Unusual Hats and Headdresses

Seattle, Washington · 1794 Sales


Unusual Hats and Headdresses

Seattle, Washington 1794 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars

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BoringSidney is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am on vacation for the next 2 weeks! I am shipping my orders that are pending, just not taking any news ones!

See you soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 21, 2018

I am on vacation for the next 2 weeks! I am shipping my orders that are pending, just not taking any news ones!

See you soon!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

cecile on Apr 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

un grand merci à belle pour avoir personnalisé le chapeau pour aller avec ma robe !!nous avons facilement échanger par message et photos , j'ai pu suivre sa fabrication pour valider les couleurs !! la finition est très soignée ! jusqu' a l emballage d'expédition ! un grand merci ! il est magnifique !!!

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Emily on Dec 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful hat! Was great for our Kentucky Derby Party!

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Not-so-boring hats!

My strange upbringing and constantly weird existence has certainly shaped and molded my idea of design.
I love the bold, shocking, unexpected, and sometimes just plain weird in this world, and find it beautiful.

That is not to say that I don't make soft, traditional, pretty, and wearable hats as well, I certainly do. Indeed my greatest talent, and my biggest downfall is my ability to design in all genres, for many clients, and do it in a classy manner.

My over 20 years of experience allows me to be able to make pretty much anything you may want in headwear, and yet i am still learning, such is the beauty of this art!

Shop members

  • Belle McCluskey

    Owner, Designer, Milliner

    My love affair with hats started at a young age, and has only grown as I have learned and honed my craft. My design asthetic helps to set me apart at a designer/milliner for the future.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Look at each item carefully as they are either In Stock, or Custom Pieces. Custom work can take as long as 4 weeks, depending upon supplies. I will make every effort to get your hat to you sooner.
Since these are all hand made by one single artisan, your piece may not be exactly as pictured, feathers can vary, being a naturally product, vintage components will not be able to be matched, hand dyed items can have subtle color variations. In my mind this uniqueness is what makes hand made special.
Please see my profile for all shipping info, etc.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I accept refunds (as long as hat has not been worn) up to 7 days after receiving item.
Money Order
I ship USPS Priority Mail within the US, with really large hats being the exception. Those are shipped Parcel Post, and regular Air Mail for International buyers. Please be aware that I cannot guarantee a delivery date with international shipping unless we use Express mail. Express mail is exorbinant, but I am willing to use it if you are willing to pay for it!

Please note I will not mark your International Package as a Gift, it is mail fraud I could pay a large fine or possibly do jail time. I am also not responsible for any customs fees or taxes that you may be charged. Thank you for understanding. Please bear in mind any customs fees you may have to pay when making your international purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Boring Sidney Hats are being sold at a variety of Shops and Boutiques throughout America and Canada.
Please visit these shops if you are in their hood!

Devil May Wear - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Salts Organic - Sooke, BC, Canada
aMasquerade Costume - Bellevue, WA
Commotion - Lexington, KY
Flourish Boutique - South Bend, IN
Sargasso Sea - Kathlamet, WA
Show Pony - Los Angeles, CA
Candy Apple Costumes- Online only
It is very important to me that you are satisfied with your item, if for any reason you are not happy

please contact me and I will make every effort to fix the issue, or give a full refund.
Refund must be made within 14 days of purchase.

Items generally ship within two business days from the receipt of funds.

Featured Indie Artist in Kite Magazine Issue 2 -
DIY Hat article on The Chick's Guide -
DIY City Mag -
Martha Stewart Show - Leap Day Special
Elle Accessories Magazine - Spring 2008
The Washington Post - September 2008
Offbeat Bride - September 2008

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Wholesale Inquiries Welcome
Custom Orders always Welcome

***Boring Sidney Hats is starting a new charity, I will donate 10% of each purchase to the American Cancer Society in hats. These hats will be going to women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. I am really hoping to bring some joy by helping them to feel beautiful in their high end hats.
Now when you make a purchase from my shop you will be helping those in need as well!***

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