Last month at Gothla US, the annual gothic belly dance festival at Cal Poly Pomona, we stumbled across these adorable mini top hats. Yeah, this sort of neo-Victorian headgear can be found anywhere from goth fashion websites to anime conventions these days, but Madame Yvette's House of Hats' offerings are different. They're crocheted, “handmade beginning with the pattern,” we were told, and largely customizable. You can pick the color, or colors if you're daring enough to try something like stripes, and add touches like feathers or lace.

According to Madame Yvette's MySpace page, mini top hats range in size from five to ten inches in diameter and three to six inches in height. Check out the site for more information.

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

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