|Oof! I'm awake. I'm awake. Here I am!|
Welcome to the Tin Foil Top Hats and Tiaras Gallery! As I'm sure you're all aware by now, this foil encrusted occasion is being held to celebrate the fact that we've managed to keep this blog going for ten years!
Ten interminable years.
Yeah, what a bloody palaver it's been. We should have given up back in 2010 instead of dragging this old carcass into another year.Hey! Shut up. We got back into the swing of things last year, didn't we?
I suppose...Ug. Who invited them? I thought you said the SubCs were going to be visiting Grandma Rosecrypt today?
Well, that was the impression they gave. Irritating little sods.
Anyway, we'd better get on with this as I feel we're losing the audience, so back to the matter at hand: In a little under a week - Friday the 9th of October, in fact - this blog will turn ten years old.
And, it will also be ten years since I, Inexplicable DeVice, arrived here in the 21st century! Well, my mind, anyway. My body got a little charred just before I set off, but luckily The Host was here to land in.
I don't know that I would call it lucky...
Oh, hush. You sound like the SubCs!
Right! On with the show - and wipe your feet before coming in (you can hang your coats and whatnot in the foyer)!
Just like last year (and 2010), please make your way around the gallery and cast your discerning eye (or eyes, if you're not a Dalek) over these exquisite exhibits and let us know, in the comments, upon who you would like to bestow the winner's crown (made of tin foil, of course).
I know I said before that the winner will be chosen by any/all of myselves but, quite frankly, I can't be doing with the responsibility, so it's up to you lot! Having said that, I will have the deciding vote - just like Head Judge Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing - should there be a tie, or I just plain disagree with any stupid voting.
Captain Tin Foil Underpants
|"I'd better bloody win, all that foil down the y-fronts is agonizing!"|
Revealing and uncomfortable. Need we say more?
It may look small, but it's just trick photography. In fact, Ms Scarlet constructed this titanic Tin Foil Topper on the face of the moon (the only area large enough where the hat wouldn't crush entire countries) and had to use the Arecibo telescope to take this photo.
Foil the Competition!
|"Please find attached my entry for your 10th anniversary tin hat compo,|
It is not too elaborate but at least I had a go...
I think it meets the criteria for your theme...
I just hope it got to you in time. I'm hoping to foil the competition!"
"Not too elaborate"? - The level of detail is exquisite! Just look at that ornately folded zig-zag band.
And those feathers! They are feathers, aren't they, Princess?
Plus, I like the fact that Princess didn't resort to using a melon as a model, instead wrapping a lackey's head in tin foil to complete the look. Although, on closer inspection, it rather appears that it's just a head... Princess? Was this a houseboy who'd got a little too uppity or, like with Ms Scarlet's submission, just trick photography? Is the rest of the houseboy folded up in that box?
Tin Foil Hat 15
|"Here I send you a picture of me wearing my last creation. A classic, reduced to the max, modelled by the creator.|
I hope the entries swept in like a tsunami!"
A hat to deflect other submissions, perhaps? I'm imagining Mago crouched down behind it as he runs into the tsunami of tin foil hat wearing bloggers, sending them flying in all directions as they slide up, over and off his magnificent "kuhfänger/cowcatcher" (Ger., Eng.) of a hat!
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
|"Visiting my favorite witch blog ... oh, wait! Sand!"|
Lola wearing a little witch's hat! Awwwww...
Savvy Blows Her Top
"I totally forgot...long story, but here is what I callSavvy blows her top
Third time lucky for Savvy. I don't mean third time lucky to win, I mean third time lucky in submitting a hat! Yes, as some of you may be aware, Savvy missed the first compo in 2010, then somehow missed the second one last year. It was only after a judicious reminder that she managed to get this entry in, just scraping in around midnight last night!
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I shall be announcing the winner on Friday the 9th.
Good luck everyone, and thank you for your tin foil masterpieces!