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Tutorial: Miki hat by Destinys-spirits Tutorial: Miki hat by Destinys-spirits
A lot of people have PM'd/noted/asked me about how I made my Miki hat over various websites. So I thought it was about time I made a tutorial so that I can link here whenever someone next asks me!

Be nice, it's my first tutorial! I'd love tips on how to make it better~

Also... My hat was a tad on the small side because I was being an idiot, I have my moments! So please please please make sure you wear your wig properly and measure your head that way!! Give room for seam allowance as well, I would've been able to wear it whilst running, jumping, etc if I had made it long enough! I've learnt my lesson, but please don't make the same mistakes as I have! [Make it long enough so that it fits over your head nicely as well lol, this is what I get for being lazy!]

.:: Miki from Shugo Chara! ::.
Shugo Chara! belongs to Peach-Pit
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AnimeFangirl88888888 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
it looks great
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AmutoIsLove Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
EPIC! I love Shugo Chara, especially Ikuto <3. Are you team Amuto? Oh, btdubs I am so in love with this tutorial! Thank you. I was also wondering....if you could do a tutorial for Utau Hoshina's Black Diamond Hat. Anways, THANK YOU I LOVE THIS THING!
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, always good to see more Shugo Chara fans! And yes I am team Amuto!
Thank you so much! I only really make tutorials based on things I've done in the past as then I take progress pictures along the way and put them together to help people. However I've made a hat similar; [link]
If you just enlarge the panels but use the same directions then you should be able to get Utau's Black Diamond hat. The height should be around 12-13" I discovered as I've made a super baggy hat just recently.

If you're willing to wait a couple of months I'll be more than happy to make a tutorial. But unfortunately I'm moving to Uni in under a week and my sewing machine isn't coming with me so I don't have time this week, sorry! :(
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AmutoIsLove Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
That is totally fine! I was just wondering because you are so awesome! It is totally kewl :D :D :D :D! THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU LOL!
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Linnzy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's like a...pillow-hat...very convenient at conventions XD
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahaha yes!! It was a very comfy cushion for the car journey back x)
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usak0u Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
it looks really great^^
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank yooou~ x)
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olivia-the-fox Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
This is so useful!
Thanks so much for this ^^

I really want to cosplay Miki sometime.
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yaay! I'm glad it's helpful x)

Yay for more Miki cosplayers! Not enough people cosplay the actual Guardian Charas!
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XgodofdeathX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
[link] i used ur tutorial and i love my hat <3 thank u so much for making this :glomp:
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks so cuteeeee x)
You're welcome! I'm just glad it's helpful x)
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XgodofdeathX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
thank u <3
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Aberleigh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I don't know who she is but its a very cute hat! :D
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
It's one of the character's from Shugo Chara :) (Quite popular to cosplay from, so I thought the tutorial might come in handy for people!)
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Aberleigh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
That sounds like a good anime :D
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha well if you like things like Sailor Moon or Tokyo Mew Mew then you'd probably love Shugo Chara! :D
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Aberleigh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
lol noo But I do like K-on :P
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww shame xD Then it miiight not be your thing, I don't know xD; (But yay for K-ON! 8D)
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Aberleigh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
lol okay
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Ilseaiko-chan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
nice job!! i went the other way around...not so complex but ..any cosplayer should look good as miki!!
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Nawwww you make a cute Miki!!! I like your waistcoat 8O
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Ilseaiko-chan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
aww thankz !! i am having a bit of trouble finding the wig...but my friends told me its okay with out the wig..but i want the wig..cause it won't look as good as miki should..(like you have it...a nice blue wig)...^_^!
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think you look fine without a wig. But hey if you want a wig, I can link you to where I got mine.
I got mine from a seller called wigmad on eBay, it's a bit on the thin side but the majority is being hidden by the hat anyway!
[link]=p4634.c0.m14.l1262
(I got it for £10, but it seems like they've gone up in price X_x)
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Ilseaiko-chan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
o.k thankz i 'll check it out...and thankz for sharing the vids!!
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noche-estrellada Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial! And I love the colour of that wig! :3
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
Hehe, I'm quite fond of the wig myself <3
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katara-lover Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
how big was the diameter of the visor ?? (before i cut all my fabric to hell XD)
( great tut btw i have my hat now almost done xD)
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Roughly... 5-7" It curves at the end to make it smaller though!
And yay! I'm glad my tutorial helped~ x]
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cyberkit-ekat Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Uhh... Fi.... Circumference divided by pi = diameter, which means you had to divide that number by 2 to get radius, instead of multiplying...

But mathematical mistakes aside, awesome tutorial! 8D This is gonna be useful in the future, ufufufufu... >D
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*facepalm* Oh yah, don't know why I wrote that. Maybe I had 2piXr in my head so got rather than doing the opposite I just wrote it out as it was as I was writing the tutorial... I shall go edit it now xD Thanks for letting me know!

I hope it's useful! ^_^
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cyberkit-ekat Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Ahahaha, if it wasn't for me, you would be getting hordes of complaints of super massively badly fitting hats! x)

And yeah, it is! ^_^
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I must say... that would be amusing! ... in the long run xD
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Crazedteensieofdoom Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thank youuuuu for making this! 8D It should come in really useful if I need to make a hat like this XD
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! ^-^ Be sure to show me your hat when you make it 8D
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Freyarule Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Yipes! The giant hat of doom!!! 8D

Yay, you made it look so simple! This might come in handy if I ever make a Cardcaptor Sakura outfit with a huge hat xDD
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yaaay x]

It is actually really simple!! I did it through experimenting so it was kinda hard at first, but once I got going it was very easy ^__^
I hope my tutorial will come in handy when you do Sakura! x]
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Freyarule Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Yay experimenting is cool :D I experimented today with my fabric paints.............hehehehe. ^^;
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Experimenting is fun :thumbsup: [If a bit annoying when it goes wrong >_<;] Ooo, for Team Aqua member I'm assuming? =] I saw progress on your Cosplay Island x] It's looking great so far!
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Freyarule Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Yup! It was very interesting and I had an epic facepalm moment halfway through when I was having trouble getting it to look neat, then my mum says I should have used masking tape. It was a little too late for the front side >.> lol!

And thanks x] That means a lot! <3
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol awww! Masking tape sure can be a life saver~ At least she told you when you were still in progress rather than once you've finished LOL!
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Freyarule Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Indeed! Or that would have been an even more facepalm moment! xD

Been ironing it, hopefully it'll fit alright when I try it on tomorrow (just gotta hem the bottom from where I've cut it) and it means the first time I use my new sewing machine - yaaay!
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woohoo! x] Go you!! I'm jealous your almost done xD
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