have witnessed it in a few stores already. I refuse to browse those cute little ornament and stocking aisles until after Thanksgiving. It is just a particular pet peeve of mine.
But that brings me to the topic of my blog which is Halloween costumes. Pretty soon all the Halloween warehouses are going to open up with their premade outfits that they sell for high prices to people that don't care what they spend. I mean you can spend upwards of $50 for a decent costume and in some cases more like $100. When I was a kid back in the 60's there were maybe 5 or 6 pre made costumes, made of plastic that we tied around our clothes and a plastic face mask held together with a rubber band. If you were lucky the rubber band didn't crack the plastic of the mask and make it fall off. But beyond that, they were so hot that by about three blocks you had them pushed up on the top of your head.
Not much to choose from and of course cheap and plastic. They would last maybe 1 Halloween but we really didn't care. Back then it was all about the candy the candy and the candy! But those of us that wanted to be different created our own costumes. I remember being a hobo, an indian princess, a football player ( I stole my older brother's football uniform), even a painter using painter pants and an empty paint bucket. We used our imaginations to create that one night persona and we loved doing it.
When my kids were little, I did the same thing. We would go to Goodwill and buy things to create their costumes and then go to the Halloween stores to buy little touches like an eyepatch for my son's pirate costume, or fairy wings for my daughter's fairy costume. We did occasionally bite the bullet and buy a whole costume but by and large we were creative. Which brings me to my next topic.
This derby hat that I got off Amazon is perfect for halloween. You can dress it up with a suit and be a ganster or a gangster's moll. You can add sunglasses and a skinny tie and be a hipster. You can go as Charlie Chaplin with a cane, a bow tie, white shirt and pants. It is cute and it is versatile. All you need to do is add your imagination to the mix to make the perfect costume.
Black Derby Hat I had some real fun playing around and modeling it for the camera. I have to get a bow tie and wear a white shirt for when the kids come to trick or treat. Yes, my kids are grown and gone but I still dress up every year for Halloween. It just helps me to release my inner child once in a while.
I really think you should go check this hat out on Amazon and have a little fun this Halloween!