But it was sent squished and folded it up in the box. I'm pretty upset, but I don't know if Fox Cherry sent it to the shopping service like that, or the shopping service did it. I checked the box asking the shopping service to remove extra packaging to reduce extra weight, but I assumed they would use common sense and not fold up a felt hat...
Here are some pictures. They came out pretty washed out by the flash. It's a prettier color, and you can't see the dents very well, but you can get an idea of what I'm working with.
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I've shaken it out and tried to reshape it, but it still looks pretty stupid. Since lolita's kind of an immaculate and "perfect" looking fashion, a messed up hat would kind of ruin my look. I thought of trying to steam the hat, but I remembered going to a panel at Dragon Con where a professional prop maker or costume maker was talking about how you can use steam to take all the shape out of old cowboy hats and make cool steampunk ladies hats. So I'm kind of scared to do that. Is the steam from my iron safe to use? Or will it undo the hat?
Or is the hat just messed up? It's this hat, which seems to be sold out, but this is what it actually looks like.