real performance artists
wear umbrella hats

as evidenced by these genuine, un-retouched photos of
REAL performance artists


four people stylishly displaying thier umbrella attire
John, Chloe, Michael and Vanessa are too proud of their hats.
Photo by John B. with the camera of L. Chloe Kaczenski

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Wayne (being droll)
April 13, 2003
Wayne
Barbara & Mom
April 13, 2003
Barbara & Mom
Dad & George
April 13, 2003
Dad & George
Vanessa (squinting)
April 13, 2003
Vanessa
John is a nice guy, for a Republican
April 16, 2003
John
Joanne broke her leg last year and now has lots of metal in her bones
April 16, 2003
Joanne
Rondo, with hair and a ceramic high-school mural
April 16, 2003
Rondo
Mark, an up-and-coming palywright, can sleep standing up! Believe it or not.
April 16, 2003
Mark
Fr Richard was President of Afa for six years, and does great work with acrylic inks
April 16, 2003
Fr. Richard
Liz is very energetic and excitable. Usually.
April 16, 2003
Liz
Paul is a climber and digital photographer who is somewhat dubious of my working methods.
April 16, 2003
Paul
KK, an up-and-coming playwright, doesn't sleep. The undead need no fockin' sleep.
April 16, 2003
KK
 

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things I know about UMBRELLA HATS

The NOAA weather service points out the necessity of wearing umbrella hats for the modern fisherman as it "frees hands for more important fishing tasks".

For the amateur, you can buy them from GagWorks.

Fun-and-Folly online has a wide variety of novelty hats including the "stopsign", "shark attack", "rubber chicken", "pig with wings", a "Deluxe Velvet Alice Mad Hatter" hat for $59.98, and--of course--the ol' umbrella hat.

Unnecessary Necessities has a $3 hat, plus other must-have items. Plus their models are interesting....

umbrellahats.com claims to sell the famed quality original, full-sized TM "Umbrella Hats" Water-resistant nylon.

To make things even more confusing, Cheap Sales Consulting advises us that they have the "Ultimate Umbrella Hat" and warns "Do not be fooled by phony hats that mostly sell for less money. They will not be authentic or waterproof!" Plus, they have the "Patriotic USA and Puerto Rican" Umbrella Hats embalzoned with the appropriate flag.

Has nobody heard of Robert Patten, inventor of the Umbrella Hat.

Umbrella Hats ROCK!, along with Burger King Crowns, Mickey Mouse hats, and "Those hats that look like chartoon characters faces". So sayeth "CHEETOS!". A person fond of the "CH" chombination....

Our favorite chapeau made an appearance in a Late Show Top-Ten List in 2001.

Googlism has some interesting factoids to point out (not self-referential, yet).


On a related note, please check out the Clown Sweater Project!

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