Sunday, August 16, 2009

Coraline's Military Hat Full Size Prop

Since seeing Coraline the first time, I loved the hat that she wore. The production notes referred to it as a 'Military Hat'. Since then I have been searching for the same hat to add to my collection. On the web there have been a few like minded people who where also searching for a similar hat. One hat is this one, another is a chauffeur hat from amazon. There is a variety to choose from on Amazon, the police hat, and the limo driver one are too of the best ones but not quite right. Then I got some inside info from Stephen Bodin's blog, the graphic designer who worked on Coraline. He said that it was he was put in charge for finding the hat. He said he found it online from a private school in Japan. It is from a boys school uniform. With a little more help from Stephen, I was able to find this Hat. It is officially called a 'Gakuseibou'. If you watch the special Features on the Blu-Ray, apparently Henry bought a similar hat for his daughter. However he could never get her to wear it, but he could get Coraline to wear it. I just love this hat in the film, and think it works great. Now I just have to make the flame pin for the front.

7 comments:

  1. oh I loved the hat! i wish i could purchase it somewhere. Maybe it'll be the new fashion fad

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  2. dude you have no idea how long I have been looking for that hat. THANK YOU

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  4. nooo, there aren't equals,
    it seems that the coraline's hat is like rigid, instead of the others that look soft

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    by the way excellent blog !! and thanks to Patrick Kenney

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  5. was looking for the hat everywhere, thanks a lot! Btw your last link to the hat you found with stephens help; is not working...

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  6. What i found instead: https://www.amazon.com/Gumstyle-Vintage-Leather-British-Captains/dp/B01E3GTDVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474445430&sr=8-1&keywords=vintage%2Bmilitary%2Bhat&th=1&psc=1

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  7. Yeah, I tried the link to Japanese schoolboy hat like Mali did and it goes to a software install.

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