I mentioned recently that I had been working on a rather exciting Radagast project.. Well, it was a rather special hat! This hat was bound for Comicon in Kansas City earlier this month, to be worn by one of the organisers. And most excitingly of all would be meeting the ‘real’ Radagast.. Sylvester McCoy was attending Comicon.
The hat was very similar to other Radagast hats I have made, but slightly bigger to accommodate a wig.. and it needed ties like the one in the movie has. I must confess right here and now that when watching the film I thought they were dreads in his hair.. but once it was pointed out to me I remembered seeing them tied behind his head in the 2nd film. Stephanie and Chris, my lovely customers, sent me lots of really useful photos and info, and this was the result:
|Custom Radagast front|
|Custom Radagast back|
With ties up out of the way
I packaged it up and posted it off, using Airsure (the fastest international option) 3 weeks before it was needed.. it should of got there in PLENTY of time. Unfortunately US customs decided to sit on it.. then it took the scenic route from New York to Kansas.. arriving on the very morning that Comicon started! You can imagine how nervous we all were.. I was soooo relieved when I saw 'delivered' pop up in the USPS tracker!
Stephanie and Chris have sent me a lovely email and some great photos from Comicon.. of their meeting with Sylvester McCoy. Chris was (understandably) wary of removing the hat once it was in place over the wig and beard.. but they got him to wear the last minute emergency hat that Stephanie had whipped up incase mine didn't arrive (she did a fantastic job, especially on such short notice!)
|Chris and Stephanie with Sylvester McCoy|
I think their costumes look amazing! Stephanie is a Valkyrie
|2 Radagasts :)|
Apparently Sylvester McCoy asked about the hat :) and they told him it had been 'specially made in England by me.. It is such a buzz for me seeing one of 'my' hats with the REAL Radagast! :)