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Bulgarian goat people

No, these pictures don't show Sasquatches. They show people participating in the Bulgarian Kukeri ritual, meant to scare evil spirits away from villages. Though if I saw someone dressed up like this wandering through a forest, I might think it was Sasquatch.

The Blood and Oats blog explains:

Young people (traditionally only men, but now of both sexes) dress up in elaborate, animalistic and celebratory costumes, usually made of goat skin in some way representing the goat. At the culmination of the festival, a kukeri is strapped to a plough, 'dies', and then sprinkled with seeds and is 'reborn'. His goatskin costume is then buried in seven different fields.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Aug 01, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Ceremonies, Headgear

Magnet Hat

Failed Kickstarter: Looks like only 3 people thought this guy's "magnet hat" was a good idea. Product page.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jul 26, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Headgear

Headwear of the future

Not sure if it should be categorized as a hat or a face mask. Created by British designer Ana Rajcevic. [via RocketNews24]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Feb 22, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Fashion, Headgear

Styling on the slopes


Ski mask by Emilio Pucci. From Life - Dec 7, 1962.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 19, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Fashion, Headgear, 1960's

The Ammunition Hat

Practical and stylish!


From: Modern Mechanics, Apr 1932
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Oct 17, 2013 | Comments (8)
Category: Fashion, Headgear, 1930's

Anti-Cheating Hats

What desperate Chinese teachers are resorting to nowadays. The hats would also make a great fashion statement outside school. [via ryot.org]



And here's what seems to be an American version of these hats (though the picture looks a little photoshopped):

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Aug 26, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Education, Headgear

Bird Hat, part 2


Pictures recently taken at a Starbucks in Santa Monica showing a woman wearing a birdhouse hat have been circulating around the internet. As usual, WU is ahead of the curve on such things, since we've already posted about the 1968 predecessor of her hat. Though we'll need a few more sightings of birdhouse hats before we declare them officially "no longer weird."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 25, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: Headgear

Budgie in a Hat

British actress Jane Bough appeared in TV series such as Upstairs, Downstairs (1972) and Anne of Green Gables (1952), but she may be best remembered as the pioneer of the "budgie in a hat," variations of which she to various horse races during the summer of 1968.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jun 08, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, Headgear, 1960's

Where are our space helmets?

Here's another prediction of yesteryear that never panned out. Found in the Kingsport News - Apr 2, 1959:

J. McLaren Thomson, president of the National Hairdressers Federation, predicts that both men and women will have their hair short by 1999 so that they can wear space helmets. He said women will have a collection of wigs to wear with special dresses for gala occasions.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun May 12, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Space Travel, Hair Styling, Headgear, Yesterday's Tomorrows

Cracker Jack Jingle Beanie

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Imagine any kid enthusiastically wearing such a hat today.....
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 03, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Comics, Children, Headgear, 1950's
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